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BMC FootPrints Asset Core - Desktop Management Solution

( Duration: 5 Days )

This BMC FootPrints Asset Core - Desktop Management Solution training course will teach to effectively discover and maintain a comprehensive hardware and software inventory of the complex IT environment. We will provide you the tools to ensure your users have the latest OS and application patches, enable you to provide routine desktop-management services and IT troubleshooting remotely and securely. This is accomplished via in depth configuration and best practice instruction. Once you have gained complete visibility into your entire IT environment via Inventory Manager, you will learn how to configure BMC Patch Manager to automatically identify missing patches and deliver critical fixes to devices across your organization.

By attending BMC FootPrints Asset Core - Desktop Management Solution workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Examine Asset Core requirements, installation, and setup
  • Examine the Console, remote control, direct access, and user preferences
  • Examine groups and security profiles
  • Examine Agent Rollout and tasks
  • Examine Inventory types, device groups, and history
  • Generate Inventories with Ops rules and imports
  • Examine Software Management, application catalogue, and application management
  • Examine Asset Discovery
  • Examine Patch Manager components and configuration
  • Patch managed devices configuration, rules, and reports.

The BMC FootPrints Asset Core - Desktop Management Solution class is ideal for:

  • IT Architects and Engineers
  • IT Administrators



Getting Started with Asset Core

  • New Feature
  • Technical Requirements
  • Architecture
  • Loaded Modules Overview
  • Installation
  • Agent Setup
  • Launching the Console
  • Importing a New License
  • Console Overview
  • Loaded Modules Overview
  • Scheduling Tasks

First Steps Using the Console

  • Add a Second Console
  • Device Topology
  • Using Remote Control
  • Using Direct Access
  • User Preferences

Using Common Asset Core Objects

  • Device Groups
  • Creating User Groups
  • Creating an Administrator
  • Connect to Directory Services
  • Creating an Administrator Group
  • Defining a Security Profile
  • Operational Rules Overview
  • Creating Operational Rules
  • Assigning Operational Rules
  • Creating Queries
  • Creating Reports

Agent Rollout

  • Agent Rollout Overview
  • Executing Asset Discover via the Wizard
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Creating an Agent Rollout via the Wizard
  • Launching the Agent Rollout Wizard
  • Initiating Rollouts on Discovered Devices
  • Monitoring a Rollout
  • Rollout Server Page
  • Modifying the Rollout Properties
  • Uninstalling the Asset Core Agent

Understanding Inventories Viewing Inventories using the Console

  • Inventories Overview
  • Inventory Types
  • Updating Inventories
  • Viewing Inventories Overview
  • Viewing Inventory Data for One Device
  • Viewing Inventories for a Device Group
  • Saving the Console Data for a Device Group
  • Viewing the Inventory History

Generating Inventories

  • Generating Inventories Overview
  • Hardware Inventory Using Op Rules
  • Modify the Hardware Inventory INI File
  • Software Inventory Using Op Rules
  • Security Settings Inventory Using Op Rules
  • Custom Inventory Using Op Rules
  • Custom Inventory from CSV File Import

Software Management

  • Software Management Overview
  • Adding an Application to the Application Catalogue
  • Creating a Schedule Template
  • Setting Up Application Monitoring
  • Using Software License Management

Financial Asset Management

  • Financial Asset Management Overview
  • Creating the Initial Record
  • Financial Asset Management Reports

Generate Inventories for Unmanaged Devices

  • Executing Asset Discovery via the Wizard
  • Launching the Asset Discovery Wizard
  • Viewing Scan Status
  • Executing Automatic Asset Discovery
  • Executing Configurable Asset Discovery
  • Stopping Asset Discovery
  • Assign a Schedule for Scanning

Patch Manager Introduction & Principal Configuration

  • Patch Manager Overview
  • Primary Patch Manager Components
  • Patch Manager Phases
  • Prerequisites
  • Defining a Device as Patch Manager
  • Patch Manager Configuration Node
  • Updating the Patch Management Database
  • Selecting Patches and Service Packs

Patch Components

  • Patch Components Overview
  • Understanding Inventory
  • Understanding Bulletins
  • Working with Patch Groups

Patching Managed Devices

  • Patch Management Steps
  • Create a Patch Inventory Op Rule
  • Create a Patch Inventory Op Rule Using the Wizard
  • Assign the Op Rule to a Target
  • Monitoring Op Rule Execution
  • Verify Patch Status
  • Patch and Service Pack Distribution
  • Monitor Patch Installation
  • Purging Patch Inventory
  • Patch Jobs
  • Generating Out of the Box Reports

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