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    BMC Virtual Chat 9.1

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    • BMC Virtual Chat 9.1

    BMC Virtual Chat helps self-service users solve issues.

    Release notes and notices
    updated 05 Sep
    This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, maintenance releases, service packs, and patches. It also provides license entitlement information for the release.


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    December 5, 20169.1.02: Service Pack 2

    The Chat Notification Servlet Proxy Pass (CNS Proxy Pass) is a configuration setting used to streamline the process of sending notifications in a load-balancing environment.

    In version 9.1.02, integration of BMC Virtual Chat with Microsoft Lync is no longer available for customers who perform a fresh installation.

    November 10, 2016Product announcementsProvides a statement of direction for the end of life for integration with Microsoft Lync.
    November 5, 2016PDFs and videosAn index of topics with videos is now available.
    June 23, 20169.1.01: Service Pack 1

    Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues, and the following enhancements:

    • The chat display is now more visually similar to other instant messaging applications.
    • The display of the Quick Links tab is improved.
    • Chat Alerts now use single sign-on, if you enable it for the BMC Remedy Mid Tier.
    • Overlays allow you to preserve custom configurations of the Self Service Portal during upgrades.
    • Improved diagnostics
    April 8, 2015Configuring knowledge articles to launch in BMC MyITIf you have BMC MyIT 3.0.01 or later, you can configure knowledge articles in BMC MyIT.
    December 22, 20159.1

    BMC Virtual Chat 9.1 is released. Version 9.1 includes the following enhancements:

    • VIP routing
    • Capability to relate a chat to an open incident
    • Enhanced Lync integration
    • Support Agent Console enhancements


    Ready-made PDFs are available on the PDFs and videos page. You can also create a custom PDF.

     Click here to see the steps.

    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.





    Deployment, planning, system requirements.


    Information about installing BMC Virtual Chat


    Information about upgrading BMC Virtual Chat


    Troubleshooting, diagnostics, log files and contacting Support.


    Using the Agent Console. Overview of the Self Service Portal and how to configure features


    Administering the Self Service Portal and the Agent Console


    Developing AIML scripts and customizing the Self Service Portal


    Integrations with BMC Remedy ITSM, Microsoft Lync, and other products

    Known and corrected issues

    FAQs and additional resources
    This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Virtual Chat 9.1 documentation. It contains the following sections:

    Frequently asked questions

    This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about BMC Virtual Chat.

     How can I make my company logo appear instead of the BMC Virtual Chat logo?

    The default logo file, named bmclogo.gif, is located in the /resources/img/ folder on the mid tier server. First, move your company logo to the /resources/img/ folder. Then, use the Self Service Portal Configuration tool to modify the Application Portal - Interface to point to your logo. The logo definition is the first line of the entry.


    For more information, see Changing the logo in the application portal.

     How do I prevent the title in BMC Knowledge Management articles from being searched?

    In the first line of the BMC Knowledge Management Virtual Chat Query, set the keytermsrelevancy value to  0  (zero) and theresort value to  false .

    [vaq:xmlresults maxrows='10' keytermsrelevancy='0' keytermselement='title' resort='false']

    For more information, see Defining Virtual Agent Queries

     How can I change the default greeting?

    You can change the virtual agent greeting in the ES_Chat:DVFFormatString Self Service form. The Default Display Message section contains the initial greeting. Change it and restart Apache Tomcat for the changes to take effect.

    For more information, see Changing the initial customer greeting.  

     How do I change the default location of the Program D var folder?

    Specify the new path in the web.xml file (in the /webapps/programd/web_inf folder) and then restart Apache Tomcat. The path is specified in the <param-value> element:


     How can I change the default No Answer virtual chat query to display my company website instead of performing a Google search?

    In the Virtual Chat Query configuration, change the URL field from the Google default to your company URL. 

    For more information, see Defining Virtual Chat Queries.  

    Additional resources from BMC

    The following BMC sites provide information outside of the BMC Virtual Chat 9.1 documentation that you might find helpful:

    The following site, which is not created or endorsed by BMC, also provides information that you might find helpful:

    • The Action Request System discussion list, ARSLIST