This documentation supports an earlier version of BMC Helix IT Service Management on-premises deployment.

To view the documentation for the latest version, select 23.3.01 from the Product version picker.

Preparing to install in an OpenShift cluster

If you are installing BMC Helix Service Management in an OpenShift cluster, perform the following steps on your Jenkins server before you begin the installation:

  • Make sure that the OpenShift cluster has the NGINX Ingress Controller or Operator, by default.
    See Deploying the ingress controller for OpenShift or Kubernetes Open link in BMC Helix IT Operations Management deployment documentation.

  • Add the following security context constraints in your cluster to control permissions for pods:

    oc adm policy add-scc-to-user anyuid -n <BMC Helix Platform namespace> -z default
    oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged -n <BMC Helix Platform namespace> -z default

    These security context constraints are required to run the HELIX_INTEROPS_DEPLOY pipeline successfully during BMC Helix Service Management installation.


    Remove the security context constraints after the HELIX_INTEROPS_DEPLOY pipeline run is complete.

    Use the following commands to remove the security context constraints:

    oc adm policy remove-scc-from-user anyuid -n <BMC Helix Platform namespace> -z default

    oc adm policy remove-scc-from-user privileged -n <BMC Helix Platform namespace> -z default

  • For all the product components, make sure that you increase the number of threads to 4096 per node so that sufficient threads are available to the processes running in the containers.
    To increase the number of threads, perform the steps given in Unable to create more than 1024 Threads in OCP 4 Open link in the Red Hat documentation.
    For more information, see Number of threads Open link in the Elasticsearch documentation.

Where to go from here

Next task

Proceed with Installing BMC Helix Platform Common Services 23.2.02

Back to process

If you are finished installing BMC Helix Platform services, return to the appropriate installation or upgrade process:

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  1. Andreas Mitterdorfer

    Regarding : oc adm policy add-scc-to-user privileged -n -z default oc adm policy add-scc-to-user anyuid -n -z default

    please reference Case 01648738 where we got the information, that this is not necessary and the requirement will be removed in 22.1.06 documentation. Please correct the documentation accordingly.

    Aug 28, 2023 09:39
    1. Poonam Morti

      Hi Andreas,

      Thanks for bringing this to our notice. We have added a note to remove the constraints after execution of the HELIX_INTEROPS_DEPLOY pipeline.



      Aug 29, 2023 01:29