BMC TrueSight Network Automation Overview

BMC TrueSight Network Automation is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Network Automation tools. It is most often compared to Micro Focus Network Automation: BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs Micro Focus Network Automation

What is BMC TrueSight Network Automation?

Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

BMC TrueSight Network Automation is also known as BMC TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network Automation.

BMC TrueSight Network Automation Buyer's Guide

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What users are saying about BMC TrueSight Network Automation pricing:
  • "There's a fee for the licenses themselves, per contract, and then we have a yearly licensing fee that's many thousands of dollars. But that's not just for TrueSight, that's also for support for ITSM, Atrium Orchestrator, BBNA, and other BMC tools in the environment."

BMC TrueSight Network Automation Reviews

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Ernest Szeideman
Senior Security Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jul 18, 2019
Enables us to maintain and consistently deploy network device configurations, but the setup has not gone smoothly

What is our primary use case?

We use it for monitoring our management infrastructure. We also use it for pinging some customer workstations, customer sites, and devices.

Pros and Cons

  • "Depending on who's looking at the data, they need to configure that data in different ways, and the dashboards help us to do that better than what was previously available."
  • "We've been working with BMC support in various ways such as to allow for the high-availability components to the TSIMs to work together. There have been issues there. We've seen randomness in how other pieces of the software work. Integration with the Presentation Server and the TSIMs has been a challenge. The ports that are required for HA to be utilized were not clearly documented anywhere. In fact, they still aren't documented online anywhere, even though we managed to pull it out of some of their support people."

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to holistically look, at a macro level, at all the tools you're using in your environment. If you're already using some BMC tools, there's a compelling argument to using TrueSight because of the opportunities for integration of those products. The biggest lesson that we've learned using Network Automation is that change is painful. We were using HPNA for a long time, and we had built toolsets around that. Some products have functionality that's better than others, and it's a matter of tracking that and making sure that you understand the toolset prior to deployment. We have…
SeniorSobd4b
Senior Solutions Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jun 18, 2019
The backup and restore configurations are helpful for a number of network devices, as you can automate them, then know what changes have been done and who made the changes

What is our primary use case?

I use it for configuration, backup, compliance, patching, and for control management. If a change has been made on a device, then it triggers notifications about who, what, and when has been changed on the network devices. I work in three different companies. One is for the financial company, then the other one is for the government that we are in. I do A/B testing before deployment, where the network devices should be upgraded first, then deployed via the standard configuration with compliance. There are a different number of devices in each company. I also work with a healthcare company on… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The backup and restore configurations are really helpful for a number of network devices, as you can automate them, then know what changes have been done, who made the changes, etc. So, it's quite helpful in the network management area."
  • "It is helpful if you schedule daily or weekly archiving for your config groups. Then, you can go by what are in those configuration groups, before and after, if you make changes. So, configuration management is really helpful in network management."
  • "I would like to see more device supported features, mostly on the new brands and models coming in. For any new version or model, it should be supported by the tool, especially the newest versions. For example, the newest devices, like Aruba Wireless, and routers need support from the tool."
  • "For customized compliance, it takes some effort to implement things. If the device configuration is quite complex, then you have to do quite number of customizations in the DNA tool for out-of-the-box compliance. These regular expressions have to be modified based on the requirements of the compliance."

What other advice do I have?

I have been implementing the out-of-the-box compliance piece based off CIS, for example. For customized compliance, it takes some effort to implement things. If the device configuration is quite complex, then you have to do quite number of customizations in the DNA tool for out-of-the-box compliance. These regular expressions have to be modified based on the requirements of the compliance. It has been quite helpful for configuration management and provisioning when it comes to projects. If you don't have the backups and it's not in your setup configuration, then you just have to do it…
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NetworkE7542
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jun 11, 2019
We use it to back up configurations so the configuration management is valuable for us

What is our primary use case?

We use it to back up some things on our network devices and we use it to make sure that things comply with our standards.

Pros and Cons

  • "We use it to back up configurations so the configuration management is valuable for us."
  • "I'd like to be able to get more devices into compliance with standards, but that means running additional rule sets and that takes time."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone who is looking into using it is that they need to be pretty familiar with regular expressions. That's what's used to write the rules. In terms of configuration, it can be a complicated platform. The learning curve will vary by individual.
reviewer1285089
Solution Consultant / Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Consultant
Top 10
Aug 3, 2020
Excellent support and offers valuable network security

What is our primary use case?

Compliance and Security vulnerability management of network devices

Pros and Cons

  • "The network security of BMC TrueSight Network Automation has been the best feature."
  • "I believe there could be new features in terms of the latest technology."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate BMC TrueSight Network Automation a nine out of ten and I would recommend it.