8.6.00 enhancements

This topic contains information about enhancements in version 8.6.00 of the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation product.

Added SCAP compliance reporting

With this release, BMC Decision Support for Server Automation offers an additional type of reports that are based on compliance analysis of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) benchmark content. The information in the SCAP Compliance reports is derived from the SCAP Compliance Job runs in BMC Server Automation servers.

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation provides various built-in SCAP Compliance reports. Also, you can create your own ad-hoc reports.  

New built-in SCAP Compliance reports

The following new SCAP Compliance reports are available with this release of the product. For more information about these reports, see Built-in Compliance reports

Report nameDescription
SCAP Summary By BenchmarkSummarizes the SCAP compliance results for servers for a benchmark over a selected time interval.
SCAP Summary By ServerSummarizes the SCAP compliance results for benchmarks for a server over a selected time interval.
Detailed SCAP ReportProvides detailed information for the SCAP compliance rules for a benchmark on the server over a selected time interval.

Changes in the BMC BladeLogic data model

To enable SCAP Compliance reporting, the BMC BladeLogic data model now includes SCAP folder containing query items. These query items enable you to create ad-hoc SCAP Compliance reports. The following table lists the query subjects and query items included in the SCAP folder. For details of these query items and the complete data model sheet, click the "8.6 BMC BladeLogic data model" link at Data model.

Query subjectQuery itemFull path
SCAP CollectionCollection Identifier*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP Collection/Collection Identifier
 Collection File Name*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP Collection/Collection File Name
 Collection Deleted*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP Collection/Collection Deleted
SCAP DataStreamDataStream Identifier*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/DataStream Identifier
 DataStream File Name*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/DataStream File Name
 DataStream Version*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/DataStream Version
 Use Case*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/Use Case
 Timestamp*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/Timestamp
 DataStream Deleted*Compliance/SCAP/SCAP DataStream/DataStream Deleted
SCAP BenchmarkBenchmark IdentifierCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Identifier
 Benchmark File NameCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark File Name
 Benchmark TitleCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Title
 Benchmark DescriptionCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Description
 Benchmark PlatformCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Platform
 Benchmark VersionCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Version
 Benchmark DeletedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Benchmark/Benchmark Deleted
SCAP RuleRule Group IdentifierCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Group Identifier
 Rule Group TitleCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Group Title
 Rule Group DescriptionCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Group Description
 Rule Group DeletedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Group Deleted
 Rule Group WeightCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Group Weight
 Rule IdentifierCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Identifier
 Rule TitleCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Title
 Rule DescriptionCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Description
 Rule DeletedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Deleted
 Rule WeightCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule/Rule Weight
SCAP Job Run ResultServers AttemptedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Job Run Result/Servers Attempted
 Compliant ServersCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Job Run Result/Compliant Servers
 Non Compliant ServersCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Job Run Result/Non Compliant Servers
 Rules CheckedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Job Run Result/Rules Checked
SCAP Server ResultRules CheckedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Checked
 Rules PassedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Passed
 Rules FailedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Failed
 Rules UnknownCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Unknown
 Rules ErroredCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Errored
 Rules Not ApplicableCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Not Applicable
 Rules Not CheckedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Not Checked
 Rules Not SelectedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Not Selected
 Rules InformationalCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Informational
 Rules FixedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Server Result/Rules Fixed
SCAP Rule ResultProfileCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Profile
 Run ModeCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Run Mode
 Recursion LevelCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Recursion Level
 Log LevelCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Log Level
 Rules CheckedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Rules Checked
 Is PassCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Pass
 Is FailCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Fail
 Is UnknownCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Unknown
 Is ErrorCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Error
 Is NotApplicableCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is NotApplicable
 Is NotCheckedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is NotChecked
 Is NotSelectedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is NotSelected
 Is InformationalCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Informational
 Is FixedCompliance/SCAP/SCAP Rule Result/Is Fixed

Note

  • Query items marked with * are based on SCAP version 1.2 components. In an SCAP Compliance report for SCAP version 1.0, these items are displayed as 'Not Applicable'.
  • If only the SCAP Compliance Jobs (and not the Compliance Jobs) have been run in BMC Server Automation, the query items from the query subjects (except Compliance Server) do not display data in the ad hoc report. The report displays data only if you use a query item from the SCAP folder.

 To see changes in the 8.5 SP1 BMC BladeLogic data model, click here..

A new query item, IAVA ID has been added to the Windows Bulletin query subject in the Patch domain. This attribute indicates the Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert ID of a Windows bulletin. Access this query item at Patch > Patch Overview > Patch Details > Windows Bulletin.

To see the complete BladeLogic data model sheet, click the "8.5.01 BMC BladeLogic data model" link at Data model.

 To see changes in the 8.5 BMC BladeLogic data model, click here..

To enable you to create reports based on the ACL policies and new object types, the following query subjects and query items have been included in various domain folders in the BMC BladeLogic data model. To see the details of these query items and the complete BladeLogic data model sheet, click the "8.5 BMC BladeLogic data model" link at Data model.

