Installing components silently

In a silent installation, you run the installation program from a command line. A silent installation enables you to install in a headless environment on UNIX and Windows, or to install on multiple systems at the same time. 

The following table lists the tasks that you need to perform in a silent installation.

Note

To silently install multiple product components at once using the unified product installer, see Installing silently using the unified product installer.


TaskRequired Vs. OptionalReferenceBenefit
Install BMC Server Automation on WindowsRequired

Note: You can choose to install individual BMC Server Automation components on Windows either interactively or in the silent mode. For instructions on interactive installation, see Installing components on Microsoft Windows.

Complete the following tasks in the stated sequence to install BMC Server Automation on Windows:

  1. Install an RSCD agent:
  2. (Optional, Interactive installation) Install RSCD agents in a replicated domain controller environment
  3. Use silent mode to install the Network Shell (Windows)
  4. Use silent mode to install the Application Server
  5. (Interactive installation) Install the PXE server on Windows
  6. Use silent mode to install the BMC Server Automation Console (Windows)
Learn how to install various components of BMC Server Automation silently on Windows.
Install BMC Server Automation on Linux and UNIXRequired

Note: You can choose to install individual BMC Server Automation components on Linux and UNIX either interactively or in the silent mode. For instructions on interactive installation, see Installing components on Linux and UNIX.

Complete the following tasks in the stated sequence to install BMC Server Automation on Linux and UNIX:

  1. Install BMC Server Automation components (Application Server, RSCD agent, Network Shell, PXE server, and TFTP server):
  2. (To install an RSCD agent individually) Use silent mode to install an RSCD agent (Linux and UNIX)
  3. (Optional) Install an RSCD agent on a virtual UNIX server. See Setting up BMC Server Automation for virtual environments.
  4. (To install the Network Shell individually) Use silent mode to install the Network Shell (Linux and UNIX)
  5. (To install the BMC Server Automation Console individually) Use silent mode to install the BMC Server Automation Console (Linux and UNIX)
  6. (To install the PXE server individually) Install only the PXE server on Linux or UNIX
  7. (Optional) Configure installation settings for Linux and UNIX
Learn how to install various components of BMC Server Automation silently on Linux and UNIX.
Configure the default Application ServerRequiredConfigure the default Application Server using the Post-Install Configuration wizardLearn how to make a BMC Server Automation system functional by configuring the Application Server.
Install one or more agents using the BMC Server Automation ConsoleOptionalInstall one or more agents using the BMC Server Automation ConsoleLearn how to use the BMC Server Automation Console to install RSCD agents on servers and and how to add those managed servers to your system.
Install Compliance Content add-onsOptionalInstall Compliance Content add-onsLearn how to install content libraries, containing rule sets to automatically analyze compliance for every server in the data center.


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