BMC Decision Support for Server Automation is a web-based reporting application that provides extensive reporting capabilities related to your data-center servers that are managed by BMC.
Release notes and notices
updated 08 Oct
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Title

Summary

October 8, 2018Notification of critical security issues in BMC Decision Support for Server AutomationFlash notification of critical security issues and the process to fix them.
June 12, 20178.9.00 HotfixBMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.9.00 is not compatible with BMC Server Automation version 8.9 SP1. This hotfix must be applied on BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9.00, if you plan to use BMC Server Automation 8.9 SP1 with the product.
September 23, 20168.9.00 enhancements
  • Support for open schema
  • Support for new component versions
  • Supported versions of BMC Server Automation

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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:
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    • 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.

XML and HTML exports

If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.

 

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For information about hotfix that can be installed on BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9, see Prerequisite for using BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9.00 with BSA- OLD.

 

Planning

 

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

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data.

Configuring after installation

 

Required post-installation configuration.

Upgrading

 

Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.

Troubleshooting

 

Issues resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

Using

 

Interface descriptions, using the product.

Administering

 

Security, system administration, maintenance.

Integrating

 

Integrations with other products.
What's new?

This topic contains information about enhancements in version 8.9.00 of the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation product.

Open schema

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.9 provides details about the database schema.

You can now access the reporting data generated from BMC Server Automation and integrate it with any database warehouse solution already in use in your organization (for example, Tableau, Business Objects, SAP, Informatica, and so on) to generate customized reports.

The BMC Decision Support for Server Automation schema is available for following domains of BMC Server Automation:

Supported versions of BMC Server Automation

Version 8.9.00 of BMC Decision Support for Server Automation supports the following versions of BMC Server Automation: 

  • 8.9.00
  • 8.8.00

New component versions

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.9.00 supports the following component versions:

ComponentVersion
JRE8 Update 102
Apache Tomcat for Cognos Portal6.0.44
Cognos reporting framework10.2.2

Related topic

Downloading the installation files

Frequently asked questions and other information

 

This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9.00 documentation. It contains the following sections:

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about BMC Decision Support for Server Automation.

 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

BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation
Installation Guide: for Oracle

BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation
Installation Guide: for SQL Server

Planning
Installing
Configuring after installation
Upgrading
Troubleshooting 

BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation Database Administrator Guide

Administering
Installing 
Troubleshooting  

BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation User Guide

Key concepts 
Integrating
Using
Administering 
Configuring after installation
Troubleshooting

BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation User Guide: Report Authoring

Using
Key concepts

 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

New features (enhancements) and other information in 8.9.00

8.9.00 enhancements

  • 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 8.9.00.

 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 for Server Automation 8.9.00 in this space?
Yes, all the content for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9.00 is in this space.
 I’d like a PDF of just selected information. How can I do that?

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.

XML and HTML exports

If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.

 

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. Once the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

 Where can I find information about the platforms currently supported for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation product versions?

You can find information about supported platforms on BMC Support Central, under Product Availability and Compatibility.

 What are the supported BMC Server Automation versions?

For information about supported BMC Server Automation versions, see BMC Server Automation requirements.

 Which versions of third-party products are supported by BMC Decision Support for Server Automation?
Product versionJava Runtime Environment (JRE) version (shipped with product)Apache Tomcat version for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation ConsoleApache Tomcat version for reports portal (Cognos)Apache HTTP Server (Web Server) versionOpenSSL version
8.9.008 Update 1028.0.236.0.442.4.121.0.2f
 Where do I find content_templates.zip in BMC Decision Support for Server Automation?

For information Inventory templates, see Installing Inventory templates and other scripts.

 I need to write a custom report. Where do I start?
 I don't have access to Report Studio in BMC Decision Support for Server Automation? What should I do?

To use Report Studio, you must purchase a license for it and then enable it using the instructions that you are given when you purchase the license. To obtain the license, contact BMC Support.

 How do I edit existing reports?

You can edit existing reports using Report Studio. To use Report Studio, you must purchase a license for it and then enable it using the instructions that you are given when you purchase the license. For information about editing reports, see the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Report Studio Professional Authoring User Guide at PDFs.

 How do I create a report template and customize the branding?
 How do I change the default timeout period for the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation portal?
 How do I create report views?

For information about creating report views, see the IBM Cognos Connection User Guide at PDFs.

Additional resources from BMC

The following BMC sites provide information outside of the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9 documentation that you might find helpful: 

PDFs

 



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