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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 Difference Details report

The Difference Details report displays a side-by-side comparison of two configurations.

To view and interpret the Configuration Difference Details report

  1. Launch a report such as the Configuration Comparison Report and then, click the View Diff Details Report  icon. The example shown in the following figure compares running configurations of two devices.

  2. (Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Difference Details Report page:

    Menu option
    Description
    Print ViewPrint a copy of the report.
    Export

    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.
    CloseClose the report window.
    HelpDisplay Help.
  3. Select one of the following radio buttons:
    1. Difference Only View: To view only the differences between the files (default).
    2. Full View: To view all configuration lines, side-by-side.

  4. Review the legend information as shown in the following table to interpret the results:

    Description of legend information

    Added (<, >)

    Lines that are in one file, but not in the other file, are shown with a red background. The > or < symbol points to the file with the added line(s).

    Changed (!)

    Lines that are in both files, but differences are shown with a blue background.

    Ignored (x)

    Lines that are ignored are shown in grey italics. These lines were modified by the device itself.

    Hidden Line

    When comparing a Template to a full Configuration, these Configuration file lines are hidden as they are not applicable to the comparison.

    Skipped Line

    Shows when lines are skipped to focus on the differences between the items being compared.

    Block Context

    Shows the first line of a block (for example, interface) where a difference is found to show context.

  5. If a template with runtime parameters is involved in the comparison, you can switch over to any other template dynamically.

    If the selected template contains runtime parameters, you are prompted to enter the runtime parameter values.

    The following figure shows a comparison between the Running configuration of a device and a template that has a different value in a runtime parameter

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