Configuring system-wide attributes
To configure system-wide attributes, you must perform the following tasks:
Configure user roles and accounts
Create user roles and accounts for operations personnel under Admin > User Admin.
Configure email lists
If you plan to use a distribution list when emailing reports, configure email distribution lists. Select Admin > Email Lists.
Configure job approval types
If you require jobs to be approved before being executed, enable Job Approval under Admin > System Parameters. Next, create your approval types under Admin > Job Approval Types.
Configure SNMP managers
If you plan to send policy-based SNMP change notifications to one or more management stations, select Admin > SNMP Managers to configure SNMP parameters.
Configure device agents
By default, devices are managed by the BMC Network Automation local device agent installed on the BMC Network Automation application server. A device agent performs configuration Snapshot, Deploy to Stored, Deploy to Active, Deploy OS image, and other configuration actions. The device agent transfers configuration files to and from managed devices by using TFTP, FTP, and SCP file transfer protocols. You must configure associated parameters for these protocols in the device agent under Admin > Device Agents.
Configure device security profiles
A device security profile (DSP) defines the login credentials used by policies to execute actions (for example, Deploy to Active for Auto-Remediating) and by all snapshot actions. A DSP can be shared by multiple devices. DSPs are centrally managed under Admin > Device Security Profile.
Configure system parameters
BMC Network Automation provides a set of system parameters including database purge criteria, user security, and device access criteria that are applied system-wide. Select Admin > System Parameters to review the default settings and make any necessary changes per your operational requirements.
Configure dynamic fields
To customize database components for your operations, dynamic fields can be added to various system components (for example Device Inventory, Jobs, Rules, User Accounts). Select Admin > Dynamic Fields to configure dynamic fields.
Configure global substitution parameters
Global substitution parameters allow central management of common parameters (for example, passwords, logging servers, NTP servers, or SNMP community password) that are substituted into templates and rules when implementing change requests and compliance checks. Global substitution parameters are administered under Admin > Global Substitution Parameters. Some factory-installed templates (syslog) and rules reference global substitution parameters. Ensure that you create and assign values to these global substitution parameters before using the factory-installed templates and rules.