Description of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management products
The products that are available to you for installation from the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution depend on the deployment templates: Proof of concept (POC), Small, Medium, or Large deployment. For example, if you select the POC template, you cannot install the BMC ProactiveNet and Performance Management Central Server.
The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution is divided into two logical layers, the Control Tier and the Workload Tier. The Control Tier products contain all BMC applications that are required for managing the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. The Location Tier products enable you to scale the solution for multiple data center locations, either physical or logical.
The Control layer consists of integrated sets of applications that are organized into the following functional categories:
- Cloud Self-Service and Service Catalog
- Cloud Provisioning
- Cloud Monitoring
- Cloud Management and Automation Infrastructure
Control Tier products
BMC AR System Server & IT Service Mgt. Suite (Primary and Secondary)
Installs the BMC Remedy AR System server and its components. This host is your administrator server. The installer includes the following applications:
Platform Manager - Cloud Portal
The Cloud Portal installs the BMC AR System server extensions on BMC AR System Server & IT Service Mgt. Suite - Primary.
BMC Remedy AR System Mid-Tier
In the Small, Medium, and Large deployment template, this option installs the BMC Remedy Mid Tier. It serves as a client of the BMC Remedy AR System server and as a server to the browser. The mid tier enables you to view BMC Remedy AR System applications on the web and access the BMC Remedy AR System server from a web server.
Atrium Core - Web Registry Components
The following components are installed with BMC Atrium Core Web Registry:
BMC Network Automation
Mechanism by which the cloud solution enacts change in the environment. Within BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, BMC Network Automation helps to create network containers, network blueprints, and pods. It also creates virtual LAN segments, adds virtual LAN segments to specific pods, configures Layer 2 and Layer 2 services, adds virtual machines to existing load balancer pools, and assigns IP addresses (IP address management). For more information, see the BMC Network Automation documentation.
BMC Server Automation - App Server & Console
Installs primary application server and Automation console. Creates two application instance: one configuration server and one job server. For more information, see the BMC Server Automation 8.3 documentation.
BMC Server Automation - App Server (MAS)
(optional) Installed on a secondary computer to provide Multiple Application Server (MAS) support for high-availability (HA) environments. Creates two application instances: one configuration server and one job server.
BMC Server Automation - File Server (Optional installation)
Server used by BMC to store large snapshots of files, Network Shell scripts, BLPackages, patches, Windows installables, and other types of information not easily stored in a database.
BMC Atrium Orchestrator - Server
The following components are installed with the BMC Atrium Orchestrator Server:
BMC Atrium Orchestrator - configuration distribution peer (HA)
For BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, the grid is licensed to house two CDPs in high-availability (HACDP) mode.
Monitors the performance of devices, including virtual machine monitors (VMMs, also called hypervisors), clusters, and host servers.
BMC ProactiveNet Central Server
Functions as a router, providing a single access point for the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management environment.
BMC ProactiveNet Server
The core BMC ProactiveNet component configures and controls metric data collection; gathers data collected by BMC ProactiveNet Agents and BMC PATROL Agents; stores data; and presents data in the form of graphs, reports, views, and events.
BMC ProactiveNet Data Collection Host
Collects metric data from devices (including virtual machine monitors, clusters, and host servers), and sends the data to BMC ProactiveNet Server for analysis.
BMC AR System Server - Cloud Database primary
Installs the BMC Remedy AR System server and BMC Atrium Core.
Platform Manager - Cloud DB Extensions
Installs the changes required in the database schema for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management back-end on the server where the BMC AR System Sever Cloud DB is installed.
Cloud Platform Manager
Installs the following components:
Workload Tier products
Pre-boot execution environment (PXE) Server
Component used for the unattended provisioning of operating systems onto servers.
BMC Server Automation - Advance Repeater
Provides scalable transportation of data over wide-area networks, and is an alternate option when configuring file servers or repeater servers.
BMC Network Automation - Device Agent
Performs configuration backup, restore, merge, load OS image, and other configuration actions. By default, devices are managed by the Local Device Agent installed on the application server.
BMC ProactiveNet Data Collection Host
Dedicated computer that collects metric data from devices (including virtual machine monitors, clusters, and host servers) and sends the data to BMC ProactiveNet Server for analysis.