The Assessment Tool was the first version of what became the "Service Health" component of the BladeLogic Dashboard 1.4.00 (Service Health and Value) built by Rupali Deshmukh Desmukh's team, and PM'd by Neil Karani .
- The goal of the "Health" dashboard is to make it easy for customers to understand the health of their BladeLogic environment: are the app servers up, what's the ping time between components, do they need to run cleanup, etc.
- The goal of the "Value" dashboard is to help customers understand the business value generated by BladeLogic.
The "Compliance Risk Assessment Kit" (CRA-Kit) is a sales tool that, using the customer's own ADDM data, helps customers that don't yet own BladeLogic understand the current patch and security risk in their environment, including Heartbleed exposure.
The BladeLogic Portal, shipping with BSA 8.5 remains a prescriptive, easy to use "operator" portal that simplifies common tasks, and makes them easy, without requiring the BSA GUI.
Thanks Sean Berry! Saved me the time to type it up myself... I can't really add much beyond what Sean wrote, except to clarify that for production use, we would recommend using the Unmanaged Server Discovery Zipkit to identify and enrol servers without the BladeLogic agent installed or registered.
BladeLogic Portal extends BSA functionality beyond BSA admins to the entire IT department, providing an easy-to-use operator interface to run jobs. The idea is to offer a tool that is appropriate for technical users who only need to get a few things done. The full BladeLogic UI may be overkill in those situations, so a simplified Web UI was created to allow users to run existing jobs.
Thx for the summary !
I do not BladeLogic Portal appears in EPD. I downloaded and installed 8.5 BSA but find the executable to install BladeLogic Portal.