Prioritizing Patch Management

Patch management is the process of identifying, acquiring, installing, and verifying patches for products and systems used by an organization. They are imperative to correct problems related to security and functionality in software and firmware. They also introduce capabilities that are often mandatory into the organization’s IT environment. The importance of patch management was highlighted…

BMC Helix Immersion Days

Digital transformation is changing the way we do business and we are ready The VVL team is back from a week in beautiful Santa Clara, California. We were honored to attend and sponsor the BMC Helix Immersion Days and get a front row seat to the wave of the future. The message was clear…digital transformation…

Removing RHEL6 Network Interface Memory

When dealing with RHEL6 and VMWare Templates, and specially if you are provisioning RHEL6 from templates – it is important to note that RHEL6 memorizes a Network Adapter’s MAC address in association with the ethX interface. This is stored in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules  file. If you are temporarily assigning a network interface to RHEL6, make sure to…

Upgrading BMC Bladelogic from 8.2 SP1 to 8.2 SP2

BBSA Upgrade Sequence for Windows: Upgrade the RSCD agent on BBSA Server Upgrade the RSCD agent on VC Server Stop the Appserver Close all the BBSA Consoles Upgrade the Appserver Run “blappconf -s <workspace>” to ensure DB connection strings are correct. If you dont know the workspace names, type “blasadmin -a” then “list”. Run the…

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation 8.2: Foundation – Part 3

Monday February 25, 2013 – Friday March 1, 2013 8840 Stanford Blvd Map and Directions | Register Description: This course is designed for administrators responsible for administering and maintaining the BMC BladeLogic Server Automation environment.Students will learn how to: Plan and scale a BMC BladeLogic Server Automation environment using best practice techniques Plan and apply best…

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…

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