Using silent mode to upgrade the BMC Server Automation Console

You can perform an unattended (silent) upgrade of the BMC Server Automation Console (RCPClient).

To upgrade the console in silent mode

  1. In a text editor, create an options file and add the options for the installation that you want to run.

    Option

    Description

    Syntax

    -A

    Specifies the products and features you want to install.

    -A feature <featureName>

    -J

    Specifies Java properties that correspond to user inputs.

    -J <propertyName>=<value>


    Guidelines:

  2. Change directory to the location where the installer resides. Then run the installation program using the -i silent option.
    BBSACONSOLE<version>-<platform> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<silentOptionsFilePath>"
    Use an absolute path to the options file. Enclose the path in double quotation marks (" ").
    For example:
    Windows:
    BBSACONSOLE82-WIN32.exe -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\silentinstall_win_options.txt"
    UNIX:
    BBSACONSOLE82-LIN64.sh -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/opt/bmc/bladelogic/silentinstall_unix_options.txt"

Example: silent upgrade of the console (Windows)

This example file upgrades all features of the BMC Server Automation Console (RCPClient).

-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=<installDirectory>
-J UPGRADING_FROM_LEGACY_INSTALLER=[true | false]
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED=<versionToUpgradeFrom>
-A featureClientUtilities
-A featureNetworkShell
-A featureConfigurationManagerConsole
-A featureDocumentation
-A featureOnlineHelp
-A featureOnlineDocumentation
Where:
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=<installDirectory> specifies the path to the installation directory for the console version you are upgrading. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine. For example:
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=C:\Program Files\BMC BladeLogic\OM
-J UPGRADING_FROM_LEGACY_INSTALLER=[true | false] specifies whether you are upgrading from version 7.6.xx. The default is false.
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED=<versionToUpgradeFrom> specifies the version number of the console you are upgrading. Specify the full version number, for example: 7.6.0.115. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine.

Note

The switches used in the above example are only applicable for versions till BMC Server Automation 8.2.02. For versions higher than BMC Server Automation 8.2.02 see the following example:

 Example for BMC Server Automation 8.2.03 or higher

-P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic 2\8.1
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED_FOR_UPGRADE=8.1.1.47
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic 2\8.1
-J IS_UPGRADE=true
-A featureClientUtilities
-A featureNetworkShell
-A featureConfigurationManagerConsole
-A featureDocumentation
-A featureOnlineHelp
-A featureOnlineDocumentation

Where:

-P sets the installation directory for the product. For example: -P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic

-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED_FOR_UPGRADE=<versionToUpgradeFrom> specifies the version number of the console you are upgrading. Specify the full version number, for example: 7.6.0.115. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine.

-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=<installDirectory> specifies the path to the installation directory for the console version you are upgrading. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine. For example:
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=C:\Program Files\BMC BladeLogic\OM

-J IS_UPGRADE=[true|false] this value is set to true in case of upgrade.

-A specifies the products and features you want to install. You do not have to include all features. However, you must include the NetworkShell feature in addition to the ConfigurationManagerConsole feature.

Example: silent upgrade of the console (Linux and UNIX)

This example file upgrades all features of the BMC Server Automation Console.

-A featureClientUtilities
-A featureNetworkShell
-A featureConfigurationManagerConsole
-A featureDocumentation
-A featureOnlineHelp
-A featureOnlineDocumentation

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