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Supported platforms by component

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

Note

The most current supported platforms and compatible versions of various components of BMC Server Automation and third-party products, is listed through the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility

Agent support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

CentOS Linux

4.x

x86  

x64 (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Debian

5.x

x86

x64

 6.x

x86

x64

HP-UX

11.23

PA-RISC

IA64

 11.31

PA-RISC

IA64

IBM AIX

5.2pSeries
 5.3pSeries
 6.1pSeries
 7.1pSeries

IBM VIOS

2.1 and 2.2 

Microsoft Windows

Windows  XPx86

Windows XP Embedded SP2

x86

Windows Server 2003

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 Windows Server 2008

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 (64-bit native)

Windows 7

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows 8

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

x64 64-bit 

5.x

x86

x64 64-bit

6.x

x86

x64 64-bit

Oracle Solaris9

x86

SPARC (sun4u)


10

 x86

x64

64-bit supporting 32-bit binaries

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

SPARC (sun4us)

11

 x86

x64

SPARC (sun4u)

 11.2

 x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native)

pSeries (64-bit  native)

zSeries (64-bit  native)

IA64 (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native)

zSeries (64-bit  native)

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native)

zSeries (64-bit  native)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

9.x

x86

x64 64-bit 

zSeries 64-bit

10.x

x86

x64 64-bit 

zSeries 64-bit 

11.x

x86

x64 64-bit 

zSeries 64-bit 

Ubuntu Linux Server

10.x  

11.x  

12.x  

VMware ESX

3.0

x86

3.5 x86
 4.0x64 with 32-bit code
 4.1x64 with 32-bit code

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Application Server support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 
Microsoft WindowsWindows Server 2008

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2008 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Solaris 

10

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.xx64 (64-bit native)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

11.x

x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Enterprise Linux5.xx64 (64-bit native)
 6.xx64 (64-bit native)

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Console support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

Microsoft Windows

Windows  XPx86

Windows Server 2003

x86


Windows Server 2003 R2x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2008 R2

 x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Windows 7

x86

(64-bit native)

Windows 8

x86

(64-bit native)

 Vista x86

Oracle Solaris

9SPARC (sun4u)

10

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.x

x86 

x64 (64-bit native)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

11.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

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Database support

The BMC Server Automation product supports the following database types and versions:

Database typeSupported versions
Oracle
  • 11g R2
  • 11g R2 RAC
  • 12c
  • 12c RAC
  • (not recommended for production setup) Express Edition (XE)
  • See Oracle 11.2.0.2 patch requirement if you plan to use Oracle version 11.2.0.2 as the database for BMC Server Automation.
  • Oracle XE is only supported by BMC Server Automation 8.5 SP1 and later versions.
Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2008
  • 2008 Cluster
  • 2008 R2
  • 2008 R2 Cluster
  • 2012
  • 2012 Cluster

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NSH support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

CentOS Linux

4.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

HP-UX

11.23

PA-RISC

IA64

 11.31

PA-RISC

IA64

IBM AIX

5.2pSeries
 5.3pSeries
 6.1pSeries
 7.1pSeries
Microsoft WindowsWindows Server 2003x86


Windows Server 2003 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2008x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2008 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows 7x86

Windows 8

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

 2012x64 (64-bit native)
 2012 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 XPx86
 Vista

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Solaris9

SPARC (sun4u)

x86


10

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

SPARC (sun4us)

x86

x64

11

SPARC (sun4u)

x86

x64

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

9.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

11.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Ubuntu Linux Server10.x 
 11.x 

12.x 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux4.0

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

IA64 (64-bit native)

pSeries (64-bit native)

 5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 6.xx64 (64-bit native)
VMware ESX3.0x86
 3.5x86
 4.0x64 with 32-bit code

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Patch management support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

IBM AIX

5.2pSeries
 5.3pSeries
 6.1pSeries
 7.1pSeries

Microsoft Windows

Windows  XPx86

Windows Server 2003x86

Windows Server 2003 R2
x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2008

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2008 R2x64 (64-bit native) 

Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2012 R2x64 (64-bit native)

Windows 7

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

Windows 8

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

Oracle Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Solaris9

SPARC (sun4u)

x86

10

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

SPARC (sun4us)

x86

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

  x64 (64-bit native)

zSeries (64-bit native)

