New course release: BMC BladeLogic Server Automation 8.7: Foundation – Part 2

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    A new course was just released for BladeLogic Server Automation administrators and users responsible for implementing and managing client/server business applications, managing contention servers, and ensuring compliance with company or government policies related to Configuration Management.


    GOAL: Learn how to use the BladeLogic Server Automation console to automate and simplify server configuration management tasks.


    BMC Academy lists the class dates and locations

    This course is part of the BladeLogic Server Automation Accredited Administrator path


    Course Objectives

    » Create, import, and decommission server objects

    » Use built-in and extended system object classes and properties to automate and simplify server

    configuration management tasks

    » Overview of SecOPS

    » Use the BSA Portal to execute BladeLogic tasks

    » Create Snapshots to store important server assets for use in auditing

    » Analyze servers for patch compliance, and add rules to an existing component to enable testing

    for compliance

    » Audit multiple servers and applications to ensure compliance with company and/or

    government policies, using compliance content

    » Remediate compliance exceptions and audit remediation results

    » Use the BladeLogic Server Automation console to create BLPackages to deploy content,

    configuration changes, and applications on remote servers

    » Perform patch management

    » Deploy multiple applications and configuration changes in sequence

    » Use BladeLogic Server Automation to perform online Windows patching



    Course Modules


    Module 1: Getting Started with BladeLogic Server Automation

    »  Review of BladeLogic Server Automation Concepts

    »  Lab Environment and Course Map and Course Overview

    Module 2: Review BSA Interfaces

    »  BSA Console

    »  BSA Portal

    Module 3: Introduction to Jobs

    »  Working with Job types

    »  Job execution

    »  Job Results

    Module 4: Properties

    »  The Property Dictionary

    »  Using Server Properties

    »  Smart Groups

    »  Creating and Updating Properties

    Module 5: Managing Server Objects

    »  Working with Server Objects

    »  Introduction to Network Shell

    »  Working with Parsed Content

    Module 6: Content Deployment

    » Introduction to File Deploy Jobs

    » Deploying a File Using BLPackages
 » Working with Pre and Post Commands » Using BLPackages External Commands » Performing Granular Deployments
 » Using Properties with Deployments

    Module 7: Deploying Software

    » Deploying Standard and Custom Software » Adjusting Software Deployments
 » Advanced Software Deployments

    Module 8: Working with Components

    » Introduction to BSA Components
 » Creating BSA Components
 » Managing Component Access
 » Working with Component Signatures

    Module 9: Basic Compliance: Audit and Snapshot Jobs
 » Audit Jobs

    » Auditing Live Components
 » Working with Snapshots
 » Working with Snapshot-based Audit Jobs » Remediating Audit Job Results

    Module 10: Rules-Based Compliance

    » Introduction to File Deploy Jobs
 » Deploying a File with BLPackages
 » Remediating Compliance Job Results

    Module 11: SecOps

    » Overview of SecOps

    Module 12: Windows and Linux Patch Management
 » Setting Up Patch Management

    » Performing Windows Patch Management » Performing Linux Patch Management

    Module 13: BladeLogic Portal

    » BladeLogic Portal Overview
 » Working with Compliance Operations » Working with Deploy Operations

    Module 14: Health and Value Dashboards
 » Health and Value Dashboards Overview

    Module 15: Working with Virtual Environments
 » Introduction to working with Virtual

 » Working with Virtual Guest Packages » Working with Virtual Guest Jobs

    Module 16: Appendix A: BladeLogic Server Automation Resources


    Full course abstract provides more detail