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By Dave Wicinas.

Check out the new videos recently added to BladeLogic’s Automation Academy.

Auditing a configuration item shows how to compare two live servers with similar characteristics using a BladeLogic Audit job. One server has the correct configuration. The walkthrough determines whether the other server has a matching configuration. The video parallels information presented in and is also available from this topic: Walkthrough: Audit a single configuration item.

Building a BLPackage shows how to use a basic tool in BladeLogic, a BLPackage, to package the hosts configuration file. The hosts file is used to map server names to IP addresses. After building a BLPackage, you can deploy it to other servers running different versions of Windows. The video parallels and is also available from this topic: Walkthrough: Build a simple BLPackage to distribute content.