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This space contains information about the BMC Network Automation version 8.7 release and includes information about urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches. BMC Network Automation version 8.7 release is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite 8.7 release.

What's new

Announcement, Aug 20, 2015

BMC Software announces the release of BMC Network Automation 8.7.00. For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes and notices.

For a description of all open and corrected issues in BMC Network Automation, see Known and corrected issues.

Version 8.7.00 of the BMC Network Automation product features the following enhancements:

CategoryEnhancementFor more information
Network Security Operations (SecOps)
  • Support for generating the compliance rules to detect security vulnerabilities
  • Additional options provided to enhance the rule grammar
Network SecOps enhancements
RebrandingRebranded BMC Network Automation installer screens and UI to adhere to changed logo and color scheme of BMCUI enhancements

Support for stronger encryption algorithms and updated cryptographic libraries for enhanced security

Security enhancements
Devices and device adapters
  • As part of making BMC Network Automation compliant with the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) architecture, support for allowing templates to include various device command elements
  • Support for new device adapters and support for new devices in the existing adapters
Device and device adapter enhancements
Databases and platforms
  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Support for Oracle 12c Real Application Clusters (RAC) and PostgreSQL 9.3.5 
  • Support for encrypted connections to the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine
Database and platform support
  • New Transcript Comparison report
  • Enhanced Compliance Summary report
Reporting enhancements

Better control over purging of device data per realm

Purging enhancements
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
  • Support for adding an address pool with a different pool mask
  • Support for resizing a VLAN
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management-related enhancements

Where to start

In the following table, click the link related to your task to learn more about how to proceed with this product:

New to the productKey concepts
Viewing information about the release and its service packs and patchesRelease notes and notices
Certifying and maintaining the BMC Network Automation application

Defining rules, user roles within the product, policies, custom actions, and device adapters

Viewing Priority, Status, Activity, and Support Reports

Managing reports

Understanding the end-to-end process for achieving value with BMC Network Automation integrated with BMC Cloud Lifecycle ManagementUse cases
Managing network pod and container design

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