1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 25, 2010 2:06 PM by Hayim NameToUpdate RSS

I need a report that lists differences from current & baseline views

mpollard

I want to be able to create a report to use as a server baseline and then weekly run a differential report that will give the differences found between the current report and the baseline report.  Is this even possible in BSARA reports?  Obviously we could do this in a manual mode but would much prefer to let technology do the dirty work.

 

Mark Pollard

  • 1. Re: I need a report that lists differences from current & baseline views
    Hayim NameToUpdate

    This sounds like a change tracking use case. Create a template with the parts you need for the baseline (files, directories, services, etc). Attach it to a snapshot job and schedule it to run against your servers on a weekly basis. Bladelogic captures not only the inventory but also the differences from the previous snapshot (first snapshot is considered a baseline and has no diffs).

    In BSARA you then use the reports in the change tracking domain. You have a variety of reports for summary and details. I would recommend starting with the "change tracking summary by policy" report, which will give you results by template names. You can then drill down to details by server.

    Change tracking was introduced in OM 7.5 and is supported by all BSARA versions.

     

    Hayim.