Important

   

Starting from version 8.9.03, BMC Network Automation is renamed to TrueSight Network Automation. This space contains information about TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Network Automation 8.9.

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management provides a complete solution for establishing a cloud environment, including a Service Catalog that defines service offerings, a self-service console for procuring resources, and cloud management capabilities. TrueSight Network Automation functions as the network automation module in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management product. TrueSight Network Automation handles all container management, firewall and load balance management, and network resource management, including IP address pooling. This topic contains the following sections:

Integrating with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

TrueSight Network Automation 8.9.x integrates with the following BMC and non-BMC products to provide the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution:

Product

Version

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

4.6.07 Patch 1 (version 8.9.04.001, 8.9.04.002)
4.6.07 (product version 8.9.04)
4.6.06 (product version 8.9.03)
4.6.04 (product version 8.9.01, 8.9.02)
4.6.03 (product version 8.9.00)

Nokia VitalQIP

8.1.2 (product version 8.9.03, 8.9.04)
7.3 (product version 8.9.01, 8.9.02)

Infoblox Grid Manager6.8.13

For TrueSight Network Automation to integrate with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, the Cloud Service Management (CSM) integration option must be enabled during installation, or the Virtual Data Center must be enabled manually. You can find additional information in the Installing section of the online technical documentation for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. These instructions include how to configure TrueSight Network Automation when operating with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Note

If you are using third-party IPAM solutions such as Infoblox or VitalQIP, you need to download the supported version of BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content and install the corresponding adapter and module as mentioned on the Enabling IP address management page.

Supporting vendor-specific devices 

TrueSight Network Automation is a multi-vendor solution that provides out-of-the-box support for routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, load balancers, and other devices, as shown in the following tables:

Supported SDN platforms

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS/OVA
VMware

Configuring VMware NSX (SDN) platform (BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.05 and later)

 VMware NSX Manager6.2.2
CiscoConfiguring Cisco ACI (BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.05 and later)

 Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

1.2(2h)

Supported firewalls

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS/OVA
Cisco
  • Adaptive Security Appliance 
  • PIX Firewalls
  • Catalyst 6500 Firewall Switching Modules
  • ASA
  • ASA 7.0
  • PIXOS 4.1 and higher
  • FWSM 2.2 and 3.1(10)
  • OS-PIX 8.7(1)4 with VNMC 2.0 (3f)
CiscoCisco VSG firewall

Nexus1000VSG

  • VSG1.3.1a OVA with VNMC 2.0 (3f)
  • VSG2.1.3 OVA with PNSC 3.0
Fortinet

Fortinet FortiGate firewall

All modelsFortiOS 4.0, 5.x
JuniperJuniper SRX firewallSRX3400, all models

JUNOS 11.4R11.4

Palo AltoPalo Alto
PA-4050OS 5.x
VMware

VMware vShield App firewall

 vSphere/vShield Manager 5.1.2

Supported load balancers

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS
CiscoCisco Application Control EngineACE10-6500-K9ACSW 3.0(0)A2(1.6a)
CitrixCitrix Netscaler VPX load balancersNetScaler Virtual Appliance 450010

OS- NS10.1: Build 119.7

F5F5 BIG-IP TMSHBIG-IP Virtual EditionBIG-IP TMOS 11.5.0
A10 NetworksA10 AX SeriesUnified Application Service Gateway vThunderACOS 4.1.1-P5.20 

Supported switches and routers

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS/OVA
CiscoIOS Switch/RouterAll modelsIOS 10.3 to 15.x
CiscoIOS Switch/RouterASR1000 SeriesIOS XE 12.2 and higher
CiscoIOS Switch/RouterCSR 1000V
IOS 15.4(2)S, X86_64_LINUX_IOSD-UNIVERSALK9-M / csr1000v-universalk9.03.12.00.S.154-2.S-std.ova
CiscoIOS XR RouterASR9000, XR12000, CRS-1IOS XR 3.9.0 and higher
CiscoNexus Switch1000, 5000, and 7000 series and virtual security gatewayNX-OS 4.x, 5.x
VMwareVMware vSwitchAll models of VMware vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS) or vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) on an ESX ServervSphere 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0

Others

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS
Cisco6120 and 6140 Fabric InterconnectsN20-C6508NX-OS 2.0(2q)
CiscoVNMC Virtual ApplianceAll modelsVNMC 1.x, VNMC 2.0 (3f), VNMC (PNSC)  3.0

For more information about configuring BMC Network Automation to work with devices for specific vendors, see Configuring vendor-specific devices in the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management documentation.

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