"It is equally important to think about the process as it is to know how to use the tool," says Jeff Turner.
How are your sys admins handling the ever increasing demands from the regulatory and compliance front? Are you still primarily working in reactive mode? What does it mean to think from the Blade Logic perspective? Whether you are an experienced Blade Logic user or are just considering this tool, you'll get some valuable insights into Blade Logic and into the BMC BladeLogic 7.5: Foundations courses as we talk with Jeff Turner, Senior Technical Instructor at BMC Software.
Jeff Turner is a Senior Technical Instructor at BMC Software. He teaches the BladeLogic Foundations class internationally. Jeff has taught IT classes for more than 30 years; before joining BMC with the Blade Logic acquisition, he taught for Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and other major IT corporations. Jeff is a Certified System Administrator on both Solaris and HP-UX. In addition to his teaching role at BMC, he is an advisor and subject-matter expert for the development of BMC BladeLogic courses.
- Jeff, you've been teaching some courses on Blade Logic recently, would you like to fill us in a little bit about what you've been teaching?
- What is it like hearing back from the guys later. How are they responding to what they've learned in the class? Do you have some examples of how the course has helped an organization address a specific problem?
- Blade Logic is a very complex, yet versatile product. We hear you've been hearing a lot about some specific challenges that people are running into out there in the field. Can you share some examples with us?
- In a previous conversation, you mentioned that it's like teaching people to think outside the box, from inside the box. Can you expand on that?
- How do virtualization and cloud computing affect the approach to compliance and remediation?
- Is there a certain size installation or environment where it would make sense to use Blade Logic?
- Why would someone take the Blade Logic class?
- How are Blade Logic users approaching System Administration after taking the class?
- Is there a pool of shared templates and shared experience the students can access later?
- How can people find out more about the class