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Your servers are the engines that run your business services, either virtual, physical or in the cloud.
You need them set up quickly, repeatedly and risk-free. Manage them with automated, policy-based solutions that keep your critical business services running smoothly all the time. BladeLogic Server Automation manages even the biggest change and configuration tasks simply and easily. Many of the products that I have used in the past were “as good as you wanted to write it”.
This was the fist thing that jumped out at me about this product. For common tasks and some not so common the functionality is already baked into the product. The compliance engine is what really makes this product shine. It works so well, in fact, most people forget it’s there. We also use BSA for software distribution, audits, server provisioning, and so much more because what’s not out of the box it extendible by various methods.
So, this is a product that is “as good as you want to write it, but you don’t often have to”. Now, there is some ramp up time to get proficient. There are some good YouTube videos as well as formal education offerings to aid in this area.
The installation looks fairly straightforward, but I would recommend use of BMC’s professional services here to get it done completely, assist with performance tuning, as well as providing guidance on security, layout, and even implementation of initial use cases for some real time knowledge transfer to local staff. Upgrades are probably the weakest area of the product, that has gotten better in the last few releases.
Once completed, all agents will need to be upgraded as well. This takes a lot of planning and testing is a must. When problems occur, BSA technical support is pretty good at getting you the right answer though you may experience a few gyrations before feeling like your issue is actively being addressed.
My co-worker would tell people “If sserver can sit at your desk and do it to your server, BSA can do it. BSA is a powerful, feature rich application that touches the heart of server management, breathes life into automated management, and provides the backbone for our compliance and remediation.
Best tool for automating administrative task like policy enforcement, policy updateFirmware bladleogic, security audits and one of the best Role based access tool for user. Customer Support team is very responsive and provided very good tech support. Best part is tool is easy to use and having intuitive GUI which makes it finest product in automation.
Tool do not provide “maintance mode” or “trial mode” for assessing impact of changes being enforced by Admin. Generated reports need to improve so that less-technical manager can also understand it very well.
One of the great automation tool I have used, value for money when compared with HP priority solution. Easy to use and easily scalable, also provide very good support for onboarding new devices on platform. Role-based user access gives you a high level of granularity to control access for end users.
Agent has little impact on target performance. Scales easily for your environment. The way it handles job schedules and the fact that there is no “maintenance mode” can make it xerver to take the system offline without causing a disruption to jobs. No way to automate tasks that require interaction. Overall we use BladeLogic to automate numerous tasks and save our company quite a bit of time and money.
It does take quite a bit of work up front to get the various jobs working like we want, so you can’t install it and expect to be automating everything the next day, but if you take the time to implement it properly and plan out your automation strategically you have a really powerful tool at your disposal. This is a perfect control system to manage Automation in a critical environment.
Passive agent is one of the plus point. Agent is not doing anything everything is done by Bladelogic. This concept helps very low agent break down. But as you sell it as a configuration manager, it should have a capability of smooth software distribution on K devices at a time.
Please remember this point. In a big organization it is very natural. But Bladelogic is stumbling here. Bladelogic database create lots of lock which always causing Outage. I have never seen such issues with any other Configuration manager so frequently. This is an awesome tools with so many possibilities.
This can be the only tools for server deployment and Automation if very basic things work right. This tool has the potential to capture any market it enters. But needs to create smooth service to gain the reliance of the customer. Bladelogic Server Automation is one of the finest product in the current market, which has many functionalities sevrer it has done wonders at customer environment where ever it has been implemented based on requirements sevrer the customer.
RBAC mechanism, which can never beat any tools in the current market 2. Zerver Compliance and Remediationwhich any automation tool dosent have it out of the box 3. More functionalities in one tool and people are not aware of those functionalities and workarounds how to blaselogic it. It is also possible to configure sequence of events for servers. It provides good compliance reporting and it can be used to enforce organization-wide policies for IT Infrastructure.
Application runs very well on virtual and physical server environment. Save lots of time.
BMC BNA can provision almost all type of devices and it provides very flexible device onboarding feature by adding new customized command XML for that devices. Its has a limitation on a number of devices which can be onboard per application installation. More functionality out the box in respect to patching, compliance etc. We have benefited from BSA to automatkon a common task to be replicated across multiple customers within excellant timescales.
No more manual copies, multiple user account access issues, network bandwidth constraints can be managed etc. Move from reactive, manual handling of requests to a fully automated system Deliver consistent task and automation workflow results Automate data collection for audit compliance Align with best practices Free up IT resources. Very useful in day to day work – for all simple and complex automation tasks.
NSH below is the best feature of whole product to automate things. This server automation tool allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers. BladeLogic Server Automation provides the flexibility for today’s complex infrastructures blsdelogic has a user community second to none!
It was perfect for our needs!
We have had a few issues – but BMC Support quickly responds and resolves the issues! BMC developed and integrated its Server automation suite as a on stop shop for Automation world. Who Uses This Software? Enterprise customers Managed Service Providers. About BladeLogic Server Automation Your servers are the engines that run your business services, either virtual, physical or in the cloud.
View full list of Data Center Management Software. View full list of Server Management Software. Vendor has not completed this information. BladeLogic Server Automation Reviews. Not Likely Extremely Likely. A good but not perfect solution. Importent review according to our daily use of Baldelogic.
A lot of work can be done thru GUI which is great. This concept helps very low agent break down Con: Provisioning is complex and need more improvement. Short name and FQDN is counted as independent. You definitely has to fix it, sir. Bladelogic Server Automation is one of the finest product in the current market, which has many functionalities and it has done wonders at customer environment where ever it has been implemented based on requirements of the customer Best Of Best from Bladelogic Server Automation 1.
Virtualization support Few Cons 1. SAAS model would be a welcome approach. Best Automation Tools Available in Market.
BMC Bladelogic is an excellent server automation tool with great ease. Bladelogic and IT Engineers: A Mmatch made in IT Heaven.
Great Software for managing your IT Infrastructure. I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Incredibly powerful and flexible. Very flexible server automation tool. Very powerful software packaging engine. Very stable and scalable. Documentation could be better. Great for us as a managed service supplier.