This section describes basic considerations applicable to all BMC Server Automation installations. For additional considerations, see Large-scale installations and Geographically-distributed installations.
You can set up a very small-scale installation using just two physical management servers to host BMC Server Automation. One computer is dedicated to hosting the database. The other computer hosts all the essential BMC Server Automation components:
- Application Server offering:
- Job server
- Configuration (UI) server
- Authentication Server
- File server
- BMC Server Automation Console (management console UI)
This simple installation highlights the fact that BMC Server Automation makes significant use of the associated database.Therefore, BMC recommends a dedicated database server or cluster to support a BMC Server Automation installation.
For demonstration or other specialized purpose, it is possible to host all the components on one computer, including the database server. However, doing so will lead to unacceptable performance in most cases.