Installing

The topics in this section describe how to install BMC BladeLogic Server Automation.

After installing the product, proceed to Configuring after installation to perform post-installation tasks.

Available installation paths

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

To install BMC Server Automation, you can use the unified product installer method or the individual component installer method. 

  • The unified product installer, available as of BMC Server Automation 8.6, simplifies and improves the installation experience by providing a centralized UI for installation of all BMC Server Automation components. BMC recommends using the unified product installer.
  • Individual component installers enable you to set up a BMC Server Automation environment in special situations, such as an environment where you have multiple Application Servers on different OSs, or your Application Server is running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux X86_32. Using this method, you first manually set up the database and then run individual installers for each of the BMC Server Automation components.

You can also install the individual components silently and uninstall the product and individual components.

In addition, Compliance Content add-ons are available for the installation of out-of-the-box component templates for compliance with regulatory standards and best-practice policies.

Where to go from here

The following table provides information about which installation method to choose, based on your environment. The walkthrough topics provide step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

Application Server platform

Multiple Application Server environment

Use this method to upgrade

For details, see…

Windows X86_64

All Application Servers on same OS

Unified product installer

Requirements for installing on Microsoft Windows using the unified product installer

Walkthrough: Setting up a SQL Server database

Walkthrough: Installing on Windows using the unified installer

Linux X86_64

All Application Servers on same OS

Unified product installer

Requirements for installing on Linux using the unified product installer

Walkthrough: Creating the BladeLogic Database for Oracle

Walkthrough: Installing on Linux using the unified installer

Windows X86_64

Application Servers on mixed OS

Component install

Requirements for installing individual components on Microsoft Windows

Setting up a SQL Server database and user for BMC Server Automation

Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server environments

Linux X86_64

Application Servers on mixed OS

Component install

Requirements for installing individual components on UNIX and Linux

Configuring installation settings for Linux and UNIX

Setting up an Oracle database for BMC Server Automation

Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Linux and Oracle environments

Red Hat Enterprise Linux X86_32

Same or mixed

Component install

Requirements for installing individual components on UNIX and Linux

Configuring installation settings for Linux and UNIX

Setting up an Oracle database for BMC Server Automation

Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Linux and Oracle environments

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