BMC Releases CLM Feature Pack 4

BMC has shifted releases of updates to CLM (Cloud Lifecycle Management) to be more modular and easier to apply on existing environments. They roll-up previous updates and features, and is now called “Feature Pack”. The latest of their release, Feature Pack 4, offers a slew of new capabilities including infinite possibilities with template based provisioned…

BMC Software is killing the UX (User Experience) game!

Have you seen CLM 4.5 and BSA 8.7? If you haven’t, you owe yourself to look at the new releases now available (GA).  Here are some eye candy on a recent implementation we did for our favorite customer who is implementing BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management in a big way. Where to start:  First, CLM User interface…

No matching switches found between Pod and VirtualCluster, or VirtualHosts in VirtualCluster

If you run into this problem in CLM 2.1/3.0/3.1 when on-boarding a Virtual Cluster as a Resource, most likely culprit is that the “name” of the VMware dvSwitch or vSwitch part of the BBNA POD does not match BBSA name:     So, how do you fix this? You can do one of two different…

CLM Platform Manager SSL handshake with BBNA

If you are implementing your own BBNA signed certificates, you need to ensure you add the Root CA and the new signed certificate to CLM’s Platform Manager keystore.  To do this, simply download the Root CA and Signed certs as DER format (certificate.cer), and execute the following command against the Platform Manager’s keystore.   If…

The quarter-inch hole problem

Dominic Wellington (Twitter @dwellington) had a great post at the BMC communities recently articulating the age-old discussion of cloud platforms solving a business problem, versus an IT geek spinnin’ VM Templates attempting to deliver a cloud solution. I welcome you to read his great summation about how you should reverse-think your way about solving your cloud project woes,…

How to reassign CLM SOI from one owner to another

If you are using CLM 2.1 or 3.0, you probably know by now that whoever requests the Service Offering, get’s his or her username associated with the SOI provisioned. Well – what happens if that person leaves the company or wants to transfer ownership of the SOI compute container to another individual? To do this…

A step through CLM and AWS Integration

  If you are just getting off the high from the AWS re:Invent conference this past year, you probably still remember BMC Software‘s pitch for their Cloud Lifecycle Management solution.  This was touted as a Cloud Broker of all clouds, and specifically, facilitating and delivering compliancy and “Trust” to Amazon’s Web Service. The offering is…

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Stay informed with the latest technology news, industry events, and training offered by VVL Systems for free! Fill out this form and receive our newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.