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.

Note

Installation files use the following naming convention: <component><version>.<PLATFORM>.<fileType> (for example BLPORTAL12.WIN64.zip).

Component

Item to download

Name of downloaded file

Microsoft Windows installation

Installation file for BladeLogic Portal on Windows (includes files needed for SQL Server database)

BLPORTAL12.WIN64.zip

Linux installation

Installation file for BladeLogic Portal on Linux (includes files needed for Oracle database)

BLPORTAL12.LIN64.tar.gz

To download the files

Note

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.

  1. Create a directory in which to place the downloaded files.

    Note

    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.

  2. Go to http://www.bmc.com/available/epd.html.

  3. At the login prompt, enter your user ID and password, and click Submit.

  4. On the Export Compliance and Access Terms page, provide the required information, agree to the terms of the agreements, and click Continue.

  5. 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.

  6. Verify that the correct profile is displayed for your download purpose, and select the Licensed Products tab.

  7. Click Go To Licensed Products View.
  8. Expand BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite - Base License.

  9. Expand BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite - Base License 8.6.00.
  10. Expand BladeLogic Portal 1.2.00.

  11. Select the files for the platforms you want to download.

  12. 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. 

Where to go next

Enable web services in BMC Server Automation, which is a prerequisite to installation. Then see Installing the portal on Windows or Installing the portal on Linux.

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