Downloading the installation files
This topic explains how to obtain and download the files that you need for installation.
Files to download
The following table lists the installation files to download according to the instructions in To download the files.
Installation files use the following naming convention: <component><version>.<PLATFORM>.<fileType> (for example BLPORTAL12.WIN64.zip).
Item to download
Name of downloaded file
Microsoft Windows installation
Installation file for BladeLogic Portal on Windows (includes files needed for SQL Server database)
Installation file for BladeLogic Portal on Linux (includes files needed for Oracle database)
To download the files
The product files that you download from the BMC Software Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website might contain some or all of the patches listed on a product's Customer Support web page.
Create a directory in which to place the downloaded files.
On Windows computers, ensure that the directory is only one level into the directory structure. The EPD package creates a directory in the temporary directory when you extract the files, and the directory that contains the installation image should not be in a directory deeper than two levels into the directory structure.
At the login prompt, enter your user ID and password, and click Submit.
On the Export Compliance and Access Terms page, provide the required information, agree to the terms of the agreements, and click Continue.
If you are accessing this site for the first time, create an EPD profile to specify the languages and platforms you want to see according to the EPD site help; otherwise, skip to step 6.
Verify that the correct profile is displayed for your download purpose, and select the Licensed Products tab.
- Click Go To Licensed Products View.
Expand BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite - Base License.
- Expand BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite - Base License 8.6.00.
Expand BladeLogic Portal 1.2.00.
Select the files for the platforms you want to download.
Click Download (FTP) or Download Manager:
Download (FTP) places the selected items in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an email message.
Download Manager enables you to download multiple files consecutively, and to resume an interrupted download if the connection drops. This method requires a one-time installation of the AkamiNetSession Client program on the target computer and is usually the faster and more reliable way to transfer files. A checksum is used to verify file integrity automatically.