8.9.03: Service Pack 3
TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.03 provides the following enhancements:
For information about issues corrected in this release, see Known and corrected issues.
Standalone TrueSight Network Automation updates
The following table describes the standalone TrueSight Network Automation system updates included in this release:
|Device and device adapter enhancements|
|Renamed device adapter and vendor|
In version 8.9.03, the Cyclade Terminal Server device adapter has been renamed to Cyclades Terminal Server and the Cyclade vendor has been renamed to Cyclades. As a result, before you upgrade, ensure that you do not have custom device adapter with the name, Cyclades Terminal Server and a custom vendor with the name, Cyclades. For more information, see Review general upgrade considerations.
|New attribute, |
With the new attribute
|OS image deploy for Aruba Wireless Controller||The Aruba Wireless Controller device type now supports the OS Image Deploy action.|
|Enhancements in the XML schema|
XML schema includes the following enhancements:
|New fields while importing a device|
When importing devices in CSV and XML formats using the Device Import Task, now you can define the following fields:
|Network Security Operations (SecOps) enhancements|
|Support for importing reports from NVD repository|
Now, you can import vendor-supplied security vulnerability reports for Cisco and Juniper device types from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) repository into the system, and use them to generate compliance rules that detect vulnerable device operating systems. A canned database of NVD-based Cisco and Juniper reports is shipped with TrueSight Network Automation. For more information, see About security vulnerability importers and Managing security vulnerabilities.
|Support for Cisco CVRF XML files formatted per version 1.2|
The canned importer named, Import Cisco Advisory From CVRF XML File, includes an updated stylesheet that now supports parsing of Cisco CVRF XML files in version 1.1 or 1.2 formats.
Note that the publicly available Cisco CVRF database is currently devoid of specific operating system version information and is not suitable for generating compliance rules. For that reason, the canned database of CVRF files is frozen as of August 16, 2017, where the operating system versions are still present. Reports made by Cisco dated after August 16, 2017, and contain the necessary operating system version data can be imported from NVD instead. A new canned importer named "Import Cisco Advisories From NVD XML File, Published After 08/15/17" is provided for this purpose.
If you import a CVRF file downloaded from Cisco, it is imported successfully and presents all the details Cisco provides. If you create a rule from the resulting security vulnerability, you must manually assign the applicable operating system versions.
|Improved Telnet/SSH Session popup window||The UI-based popup window that interacts with the device command line interface in a Telnet/SSH session has been replaced, resulting in improved performance and VT100 support. The replacement is seamless; the window looks the same as it did in previous releases and provides the same functionality.|
|New database support||Version 8.9.03 supports PostgreSQL version 10.2. For the complete database support information, see Database requirements.|
|Third-party software support|
This version of TrueSight Network Automation is bundled with the following third-party software:
|Background report generation||All reports requested by navigating through the Reports tab wizard pages are now generated in the background and are viewed using the new Report Activity page.|
|Managing multiple customer networks through a single Device Agent|
With this release, you can use a single agent to manage multiple customer networks, where each network is reachable via a different network interface card (NIC) at the device agent. When the agent communicates with devices belonging to a given network, all traffic (both device action traffic and syslog traffic) pass through the NIC for that network. For more information, see Managing multiple customer networks through a single Device Agent.
You can define NICs for a device agent in the Device Facing NICs section while adding or editing the agent. For more information, see Adding or editing device agents.
|Allowing host name resolution|
With version 8.9.03, you can use a new option, Name Resolution Enabled, to control whether TrueSight Automation should attempt to perform host name resolution as needed at the agent. TrueSight Network Automation attempts to resolve the host name when connecting to devices the agent manages and when parsing syslog messages received from those devices. For more information, see Adding or editing device agents.
|Support for additional versions of BMC Discovery|
TrueSight Network Automation supports the following versions of BMC Discovery:
The support for the following versions of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping is deprecated in version 8.9.03 of TrueSight Network Automation:
For complete information about supported versions, see Managing device import tasks.
TrueSight Network Automation web services updates
The following table describes the TrueSight Network Automation web services updates included in this release:
|REST API version 2.1 introduced|
As in the previous versions, version 2.1 supports create, retrieve, update, and delete operations on network spans, jobs, predefined jobs, rules, and rule sets.
Support is added for the following operations on various components:
See the complete API in Endpoints in the REST API v2.1 (deprecated).
A new DTO, SecurityVulnerabilityImporterDTO, includes parameters to perform various operations on security vulnerability importers.
The following DTOs have been updated:
See the complete API in Endpoints in the REST API v2.1 (deprecated).
|Dynamic field updates||Now you can retrieve dynamic fields associated with a user along with other components (realm, group, combogroup, device, job, rule, or ruleset). For more details, see the API in Endpoints in the REST API v2.1 (deprecated).|
Changes to the supported products and solution versions
This section describes the versions of products and solutions supported by TrueSight Network Automation version 8.9.03.
BMC Threat Director and TrueSight Vulnerability Management
TrueSight Network Automation integrates with BMC Threat Director version 2.2.02 and TrueSight Vulnerability Management version 3.0. For more information, see the BMC BladeLogic Portal documentation and TrueSight Vulnerability Management documentation.
BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation
TrueSight Network Automation integrates with the following products to provide the BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution. For more information about this integration, see BMC Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution.
BMC Remedy AR System Server
BMC Remedy ITSM Suite
BMC Atrium CMDB Enterprise Manager
TrueSight Orchestration Platform
TrueSight Orchestration Content
BMC Decision Support – Network Automation
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
TrueSight Network Automation integrates with the following BMC and non-BMC products to provide the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. For more information about this integration, see BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
|BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management||4.6.06|
Downloading, installing, and upgrading to the service pack
If you are upgrading the application server, you must also upgrade all remote device agents to the same version as TrueSight Network Automation. For more information about upgrade, see Upgrading.