Onboarding BMC Network Automation

Before you begin

Confirm that the server running the connector meets minimum requirements:

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Note

When onboarding connectors, a single machine cannot host more than one connector of the same type. For example, if you have onboarded a connector for BNA on a host, you cannot successfully onboard another BNA connector on the same machine.


To onboard a BNA connector

  1. Log on to SecOps Response as a SecOps Response administrator with your registered credentials.

  2. Take one of the following actions:
    • If you have already onboarded a connector, click Add Connector. The Choose Connectors page opens. Skip to step 4
    • If you have not previously downloaded any connectors, review the introductory page.
  3. Click Get Started.
    The Choose Connectors page appears. It lets you choose the system connectors that will interact with SecOps Response.  
  4. On the Choose Connectors page, select BMC Network Automation connector.

  5. Click Download.
    The Download page opens. It provides downloading instructions for the selected connector.

  6. Download the connector for BMC Network Automation by clicking on  next to BMC Network Automation connector.zip.
    The connector is downloaded locally.
  7. Before installing the connector, ensure that Java 1.8 or later is running on the local environment.

    Tip

    To check which version of Java is installed, use a command line and enter the following command: java -version

  8. Using any standard compression tool, extract the BMC Network Automation connector.zip file to the location where you want to install the connector. 
  9. Depending on the operating system, take one of the following actions:
    • (Windows) Perform the following steps:
      1. Using a command line, cd to the location of the extracted ZIP file contents.
      2. Install the connector by entering the command: bna-connector.exe install
      3. Start the connector by entering the command: bna-connector.exe start
        To stop the connector, enter the command: bna-connector.exe stop
    • (Linux) Perform the following steps as the root user or using sudo:
      1. Cd to the location of the extracted ZIP file contents.
      2. Grant execute permissions to the install.sh file by entering the command: chmod +x install.sh
      3. Install the connector by running the command: ./install.sh file. 
      4. Grant execute permissions to the connector.sh file by entering the command: chmod +x connector.sh
      5. Start the connector by entering the command: systemctl start bna-connector
        To stop the connector, enter the command: systemctl stop bna-connector
        You may also want to run the command systemctl enable bna-connector, which instructs the connector to start on reboot.
  10. Using the onboarding application, click Configure.
    The Configure page asks for information needed to set up a connection to a connector. 
  11. Provide the following information for the BNA system connector.

    OptionDescription
    BNA Application Server NameFully qualified name or IP address of the BNA Application Server.
    BNA Application Server Port

    Web service communication port configured on the BMC Network Automation application server. Typically, the application server is configured to use 443 for its web service communication port.

    BNA Administrator Role Name

    The realm that represents the network or set of devices managed by BMC Network Automation (typically the Default realm). Users granted access to the specified realm can are able to perform administrative actions in SecOps Response.

  12. Click Finish

Where to go from here

To learn more about the SecOps Response process, see Demonstrating the SecOps Response process.

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