This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Custom commands

Custom commands allow you to perform many functions from within the TrueSight Server Automation Console that might otherwise require you to launch a command line interface like Network Shell or other external applications.
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You can define a custom command to perform any of the following actions:

  • Launch a script or executable program on a target server. If necessary, the script or program can execute against a file or directory on the target server.
  • Launch an application that resides on the user's local computer.
    Scripts, programs, or applications can execute in a command line interface, a graphical user interface, or a tabular format, like a spreadsheet, that is displayed within a separate tab.

A typical installation includes standard custom commands that are available by default if your role has the appropriate permissions. The following table lists the standard custom commands TrueSight Server Automation provides:

Custom Command


Agent Information

Runs the Network Shell agentinfo command, which provides information about specified servers.

Network Top

Displays processes running on servers across a network. Information appears in a shell and is updated on a periodic basis.

NSH Here

Opens a Network Shell on specified servers.

Reboot Server

Reboots specified servers.

Remote Desktop Connection

Opens a connection with a remote Microsoft Windows machine.


Runs the secadmin utility, which returns the security settings for one or more servers. Running this command on multiple servers determines whether their security settings match.

Server Overview

Displays information about the configuration of specified servers, such as their speed, disk size, and memory.

View Disk Usage

Displays statistics about disk usage on specified servers.

View Memory Usage

Displays memory usage on specified servers.

View Processes

Displays processes running on specified servers.

View Server Activity

Displays overview information about activity on specified servers, such as the number of processes running and the amount of memory used on those servers.

The Custom Command Administration window lets you perform any of the following procedures:

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