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:
Control Tier product components
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:
Platform Manager - Cloud Portal
The Cloud Portal installs the BMC AR System server extensions on BMC AR System Server – Cloud Portal and Database - 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.
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:
Workload Tier product components
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.