Please review the Bladelogic Automation Suite documentation
A starting point would be Intelligent Server Automation under Configuration Automation
I am not sure if it can directly talk to the CMDB, but you can use the BMC Atrium Orchestrator tool for such integrations.
Yes Rajeev ! We can pull assets from CMDB in BL with AO acting as a link connecting both the tools but the problem here is once the servers are added to BL, how to make sure they are added to respective smart groups.
The overall idea here is like once a server is discovered by ADDM and it gets auto populated in CMDB, the other tools like Bladelogic and BPPM somehow add these assets automatically from CMDB. Ye, we can use AO here for the integration, but I need to know the challenges involved to implement it.
Please suggest !!!
The Smart groups in BSA would be having some particular criteria for adding servers.
While importing/adding to the BBSA, you can add those properties to the server and they would automatically land in that Smart group only.
We do have this functionality in 8.2.04 as well..right? as link shared above refers to v8.6
Yes, this was present in v7.5.00 as well. Create a TXT file with heading as
NAME, PROP1, PROP2, PROP3
where PROP1/2/3 should be the property name as it shows on the BladeLogic Console and PropertyValue1/2/3 should be the values which are to be filled in.
Once you import, these should automatically be mapped to the Smart group.