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.

TrueSight Server Automation components

The product provides a comprehensive solution for the initial provisioning and ongoing automated management of servers. A TrueSight Server Automation system consists of the following components:



TrueSight Server Automation console

A GUI-based system for provisioning of servers and automating their management.


A web-based user interface for TrueSight Server Automation that offers a subset of the functionality available in the TrueSight Server Automation console. See BladeLogic Portal 1.2.

Network Shell

A cross-platform shell with scripting capability that gives seamless access to remote servers from central management workstations.

RSCD agent (Remote System Call Daemon)

Software that must be installed and running on each remote server that TrueSight Server Automation accesses.

Application Server

Secure, scalable software for controlling communication between TrueSight Server Automation components and remote servers and databases. Also, used during initial server provisioning.

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation

A reporting utility that delivers server configuration information to a web-based report viewer.

PXE server

Component used for the unattended provisioning of operating systems onto servers.


A set of utilities that let you perform most TrueSight Server Automation tasks from a command line.

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