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

zSeries (64-bit native)

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

zSeries (64-bit native)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

9.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native)

zSeries  (64-bit  native)

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native) 

zSeries  (64-bit  native)

11.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native) 

zSeries  (64-bit  native)

Ubuntu Linux Server11

 12.04

 14.04 
Debian6.0

x86

x64

HP-UX11.23

PA-RISC

IA64

 11.31

PA-RISC

IA64

Supported platforms for storing the patch repositories of patch catalogs

Patch catalog

Supported platforms for storing patch repositories

Windows

Any Windows or Linux server

Note: In BMC Server Automation 8.6 and earlier versions, you can run the Windows offline downloader only on a Windows machine.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Based on the version of RHEL patching you are performing, the supported patch repository platforms are as follows: 

For RHEL 6 or earlier: Any RPM-based Linux server

For RHEL 7: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Oracle Enterprise Linux

Any RPM-based Linux server
SUSE Linux

The repository server can be any Linux server. However some SUSE-specific patches need to be stored only on a SUSE repository.

BMC strongly recommends that you use a SUSE Linux server for storing the patch repository.

AIX

Any AIX server

Solaris

Any Windows or Linux server

Note: If you are using Solaris 11 patches, you can only use a Solaris 11 server for storing the patch repository.

Ubuntu

Any Windows or Linux server

Debian

Any Windows or Linux server
Cent OSAny Linux server
FujitsuAny Windows or Linux server
HP-UXIf you are using the offline patch downloader you can use any Windows or Linux server to store the patch repository. However, if you are using the VPC method you must store the patch repository only on a HP-UX server.

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Bare-metal provisioning support


OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

Citrix XenServer

5.5.0

x86

x64

 

5.6.0

x86

x64

 

6.0.0

x86

x64

HP-UX

 

11.23

PA-RISC

IA64

 11.31

PA-RISC

IA64

IBM AIX

5.2pSeries
 5.3pSeries
 6.1pSeries
 7.1pSeries

Microsoft Windows

Windows Server 2003x86

 

Windows Server 2003 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2008

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2x64 (64-bit native)

 

Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Enterprise Linux

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit  native)

Oracle Solaris9

SPARC (sun4u)


10

SPARC (sun4u)

SPARC (sun4v)

SPARC (sun4us)

x86

x64

 

11

x86

x64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 

6.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native) 

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

9.x

x86

 

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

 

11.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

VMware ESX Server

3.0x86
 3.5x86
 4.0

x86

x64 with 32-bit code

 4.1

x64 with 32-bit code

VMware ESXi Server

4.1

 
 

5.0

 

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TFTP/PXE Server support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 
Microsoft WindowsWindows Server 2003x86


Windows Server 2003 R2x64 (64-bit native)
 Windows Server 2008

x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2008 R2x64 (64-bit native)

Windows Server 2012x64 (64-bit native)

Oracle Enterprise Linux

5.x

x64 (64-bit native)

6.x

x64 (64-bit native)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

5.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

6.xx64 (64-bit native)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

10.x

x86

x64 (64-bit native)

11.x

x64 (64-bit native) 

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Virtualization manager support

OS platformVersionArchitecture /
Hardware 

Citrix XenServer

5.5.0 

5.6.0 

6.0 

IBM LPAR

Power5 (Enterprise Edition Only) 
 Power6 (Enterprise Edition Only)
 
 Power7 (Standard and Enterprise Edition)
 
Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0

 SCVMM 2012

 
 

SCVMM 2012 R2

Note: SCVMM 2012 R2 is only supported in BMC Server Automation 8.5 SP1 and later versions

 

Oracle Solaris Zones

10 u4

x86

SPARC

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers
(RHEV Manager)
3.0 
VMware ESX Server (via vCenter Server)3.0 
 3.5 
 4.0 
 4.1 

VMware ESXi Server (via vCenter Server)

3.5 
 4.0 
 4.1 
 5.0 
 5.1 
 5.5  

VMware vCenter Server

4.0

x86

x64

4.1

x64 
 

5.0

x64 
 

5.1

x64
 5.5 x64

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Virtual guest OS support

The following table lists the various guest operating systems supported by each server version:

