Deploying BMC Decision Support - Network Automation and Database Automation

You can install BMC Decision Support – Network Automation and BMC Decision Support – Database Automation on the same server, called the application server. This server is shown as BMC Decision Support – BladeLogic Automation in the architecture diagram. The application server also includes the Oracle Data Integrator ETL module, which is required for BMC Decision Support – Network Automation (this is not required for BMC Decision Support – Database Automation).

The two products use the same instance of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform. The BusinessObjects BI server, called the reporting server, can use the same server as the application server and database servers or it can be a different server. The reporting server includes a web application, called Business Intelligence launch pad, for viewing and scheduling reports.

The application server connects to the reporting server for report configuration, authentication and authorization tasks.

The Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) extract, transform, and load (ETL) tool transfers and transforms data from the BMC Network Automation sites and populates the data warehouse. The ETL tool uses three databases: the ETL master repository, work repository, and a data warehouse. These databases can reside on the same server as the BMC Network Automation database.

Reporting for BMC Decision Support – Database Automation is done directly from the BMC Decision Support – Database Automation data warehouse. The data warehouse can reside on the same server as the BMC Database Automation database.

The application server, reporting server, and database server can reside on the same computer. However, BMC recommends that you use different computers to improve performance.

The BMC Decision Support – Network Automation and BMC Decision Support – Database Automation can use different database types. The products' data warehouses can reside on the same server or different servers. However, the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation master, work, and data warehouse databases must all reside on the same server.

Although the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation data warehouse and the BMC Decision Support – Database Automation data warehouse can reside on the same server, they can only share the same database server and instance if they use the same database type.

The database server points to the application server for the ETL process (in the case of BMC Decision Support – Network Automation installations) and to the reporting server for report configuration.

During the installation an Apache Tomcat server is installed and Metadata Navigator is deployed on the application server. You use Metadata Navigator to view ETL-related activities and status.

The application server, database server, and reporting server can reside on the same computer or different computers. The servers must all be on the same network and use the same time zones.

When you install both the products on the same application server, BMC Decision Support – Network Automation installation can be local (single-site) or centralized (multi-site). The following topics explain these scenarios:

Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you

Comments