You can install BMC Discovery using a DVD or a downloaded Open Virtualization Format (OVF) virtual machine.
Although the following options are provided in the OS installer, they are not supported by BMC Discovery:
- Encrypt disks option in the partitioning screens
- Advanced Storage options.
No OS customizations are supported on the appliance
The BMC Discovery software is delivered as an appliance model, virtual or physical, which includes the entire software stack from a Linux OS and the BMC application software. The OS must not be treated for general purpose use, but rather as a tightly integrated part of the BMC Discovery solution. If you need to customize the OS, you must use the command line level if explicitly described in this online documentation, or under the guidance of BMC Customer Support. For any urgent business need to change the OS configuration, contact BMC Customer Support.
Third party software
BMC Discovery is built as an appliance that is not intended to have any additional software installed on it. If you have an urgent business need to install additional software on the appliance, see the third party software support page.