BMC Decision Support – Network Automation provides web-based reporting and analytics. In addition to providing a wide range of built-in reports, BMC Decision Support – Network Automation also enables you to easily create custom reports. 
Release notes and notices
updated 05 Jun
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Date

Title

Summary

June 03, 20168.8.00 enhancements
  • Support for new version of BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform
  • Create ad hoc reports for security vulnerabilities

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 Known and corrected issues 

 

Planning

 

Concepts, architecture, deployment, planning, and system requirements.

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data.

Configuring after installation

 

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Upgrading

 

Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.

Troubleshooting

 

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Using

 

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Administering

 

Security, system administration, maintenance.

Integrating

 

Integrations with other products.
What's new?

This topic contains information about enhancements in version 8.8.00 of the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation product. 


Support for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform version 4.1 Service Pack 6

BMC Decision Support – Network Automation now supports version 4.1 Service Pack 6 of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform.

Discontinued support for SAP BusinessObjects BI platform version 4.0

Starting with version 8.8.00, BMC Decision Support – Network Automation discontinues support for version 4.0 of SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.

Discontinued database support

Starting with version 8.8.00, BMC Decision Support – Network Automation discontinues support for the following databases:

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (R1)
  • Oracle Database 10g
  • PostgreSQL 8.x

Creating ad hoc reports for security vulnerabilities

BMC Network Automation stores the association between rules and security vulnerabilities in database tables. With version 8.8.00, BMC Decision Support – Network Automation fetches this association and the following security vulnerability details while doing the extract, transform, and load (ETL) process:

ObjectDescription

Security Vulnerability Id

A unique identification number assigned to a security vulnerability by BMC Network Automation

Title

A summary of the nature of the security vulnerability
Version

The latest version of the issue, usually a dot-separated numerical version string (for example, 1.2.3)

This field determines if an existing security vulnerability is older than the one being imported. Only newer versions are imported successfully when versions are present.

Base Score
The numerical severity of the issue, ranging from 0.0 to 10.0
When the vendor specifies more than one base score (for example, one base score per CVE ID), this field contains the highest score.
Initial ReleaseThe date/time when the security vulnerability was first published by the vendor
IdA unique identification tag assigned to the security vulnerability by the vendor
Status
The current state of the security vulnerability
The values are vendor-specific.
Notification UrlThe link to the vendor's page containing complete details about the security vulnerability

You can see the preceding objects in the Security Vulnerability Detail folder of the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation universe. Use these objects to create ad hoc reports as required. For more details about creating ad hoc reports, see Creating and formatting ad hoc reports.

Supported version of BMC Network Automation

Version 8.8.00 of BMC Decision Support – Network Automation supports version 8.8.00 of BMC Network Automation. 

Frequently asked questions and other information

 

This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation 8.8.00 documentation. It contains the following sections:

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BMC Decision Support – Network Automation.

 Which versions of third-party products are supported by BMC Decision Support - Network Automation?

Product versionJava Runtime Environment (JRE) versionApache Tomcat Server version
8.8.008 Update 72
7.0.67

 What happened to all the PDFs for this product?

Where to find information previously provided in a guide or manual

Document title

Found here in

Installation Guide

 Planning
 Installing
 Upgrading 

Administrator Guide

Administering

User Guide

Key concepts 
Integrating
Using 

 Where do I find release note information?

The following table describes where you can find information previously provided in release notes.

Type of information

Found here in

  • Issues corrected by the base release and its service packs and patches
  • Issues that are currently open

Known and corrected issues

 Where can I find technical bulletins?

Technical bulletins contained information delivered after a product was released, often in conjunction with a service pack or patch for that release.

Where to find information previously provided in a technical bulletin

Type of technical bulletin

Found here in

Contents of a service pack or patch and instructions particular to it

Other information

Placed in context throughout this space, but listed and linked to in Technical bulletins. You will not have this topic in the first release of the product such as 8.8.00.

 Where do I find information that was previously published as a flash bulletin?

Flashes contained urgent information about product issues and are delivered after a product is released. On docs.bmc.com, this information is delivered in an "Urgent issues" topic, under  Release notes and notices. If this topic does not exist for a given product release, no urgent issues have been discovered for that release.

 Is all the content for BMC Decision Support - Network Automation 8.8.00 in this space?
Yes, all the content for BMC Decision Support - Network Automation 8.8.00 is in this space.
 I’d like a PDF of just selected information. How can I do that?

You can create a custom PDF of this release notes and notices branch.

The BMC Documentation portal gives you the ability to generate PDF and Microsoft Word documents of single pages, and to create PDF exports of multiple pages in a space.  

Creating PDF and Word exports

You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what template you want to use:
    • Simple to export a lightweight PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index.
      By default, the Simple template only exports the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index.
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.


 

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