Bladelogic for Server Tuning and Configuration

The following are some best practices for configuring BSA 8.1 SP2 to scale up and support volume of Web Services request from CLM 2.1 SP1/SP2:   blasadmin -a set app maxclientcontexts 200 set proc spawn true set appserver maxheapsize 4096  (2048 for job server) show appserver ProxySvcPort (validate it is set to support NSH Proxy)…

“Cannot accept new connections. Connections limit reached”

If the following error is observed in Cloud Lifecycle Management (2.1) Platform Manager’s csm.log, in regards to Web Services requests to BBSA, you may need to increase the max client contexts allowed in BBSA.  By default (8.1 SP2 installed as part of CLM 2.1 Install Planner) only has 20. To change this, logon to your…

How to reset Windows 2008 Network Interface Count

This is a handy command to ensure that your cloned-from-template Virtual Guests always gets Network Interfaces (NICs) starting with index of 1. Open command prompt as administrator and type:  netsh int ipv4 reset Then type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 Open up Device Manager by typing: start devmgmt.msc Click View->Show Hidden Devices Uninstall any Ethernet Adapter listed under the “Network Adapters”…

Error “Failed to load Flyout Definition” when launching the AtriumCore Console

If you encounter the following error when trying to open up the BMC Software Cloud Lifecycle Management 2.1 AtriumCore Console:    Error “Failed to load Flyout Definition” when launching the AtriumCore Console   The knowledge base associated with the error above will help you (Valid Support ID required).  In summary:   1) Make sure that…

BMC Server Automation 8.2: Foundation – Part 2

Monday January 14, 2013 – Friday January 18, 2013 | Register Description: This course is designed for BMC BladeLogic administrators and users responsible for implementing and managing client/server business applications, ensuring compliance with company or government policies related to Configuration Management, and managing contention servers. Participants learn how to automate and simplify server configuration management…

How to forcefully delete a Container in BBNA

First, follow this BMC KB (BMC Support ID required):   https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/public/clm21/Managing+pods+and+containers+from+the+command+line   The command to use the BCAN PCM Utility is:   container-util.bat -url <url of bbna> -user <username> -password <password> -operation deprovision_container -containerName <name of pesky container you want deleted> -deleteonFailureFlag true    

How to offboard NetworkContainer when it’s stuck

If you are attempting to offboard a BMC CLM 2.1 NetworkContainer and it keeps complaining:   Cannot delete NetworkContainer : Primary because it is referenced by ResourceSet : <SOME RESOURCE SET HERE>   You have to bring up the Remedy User Tool, connect to the CloudDB, and open up form BMC.CLOUD:BMC_ResourceSet.  Search for any entries…

How to manipulate Active Directory DNS via command line

If your DNS server is Microsoft Active Directory, you’ll need to install the DNS Server Tools in Windows 2008 that is a member of that domain.  To do this, go into Server Manager in that windows 2008 server, add the following feature: Remote Server Administration Tools -> DNS Server Tools Then you can use the…

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