This documentation supports the 20.08 (12.1) version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.


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 the 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. This includes changes to the locale, the appliance is only supported with the English language: LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"

We reserve the right to withdraw support, and make no guarantees that future upgrades will be compatible or maintain any of those customizations. We may ask for customizations to be removed for testing purposes. In practice, we will try and provide support for issues that are unrelated to the OS layer.


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.

At the end of your BMC Discovery installation, you should ensure that you have configured networking to suit your environment. For example, if your installation uses a static IP address, you must specify appropriate DNS settings. You can add DNS entries through the UI in the Administration page. See Configuring name resolution settings for more information.

This section provides information on installing BMC Discovery. It contains the following sections:


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