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TrueSight Smart Reporting 19.01

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TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation is a web-based reporting application that provides extensive reporting capabilities related to your data-center servers that are managed by BMC.
Release notes and notices
updated 24 May


This section provides information about what is new or changed with the deployment of component products that make up the TrueSight Operations Management solution, including urgent issues, documentation updates, feature packs, and fix packs. 

Date

Title

Summary

April 04, 2019

TBD

19.01 features

This release provides a new reporting platform for TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse.

This version of TrueSight Smart Reporting denotes a change in strategy in the version number. Going forward, TrueSight Smart Reporting will have the version in the following format:

<year number>.<sequential release number in the year>

For example, 19.01. Further releases in 2019 will be versioned thus: 19.02, 19.03, and so on.

Releases in 2020 will be versioned thus: 20.01, 20.02, 20.03, and so on.

Note: No upgrade for TrueSight Smart Reporting

You cannot upgrade from TrueSight Smart Reporting 11.3.01 to this version. To use TrueSight Smart Reporting with TrueSight Operations Management, you must install TrueSight Smart Reporting version 11.3.01.

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    Creating PDF and Word exports

    You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

    To export to PDF or Word

    1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
      • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
      • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
    2. If exporting to PDF, select what template you want to use:
      • Simple to export a lightweight PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index.
        By default, the Simple template only exports the current page.
      • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index.
        By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.


     

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Known issues

Getting started

Planning

Installing

 






Planning

 

Concepts, architecture, deployment, planning, and system requirements.

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data.

Post-installation tasks

 

Required post-installation configuration.

Troubleshooting

 

Issues resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

Using

 

Interface descriptions, using the product.

Administering

 

Security, system administration, maintenance.
What's new?

This topic contains an overview of the features in version 19.01 of TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation.

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Planning

Known and corrected issues

Downloading the installation files


TrueSight Smart Reporting as the reporting tool

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation contains the following components:

  • TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse - A TrueSight Server Automation component that works as the ETL engine and the data warehouse.
  • TrueSight Smart Reporting - A reporting platform to display reports from the data that is generated by TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse.

TrueSight Smart Reporting is used as the reporting tool so that you can administer, create, and publish reports seamlessly. You can use simple drag-and-drop actions to create complex reports. It offers an enhanced, user-friendly look to your reports. 


Supported versions of TrueSight Server Automation

This version of TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation is supported with TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x.

As an TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse Administrator, you can add TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x as a site and run the extract, transform, load (ETL) process.


Usability features

Reporting features

You can perform the following tasks in TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation:

  • Create custom simple and complex reports. You can compare and analyze reports by using filters, summaries, and calculations. In addition, you can change the appearance of the reports.
  • Create Drill Through reports. With Drill Through reports, you can click a hyperlink to another report and get a deeper insight into your data. You can create Drill Through reports by creating parent-child relationships between the reports that you want to link.
  • Export reports in different formats (CSV, DOC, PDF, RTF, Text, XLS, and Print).
  • Share reports with others on an ad-hoc basis. You can send a report through email or embed a report into an HTML, Wiki, or Blog page.
  • Broadcast reports. You can send a report to one or more users, based on a defined schedule and set of rules.
  • Schedule reports through FTP. You can select the format for the report and schedule it to be sent to a FTP location.
  • Import and export your report models and views. You can migrate your content between multiple instances, such as from QA to production. You can do this by exporting your content into an external file (such as a yfx or xml file) and then importing that file into the destination system.

For more information about how to perform the tasks, see Using 1.

The following image displays a sample report.


Out-of-the-box reports

The following out-of-the-box reports are available in TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 19.01:

Role-based access

TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation has these user roles:

  • TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse Administrator (DWAdmin) - They can perform administration activities such as managing databases, running ETL, archiving and restoring data, and reporting activities such as importing and exporting report artefacts, managing schedules.
  • User -  Refers to users imported from TrueSight Server Automation to TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse through ETL. They can perform the following activities depending on their RBAC permissions in TrueSight Server Automation:
    • Create, view, edit, and delete their own reports and dashboards
    • Export reports to CSV, PDF, XLS, Text, and DOCX format
    • Email reports
    • Publish reports for themselves and for individual users
    • Create, view, edit, and delete schedules for reports
  • TrueSight Smart Reporting Administrator - They can perform administration activities in TrueSight Smart Reporting such as modifying and deleting components, managing schedules, and getting the latest reporting views and models from TrueSight Server Automation - Data Warehouse.

For more information about user permissions, see User permissions.


Documentation highlights

Easy-to-follow installation instructions

The TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation installation documentation is designed for ease of use. The highlights are:

  • A sequenced path to perform the installation.
  • Easy navigational assistance with the “Where you are” map and link to the next step in the installation process.
  • Every installation procedure is designed as an end-to-end topic for better readability and to avoid page switching.

For more information, see Installing 1

Interactive deployment architecture diagram

The TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation documentation provides an interactive deployment architecture diagram. You can also download the diagram as a PDF or as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

For more information, see Architecture.

Frequently asked questions and other information

 

This topic provides information that supplements the TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation documentation. It contains the following sections:


Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation.

 Where do I find release note information?

The following table describes where you can find information previously provided in release notes.

Type of information

Found here in

New features (enhancements) and other information in 19.01

19.01 features

  • Issues corrected by the base release and its service packs and patches

  • Issues that are currently open

Known issues 1

 Where can I find technical bulletins?

Technical bulletins contained information delivered after a product was released, often in conjunction with a service pack or patch for that release.

Where to find information previously provided in a technical bulletin

Type of technical bulletin

Found here in

Contents of a service pack or patch and instructions particular to it

Other information

Placed in context throughout this space, but listed and linked to in Technical bulletins. You will not have this topic in the first release of the product such as 19.01.

 Where do I find information that was previously published as a flash bulletin?

Flashes contained urgent information about product issues and are delivered after a product is released. On docs.bmc.com, this information is delivered in an "Urgent issues" topic, under Release notes and notices. If this topic does not exist for a given product release, no urgent issues have been discovered for that release.

 Is all the content for TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 19.01 in this space?
Yes, all the content for TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 19.01 is in this space.
 I’d like a PDF of just selected information. How can I do that?

The BMC Documentation portal gives you the ability to generate PDF and Microsoft Word documents of single pages, and to create PDF exports of multiple pages in a space.  

Creating PDF and Word exports

You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what template you want to use:
    • Simple to export a lightweight PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index.
      By default, the Simple template only exports the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index.
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.


 

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. Once the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

Additional resources from BMC

The following BMC sites provide information outside of the TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 19.01 documentation that you might find helpful: 

  • BMC Communities, Server Automation community 
  • BMC Support Knowledge Base, search filtered by Server Automation
  • BMC Support Knowledge Base
  • BMC Global Services
  • BMCtv, to view videos about TrueSight products and other BMC solutions

PDFs

 


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Ready-made PDF of this space

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