Remote cell system requirements

Hardware requirements

Remote cell requirements for Microsoft Windows



Hard disk space

750 MB


4 GB

Common requirements for all UNIX-based Remote cells



Hard disk space

900 MB

Software disk space

300 MB

Data disk space

100 MB

Temporary disk space (/tmp)

100 MB

File descriptor


In addition to the requirements in the table above, you must also satisfy these requirements:

  • The root partition should not be full
  • Umask should be 022
  • BMC recommends that the TCP Control Port be set to 12124

Remote cell requirements for Linux 




4 GB

Swap space

1 GB

Remote cell requirements for Solaris




4 GB

Swap space

1 GB

Operating system requirements

Support for third-party products

To receive full support for a BMC product, you must have such product installed in a supported environment, as specified in the BMC product documentation. If a third-party vendor cancels support for one of its products (such as an operating system or subsystem), and that third-party product integrates or interacts with the BMC product you have licensed, you must upgrade to a supported version of that third-party product before BMC Customer Support can provide you with support for the affected BMC product. For further information, see BMC's product support policy. Open link

Microsoft Windows

User RightsAdministrative privileges
Supported versions of Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows 2019

  • Microsoft Windows 2019 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2019 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Microsoft Windows 2016

  • Microsoft Windows 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2016 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Microsoft Windows 2012 

  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)  
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)  
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)  

Microsoft Windows 2008

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

Note: For Microsoft Windows 2008 and later, User Access Control must be disabled.


User Rightsroot privileges
Supported versions of Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.x, 12.x, and 15
  • Oracle Linux Server 6.x and 7.x

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the following libraries must be installed before installing the Remote cell.   

The preferred method to add any missing libraries is to use the yum command to fetch the necessary library packages from the RHN (Red Hat Network) repository via the internet.  To use this method, a Red Hat subscription is needed. Register the system by clicking System->Administration->Red Hat Subscription Manager in the menu on the server itself.  After registering the system, you can use "yum install" to download and install the required libraries from the RHN.


Command to install the library on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Command to install the library on SUSE Linux

libXtst (64-bit)

yum install libXtst.x86_64

glibc (32-bit)

glibc (64-bit)

yum install glibc.i686 glibc.x86_64
zypper install glibc-32bit glibc

libstdc++ (64-bit)

yum install libstdc++.x86_64 
zypper install libstdc++

compat-libstdc++-33 (64-bit)

yum install compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 
zypper install libstdc++33

compat-libstdc++-296 (64-bit)

yum install compat-libstdc++-296.x86_64

pam (64-bit)

yum install pam.x86_64
zypper install pam
libfreebl3.soyum install libfreebl3.soN/A


  •  To avoid errors while installing 32-bit libraries, BMC recommends that you install 32-bit libraries together with the 64-bit libraries.
  • After installing the libraries, run yum check to ensure that the libraries are not corrupt.




SPARC sun4v

Operating system

Solaris 11.x (64 bit)

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