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"With BMC, we even configured applications, like IE or things that were Java-related. When we scheduled the jobs, it worked fine. It saved us time and there was no need for resources to monitor them."

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"Satellite gives administrators the ability to target deployments and only send out the updates or provision updates to certain groups.""Technical support has been good.""It cuts down significantly on the administrative time it takes to patch systems in a large environment.""Patch management is, for sure, most valuable. For license management and patch management, I would rate it a 10 out of 10.""Fixing is the most valuable. When you deal with a lot of hardware and software and you have a lot of packages, fixing is a bit difficult. You need to track and pull up all such things, but Satellite makes this task easy. We have branches in other locations, and I can manage other branches by using Satellite Capsule, which is a great feature."

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"There is no option to see all the servers we patch and we cannot find what the server status is. Of course, we can what has been completed and what is pending and which servers have failed, but we cannot find server status from the BMC tool. For example, is the RDP up or not. We are using separate scripts for that.""Without any knowledge of the product, we used the KB articles to start working. As a result, we definitely did not have full knowledge of BMC BladeLogic... They need to provide a minimum of knowledge with training on YouTube or somewhere else.""Another area for improvement is group scheduling if I'm trying to do all the servers. For example, if I want to do all the 2012 Servers - since the patches are the same for all of them - I can't do so."

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"It wasn't easy in the beginning, and some effort was required to work it out. I already had the product documentation, but it was not well organized. It wasn't easy to follow. There were a lot of documents here and there.""It has not been significantly updated in a while.""There needs to be some margin for improvement in terms of the way Satellite manages subscriptions. It is still very confusing when we have different contracts or different bundles of subscriptions, and we need to manage those within Satellite in a way that's very user-friendly.""It should basically include a complete slew of system management and monitoring tools such as Nagios. It should be a single pane of glass that gives us a complete solution. It is a good solution, but it is missing a few important things. We're using Capsule for DMVs on other secured zones. Capsule is a part of Satellite to be a proxy of sorts.""The product could have more diversity in what it is able to deploy and might do better if it was not dedicated to Red Hat products only."

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"Its price is good. They call it subscription, not license, and it is on a yearly basis. There is only one subscription, and that's it.""The licensing depends on the number of servers.""The cost for a larger enterprise is probably almost always a boon."

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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

Red Hat Satellite is a system management solution that makes Red Hat infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This management tool helps users provision, configure, and update systems to keep them running efficiently, securely, and in compliance with various standards. By automating most system maintenance tasks, Red Hat Satellite helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enable IT to better respond to strategic business needs.

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State of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAP
Baloise Bank SoBa, ETH Zurich, Munich Airport, ING-DiBa, Produban
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Insurance Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
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Computer Software Company40%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Large Enterprise92%
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BMC TrueSight Server Automation is ranked 14th in Configuration Management with 1 review while Red Hat Satellite is ranked 8th in Configuration Management with 4 reviews. BMC TrueSight Server Automation is rated 6.0, while Red Hat Satellite is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Server Automation writes "Saves time over manual patching but needs better integration with security products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Satellite writes "A good product for managing patches and updates that could be more robust and up-to-date". BMC TrueSight Server Automation is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix, Chef and BMC TrueSight Orchestration, whereas Red Hat Satellite is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, SUSE Manager and Puppet Enterprise.

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