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Description of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management tiers and product components

The product components that are available to you for installation from the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution depend on the deployment templates: Compact, Small, Medium, or Large deployment. 

The BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution is divided into two logical tiers, the Control Tier and the Workload Tier. The Control Tier product components contain all BMC applications that are required for managing the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. The Workload Tier product components enable you to scale the solution for multiple data center locations, either physical or logical.

The Control tier consists of integrated sets of applications that are organized into the following functional categories:

  • Cloud Management, Monitoring, and Automation Infrastructure
  • Cloud Provisioning
  • Cloud Self-Service and Service Catalog

Control Tier product components

Product component

Description

BMC AR System Server – Cloud Portal and Database (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:

  • BMC Remedy AR System server
  • BMC AR System Mid Tier
  • BMC Atrium Core
  • BMC Service Request Management

    Note

    In the Small, Medium and Large deployments, you install BMC AR System Server – Cloud Portal and Database - Primary on one host, and BMC AR System Server – Cloud Portal and Database - Secondary on other hosts.

Platform Manager - Cloud Portal

The Cloud Portal installs the BMC AR System server extensions on BMC AR System Server – Cloud Portal and Database - Primary.

The Cloud Portal provides the user interface for the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management -- Cloud Administration Console, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management -- Tenant Administration Console, and BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management -- My Cloud Services Console. These are often referred to as the "Admin Portal," "Tenant Admin Portal," and "End User Portal." The Cloud administrator, Cloud organization administrator, and Cloud end user can log on to the portal to manage or request cloud resources.  For more information, see:

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.

To improve performance, BMC recommends that you install the mid tier on a separate server.

For more information, see the BMC Remedy Action Request System 8.0 documentation.

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.

The following components are installed with BMC Network Automation:

  • BMC Network Automation Server
  • BMC Network Automation Agent

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.

The following components are installed with BMC Server Automation - App Server & Console:

  • BMC Server Automation – Application Server
  • BMC Server Automation – Automation Console

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
(BMC Atrium Orchestrator Platform Access Manager and repository)

The following components are installed with the BMC Atrium Orchestrator Server:

  • BMC Atrium Orchestrator - Access Manager
  • BMC Atrium Orchestrator repository
  • BMC Atrium Orchestrator - configuration distribution peer (CDP)
  • BMC Atrium Orchestrator content
  • Licenses for BMC Atrium Orchestrator Development Studio (workflow authoring client)
    You must add at least one CDP, which is the master peer required to manage the grid operations. You can install additional CDPs to help in HA environments. Optionally, you can add one or more BAO activity peers (APs) to provide scalability and resilience.
    For more information, see the (archive) BMC Atrium Orchestrator Platform 7.6.02 documentation.

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.

Platform Manager - Cloud DB Extensions

Installs Cloud database extensions on the server where the BMC AR System Sever Cloud DB is installed. The installation includes Persistence Manager, which enables the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution to store and retrieve information  from BMC AR System Server - Cloud Database.

Cloud Platform Manager

Installs the following components:

  • Execution Fabric Manager
  • Persistence Server
  • API Server
  • Workload Manager

Workload Tier product components

Product component

Description

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.

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