3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 23, 2010 6:08 AM by Bill Robinson

    Patch Management Using BMC Server Automation

      Hi,

       

      I am  using BMC Server Automation 8.0 and want to use the same for doing the Patch Management on the Servers. I am now to this product, so have lot of Queries for doing the same.

       

      1. We are using SQL Server 2005 as Database. Whether BMC Server Automation Product supports remote DB or not ?

       

      2. We have downloaded RSCD agents for Servers (Red Hat and Windows). Whether the same agent will be used for the File Server ?

       

      3. I have go through the Product Documents for Windows and Linux Servers Patch Management and got a little bit concept how to configure Repostries and Catalogs for Patch Management? What is the function of BMC Vendor Patch Content Management?

       

      6. If you have any configuration Document Please share the same and share some of the major prerequisites for doing the Patch Management?

       

      Regards,

      Atul Gupta

        • 1. Re: Patch Management Using BMC Server Automation
          Bill Robinson

          1 - Remote DB, as in, the database is across a WAN from the appserver? can you describe this more?

           

          2 - yes, the rscd agent is used for both the file server and the target servers, there is a difference in the ACL configuration for the file server agent.

           

          3 - the catalogs are your patches, and are used for performing analysis.  You would choose a server to analyze and a catalog as the 'policy' to analyze against.  The 'VPC' is uses for AIX and HPUX patching as they have not been fully incorporated into the product yet.

           

          4 - this should be listed in the product documentation.  Mainly enough disk space to store your patches, internet access to download the patches and helpers system for redhat, windows, aix and hpux (this may vary depending on the appserver OS).

          • 2. Re: Patch Management Using BMC Server Automation

            1. We are using SQL Server 2005 as Database. Whether BMC Server Automation Product supports remote DB or not ?

             

            Means SQL Server 2005 and BMC Server Automation Product need to be installed on the same box or not.

            • 3. Re: Patch Management Using BMC Server Automation
              Bill Robinson

              they can be installed on separate systems, that is preferable. but you do want to keep those 2 systems close together from a network perspective as there is alot of traffic between the two.

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