Run Audit job against a base snapshot job results.
Yes, it is possible,
You can view any changes/activity on the server by clicking on the server
There is something called Activity, where you can select the time duration.
You should configure snapshots of the configuration you are interested in. Schedule it run peridoically,
Then you can see the data, and if you have BDSSA/reporting solution, it has OOB reports for the same.
Bharat - not sure how to Run audit job against the base snapshot results, could you please explain a bit?
Rohit - I can see only the activites through Bladelogic under the activity portal, and we do not have BDSSA setup, any other option?
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Look at the thread posted by Prabhu
Also, you can have snapshots and run Audit based on a golden snapshot baselevel to see any chnages in confguration. Any further snapshot job results also show you changes.
This will also get you any changes done outside of BladeLogic.
What all you want to check from a server?
Let’s take a example of a newly build server. Run a snapshot job against this server objects which you want to check. You will get snapshot job results under the same job.
Now do some changes on server objects and run Audit job.
Audit job can be run by multiple ways, easiest one is right click on snapshot job results and click on Audit job. It will ask you for target server and all other info.
Fill all required info and run the job.
Thanks Bharat, yes I can see some changes now
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In general you can use both snapshot (change tracking) and audit jobs to compare bladelogic objects. See below the comparison between the two options and decide what is better for your case:
- Functionality: Takes snapshot of the target, and compares it to the last snapshot taken
- Use case: Yesterday I has configuration A and at the end of day someone changed it to configuration B. When I’ll take the snapshot today, I will see a change tracking data which will tell me what was changed in the server from yesterday to today.
- Usage: compares a specific server configuration. Let’s say server 1 has configuration A1 and Server 2 has configuration B1. The snapshot job will compare server1 with configuration A1 to any change in it and Server2to itself. If I want that server 1 to have the same configuration as server 2(and see if server 1 configuration deviates from the one of server 2), Snapshot job is not the tool to use for that.
- Comparison time frame: Change tracking data is always between current snapshot and last snapshot (compares today’s snapshot to yesterday’s snapshot).
- Option to fix difference:
- Drawback: any change in the snapshot job (even the description)will create a new baseline and the comparison will start from that point. For example, if server 1 has configuration A and at the end of day, the configuration was changed to Configuration B and the description of Snapshot job was changed, I will not be able to see the difference between configuration A and configuration B.
- When to use it: If the targets have different configuration (one from the other).
- Functionality: compares all the targets to a golden master. The golden master can be a snapshot (static) or live server object/component (dynamic)
- Use case: Yesterday I has configuration A and at the end of day someone changed it to configuration B. When I’ll do the audit today, I will see a comparison of configuration B against the golden master (and not configuration A).
- Usage: compares all the servers configurations against single configuration. Let’s say server 1 has configuration A1 and Server 2 has configuration B1. The snapshot job will compare server1 with master configuration and server 2 to master configuration.
- Comparison time frame: No time frame, all the comparisons are against the master. If the
- When to use it: If all the targets have identical configuration(same as golden master).
Hello I am doing comparison using audit job, Though snap shot was for Hardware and system information, however when i run the audit job on both the snapshot ( master and new) I dont get any results for hardware information, i get the comparison between system information only. any idea why is it so?
I have find the same thing as mentioned by Sachin. Their is no information about change in system hardware is shown in the audit result.
Could anyone address this ?
Mr. C@@l , Well I found something which would be helpful, you can take a snapshot of server or number of servers depending upon your requirement, and then run that snapshot periodically, Bladelogic can compare the changes between the two snapshots and will be displayed under change tracking, It can track hardware changes as well, let me know if this is what you are looking at.
I tried by running the snapshot periodically but in the change tracking i could not able to find any information about Hardware changes. Information available related to storage is found.
if you could send the screenshot for the snapahot job showing the changes would be helpful.
You will find information under tracking if there are any changes in hardware of the servers, Also what are the server objects you are selecting while runing snapshot jobs? Do you have any example where changes were made to hardware and not reflecting? Also You will need to run the same snaphot jobs for the change tracking information to reflect. a new job wont give to changes, Let me know if that doesnt help you.
Yes, change tracking is only supposed to show you changes
If there have been no changes in the hardware, nothing will be shown
Are you sure there were changes in the hardware which you are expecting ?
If yes, what hardware changes ?