Getting started with TrueOps mobile app
TrueOps mobile app gives application administrators and IT Operators the power to perform some of the event operations using their mobile digital devices. You can use TrueOps mobile app for viewing application and services events and performing event operations. You can perform the following actions from the TrueOps mobile app:
- Set a default view as Services or Applications.
- Receive notifications when your preferred applications and services are impacted.
- Check the health of your preferred applications and services.
- Act on the impacted events by referring to the actionable information in the details section.
- The TrueOps mobile app is available only with the TrueSight Presentation Server 10.5 or later.
- Viewing services is available only with TrueOps 10.7.00 or later.
The following sections will guide you through the process.
Mobile device requirements
- iOS 9.x and 10.0
- Android Marshmallow and Nougat
Mobile digital device
- iPhone 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7
- Android devices that run on the above mentioned platforms
Downloading and installing TrueOps
- From the App Store for iOS or Google Play Store for Android , find or search for BMC TrueOps, and tap Get or Download.
Install the app.
For more details on how to use the app, continue to read the following sections of this document.
TrueOps 10.5 users on iOS should upgrade to 10.7 version to be able to view the Services menu and perform event operations on the impacted Services.
Open ports for iOS and Android notifications
The following ports must be open for the mobile push notifications. These ports are used for pushing notifications to the mobile clients and are not used for the universal client.
TCP ports 2195 and 2196 outbound from the TrueSight Presentation Server to Apple Push Notifications (APN)
HTTPS ports 5228, 5229, and 5230 outbound from the TrueSight Presentation Server to Google
Authentication details for TrueOps
Contact your administrator to get the following information before you install and log in to the TrueOps app:
- User name and password to log in to the TrueOps.
- Host name of at least one TrueSight Presentation Server.
- A valid port number to connect to the TrueSight Presentation Server.
The TrueOps mobile app requires the HTTPS mode for access. If you configure the TrueSight Presentation Server for HTTP mode, you cannot use the TrueOps mobile app.
TrueOps mobile app does not support the following single sign-on authentication types:
BMC recommends, when you first see this confirmation dialog, choose OK to allow your iOS mobile digital device to get notifications. However, the notifications are enabled by default in Android devices.
Alternatively, you can go to your mobile device Settings and enable Allow Notifications in iOS devices or Enable Notifications in Android devices.
Logging on to the TrueOps app
You must log on to start viewing the assigned list of applications and services.
To Log on to the TrueOps mobile app
Enter the Host Name (TrueSight Presentation Server details).
Tap on Connect to log in.
Selecting the default view
After your first log in, you are required to set the default view page. Select between Applications and Services to set your default view. You can modify your selection by accessing the main menu > Select Default View option anytime during the mobile app life cycle. You are required to select services or applications from which you want to receive notifications. Use the following scenarios to understand the differences in the default view options on your mobile app:
TrueSight Presentation Server version
|10.7.00 (New install)||10.7.00 (Upgraded from 10.5.00)||10.5.00|
|10.7.00 or later (New install)||By default, both Applications and Services options are shown and the user is required to select one.||By default, both Applications and Services options are shown and the user is required to select one.||By default, only Applications is available.|
|10.7.00 or later (Upgraded from 10.5.00)||By default, Applications is set as the default view. The user can go to the main menu to change the default view page to Services after the upgrade.||By default, Applications is set as the default view. The user can go to the main menu to change the default view to Services after the upgrade.||By default, only Applications is available.|
|10.5.00||By default, only Applications is available.||By default, only Applications is available.||By default, only Applications is available.|
Applications from TrueSight App Visibility Manager
The applications from TrueSight App Visibility Manager are listed under the TrueOps Applications view. Unless, you have TrueSight Infrastructure Management component added in your TrueSight Presentation Server, these applications from TrueSight Presentation Server do not display the event and device details. For additional information, see .
Force quit or Force stop the app
After you log out of TrueOps mobile app, it is recommended to force quit or force stop the app. This is to clear any cached views or application pages.
Working with TrueOps
TrueOps mobile app has been designed intuitively with easy-to-use interfaces. You can use this PDF document and the video for any further assistance.
The following video (7:10) illustrates how to work with Services using TrueOps mobile app.
Change in time format is not reflected on TrueOps
Problem: Time format update at the iOS device level is not reflected on TrueOps app.
Solution: After updating the time format, log out and log into the TrueOps app for the change to take effect. For example, when you change the time format from 12 to 24 hours format and so on.
The time format for the Events list page comes pre-configured and is not user-configurable. Therefore, the time format change is not applicable to this page. See the illustrations for details.
Selecting All Services or All Applications on TrueOps and updated services or applications list
Problem: From the TrueOps app Settings > Select Services or Settings > Select Applications, you have selected All Services or All Applications option. When the list of services or applications was updated on the TrueSight Presentation Server, the modified service or application list is present but not automatically added or removed from the TrueOps.
Solution: Go to Settings > Select Services or Settings > Select Applications on TrueOps and tap on the All Services or All Applications to deselect, and tap All Services or All Applications again to include the modified list of services or applications.