Setting up and going live
BMC Helix Portal provides a set of integrated products and shared common services from a single unified view. The integrated products include, among others, BMC Helix Discovery. When you subscribe to one or more of the integrated products, you are eligible to use BMC Helix Portal by default.
After you subscribe to BMC Helix Discovery, BMC provisions your system and provides details about how to access the system. For more information about BMC Helix Discovery activation, see BMC Helix Discovery service . If you have subscribed to other integrated products as well, see BMC Helix Portal Orientation and BMC Helix core services .
Before you begin
When you log in for the first time to BMC Helix Portal as a tenant administrator, you can provide your consent for data collection. For more information, see Setting up and going live and Modifying consent for data collection . If the tenant administrator provides consent for data collection, each user in BMC Helix Discovery will receive a notification when they log in and users can modify their consent for data collection at any time, as described in Viewing and modifying your profile information .
Setting up and going live tasks
As an administrator, perform the following tasks in the specified sequence:
Log in to the BMC Helix Discovery service.
Complete the one-time process to log in to BMC Helix Discovery for the first time.
Logging into the BMC Helix Discovery service for the first time
Download and install BMC Discovery Outpost.
Perform this task to install one or multiple Outposts. Use the Outpost for storing your credentials securely and scanning your target hosts.
Register the BMC Discovery Outpost.
After your install the Outpost and before you start using it, register the Outpost and the BMC Helix Discovery service with each other.
(Optional) Run BMC Discovery Outpost under a gMSA account.
Perform this task if your organization dictates the usage of gMSA account and you need to run BMC Discovery Outpost under a gMSA account.
(Optional) Replace the BMC Discovery Outpost UI HTTPS certificate.
If your organization requires the use of certificates that are signed by a known and trusted in-house CA, you can replace the BMC Discovery Outpost UI certificate.
Set up users and groups.
Create users in your organization and assign them to groups for easy management.
Set up the instance identification.
Configure or view the details of your instance identity, admin email, and so on.
Set up the standard data categories.
Configure the standard data categories specific to your organization that cannot be obtained from data discovery. This includes the locations, product groupings, status values and so on that are relevant to your organization.
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