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    You can install the TrueSight Presentation Server unattended (a silent installation), which requires no user interaction during installation. You can perform a silent installation, as described in this topic, or you can use the installation wizard.

    The following files are used to configure the silent installation of Presentation Server:

    • (Windows) server-silent-options-windows.txt
    • (Linux) server-silent-options-linux.txt

    These files are located in the Disk1 directory of the Presentation Server installation file structure.

    The following topics are included:

    Before you begin

    Before you begin the silent installation, complete the following items:

    • Ensure that the computer on which you are installing the product adheres to the hardware, operating system, platform, and software requirements listed in System requirements for Presentation Server.
    • Ensure that the computer on which you are installing the product adheres to the requirements described in Preparing for the Presentation Server installation.
    • Complete or review the information in the installation worksheet for the Presentation Server. The default values used during the installation process are entered in the installation worksheet.
    • Prepare an encrypted password for the database and Atrium Single Sign-On server.


    To configure the silent install file

    On the system where you want to install the Presentation Server, complete the following procedure:

    1. Use a text editor to open the relevant server-silent-options.txt file.

    2. Under the TrueSight Presentation Server Installation Location section, retain a default installation directory or specify a valid directory for the Presentation Server:

      -P installLocation=<directory>

      The <directory> is the installation location.

      Examples

      (Windows) -P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\TrueSightPServer
      (Linux) -P installLocation=/opt/bmc/TrueSightPServer
    3. Under the Installation Features section is the Presentation Server component name.

      # Install TrueSight Presentation Server
      -A featureTrueSightPServer
    4. Under the Installer Configuration section, enter the TrueSight Server installation configuration information.

      If required, change the default port numbers. Ensure that the port number you enter is available.

      -J QUICK_INSTALL_MODE=true
      -J TrueSight_localhost_fqdn=
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_enabled=0
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_type=1
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_server_pair_name=truesight
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_primary_cache_port=7800
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_primary_control_port=8800
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_server_fqdn=
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_database_port=5432
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_cache_replication_port=7800
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_control_port=8800
      -J TrueSight_high_availability_configuration_file=
      -J TrueSight_tomcat_http_port=80
      -J TrueSight_tomcat_https_port=443
      -J TrueSight_ElasticSearch_rest_port=9200
      -J TrueSight_ElasticSearch_client_port=9300
      -J TrueSight_cell_gateway_port=1900
      -J TrueSight_database_username=
      -J TrueSight_database_password=
      -J TrueSight_database_confirm_password=
      -J TrueSight_database_port=5432
      -J TrueSight_sso_hostname=
      -J TrueSight_sso_port=8443
      -J TrueSight_sso_password= 
      -J IS_SSO_SERVER_CERTIFICATE=false
      -J SSO_CERTIFICATE_HOME=

      Presentation Server configuration descriptions

      Parameter

      Description

      QUICK_INSTALL_MODEInstallation type setting, either Custom install or Advanced install. The default value is Advanced install.

      TrueSight_localhost_fqdn

      System's localhost Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
      TrueSight_high_availability_enabled

      Presentation Server High Availability (HA) option

      The default value (0) means that the HA option is disabled.

      TrueSight_high_availability_type

      HA option setting, either Primary Server mode or Secondary Server mode.

      The default value (1) means that the Primary Server mode is enabled. The value (2) means that the Secondary Server mode is enabled.

      The Secondary server maintains a constantly updated cache memory of the Presentation Server activity.

      TrueSight_high_availability_server_pair_name

      Elasticsearch cluster name for one node (server), or more nodes, that holds all of the data, and provides federated indexing and search capabilities across all nodes.

      The default value for the cluster name is "truesight". It is recommended that you change this name to reflect the logical group name of the cluster.

      Note

      If you do not use the default High Availability port numbers, only use port numbers between 1024 and 65535.

      TrueSight_high_availability_primary_cache_port

      Number of the Primary Cache Replication port

      TrueSight_high_availability_primary_control_port

      Number of the Primary Control port

      TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_server_fqdn

      Secondary (standby) server host name
      Only applicable when set to Primary Server mode (TrueSight_high_availability_type =1).
      TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_database_portNumber of the Secondary Server database port

      TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_cache_replication_port

      Number of the Secondary Server Cache Replication port
      TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_control_portNumber of the Secondary Server Control port
      TrueSight_high_availability_configuration_file

      Secondary server configuration file

      Only applicable when set to Secondary server mode (TrueSight_high_availability_type =2).

      This file is the HA configuration file that is uploaded during the Presentation Server installation.

