Installing components on Linux and UNIX

Warning

The installation program fails on UNIX platforms if the bladmin user is in a Network Information Server (NIS) group.

You can install install the individual components of a BMC Server Automation system in a variety of ways:

Separate components on separate servers for scalability. If you choose to install separate components on separate servers, the order of installation is not important. The components work together when all are installed and configured.

Install the components collectively on one server

The following table lists the tasks that you can perform to install all BMC Server Automation components (except BMC Server Automation Console) at the same time.

TaskReferenceBenefit
Configure installation settings

Configuring installation settings for Linux and UNIX

Learn how to reduce the disk space required by a Linux or UNIX installation.

Learn how to change the installation path.

 Before version 8.2, installation directories for the application server, agent, and other BMC Server Automation components were in the following format: /opt/bmc/BladeLogic/<version>/NSH. This path format does not allow product upgrades to install into the same directory structure. Learn how to move/rename the installation directory on the application server on a Linux host computer.

Configure the file server

File server requirements

Setting up the file server

Configuring the file server agent ACLs

Learn how to set up the file server to store the contents of files included in snapshots, Network Shell scripts, BLPackages, software packages, and other types of information that is not easily stored in the database.
Install all components (except BMC Server Automation Console) at the same time

Installing the Application Server and components (Linux and UNIX)

Install Application Server, Network Shell, RSCD agent, PXE server, and TFTP server at the same time.

Note: You must choose all components you need for the installation. If you choose not to install a component, you cannot add it to the installation later by running the installation script again.

Install the BMC Server Automation ConsoleInstalling the BMC Server Automation Console (Linux and UNIX)Learn how to install the BMC Server Automation Console on Linux and UNIX. The console is the graphical user interface to the BMC Server Automation servers.

Install the components individually on one server

The following table lists the tasks that you can perform to install all BMC Server Automation components individually. You must install the components in the stated sequence.

TaskReferenceBenefit
Configure installation settings

Configuring installation settings for Linux and UNIX 

Learn how to reduce the disk space required by a Linux or UNIX installation.

Learn how to change the installation path. Before version 8.2, installation directories for the application server, agent, and other BMC Server Automation components were in the following format: /opt/bmc/BladeLogic/<version>/NSH. This path format does not allow product upgrades to install into the same directory structure. Learn how to move/rename the installation directory on the application server on a Linux host computer.

Configure the file server

File server requirements

Setting up the file server

Configuring the file server agent ACLs

Learn how to set up the file server to store the contents of files included in snapshots, Network Shell scripts, BLPackages, software packages, and other types of information that is not easily stored in the database.
Install an RSCD agent

Installing only the RSCD agent (Linux and UNIX)

Learn how to install an RCSD agent on Linux and UNIX. RSCD agent is required on each server that BMC Server Automation manages.

You can also install NSH or RSCD agent using a package. See the following topics:

Install Network Shell

Installing only the Network Shell (Linux and UNIX)

Learn how to install Network Shell individually on Linux and UNIX. Network Shell is a required prerequisite of the console.

Install BMC Server Application ServerInstalling the Application Server and components (Linux and UNIX)

Learn how to install the BMC Server Automation Application Server and all other components of BMC Server Automation (optional). Choose to install only the Application Server.

Install the PXE server and TFTP servers

Installing only the PXE server on Linux or UNIX

Learn how to install a PXE server and the TFTP server, which are functional components required for the BMC Server Automation provisioning solution, on Linux and UNIX.
Install BMC Server Automation Console

Installing the BMC Server Automation Console (Linux and UNIX)

Learn how to install the BMC Server Automation Console on Linux and UNIX.

Note

You must press Enter after you make a selection or type information in the Linux and UNIX installers. For conciseness, this step is omitted from the tasks described in this section.

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