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 Device Inventory report

The Device Inventory report provides inventory data, change history, discrepancy status, and compliance status for each device in the selected network span. This report can be used for asset management, auditing change history, reconciling maintenance agreements, and reviewing current change status. 

To generate a Device Inventory report

  1. Open the Device Inventory Report wizard page by navigating to Reports > Status Reports > Device Inventory.

  2. Select the Network Span, 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.
  3. If you want to include all Device Information in the report, select Display All Fields. Otherwise, select Display Selected Fields and then, expand the various categories and select specific fields.
    Entries marked with a  are inventory items that can have multiple values (for example, Hardware Inventory > Entities, History > Configurations: Running). If you select more than one multi-value field, BMC Network Automation generates a linear, non-tabular report. If you select at most one multi-value field, you are given a choice to display the report in tabular or non-tabular format. If you plan to export the report to a CSV file, pick at most one multi-value field and select tabular format.


    If you choose to view the report in a tabular format, selecting all the columns or a large number of columns might truncate the data being displayed in the report. In such cases, BMC recommends that you choose to view the report in a linear format.

  4. Select Next to select the report format.

    For a tabular report format, you can set the order of columns in the report by using the Move Up and Move Down options.
  5. Click Next.

    The following figure presents the same report generated in a non-tabular format:

  6. (Optional): Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Device Inventory 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:

    • CSV
      Note: This format is available only when you generate the report in tabular format. Also, when you open a CSV exported file with Microsoft Excel, the date fields might not appear formatted correctly as they appear in the CSV file. As a workaround, you might want to use a different application, such as text editor to work with the CSV file.
    • HTML
    • PDF
    • RTF
    EmailEmail the report to one or more recipients in one of the export formats.
    HelpDisplay Help.

Related topic

 Managing detailed hardware inventory

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