Preparing for installation

The topics in this section contain information to help you prepare for installing BMC Server Automation. This section includes the following topics:

TopicDescription
Downloading the installation filesExplains how to download the files you need to install BladeLogic Portal from the BMC Software Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website. 
Minimum hardware and software requirementsDescribes the minimum requirements for installing and using BladeLogic Portal.
Setting up an Oracle databaseDescribes how to set up an Oracle database. A standard installation of BladeLogic Portal on Linux sets up an Oracle database, but some organizations prefer to set up a database manually.
Setting up a SQL Server databaseDescribes how to set up a Microsoft SQL Server database. A standard installation of BladeLogic Portal on Micosoft Window sets up a SQL Server database, but some organizations prefer to set up a database manually.
Enabling web services in BMC Server AutomationExplains how to enable web services on BMC Server Automation, which is a prerequisite to installing BladeLogic Portal.
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