Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Network Automation is renamed to TrueSight Network Automation. This space contains information about BMC Network Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see the TrueSight Network Automation documentation.

Importing rules

You can import rules that were exported from another BMC Network Automation application server (see Exporting rules).

Rule export and import operations must be done on BMC Network Automation systems with the same software release.

These rules are imported from a previous export file located on your desktop or from the BMC supplied sample rules available in the server installation directory (for example, BCAN_HOME\public\bmc\bca-networks\rules).

To view the rule import tasks, navigate to Network > Import/Export > Rule Import.

Treatment of network spans

The exported information does not contain any included or excluded network spans for the rules or the rule sets that the rules belong to. This facilitates the rules being imported into a different server, where the network spans are likely to be different.

The following guidelines apply to importing rules and rule sets:

  • If the import creates a new rule, then the rule's excluded spans are empty by default.
  • If the import creates a new rule set, then that rule set is associated with the entire network, with no excluded spans.
  • The new rule set is disabled upon import. You must enable it to use it.


The association of a rule set with the entire network can render the rule set invisible to the user who imported it, if that user does not have full network rights. In this case, a system administrator or user with visibility of the entire network must restrict the rule set to a network span that the user has access to.

Related topics

Adding a rule import task
Viewing the rule import task listing

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