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Launching the installer

To launch the installer

  1. Download the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution, as instructed in the Obtaining and dowloading.
  2. Go to Planner > Windows > Disk 1.
  3. Start the installer:
    • On Microsoft Windows, double-click the setup.cmd file.
    • On Linux,launch the installer by using Xmanager.
      With Xmanager, X applications installed on remote UNIX based computers run seamlessly with Windows applications side by side.

      You can also use VConsole to launch the installer.

  4. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  5. Review the license agreement, click I agree to the terms of license agreement, and click Next.
  6. On the Installation Prerequisites panel, review all the prerequisites that you must complete before you start the installation.
  7. Select the I have read the prerequisites check box and select the Do not display this panel for subsequent installations check box if you do not want to view the prerequisites again during other product installations.


    If you have not completed any of the prerequisites listed on the Installation Prerequisites panel, exit the installer and complete the steps first.

  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Directory Selection panel, navigate to the location on the host where you want to install the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management products and click Next.
    You can accept the default value if you do not have a specific location for the installation files. Make sure that you have enough space available to perform the installation. 
  10. Click Next and on the Installation Preview window, click Install.
  11. If NSH is not installed, the system prompts you to install it.
    On the BMC Network Shell (NSH) installation window, navigate to the directory where you want to install NSH. The default location is C:\Program Files\BMC Software\NSH.
  12. Click Next.
    The Select Deployment Type panel appears, as shown in the following figure.

  13. Based on your current deployment status, select one of the following options:

    Installer option

    When to choose

    New Deployment

    This is the first time you are launching the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Installer and you have no other existing BMC products installed that you want to add to the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution.

    Integrate with an Existing Deployment

    You have existing BMC products that you want to integrate into the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. For more information, see Using the Installer to integrate brownfield products into BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

    Modify Existing Deployment

    You already installed one or more products in the solution. Now you want to add install additional products.
    Note: This option only appears on the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Installer UI when you launch the installer after completing an installation. Otherwise, the two options that are visible to you are New Deployment and Integrate with an Existing Deployment.

  14. Click Next.
  15. On the Select Deployment Template panel, choose the type of deployment template to implement.
  16. Click Next.
    The Deployment Tier Selection panel appears, as displayed in the following figure.

  17. Select the deployment tier based on the products that you want to install first.

    Tier name

    When to choose

    Control Tier

    You need to install products that enable you to manage the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. For more information, see Description of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management products.

    Workload Tier

    You need to scale the solution to multiple data center locations, either physical or logical.


    You need to install products across tiers. If you want to install all products in the same data center location or geographic location, choose this option.

  18. Click Next.
    The Host Information panel appears.
  19. Install the required products as explained in Installing the products.

Where to go from here

Installing the products

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