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.

Importing out-of-box content and enabling the dashboards and quick start page

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Various optional product objects are provided as out-of-box content to support common tasks and use cases. These objects are installed automatically by the unified product installer, but are not installed by the individual component installers. Similarly, the quick start page and Health and Value Dashboards, optional user interfaces, are not activated when you install or upgrade TrueSight Server Automation using the individual component installers.

After using the individual component installers to perform an installation or upgrade, you can choose to manually import the various types of out-of-box content and to manually activate the optional user interfaces.

For more information about the optional out-of-box content, see New items installed when you upgrade.


This task is not required if you use the unified product installer to install or upgrade TrueSight Server Automation. 

The following table provides additional details and instructions for importing the optional out-of-box content and activating the optional product interfaces:

Install blcontent, a collection of sample prepackaged content.From the directory where TrueSight Server Automation is installed on the Application Server, enter the appropriate command:
  • (Windows) NSH\bin\blcontent.exe
  • (Linux and UNIX) /NSH/bin/blcontent

For more information, see Loading prepackaged content.

Import agent installers, agent bundles, and Agent Installer Jobs

 Click here to see a list of provided agent-related objects and their locations.

ObjectDepot PathCan be used for
Installers/Depot/BMC Maintenance/Agent Installers/Agent install and upgrade
Bundles/Depot/BMC Maintenance/Agent Bundles/Agent upgrade
Jobs/BMC Maintenance/Agent Installer Jobs/Agent upgrade

For more information about using these objects, see Installing one or more agents using the TrueSight Server Automation Console and Upgrading the RSCD Agent using an Agent Installer Job.

Execute an NSH script named CreateDepotSoftwareForAgents.nsh.

Run the following commands:

  1. blcred cred -acquire -profile '<PROFILE>'
  2. nsh '<BASE_DIR>/files/installers/rscd/CreateDepotSoftwareForAgents.nsh' false '<PROFILE>' '<ROLE>' '<APPSRVR_HOST>' '<BASE_DIR>/files/installers/rscd' '<VERSION (of TSSA installation)>'

    For example,

    nsh '/usr/apps/bladelogic/Stage/8.9.03/Disk1/files/installers/rscd/CreateDepotSoftwareForAgents.nsh' false 'domainProfile' 'BLAdmins' 'myappserver' '/usr/apps/bladelogic/Stage/8.9.03/Disk1/files/installers/rscd' ''

Activate the Health and Value Dashboards

Execute an NSH script named CreateDashboardReportJob.nsh.

Use the following series of commands to acquire credentials using the blcred utility and then to execute the NSH script:

blcred cred -acquire -profile '<PROFILE>'

nsh '<BASE_DIR>/files/dashboard/CreateDashboardReportJob.nsh' '<PROFILE>' '<ROLE>' '<BASE_DIR>/files/dashboard'

You can also use the BLCLI Utility generateDashboardReport  to generate the Dashboard report.

Import HTML reports and other artifacts for the SCAP compliance analysis of containers and images

Execute an NSH script named CreateContainerComplianceArtifacts.nsh.

Run the following commands:

  1. blcred cred -acquire -profile '<PROFILE>'
  2. nsh '<BASE_DIR>/files/container_compliance/CreateContainerComplianceArtifacts.nsh' '<PROFILE>' '<ROLE>' '<BASE_DIR>/files/container_compliance'
Activate the quick start page

Run the following blasadmin command:

set appserver DisableBSAConsoleQuickStartPage false

For more information, see Controlling the display of the quick start page.

Copy the Application Server installers to the file server for the Add Node functionality

Perform the following steps:

  1. On the file server, create a directory structure under the root for installer_bundle/<os>/files, where <os> is either linux or windows.
  2. Copy the contents of <upi dir>/Disk1/files/installers into the <file server>/installer_bundle/<os>/files directory that you created.

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