Reviewing minimum requirements for VMware environments
This topic describes the minimum requirements for setting up BMC Server Automation in VMware environments.
System requirements (VMware)
To employ BMC Server Automation in a VMware vSphere virtual environment, your environment must have the following minimum configuration:
- VMware vSphere Web Services SDK
- VMware tools must be installed on all VMware templates. These tools are used to apply configuration settings to new guest VMs as a part of the provisioning process.
- If you are provisioning Windows Server 2003 machines and want to let the Virtual Center perform sysprep activities, copy sysprep to the Virtual Center server. This is not required for Windows 2008, as the Windows 2008 operating system already includes sysprep.
- The version of the BMC Server Automation RSCD agent installed on the vCenter server or AMO proxy must match the version of the Application Server.
The following VMware versions are supported:
- ESX Host - Supports versions 3.5, 4.0, 4i, 4.1, 4.1i, 5.0i, 5.1i, 5.5i
- vCenter Server - Supports vSphere versions 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
For more information, see Supported platforms for version 8.6.
Access and privileges (VMware)
The following sections note the access and privilege requirements for implementing BMC Server Automation in a VMware environment:
The agent requires administrative privileges. Open the c:\windows\rsc\exports file and edit the permissions. Ensure that the permissions in the Exports file follow the permissions guidelines you are using in regards to exports or usersor users.local files.
Type of privilege
VMware Resource Privilege Name
Distributed Virtual Switch
Host Local Operations
The following permissions are required for deploying the VM directly on the Cluster and Host
Virtual Machine Configuration
Select all of the privileges for this category.
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Add existing disk
Virtual Machine Interaction
Virtual Machine Inventory
You can create a virtual machine support in:
Virtual Machine Provisioning
Virtual Machine State