 VMware vCenter Citrix XenRHEV Hyper-V SCVMM

 

4.0
U2

4.1
U2

5.0

5.1

5.5

5.5

5.6

6

3.0

2008
R2

2012
SP1

2012
R2
2

Windows
2003 (32-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows
2003 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows
2008 (32-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows
2008 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows
2008 R2 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows Server
2012

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick) 1

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

Windows Server
2012 R2

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 4 (32-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 4 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 5 (32-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 5 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 5.6 (32-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 5.6 (64-bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 5.7 (32 bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 5.7 (64 bit)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

RHEL 6.0 (32-bit)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 6.0 (64-bit)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 6.1 (32-bit)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 6.1 (64-bit)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 6.2 (32-bit)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

RHEL 6.2 (64-bit)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(error)

(error)

(error)

(tick)

(error)

(tick)

(tick)

Ubuntu 11

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)

(tick)


1 If Guest OS customization for Windows Server 2012 is not completed, reboot the virtual machine manually, as described in VMware knowledge base article 2037366. See also  known issue QM001776934.

2  MS Hyper-V (SCVMM 2012 R2) is supported from BMC Server Automation 8.5 Service Pack 1 (product version 8.5.01) and later versions.

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Supported platforms for native installers

Supported platforms for IBM AIX native installers

Operating system

BFF RSCD agent install

BFF NSH install

AIX 5.2

Yes

Yes

AIX 5.3

Yes

Yes

AIX 6.1

Yes

Yes

AIX 7.1

Yes

Yes

 Supported platforms for Linux native installers

Operating system

RPM RSCD agent install

RPM NSH install

SUSE 9.0 x86

Yes

Yes

SUSE 10.0 x86

Yes

Yes

SUSE 11.0 x86

Yes

Yes

SUSE 9.0 x64

Yes

Yes

SUSE 10.0 x64

Yes

Yes

SUSE 11.0 x64

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 x86YesYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 x86YesYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 x86YesYes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 x86

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 x64

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 x64YesYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 x64YesYes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (zSeries)YesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (zSeries)YesNo
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (zSeries)YesNo

Cent OS 4.6 x86

Yes

Yes

Cent OS 5.2 x86

Yes

Yes

Cent OS 4.6 x64

Yes

Yes

Cent OS 5.2 x64

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0 x86

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 x86

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 x86

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0 x64

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 x64

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.0 x64

Yes

Yes

 Supported platforms for Oracle Solaris SVR4 package native installers

Operating system

Package RSCD agent install

Package NSH install

Solaris 9 x86YesYes
Solaris 10 x86YesYes
Solaris 10 x64YesYes
Solaris 11 x64YesYes

Solaris 9.0 SPARC

Yes

Yes

Solaris 10.0 SPARC

Yes

Yes

Solaris 11.0 SPARCYesYes

Supported platforms for Debian package native installers

Operating system

Package RSCD agent install

Package NSH install

Debian 5.0 x86YesYes
Debian 6.0 x64YesYes
Debian 5.0 x86

Yes

Yes
Debian 6.0 x64YesYes
Ubuntu 10YesYes
Ubuntu 11YesYes
Ubuntu 12YesYes

Note

BMC supports use of the Debian package installer only for installation of the Network Shell or the RSCD agent. BMC does not support using the Debian package installer to upgrade these components. To upgrade, you must uninstall the earlier version and install the version to which you want to upgrade.

For information about using these installers, see:

 

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Supportability considerations for BMC Server Automation and BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

This section lists the supportability considerations when using BMC Server Automation along with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. The following matrix lists the platform versions supported by BMC Server Automation along with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Platform
BMC Server Automation
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
VMware

VMware 4.0

VMware 5.0

VMware 4.0

VMware 5.0

IBM

IBM pSeries 5

IBM pSeries 6

IBM pSeries 7

Not supported

IBM pSeries 6

IBM pSeries 7

Microsoft Windows Hyper-V

SCVMM 2008 R2

SCVMM 2012 SP1 GA

SCVMM 2012 R21

Not supported

SCVMM 2012 SP1 GA

SCVMM 2012 R21

 1  The SCVMM 2012 R2 support is available from BMC Server Automation 8.5 SP1 and later versions.

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