Patch physical, virtual, and hybrid cloud servers Automated patch management of servers whether on-premises or in the cloud Works with BMC Helix Automation Console and BMC Helix Cloud Security to automate server patching and compliance in your public cloud Download patch catalog information from vendors or third parties and analyze servers Create smart groups representing applications or business services with separate patching jobs, schedule to fit maintenance windows, and get real-time status of patch jobs in process Use ad hoc tasks or Network Shell NSH to automate rolling patch implementations for clustered servers Integrate with ITSM to open and close change tickets automatically Hybrid Cloud Server Management and Compliance Standardized, automated, compliant servers — no scripting required Provision, configure, inspect, update, audit, and secure cross-platform servers with a single, multi-platform solution that improves administrator efficiency. Perform ad hoc administrative tasks such as configuration inspection, virtual machine creation, or snapshot creation, all through a single interface Run network shell NSH commands or your pre-existing scripts across multiple platforms, and run Powershell scripts natively, to automate end-to-end tasks Execute job qualification checks to set the number of targeted servers to improve deployment quality and reliability Provision servers with flexible methods including unattended, image-based, script-based, or template-based installs Accelerate delivery of software updates or full applications as part of DevOps processes Capture gold master images and apply to other servers and then manage deviations.
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Company Description BMC was founded in Its many software offerings include Digital Enterprise Management solutions intended to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. BMC software runs in 82 percent of the Fortune and serves more than 10, customers worldwide. While patching is one of the core use cases enabled in BladeLogic Server Automation, others include provisioning, compliance, configuration management, and software deployment.
BladeLogic is normally offered as a platform, but there are options to purchase only the patch capabilities if required. Further features include the ability to stage and test patches before committing them. This can be used to copy patch bundles to the required servers before maintenance windows open and deployment starts.
Additionally, the suite integrates with service desk change management systems. As patch jobs are created, change record creation is generated automatically. BMC has add-on SaaS services that enable vulnerability management and remediation. This is done by importing vulnerability management scan data from vendors like Qualys, Tenable and Rapid 7, and mapping the vulnerabilities back to underlying patches in BladeLogic, which can be used to remediate.
Typical industries are finance, healthcare, government, retailers, and service providers. Some combine the two: BladeLogic operates on-premises, but they also have it managing cloud instances for example, EC2 patch management.
Agents BladeLogic Server Automation requires agents to be deployed to managed infrastructure.
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