• Removing Old Patch Files from a Patch Repository

    This question has come up a few times:  How can I remove the patch payloads from a patch repository that were downloaded but will likely not be used again ?  You can't just delete the underlying file off the...
    Bill Robinson
    created by Bill Robinson
  • Handling Multiple RedHat Entitlement Certificates in a TSSA Environment

    Depending on your licensing agreement with RedHat, the entitlements to the repositories you are using in a single Patch Catalog may be spread across multiple certificates.  Alternatively, you may need to maintain...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • Helix Support: TrueSight Server Automation Windows Patch Analysis – Change to Ivanti metadata URL

    On January 7th, 2020 there was a change to the URL used by TrueSight Server Automation (TSSA), versions 8.9 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and above, to retrieve the xml metadata file from Ivanti.  When executing a Windows...
    Newton Nyante
    created by Newton Nyante
  • I'm going to be in Portland, OR on January 25th

    Hey folks I'm based out of Austin but I'll be in Portland, OR on Saturday January 25th for an event at my alma mater - Reed College. It's related to podcasting, which is something else I do besides work at BMC Softwa...
    Seth Paskin
    created by Seth Paskin
  • Get the JobRunId from a running NSH Script Job

    Building off of the Get the NSH Script Job Key, Name and Group location from a running NSH Script Job post, another useful piece of information is to get the JobRunId from inside the running NSH Script Job.   Th...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • Helix Support: TrueSight Server Automation Windows Patch Analysis – Most Common Issues and Recommended Solutions

    Hello Everyone,   Windows Patch Management is one of the most heavily used features of TrueSight Server Automation (TSSA) and involves the interaction between TSSA, Ivanti Technologies (previously known as Shavli...
    John O'Toole
    created by John O'Toole
  • Bulk add Authorizations to an Acl Template

    Adding Authorizations to an Acl Template is typically accomplished by running a series of blcli_execute BlAclTemplate addTemplatePermission commands.  Some brief profiling shows that adding 100 Authorizations to ...
    Bill Robinson
    created by Bill Robinson
  • TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.003 is GA

    Happy to announce that we have released next patch of TrueSight Server Automation with some key enhancements:   TrueSight Server Automation now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system for patchi...
    Seth Paskin
    created by Seth Paskin
  • Get the BatchJob JobRunId, Name, Group from a running BatchJob

    Now that I can Get the JobRunId from a running NSH Script Job, I can do some other fun exercises, like finding out if the NSH Job is running from within a Batch Job, and getting information about the parent Batch Job ...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • Get the NSH Script Job Key, Name and Group location from a running NSH Script Job

    Sometimes it can be useful to find the JobKey, Job Name and Job Group of a running NSH Job.  While I watch the appserver log when I run a NSH Script Job, I can see that the appserver makes at temporary copy of th...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • How to retrieve Patching-generated Deploy Jobs

    After running a Patching and then Remediation Job, BlPackages and Deploy Jobs are generated.  You might want to retrieve the generated Deploy Jobs for further manipulation.  This information shows up in the ...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.002 is GA

    Happy to announce that we have next patch ready with some key support enhancements:   Now you can run the OS hardening on Red Hat 8 servers. Patch2 allows you to install TrueSight Server Automation agent, applic...
    Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
    last modified by Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
  • How to create a RedHat Patch Catalog using a Satellite Server

    This question has come up a number of times and I decided to spend some time looking into it.  The goal is to be able to leverage a RedHat Satellite server as the source of a RedHat Patch Catalog in TrueSight Ser...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • Action required by users of TrueSight/BladeLogic Server Automation Microsoft Windows Patching (Shavlik)

    If you are using TSSA/BSA to patch your Windows servers, you have hopefully already upgraded to a version of TSSA that uses the new Shavlik SDK version and are happily off patching your servers, because you received a...
    Bill Robinson
    last modified by Bill Robinson
  • Announcing launch of TrueSight Automation Console

    Hello Everyone,   We are super excited to announce the launch of 'TrueSight Automation Console' for TrueSight Automation for Servers. This container based platform significantly simplifies OS patching experience...
    Meeta Lalwani
    created by Meeta Lalwani
  • TrueSight Smart Reporting: Consolidated Resources

    Hi all Now that we've done a few sessions on TrueSight Smart Reporting, I thought I'd gather the links and resources together in a single place and share with everyone. Recording: TrueSight Smart Reporting for Serve...
    Seth Paskin
    last modified by Seth Paskin
  • Setting the Deploy Job Phase Schedules in a Patching Job from the BLCLI

    As part of automating your patch deployments you may want to run your Patching Job and have it automatically generate the BlPackages and Deploy Jobs that contain missing patches and go ahead and schedule the various p...
    Bill Robinson
    created by Bill Robinson
  • Use integration with a web hosted repository for deploying software payloads - Part 2

    In the Part 1 we saw how you can create a web based repository configuration of JFrog artifactory. In Part 2 we will see how you can create the depot software for deploying an application like notepad++ to windows tar...
    Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
    last modified by Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
  • Use integration with a web hosted repository for deploying software payloads - Part 1

    Need of central repository for software payloads  A lot of customers use the file servers as remote repositories for storing the payloads. Where as having multiple remote repositories can give you scalability bu...
    Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
    last modified by Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
  • TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.001 is GA

    I am excited to announce that TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.001 is GA with some critical updates.   Now use all new REST APIs for core patching with well defined standard of documentation. You can now work...
    Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe
    last modified by Padmanabh Sahasrabudhe