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Installation process overview

Installation of the BSA Server Automation system involves installation of the Application Server, BMC Server Automation Console, Network Shell, RSCD agent, and PXE/TFTP server.

The installation sequence and process depend on the chosen installation method, the platform on which you are installing, and the components to be installed.

Installation methodPlatformDescriptionRelated topics
Component level installersWindows

For Microsoft Windows, each BMC Server Automation component has a separate installation.

Installing BMC Server Automation on Windows

  An RSCD agent is required on each server that BMC Server Automation manages. Installing an RSCD agent (Windows)
  Install the BMC Server Automation Application Server and the Network Shell on Microsoft Windows platforms on which no previous versions of these components are installed.Installing the Application Server and Network Shell on Windows
  Install a PXE server and the TFTP server, which are functional components required for the BMC Server Automation provisioning solution, on Microsoft Windows.Installing the PXE server on Windows
  Install the BMC Server Automation Console and Network Shell on Microsoft Windows. The console is the graphical user interface to the BMC Server Automation servers. Network Shell is a required prerequisite of the console.Installing the BMC Server Automation Console and Network Shell (Windows)
 UNIX and LinuxLinux and UNIX, all BMC Server Automation components except for the BMC Server Automation Console can be installed in one installation.

Requirements for installing individual components on UNIX and Linux

  Install Application Server, Network Shell, RSCD agent, PXE server, and TFTP server at the same time.Installing BMC Server Automation components (Linux and UNIX)
  Install the BMC Server Automation Console on Linux and UNIX. The console is the graphical user interface to the BMC Server Automation servers.Installing the BMC Server Automation Console (Linux and UNIX)
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