Installing only the DCA Indexing Server

Use these these instructions to install only the DCA Index Server. When deploying BladeLogic Portal, most larger organizations set up high availability configurations that segregate the BladeLogic Portal server and the DCA Index Server onto separate nodes. 

If you want to install all the components of a BladeLogic Portal on a single server, use the procedures available from Installing compact deployments.

The following video demonstrates how to install the DCA Indexing Server.

This topic includes the following sections:

Before you begin

Be aware of the following prerequisites:

  • You must obtain the necessary installation files.
  • The installation must run on a 64-bit Microsoft Windows 2008 or 2012 operating system or a 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, version 6.0 or later.

To install only the DCA Indexing Server

In this procedure all screen shots depict an installation of BladeLogic Portal version 2.2. If you are installing a later version of the product, the procedure is the same but version numbers that appear in in the installation wizard may be different.

  1. Copy the installation file to an appropriate location on the computer where you are installing the DCA Indexing Server. 

    • For Linux, the installation file is called BTD22.LIN64.tar.gz
      In versions earlier than 2.2.01, the file is called BLPortal22.LIN64.tar.gz.

    • For Windows, the installation file is called
      In versions earlier than 2.2.01, the file is called

  2. Extract the contents of the installation file. 
    This extraction generates a file structure where the top level directory is named BladeLogicPortal.
  3. Navigate to the installer program and launch it.

    1. Windows: Navigate to \BladeLogicPortal\windows\Disk1, right-click setup.exe, and select Run as Administrator.

    2. Linux: Change (cd) to BladeLogicPortal/linux/Disk1 and enter the command ./setup.bin


      For Linux, make sure BladeLogicPortal/linux/Disk1/setup.bin has execute permissions. If necessary, run the following command to grant execute permission on the file: 
      chmod +x BladeLogicPortal/Disk1/setup.bin

      The portal installer program opens.

  4. Select the language you want to use in the installation program and click OK.
  5. In the welcome window, click Next
    A license agreement window opens.
  6. To accept the license agreement, select I agree to the terms of the license agreement and click Next

    The Select Product features window opens.

  7. Select only Install DCA Indexing Server <version>.

  8. Click Next.
    The Installation Directory Selection window opens. 

  9. (Optional) To select a location other than the default, click Browse and choose a new location.
  10. Click Next.
    A window opens that asks for settings for the DCA Indexing Server.

  11. Provide the following information:
    • HTTP port—Port used for monitoring the DCA Indexing Server. By default this port is set to 9200. The DCA Index Server can use a range of 100 ports, skipping any ports in use within that range. The port you designate here is the low end of the 100-port range. If you do not want to leave an HTTP port open for security reasons, you can disable HTTP traffic with the DCA Index Server after installation is complete.

    • TCP Port—Port used to connect to the DCA Indexing Server.
      After installation, if necessary, you can manually specify a different TCP port. 

    • Heap Size—Amount of memory, in megabytes, allocated to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The default is 8192 MB.
      When you complete this step, the installation program checks the available memory and displays a warning if insufficient memory is available. 

       Click here to learn more about the warning message.

      If a memory check detects the possibility of insufficient memory, it displays the message shown below. Although the message is labeled as an error, the message is actually a warning. If you are installing on a machine with 16 GB of memory and you believe you have sufficient memory, you can proceed with the installation by clicking Next.


      A server’s total memory should always be larger than the heapsize allocation. Typical modern operating systems require 4 to 8 GB for their own functioning based on what programs are running, in addition to the heap size specified here.

  12. Click Next.
    A summary window shows the features to be installed. 
  13. Click Install.
    Progress bars show installation activity until the Installation Summary window provides details about the completed installation.
  14. Click Done.

Where to go next

Set up a backup procedure for the DCA Indexing Server. If you have already installed another instance of the DCA Index Server, you must be certain that each instance has an identical backup configuration.

If you want to disable HTTP traffic with the DCA Index Server, see Disabling or enabling HTTP traffic with the DCA Index Server

If you install multiple DCA Index Servers, you must configure the servers so they can replicate information to one another.

Then, proceed to Installing the BladeLogic Portal server.

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