Using AIX BFF to install NSH or the RSCD agent

You can use the IBM AIX BFF (Backup-File Format) installer to install or upgrade the BMC Server Automation Network Shell (NSH) or the RSCD agent on AIX systems. You can also upgrade existing shell-based installations of the Network Shell or the RSCD agent using the IBM AIX BFF installer.

Note

BMC Server Automation supports using AIX BFF to upgrade NSH or the RSCD agent only from version 8.0 or later. Upgrading from version 7.6 is not supported.

The NSH installer installs the RSCD agent in addition to the Network Shell. Use the RSCD installer only if you do not want to install the Network Shell. The installers for the RSCD agent and Network Shell are exclusive. You can install either the RSCD agent or you can install the Network Shell with the agent.

By default, BMC Server Automation installation provides supported installers in these directories:

  • Network Shell installers: /opt/bmc/bladelogic/NSH
  • RSCD agent installers: /opt/bmc/bladelogic/RSCD

 For more information about the platforms that support installation using a native installer, see "Supported platforms for native installers" under Supported platforms for version 8.7.

To obtain a list of installers provided in the installation

From the command line, enter:

lslpp -L | grep bladelogic

To install or upgrade the Network Shell

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -ac -d <bffInstallerName> bladelogic.nsh

For example:

installp -ac -d NSH86-AIX32.bff bladelogic.nsh

To uninstall the Network Shell

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -u <bffInstalled>

where <bffInstalled> is the output of the command lslpp -L | grep bladelogic.

To install or upgrade the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -ac -d <bffInstallerName> bladelogic.rscd

For example:

installp -ac -d RSCD86-AIX32.bff bladelogic.rscd

Note

If at the end of the installation you encounter issues with operations on a remote AIX server, restart the RSCD agent after performing the installation.

To uninstall the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -u <bffInstalled>

where <bffInstalled> is the output of the command lslpp -L | grep bladelogic.

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