Using silent mode to upgrade the BMC Server Automation Console

You can perform an unattended (silent) upgrade of the BMC Server Automation Console (RCPClient).

To upgrade the console in silent mode

  1. In a text editor, create an options file and add the options for the installation that you want to run.

    Option

    Description

    Syntax

    -A

    Specifies the products and features you want to install.

    -A feature <featureName>

    -J

    Specifies Java properties that correspond to user inputs.

    -J <propertyName>=<value>


    Guidelines:

  2. Change directory to the location where the installer resides. Then run the installation program using the -i silent option.
    BBSACONSOLE<version>-<platform> -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<silentOptionsFilePath>"
    Use an absolute path to the options file. Enclose the path in double quotation marks (" ").
    For example:
    Windows:
    BBSACONSOLE86-WIN32.exe -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\silentinstall_win_options.txt"
    UNIX:
    BBSACONSOLE86-LIN64.sh -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="/opt/bmc/bladelogic/silentinstall_unix_options.txt"

Example: silent upgrade of the console (Windows)

This example file upgrades all features of the BMC Server Automation Console (RCPClient).

Note

The following example includes all available options for the silent upgrade; there were additional options in previous versions related to documentation that were removed beginning with version 8.3.

-P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic 2\8.1
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED_FOR_UPGRADE=8.1.1.47
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic 2\8.1
-J IS_UPGRADE=true
-A featureClientUtilities
-A featureNetworkShell
-A featureConfigurationManagerConsole
-A featureRCPUpgradeService

Where:

-P sets the installation directory for the product. For example: -P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic

-J MULTI_INSTANCE_VERSION_SELECTED_FOR_UPGRADE=<versionToUpgradeFrom> specifies the version number of the console you are upgrading. Specify the full version number, for example: 8.6.0.115. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine.

-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=<installDirectory> specifies the path to the installation directory for the console version you are upgrading. You must specify this property if there are multiple versions of the console on the machine. For example:
-J MULTI_INSTANCE_INSTALLED_DIRECTORY_SELECTED=C:\Program Files\BMC BladeLogic\OM

-J IS_UPGRADE=[true|false] this value is set to true in case of upgrade.

-A specifies the products and features you want to install. You do not have to include all features. However, you must include the NetworkShell feature in addition to the ConfigurationManagerConsole feature.

-A featureRCPUpgradeService (for Windows only) installs the BMC Server Automation Console Upgrade Service, which is responsible for automatically upgrading the RCP client when the Application Server is upgraded.

Example: silent upgrade of the console (Linux and UNIX)

This example file upgrades all features of the BMC Server Automation Console.

-A featureClientUtilities
-A featureNetworkShell
-A featureConfigurationManagerConsole

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