Integration [792] - Micro Focus Codar Integration Pack for Micro Focus Server Automation via OO (CODAR - SA)

  • KM01695518
  • 11-Jun-2018
  • 11-Jun-2018


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Micro Focus Codar Integration Pack for Micro Focus Server Automation via OO (CODAR - SA) - Catalog Id: 792


Integration to HPE Server Automation (HPE SA) is delivered as part of HPE Codar content packs and demonstrates how to automate operating system installation, and how to manage Microsoft® Windows® server patch compliance and audit compliance using Server Automation patch policies. The content packs includes the step-by-step instructions, templates, and scripts necessary for the IT specialist to deliver a service that can be consumed by end-users.
This implementation can be leveraged to deploy operating systems on VMs that are created using other infrastructure providers. The following use cases can be considered:
  • Using vCenter to create a VM.
  • Using Server Automation as a service provider to deploy an operating system on the VM.
  • Using the operating system (OS) to implement Server Automation build plans or OS sequences


HPE Server Automation provides patching and remediation for Windows servers allowing you to scan the server for patch compliance and apply the attached patch policies if the managed server is non-compliant. Patching and remediation of the managed server involves the following steps:
Attaching a patch policy to a managed server associates that policy with the server.
Scanning the managed server returns the state of the machine: compliant or non-complaint.
If the server is not compliant, remediation applies the patch in the policy to the managed server.

The goals of this solution are to deploy a patch policy compliant Windows compute server as a service using HPE Codar and to provide user actions to scan and remediate if the server goes out of compliance. VMware vCenter is used as the compute provider. Patches are installed on the Windows servers using patch policies defined in Server Automation and remediating the servers managed in Server Automation against the policies to get them in the compliant state.

Codar facilitates continuous delivery in which every change to the software system is releasable and every code change can be deployed to production. It enables automation of continuous delivery where every code change triggers a build, which is deployed to an environment based on policies, and is automatically tested as defined in a run-book automation flow. Continuous delivery aims to deliver frequently and get fast feedback from users. Elements of the core value proposition include the following:

  • Declarative Based Modeling
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaaC)
  • Application Pipeline Management
  • Open and Extensible APIs

HPE Codar and HPE CSA have a common code base (base platform), and Codar uses CSA integration packs to support the integrations.

CSA enables you to dynamically monitor and provision the server, storage, and network elements as well as applications, to meet the needs of current and upcoming workloads. CSA integrates and leverages the strengths of a hybrid cloud environment, providing the ability to design and deploy enterprise-ready cloud services tailored to the business needs of your organization. CSA deploys the cloud service offering using a structured lifecycle with pre-defined integration mechanisms for invoking external processes.




Leading Product:

Secondary Product:
Server Automation



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Support Matrix

Server Automation
SupportedSupported (see comments)Not Supported

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