Using RPM to install NSH or the RSCD agent

You can use the RPM Package Manager (RPM) to install the Network Shell (NSH) or the RSCD agent on Linux systems.

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

By default, BMC Server Automation installation installs packages 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. 

You can specify configuration settings for the installation. For information, see Configuring environment settings for using the Oracle Solaris SVR4 package installer or RPM installer.

To obtain a list of installed packages in the installation

From the command line, enter:

rpm -qa | grep BladeLogic

To install the Network Shell or the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

rpm -i <rpmInstallerName>

Example -- NSH installation:
rpm -i NSH86-LIN32.rpm

Example -- RSCD agent installation:
rpm -i RSCD86-LIN32.rpm

To uninstall the Network Shell or the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

rpm -ev <rpmInstaller>

where <rpmInstaller> is the name of the RPM installer from the results of the command: rpm -qa | grep BladeLogic

To change the installation path for the RPM installer

You can change the installation directory of Network Shell or RSCD agent installer from the default to a location you specify.

Note

BMC Server Automation only supports changing the installation path for installations. Changing the installation path for upgrades is not supported.


The default installation paths are:

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

Use the --prefix option with the rpm command: 

rpm -i --prefix <installationPath> <rpmInstallerName> 

where: 

<installationPath> is the installation path you want to use instead of the default path. 

<rpmInstallerName> is the name of the RPM installer.

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