BMC TrueSight Server Automation vs. Puppet Enterprise

As of February 2019, BMC TrueSight Server Automation is ranked 11th in Configuration Management with 4 reviews vs Puppet Enterprise which is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Server Automation writes "Support usually can answer any of our questions in a short amount of time and solve our most complex issues". The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "It has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes". BMC TrueSight Server Automation is most compared with Ansible, Puppet Enterprise and SCCM. Puppet Enterprise is most compared with SCCM, BMC TrueSight Server Automation and Operations Orchestration.
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Pros
Technical support is good.It makes deployment easier and allows us to put restrictions on the server using role-based authorization.BladeLogic lets users view the filesystem with minimal authorization to the server.The ability to script and create BL packages to perform various functions. This makes automating our environment relatively easy to do.BMC support is great. They usually can answer any of our questions in a short amount of time and solve our most complex issues.BMC Bladelogic Automation can be used across many OS platforms, providing us flexibility for deployments.

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The main purpose for this automation tool would be: deploying, controlling, ordering change for the system and IT Infrastructure.Puppet Enterprise has reduced the time of production changes or environment changes.Puppet3 and 4 series provides optimum deployment solutions for infrastructure and applications.

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Cons
Needs more use cases into compliance management and the remediation process.Provisioning needs to be more user-friendly. We were using BladeLogic for provisioning, but due to a lot of issues and complications, we had to stop using provisioning with this tool.A better CLI Database cleanup tool would help us with our regular maintenance of BladeLogic Server Automation.The setup of this suite is very complicated. It needs to be simplified.

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At the beginning the initial setup was kind of complex.We would like Puppet to add more integration for applications.

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Licensing is a bit pricey. Be mindful about the components that you need and buy as appropriate.

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Also Known As
TrueSight Server Automation, BladeLogic Server Automation, BladeLogic Automation Suite
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Overview

BladeLogic Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers. 

·         Threat remediation: Combine with BMC SecOps Response Service to link vulnerabilities to identified patches and create a remediation plan

·         Compliance: Integrates role-based access control, pre-configured policies for CIS, DISA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and SCAP, documentation, and remediation

·         Provisioning: Supports unattended installs and image-based, script-based, or template-based provisioning

·         Configuration: Consistently manage change and configuration activities across a broad range of server environments with one tool

·         Reporting: Assess change impact or complete an audit using multiple dashboard views

·         Patching: Supports and follows maintenance window guidelines to ensure timely delivery of patches

Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

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Sample Customers
State of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAPLos Alamos National Laboratory, GitHub, IP Commerce, Cedexis, Spiceworks, Server Density, Swisstopo, Chockstone, Constant Contact, NICS, Citrix
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