BMC TrueSight Network Automation Overview

BMC TrueSight Network Automation is the #6 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.

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MJ
Senior Solutions Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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…
RT
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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.
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PankajSoni
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
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Simple application for network automation although more automation policies would help

What other advice do I have?

Before implementation, be sure to clarify all the customer requirements, then choose products accordingly.