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.

Viewing a Change Summary report

The Change Summary report displays all configuration changes made to a network span over a period of time. To determine who made the configuration change and device events received before and after the configuration change, select Show Events.

To generate a Change Summary report

  1. Open the Change Summary Report page by navigating to Reports > Activity Reports > Change Summary.

  2. Enter the following information in the displayed fields:

    Field or link


    Network Span

    Select a network span for the report. Select one of the following options:

    • Entire Network
    • Realm: Select one of the defined realms.
    • Group: Select one of the defined realms, and then select a group.
    • Device: Select one of the defined realms, and then select a device.

    Filter Devices

    (Optional) Click to open the Device Filter dialog box and select a specific device or set of devices.

    View Devices

    (Optional) Click to view the selected devices after using the Filter Devices option.

    Time Period

    Select the time range for the search; this selection matches against the configuration creation time.
    If you select After, Before, or Range, additional controls appear that you can use to select the appropriate dates and times.


    Select which configuration to include in the report (Running, Startup, or any other supported configuration).

    Change Type

    (Optional) Enables you to show only internal, external, or all types of changes made to a device configuration in the report.

    An internal change is one made using BMC Network Automation, for example, changes made by running a Deploy to Active job. An external change is one made outside of BMC Network Automation, for example, configuration changes made directly in a device, and those changes are detected by BMC Network Automation via a user-triggered snapshot or by running an Auto Archive job. If Internal or External is chosen, the configuration in the Changed To column of the report is the internal or external change, and the configuration in the Changed From column is the previous version.

    The default option for this field is blank, which shows both internal and external changes made to the configuration.

    Originating User

    (Optional) Enables you to filter the report to only show changes made by a specific user.

    You can use the wild card (*) in this field. For example, entering sys* in this field results in a report made up of entries for all users that start with sys. Leaving this field blank or entering the wild card by itself results in all users being included in the report.

    The list of users include all users defined for BMC Network Automation, and, in some instances, users outside of BMC Network Automation, such as users who log into devices controlled by BMC Network Automation, if BMC Network Automation is configured to receive syslog messages. For example, if a user makes a change directly on a device, a syslog message indicating the change is issued. When that syslog message is received by BMC Network Automation, the name of the user who made the change is captured.

    In the report, the configuration in the Changed to column corresponds to the changes made by matching originating users, and the configuration in the Changed From column is the previous version.


    (Optional) Select to display all received external events (such as syslog events) during the change timeframe.

  3. Click Next.

    The Change Summary report shows a summary of differences for all selected devices over the specified time period.

  4. (Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Change Summary Report page:

    Menu option
    BackReturn to the wizard to change report parameters.
    Print ViewPrint a copy of the report.

    Export the report to one of the following formats:

    • HTML
    • PDF
    • RTF
    EmailEmail the report to one or more recipients in one of the export formats.
    HelpDisplay Help.
  5. Click  to display the Change Details report for a specific configuration change.

Related topics

Requirements for launching reports and jobs from third-party applications
Change Summary report URL

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