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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.

Service Pack 4: version 8.9.04


This section contains information about the enhancements in this version of TrueSight Server Automation.

Enhancements

TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04 provides the following new features and enhancements. 


Job enhancements

Option to set the maximum number of target servers

TrueSight Server Automation now provides a job qualification check.You can now set the maximum number of servers against which all jobs can be executed. This allows the TrueSight Server Automation administrator to prevent users from running jobs against a large number of servers.

Every time you perform the following actions, a message with the number of target servers is displayed.

  • Create Job
  • Create Execution Task
  • Modify Job
  • Execute Against
  • Execute a job

For example, a maximum of three target servers is allowed.  A job is targeted to a smart group, and there are three target servers during execution. The job starts successfully. Then, the smart group conditions are modified such that more than three servers are included in the smart group. The next time the job runs against this smart group, the job will not start and the user executing the job receives the following message:


For information about how to set the maximum number of target servers, see Reviewing the number of servers a job will impact.

Option to generate script logs for Network Shell script job for ease of parsing

A new Show Only Script Logs option is added to the NSH Script Job panel.  When this option is selected in the job, only the per-target script output in the Network Shell Script Job Run Log is displayed.

By default, this option is not selected and the log output shows information related to the job execution as well as the per-target script output.  For example, the below shows the difference in log output for the same NSH Script.

Before selecting the option:

After selecting the option:

For more information about the Show Only Script Logs option, see Network Shell Script Job - General panel.

You can also use the new NSHScriptJob - showOnlyScriptLogs BLCLI command to set the option to show only the per-target script logs for the specified NSH Script Job.


Integrated support for executing PowerShell scripts

TrueSight Server Automation now provides integrated support for executing PowerShell scripts (PowerShell version 4 and later). In previous releases, a custom developed solution was required to execute PowerShell scripts through TrueSight Server Automation.

You can add PowerShell scripts as Type 3 NSH Script objects.

In addition to executing PowerShell scripts through Type 3 NSH Script objects, you can also use 

  • scriptutil, including using scriptutil in Extended Objects (for Live Browse, Snapshot, Audit, and Compliance).
  • nexec to directly nexec PowerShell scripts.

For more information about adding and executing PowerShell scripts, see Executing PowerShell scripts on target servers.


Compliance content

New templates

The following templates are added in this version:

Updated templates

The following component templates for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) policy have been updated to the following benchmarks: 

  • CIS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is updated to benchmark version 2.1.0 of December 27, 2017
  • CIS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is updated to benchmark version 2.2.0 of December 27, 2017
  • CIS on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 is updated to benchmark version 2.1.0 of December 28, 2017
  • CIS on Windows Server 2008 is updated to benchmark version 3.1.0 of March 30, 2018
  • CIS on Windows Server 2008 R2 is updated to benchmark version 3.1.0 of March 30, 2018
  • CIS on Windows Server 2012 is updated to benchmark version 2.1.0 of March 30, 2018
  • CIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 is updated to benchmark version 2.3.0 of March 30, 2018

The following component templates for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) policy have been updated to the following benchmarks: 

  • DISA on Windows Server 2008 R2 DC is updated to benchmark version 1 - Release 28 of October 26, 2018 
  • DISA on Windows Server 2008 R2 MS is updated to benchmark version 1 - Release 28 of October 26, 2018 
  • DISA on Windows Server 2012 DC (2012 and 2012 R2) is updated to benchmark version 2 - Release 14 of October 26, 2018
  • DISA on Windows Server 2012 MS (2012 and 2012 R2) is updated to benchmark version 2 - Release 14 of October 26, 2018
  • DISA on Windows Server 2016 is updated to benchmark version 1 - Release 6 of October 26, 2018
  • DISA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is updated to benchmark version 1 - Release 20 of October 26, 2018
  • DISA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is updated to benchmark version 2 - Release 1 of July 27, 2018 

The following component templates for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) policy have been updated for version 3.2.1 of May 2018 benchmark:

  • PCI on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • PCI on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

For the complete list of available templates, see Compliance Content support and requirements.


Integration with multiple instances of Remedy OnDemand

TrueSight Server Automation now supports integration with multiple Remedy OnDemand instances. For information about how to integrate TrueSight Server Automation with Remedy OnDemand instances, see Integrating TrueSight Server Automation with BMC Remedy OnDemand.


Third-party software updates

Now, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version that is shipped with TrueSight Server Automation has been upgraded to Azul JRE 1.8.0_192 from Oracle JRE 1.8.0_181. 

Now, the version of the SysInfo utility has been updated to 10-H86 from 10-H82 for Linux x86 and x64 operating systems.

For more information about other third-party software versions, see Third-party software.


Added platform support

TrueSight Server Automation now supports the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard and Windows Server 2019 Datacenter operating systems
  • Ubuntu 18.04 operating system
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 operating system with ppc64le architecture
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 database
  • CentOS Linux 7.(86-64) operating system for patching

For more information about the supported platforms, see Supported platforms.


Applying the service pack

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Release

Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 1 for Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.227

8.9.04.001June 21, 2019
Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.200

8.9.04January 28, 2019
Patch 1 for version 8.9 Service Pack 3

8.9.03.647

8.9.03.001October 5, 2018
Service Pack 3 for version 8.9

8.9.03.162

8.9.03June 11, 2018

Installing the service pack as a fresh product installation

If you are installing this service pack as fresh product installation, do one of the following:

Upgrading to the service pack

You can upgrade to this service pack from the following versions of TrueSight Server Automation:

  • 8.9.03.001, 8.9.03, 8.9.02, 8.9.01.001, 8.9.01, 8.9.00
  • 8.8.x
  • 8.7.x

To upgrade, do one of the following:

Using with BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.9.00 is not compatible with TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9.04. BMC Decision Support for Server Automation (BDSSA) customers must install a hotfix on BDSSA 8.9, before installing or upgrading to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04. For more information about the hotfix, see this page in the BDSSA documentation.

Related topics

Downloading the installation files

Known and corrected issues

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