Configuring vendor-specific devices

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management supports the following devices:


Please note that BMC cannot test every device type against every possible hardware model and operating system version that a vendor has produced in the past or might produce in the future. It is difficult to predict if your specific combination will function perfectly or not. Therefore BMC cannot guarantee that the out-of-the-box content will work 100% on every device you have. However, most such issues can be easily remedied with small fixes to the adapter logic that can be imported immediately into your system. Please work with BMC customer support to resolve such issues and help improve our baseline for everyone.

Supported firewalls

VendorDeviceSupported modelsOS/OVA
  • 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


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

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 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

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


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

Configuring BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management with BMC Network Automation

BMC 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.

BMC regularly adds support for new devices. The Device Adapter Capabilities report shows the complete list of device types, the supported models, supported OS versions, access modes, file transfer modes, and other information.

The topics in this section contain information about configuring BMC Network Automation to work with devices for specific vendors.

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