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 the pod blueprint listing

A pod blueprint is a hardware-independent representation of a pod, calling out the category of each device involved but not any particular device type. You can instantiate a pod blueprint by selecting specific network devices to use. You can reuse a given pod blueprint to create multiple pods.

To add a pod blueprint, see Managing pods and containers from the BMC Network Automation CLI Exporting and importing components using a script and the extensive comments in the ContainerBlueprint.xml and PodBlueprint.xml files in the BCAN_HOME/public/bca-networks/csm/docs directory.

To view the lists of pod blueprints

  1. Navigate to to Network > Virtual Data Center > Pod Blueprints.

    The Pod Blueprints page lists the reference or user-imported pod blueprints present in BMC Network Automation. See Managing pods and containers from the BMC Network Automation the command line interface for more information about importing custom pod blueprints.

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

    Menu optionDescription
    Print ViewPrint the Pod Blueprints list.
    RefreshRefresh the list with any recent updates.
    HelpDisplay help for Pod Blueprints.
  3. (Optional): Perform one of the following actions on the listed pod blueprints:



    Display the contents of the associated pod blueprint. The pod blueprint viewer shows the available attributes.

    See Pod model for more information about the attributes shown in the viewer.


    Delete the associated pod blueprint.

    Create Pod

    Create a new pod based on the associated pod blueprint.

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