BMC Server Automation documentation team has developed a series of topics, which introduce you to the concept of configuration management in BladeLogic Server Automation (BSA).


TopicWhat's it about?
What is Configuration Management in BSA?Provides some background and rationale for using BSA to manage the configuration of your IT environment.
Walkthrough: Changing the root password for a set of systemsWalks you through the process of design changes to server configurations and then deploy those changes simultaneously to multiple servers. In this example, you use BSA to perform a common administrative task: changing the root password for Linux servers.
Walkthrough: Packaging applications with BLpackagesWalks you through the process of packaging a simple application and then created and executed a Deploy Job to deploy that application to a server
Walkthrough: Performing post-install activities after provisioningWalks you through the process of using BSA to perform post-provisioning activities for both 'bare-metal' and virtual systems. This topic describes how to associate post-install activities with a System Package (for bare-metal provisioning) or a Virtual Guest Package (a VGP, for VM provisioning).
Walkthrough: Provisioning a LAMP stack using patch catalogsWalks you through the process of installing the required software dependencies for a LAMP stack using a patch catalog and a Patching Job. (A LAMP stack refers to a collection of software applications, typically Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.) This topic describes how to provision a LAMP stack using patch catalogs.

For more information, see BMC Server Automation online technical documentation at Getting started with configuration management.