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Packaging

The Virtual Appliances are packaged as a compressed zip file that contain a single VMware virtual machine and a pdf of the Getting Started Guide guide.

The VAs are built using VMware ESX version 4.1, and are compatible with current versions of VMware ESX, ESXi, Workstation and Player. However, to deploy the Virtual Appliance into older versions, or VMware Server, an additional conversion process is required.

Support

For information on how the Virtual Appliance is supported, see supported virtualization platforms

Community Edition

Users of the Community Edition can get support from the BMC Community. This is best achieved by reading and posting to the public forums.

In addition to those products listed above, the BMC Atrium Discovery Virtual Appliance will also run in the following tools:

A link to the relevant VMware support site is provided below:

Specifications

The following sections specify the default specifications of the Virtual Appliances supplied by BMC.

Production Appliance

  • CPU: 1
  • RAM: 2048MB
  • Hard Disk: 1 x SCSI 55 GB (set to grow as necessary in 2 GB file increments)
  • CD/DVD Drive: 1 (auto detect)
  • Network Interface Cards: 1 (eth0) bridged, configured to use DHCP to obtain an IP address.

The Network Interface Card (eth0) is configured to use DHCP. However, this can be changed to use a static IP.
During the install process, the following network configuration is required:

  • DHCP or static IP for eth0 interface
    If Static IP then provide the following:
    • Appliance IP Address
    • Gateway
    • Subnet Mask
    • DNS for address lookup

Defaults

For initial testing at a small scale, the default configuration is sufficient. For production use, or use at scale you must increase the RAM, CPU and disk configuration in accordance with the sizing guidelines. One size Virtual Appliance is supplied, because a single size simplifies delivery and does not require you to download various sized VMs for various applications such as scanning and consolidation appliances.

2GB RAM is insufficient to activate a TKU in an acceptable time. To use a TKU in testing, you must increase the amount of RAM in the system to 4GB or more.

Community Edition Virtual Appliance

The BMC Atrium Discovery Community Edition Virtual Appliance is supplied as a compressed zip file and built with the following default configuration:

  • CPU: 1
  • RAM 512MB
  • Hard Disk: 1 x SCSI 25 GB (set to grow, in 2 GB file increments)
  • CD/DVD Drive: 1 (auto detect)
  • Network Interface Cards: 1 (eth0) bridged, configured to use DHCP to obtain an IP address.

To run the BMC Atrium Discovery Community Edition Virtual Appliance, your system must have sufficient RAM to support your operating system and the Virtual Appliance (1 GB RAM is recommended) and a minimum of 25 GB of hard disk space should the Virtual Appliance grow to full capacity. Additional CPUs and RAM can be allocated to improve performance.

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