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 Configuration Comparison report

The Configuration Comparison report allows a user to compare templates to templates, templates to configurations, and configurations to configurations. 

To generate a Configuration Comparison report by using the wizard

  1. Open the Configuration Comparison Report page by navigating to Reports > Status Reports > Configuration Comparison.
  2. On the first page select the types of files that you want to compare and then, select the two files.
  3. Click  to display the list of templates, devices, or groups.

    The example shown in the following figure compares a configuration for one device against a template.

  4. If the template contains runtime parameters, click the Params button and enter the runtime parameter values.

    You can specify up to 2000 characters in each runtime parameter value.

  5. Click Next.
  6. For a network span, select the type of configurations to compare.

  7. Click Next to display the Configuration Comparison report.

    The Configuration Comparison report shows a summary of differences (deleted, added, changed lines, image changed) between the selected configurations.

  8. (Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Configuration Comparison 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.
  9. Click the View Diff Details Report  icon to display the Difference Details report.

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