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Release notes and notices
updated 24 Jul

Date

Title

Summary

  4.0.00 enhancements

Product enhancements

New product support

  • Truesight Operations Management (TSOM): LUCU now supports the TSOM product starting with version 10.7

Existing product support enhancements for new releases

  • BCM Client Management (BCM) 12.5 and 12.6

  • BMC Database Automation (BDA) 8.8, 8.9 and 8.9.01
  • BMC Network Automation (BNA) 8.8 and 8.9

  • BMC Network Automation (BNA) 8.9.01

    • Changed with Rest API mechanism for efficient and faster execution

  • BMC Release Package and Deployment (RPD) 5.0.01 and 5.0.02

  • BMC Server Automation (BSA)  8.2 to 8.6

    • Redeveloped to use the JDBC approach for improved customer experience

  • BMC Release Process Management (RPM) 5.0.01 and 5.0.02

  • BMC Discovery (Discovery) 11.0 and 11.1
    • Changed with licensing count calculation to exclude client and desktop devices

Enhancements

  • The Help tab now provides the following information:
    • Links to documentation (online and PDF)
    • Email addresses in order to contact Support and the License Compliance team 
  • The Manage Deployment tab now provides the supported version numbers for each product in the "Select Product" list. 
    • For example: Remedy AR System Server v7.6.04 to v9.1.02 (ARS).
  • The Reports folder name has been changed to remove the weekday
  • Support for a non-default port for Unix based product configuration has been added 

Brand / legal name changes

The following product names have changed:

 

Previous Name

New Name

BMC BladeLogic Database Automation

BMC Database Automation

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation

BMC Server Automation

BMC BladeLogic Network Automation

BMC Network Automation

MyIT

BMC Digital Workplace

 

 

 

  3.6.00 enhancements
January 13, 2017 3.5.00 enhancements
  • Two new products have been added:
    • Release Process Management (RPM) – 4.6.00 to 5.0.00
    • BMC Release Package and Deployment (RPD) – 4.8.00 to 5.0.00

      For a complete list of supported integrations with other BMC products, see .Integrating v3.5.00.
       
  • Current product upgrade support has been added for:
    • BladeLogic Server Automation - BSA 8.8 and 8.9
    • TrueSight Capacity Optimization – TSCO 10.7
  • User Interface (UI) changes for improved customer experience
    • A tooltip has been added to the Email Reports button (License Report tab) to notify users to select the record(s) from the Select All column
    • The “Current License Report Run” label (License Report tab) has been changed to "License Report Run Notes"
    • The following note has been added to the Manage Deployment tab: “LU supports: English input language characters, numerals and special characters”
    • BSA 8.7 has been changed to 8.7 to 8.9

October 24, 2016 3.0.00 enhancements
  • The UI has been updated to enhance usability, including button and drop-down colors. See the Getting started topic.
  • The BNA report has been updated to correspond to the report in the BNA product.

July 21, 2016

2.5.00 enhancements

April 11, 2016 2.0.00 enhancements

December 15, 2015

1.6.00 enhancements

  • The Report File Prefix field has been added to the Manage Deployments form where you can enter the server name. This will be automatically appended to the report file name. See Adding deployments.
  • The Email Attachment File Prefix text box has been added to the License Report tab. This enables you to append a prefix to the file name, such as your organization's name, so that you can easily find the file in your default email client mailbox. See Emailing reports.
  • When reports are generated by the License Utility, a CSV file is created from the BMC product's native file. The License Utility internally converts the native file format (for example, XML or HTML) to the CSV format. See Running reports.
  • Documentation enhancements and changes

May 19, 2015

1.0.00 enhancements

  • Installation
    • The installer includes a license for easier installation
    • The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is included with the utility, eliminating the need to install/upgrade the existing JRE installed on user computers
    • As part of the initial setup and prerequisites, an automated copy process was added for BMC product-specific script files 
    • A new feature was added to encrypt/decrypt credentials
    • New user interface
      • See the Quick tour of the new UI with screenshots in the Getting started topic.

        • New robust and feature-rich user interface
        • License Report and Management Deployment tabs
        • New Help tab to provide user documentation 
  • Deployments
    • Add, edit and delete deployments with real-time connectivity test and validation for a given user session
    • Test existing deployments to ensure data validity at any point of time 
  • Reports 
    • You can run license usage reports on: ADDM, ARS, BDA, BNA, and BSA
    • You can run reports for deployments hosted on both Unix/Linux and Windows platforms
    • When running license usage reports, you can:
        • Select single, multiple, or all deployments 
        • Select various duration times (start and end dates for the report time frame)
        • View real-time status messages while the report is running

Tip

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Introduction

 

Videos >

Reports overview

 

Information about reports

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data

Upgrading to 4.0.00

 

Information about uninstalling previous versions and installing version 4.0.00

Configuring product servers

 

Information about configuring user and environment settings

Administering deployments

 

Information about adding, editing, and deleting deployments

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