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.
For information on how the Virtual Appliance is supported, see supported virtualization platforms
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:
The following sections specify the default specifications of the Virtual Appliances supplied by BMC.
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:
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.
The BMC Atrium Discovery Community Edition Virtual Appliance is supplied as a compressed zip file and built with the following default configuration:
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.