Installing OnDemand

This topic describes the steps required to install BMC Client Management components for OnDemand installation. This topic includes:


Note

Before you start any installation task, verify that you have received your license from the BMC support team. If not, you can still install BMC Client Management with a trial license that allows you to start using BMC Client Management, but it is limited to 20 devices (including master and relays) and 30 days. When you receive your final license, you can import it and continue working and installing your remaining infrastructure devices.

Installation process overview

If you have Client Management 9.x or later installed, see Upgrading OnDemand for the upgrade procedure.

Step

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1

Plan your environment

Before you start on any installation tasks you should create a schema of your network and design its components.

2

Review the system requirements (hardware and software) for Client Management

The compatibility information is subject to change. For the latest, most complete information about what is officially supported, see System requirements .

3

Download and install the console on at least one device in your network

See Downloading and installing the BMC Client Management console for detailed information on this topic.

4

First level-relay installation

In a Client Management cloud installation, one or several master relays are take the specific functionalities that are normally executed by the master server. See Installing the master (first-level) relay to install a master relay on a Windows system.

5

Perform specific configurations

After the console and the master relay are installed and before the agents are rolled out, some specific configuration tasks need be done. See Configuring after OnDemand installation .

6

Prepare for agent rollout

Before you can roll out the agent to the master relay, relays and clients in your environment, a few preparatory tasks must be done, such as importing your license and creating the target groups for the rollouts. See Configuring for agent rollout .

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Roll out the relay agents

See Rolling out relay agents in a cloud environment for detailed information on how to roll out the BMC Client Management agents to all your relays.

8

Roll out the client agents

See Rolling out client agents in a cloud environment.

The installation procedure consists of the following steps:

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