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Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Server Automation is renamed to TrueSight Server Automation. This space contains information about BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.

Provision Job - Devices

The Devices panel lets you specify the devices, identified by MAC address, to provision the next time this Job executes. The panel also lets you provide network information, such as IP addresses and the DNS configuration, for those devices.

Note

You can create and save a Provision Job without specifying any devices. You can open a saved Provision Job, add or change devices information, and save the changes. Then execute the Job to provision the new list of devices.

IP Configuration

The IP Configuration settings also appear in the system package. The IP Configuration settings you enter in a Provision Job override the settings in the system package. These options are used for IPv4 address configuration.

Obtain IP address automatically

Specifies that the network connection should obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server.

Specify IP Manually (for each device)

Specifies that the network connection should use the static IP addresses that you specify on the Devices list at the bottom of this panel.

Specify IP Range

Specifies a range of IP addresses that the system can use to assign a unique address to each device. Select this option and provide an address for Start IP and End IP of the range. The Devices list at the bottom of this panel displays the IP address assigned to each device.

Subnet mask

Specifies the subnet mask for the IP addresses in the range.

Note: The Windows 2003 installer does not support three zeroes in any of the octets in the subnet mask. For example, if the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, entering 255.255.255.000 for Subnet mask does not work. You must enter 255.255.255.0.

Default gateway

The address of the IP router that is used to forward traffic to destinations outside of the local network.

Associated boot image

(PXE devices only) From the Selected Boot Image list, select the boot image for provisioning the servers.

Skip Linux Pre-Install

For Red Hat Linux, SUSE, Citrix, and VMWare ESX, to skip using a pre-boot image and boot directly using the installer ramdisk and kernel, select this option. For information, see Using the Skip Linux Pre-Install image option

IPv6 Configuration

The IPv6 Configuration settings also appear in the system package for certain platforms that support IPv6 addresses. The IPv6 Configuration settings you enter in a Provision Job override the settings in the system package.

Obtain IP address automatically

Specifies that the network connection should obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server.

Use the following IP address

Specifies that the network connection should use the static IP addresses that you specify on the Devices list at the bottom of this panel.

The IP address, IPv6 Subnet Prefix Length, and Default gateway fields only appear if you select this option.

IP address

Specifies an IP address that the system can use to assign a unique address to each device. The Devices list at the bottom of this panel displays the IP address assigned to each device.

This field appears only when you select Use the following IP address option above.

IPv6 Subnet Prefix Length

Specifies the prefix length for the IPv6 address.

This field appears only when you select Use the following IP address option above.

Default gateway

The address of the IP router that is used to forward traffic to destinations outside of the local network.

This field appears only when you select Use the following IP address option above.

DNS Configuration

Obtain DNS server automatically

Specifies that the network connection should obtain a DNS server automatically.

Use the following DNS server addresses

Specifies that the network connection should use the following DNS server addresses.

The Primary DNS server and Secondary DNS server fields only appear if you select this option.

Primary DNS server

Enter the IPv6 address for the primary DNS server.

This field appears only when you select Use the following DNS server address option above.
Secondary DNS server

Enter the IPv6 address for the secondary DNS server

This field appears only when you select Use the following DNS server address option above.

Devices to Provision

Build the list of devices to provision by clicking Add , Delete , and Edit . When you click Add, the Add a New Device panel appears.

Device NameEnter the IP address for the device.

Computer Name

Enter a unique name for the server. If you are provisioning multiple servers, the wizard names the first server using the name you provide, and then it appends sequential numbers to that base name for the other servers. For example, if you enter MyServer in the Computer Name field, the wizard uses MyServer for the first server, names the second server MyServer_1, the third server MyServer_2, and so on.

(Windows only) Auto-generate Computer Name

Select this option to allow the Windows installer to auto-generate the computer names. If you select this option, the Computer Name field is ignored.

OM server name

(Optional) Enter a different name to use in the BMC Server Automation Console for this server. This name must be resolvable to the IP address of the server.

IP address

The IPv4 address of the device.
Subnet maskThe subnet mask of the IPv4 device address.
Default gatewayThe default gateway for the IPv4 device address.
IPv6 addressThe IPv6 address of the device.
IPv6 Subnet Prefix LengthThe IPv6 subnet prefix length
IPv6 GatewayThe IPv6 gateway for the IPv6 address.
OS licenseThe license information of the OS installed in the device.

Where to go from here

Provision Job - Job Settings (PXE only)

or

Provision Job - Server Settings

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