Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Server Automation is renamed to TrueSight Server Automation. This space contains information about BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.

Import Servers - Import Servers

The Import Servers panel lets you identify the list of servers to be imported. Optionally, you can identify the Agent Installer Job that installs agents on the servers being imported.

Field definitions



File selection tree

Lets you select the file containing the list of servers you want to import. To create a server import text file using a comma-separated values (CSV) format, use the following syntax:

  • The first line of the file must contain the column header Name followed by optional comma-separated property names for any properties you want to set for each server. Any property name you include in this import file must already exist in the Property Dictionary. For information about how to add a property to the property dictionary, see Managing properties using the Property Dictionary.

  • Subsequent lines of the file must contain valid host names for each server you want to add, followed by optional comma-separated property values for each server.
 Click here to see samples of server import files.

The first example shows the simplest syntax — you simply list the host names of the servers you want to add:


The following example shows how to set the Customer property for each server:


If you need to include spaces in a property value, you must enclose the property value in double quotes:

host1,"Customer A"
host2,"Customer B"
host3,"Customer C"

File Encoding

The type of character encoding that should be used for exported data, such as UTF8 or UTF16.

Update Intrinsic Properties

Instructs the system to check the values of the servers' intrinsic properties.

If you do not select this option, the servers are added to the list of managed servers but the system does not contact the agent on each server and retrieve the server's intrinsic properties. As a result, these servers are not operational. To make them operational later, you can select each server and then select Verify from the pop-up menu or run an Update Server Properties Job on those servers.

If agent does not exist, install using Agent Installer Job

Check to instruct the system to install agent on the imported servers. Then click Browse to navigate to the Agent Installer Job that installs the agents. For more information, see Creating an Agent Installer Job.

Where to go from here

Import Servers - Permissions

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