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System requirements

The following topics provide the requirements for installing the product:

Supported platforms by component

This topic provides the list of supported platforms for each BMC Server Automation component.

Minimum hardware requirementsThis topic describes hardware requirements for components of a BMC Server Automation system.
Minimum software requirementsThis topic describes software requirements for installing components of a BMC Server Automation system.
RSCD agent licensesIn previous releases, RSCD agents required licenses. Since version 8.2, you no longer need to explicitly license agents. Instead BMC Server Automation users report agent usage. This topic describes how to use a BLCLI command, Utility:agentLicenseUsageReportByRelativeDateRange, to obtain current agent utilization. 
BMC Server Automation portsThis topic lists the ports that are required for a basic BMC Server Automation installation. Your firewall must allow communication through these ports for the associated components to function.
User accountsThis topic lists the various user accounts created by BMC Server Automation during component installation.
Patch vendor site accessIf you are using the BMC Server Automation Patching functionality, then outbound internet access is required from either the Application Server(s) or the system running the offline patch downloader (or the HPUX Helper specifically for HPUX), depending on which method is being used. This topic lists the vendor sites to which you would need internet access, categorized by OS.


For the BMC Sever Automation Console (the RCP client), BMC recommends the following bit configuration:

  • On Windows: 64-bit or 32-bit RCP clients, as appropriate
  • On Linux or UNIX: 32-bit RCP clients (although 64-bit RCP clients are also supported)
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