What is IHS?
IHS (IBM HTTP Server ) is a webserver.
How to create a snapshot job using Bladelogic Server Automation ?
First you need to identify all the parts you need to get. then you should identify what config files there are for this and try to create config file objects out of them. then add all of these parts to a component template, discover that on your target and then snapshot the component.
What is the purpose of doing this ?
Thank you for your fast reply.
we already captured required config files from the target machine and created a template in BSA. Now i am trying to create snapshot job by using the BLPackage.
You do not create a snapshot job from a blpackage. You could create a blpackge from the snapshot, but not the other way around.
But what is the big picture here ? why are you taking a snapshot of this software? audits, deploy ? you intend to create a package of this and push it to another server ?
here my task is to create snapshot of Webserver(IHS). i thought we can do it from Server Automation(BSA). would it be possible ??
if you have a component template created already you need to run discovery for this template, and assuming you have defined the discovery conditions properly, discovery will create a number of components. there should be a component per server that has IHS on it. then you can snapshot the component(s).
my question is more general - why are you taking snapshots of the IHS server? for what purpose?
Can you give me examples of some of the configuration items that you are trying to take snapshots of?
BSA has content (BAA/ARA) that has configuration itmes that can be managed by BSA for the Middleware stack. Also some things are better managed by BMA.
Pending what you are looking to achieve you probably want to pursue getting the BAA content and also look at BMA. To develop this content, could be tedious and arduous.
But let us know, what are some of things you want to track and manage.