Domain folderQuery subjectQuery itemFull path
ComplianceCompliance Rule ResultRule Result String OverflowCompliance Rule Result/Rule Result String Overflow
InventoryServerStaging DirectoryServer/Staging Directory
RBAC
























RoleAuthorization MethodRole/Authorization Method
UserLast Active DateRole/User/Last Active Date
ACL Policy





ACL Policy NameACL Policy/ACL Policy Name
ACL Policy DescriptionACL Policy/ACL Policy Description
Date CreatedACL Policy/Date Created
Date ModifiedACL Policy/Date Modified
Created User NameACL Policy/Created User Name
Modified User NameACL Policy/Modified User Name
ACL Policy DeletedACL Policy/ACL Policy Deleted
BL Package and NSH Script





Object TypeObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Type
Object NameObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Type
Object DescriptionObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Description
Object Created DateObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Created Date
Object Modified DateObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Modified Date
Object DeletedObject/BL Package and NSH Script/Object Deleted
Custom Command



CommandObject/Custom Command/Command
Command Display NameObject/Custom Command/Command Display Name
Command Created DateObject/Custom Command/Command Created Date
Command Modified DateObject/Custom Command/Command Modified Date
Command DeletedObject/Custom Command/Command Deleted
Config FileConfig File NameObject/Custom Command/Config File Name
ObjectAuthorization MethodObject/Authorization Method
Audit Trail

Site NameAudit Trail/Site Name
User NameAudit Trail/User Name
Role NameAudit Trail/Role Name
RBAC FiltersPolicy is not deletedRBAC Filters/Policy is not deleted
Patch













Patch Information



Patch Smart Group NamePatch Overview/Patch Information/Patch Smart Group Name
Patch Smart Group Patch Overview/Patch Information/Patch Smart Group
Catalog Update StatusPatch Overview/Patch Information/Catalog Update Information/Catalog Update Status
Catalog Update Job Run Start TimePatch Overview/Patch Information/Catalog Update Information/Catalog Update Job Run Start Time
Catalog Update Execution Time (secs) Patch Overview/Patch Information/Catalog Update Information/Catalog Update Execution Time (secs)
Installed Server CountPatch Overview/Patch Information/Installed Server Count
Windows Bulletin

Bulletin IDPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows Bulletin/Bulletin ID
Patch Type IDPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows Bulletin/Patch Type ID
ImpactPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows Bulletin/Impact
Impact DescriptionPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows Bulletin/Impact Description
Windows HotFix

Patch Type IDPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows HotFix/Patch Type ID
Superseded ByPatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows HotFix/Superseded By
Superseded By ScorePatch Overview/Patch Details/Windows HotFix/Superseded By Score
Missing Patch Details

Is MissingMissing Patch Details/Is Missing
Is InstalledMissing Patch Details/Is Installed
Patch StatusMissing Patch Details/Patch Status
Patch ServerServer Group NamePatch/Patch Server/Server Group Name
Server Smart Group NamePatch/Patch Server/Server Smart Group Name
Patch FiltersPatch Job Latest RunPatch Filters/Patch Job Latest Run

The following query items have been deleted from the RBAC domain folder in the BMC BladeLogic data model in this version of the product.

Note

If you have included these items in any of the reports in previous versions of the product, data for these items will not be available in this version of the product.

Query subjectQuery item
Profile


Authorization Description
Authorization Display Name
Authorization Type
Authorization Method
Site Name
Profile Authorization
RoleSystem Role

 To see changes in the 8.3 BMC BladeLogic data model, click here...

To see the complete BladeLogic data model sheet, click the "8.3 BMC BladeLogic data model" link at Data model.

Removed duplicate query items

In versions earlier than 8.3, the OS Vendor and Subnet Mask information is present in multiple query subjects. From this release, this information is available only in the OS Vendor and Subnet Mask query items, which are present in the Inventory\Server query subject.

Removed properties from the Inventory Server Property query subject

The following properties are no longer available in the Inventory Server Property query subject:

  • REPEATER_STAGING_DIR
  • STAGING_DIR
 To see changes in the 8.2 BMC BladeLogic data model, click here...

See the following documents for the complete 8.2 BladeLogic data model and for the changes done in the data model in version 8.2. A sample CSV file obtained from report analysis on BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.1 is also available.

DocumentDescription
Query items mapping from version 8.1 to version 8.2

This document lists the mapping of query items from version 8.1 to 8.2.

Query items removed in version 8.2This document lists the query items that are no longer available in version 8.2.
8.2 BMC BladeLogic data modelThis document contains information about the query subjects and query items available in the BMC BladeLogic data model version 8.2.
Sample CSV file obtained by report analysisThis document is a sample CSV file obtained from report analysis on BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.1

Supported versions of BMC Server Automation

 Version 8.6.00 of BMC Decision Support for Server Automation supports the following versions of BMC Server Automation: 

  • 8.6.00
  • 8.5.01, 8.5 Patch 1, 8.5.00 

New component versions

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.6.00 supports the following component versions:

ComponentVersion
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)JRE 7 update 71
Apache HTTP Server (Web Server) 2.2.29
OpenSSL1.0.1j
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)11.1g

Added platform support

With this release, BMC Decision Support for Server Automation provides support for the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7 (x86-64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3

For information about the complete platform support, see Platform support.

Added database support

Integration with BSA Value Dashboard and Health Dashboard

Starting with version 8.6.00, the BSA Value Dashboard and Health Dashboard are integrated with the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation portal and are available as out-of-the-box reports. You don't need to install these dashboards separately. 

BSA Value Dashboard shows the potential value in terms of dollars and hours that can be realized by your organization by using BMC Server Automation. Calculations are based on a set of standard values BMC has determined. For more information, see Built-in BSA Value Dashboard.

The Health Dashboard report offers a single interface that gathers information about the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation configuration settings and assesses their health. For more information, see Built-in Health Dashboard.

Related topic

Downloading the installation files

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