Requirements for installing on Linux using the unified product installer
This topic describes the requirements for installing BMC Server Automation on on Linux platform using the unified product installer.
The topic includes the following sections:
Requirements for using the unified product installer on Linux
Before installing BMC Server Automation using the unified product installer, ensure that you have performed the prerequisite tasks relevant to your operating system:
|Default shell||Bash UNIX shell must be the default shell on all machines that that BMC Server Automation is being installed.|
Ensure that your firewall allows communication on all ports used by various components of BMC Server Automation. For more information on ports, see BMC Server Automation ports.
Ensure that you have a supported version of Perl installed on the host computer on which you are installing BMC Server Automation. (For information about the Perl versions that BMC Server Automation supports, see Perl support.) Perl is required to access the Network Shell Perl modules installed with the Network Shell installation.
If the host computer on which you are installing BMC Server Automation has:
|Separate file server|
If you plan to install a separate file server, ensure that you have performed the following prerequisite tasks:
The unified product installer needs to be run by a super user — root or a root-equivalent user on Linux. This enables the installer to install components on the Application Server and File Server.
During installation, default security settings are applied to the Application Server and file server. BMC recommends that you adjust the security level on the Application Server host computer and the file server host computer after completing the installation, based on your unique needs and the IT security policies at your organization.
By default, the unified product installer configures the RSCD agent on the file server to map incoming connections to the Administrator or root user. The following mapping is added to the exports file:
If you do not want to map the connections to the root user, you can manually modify the exports file to suit your needs. The exports file is located at the following path, BBSA<version_number>-<platform>\files\installers\other_files\maintenance_scripts.zip\linux\. For more information, see Configuring the exports file. Alternatively, you can manually install the RSCD agent on the separate file server, see Installing only the RSCD agent (Linux and UNIX).
|Software and hardware|
|Temp space||Ensure that you have at least 4 GB of /tmp space for Linux installs.|
Limitations when using the unified product installer
The unified product installer does not support the following scenarios:
- 32-bit Windows or 32-bit Linux machines
Solaris SPARC machines
A heterogeneous environment where the Application Servers and PXE server are not all installed on the same operating system.
The unified product installer requires the database to be Oracle for Linux environments and SQL Server for Windows environments. In the case of Linux, you can use the Oracle Express database edition shipped with BMC Server Automation (for testing purposes) during the evaluation period for the express database edition. However, you must upgrade to Oracle Enterprise edition, after the evaluation period is over.