      Notes

      • For Windows systems, if you do not use the default port numbers, only use port numbers between 1 and 65535.
      • For Linux systems, if you do not use the default port numbers, only use port numbers between 1024 and 65535.

      TrueSight_tomcat_http_port

      Apache Tomcat HTTP port number

      TrueSight_tomcat_https_port

      Apache Tomcat HTTPS port number

      TrueSight_ElasticSearch_rest_port

      Elasticsearch Representational state transfer (REST) port number
      TrueSight_ElasticSearch_client_portElasticsearch client port number
      TrueSight_cell_gateway_portCell Gateway port number

      Notes

      • The database user name and password cannot exceed 30 characters.
      • For Windows systems, if you do not use the default database port number, only use port numbers between 1 and 65535.
      • For Linux systems, if you do not use the default database port number, only use port numbers between 1024 and 65535.
      TrueSight_database_usernameUser name for the PostgreSQL database
      TrueSight_database_passwordEncrypted user password
      TrueSight_database_confirm_passwordRe-enter the encrypted user password
      TrueSight_database_portNumber of the database port 
      TrueSight_sso_hostnameHost's Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On (SSO) server
      TrueSight_sso_portNumber of the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On port. Use the port number of the Atrium Single Sign-On server installed on the system. The default port number is 8443.
      TrueSight_sso_passwordBMC Atrium Single Sign-On server encrypted super user password. The Single Sign-On super user name is amadmin.
      IS_SSO_SERVER_CERTIFICATE
      BMC Atrium Single Sign-On server High Availability (HA) option. The default value (false) means that the Single Sign-On server is not in the high availability mode.
      SSO_CERTIFICATE_HOME
      Path of the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On SSL certificate.
    5. Save and close the server-silent-options.txt file.

    Example

    The following example illustrates the settings of a silent installation configuration for the Presentation Server on a Windows operating system.

    -P installLocation="C:\Program Files\BMC Software\TrueSightPServer"
    -A featureTrueSightPServer
    -J QUICK_INSTALL_MODE=true
    -J TrueSight_localhost_fqdn=system
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_enabled=0
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_type=1
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_server_pair_name=truesight
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_primary_cache_port=7800
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_primary_control_port=8800
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_server_fqdn=
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_database_port=5432
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_cache_replication_port=7800
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_secondary_control_port=8800
    -J TrueSight_high_availability_configuration_file=Config_File.txt
    -J TrueSight_tomcat_http_port=80
    -J TrueSight_tomcat_https_port=443
    -J TrueSight_ElasticSearch_rest_port=9200
    -J TrueSight_ElasticSearch_client_port=9300
    -J TrueSight_cell_gateway_port=1900
    -J TrueSight_database_username=admin
    -J TrueSight_database_password=DES\:097133405e7ea7a6bcc58bbe70ece4c2
    -J TrueSight_database_confirm_password=DES\:097133405e7ea7a6bcc58bbe70ece4c2
    -J TrueSight_database_port=5432
    -J TrueSight_sso_hostname=11.22.33.22
    -J TrueSight_sso_port=8443
    -J TrueSight_sso_password=DES\:097133405e7ea7a6bcc58bbe70ece4c2
    -J IS_SSO_SERVER_CERTIFICATE=true
    -J SSO_CERTIFICATE_HOME=\home\bmc\cert.crt

    To install the Presentation Server silently

    1. In a command line, navigate to the Disk1 folder in the installation file structure.
    2. Enter the following command:
      • Windows

        setup.exe -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<fullyqualifiedpath>\server-silent-options-windows.txt"

        where fullyQualifiedPath indicates the complete path where you have saved the server_install.options file. If the fullyQualifiedPath parameter contains a space in it, the path must be enclosed within double quotes.
         

      • Linux

        ./setup.bin -i silent -DOPTIONS_FILE="<fullyqualifiedpath>/server-silent-options-linux.txt"

        where fullyQualifiedPath indicates the complete path where you have saved the server_install.options file. If the fullyQualifiedPath parameter contains a space in it, the path must be enclosed within double quotes.

         

    Notes

    • If the installation fails, you must uninstall what has been installed before rerunning the installation.
    • The Presentation Server installation log files are located in the following directories:
      • (WindowsC:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp\truesightpserver_install_log.txt
      • (Linux) /tmp/truesightpserver_install_log.txt


    Encrypting a password for Presentation Server silent installation

    The Maintenance Tool enables you to create an encrypted password that the Presentation Server requires for importing a KeyStore. You must use an encrypted password so that the KeyStore password is not exposed in the server-silent-options.txt file.

    You can run the Maintenance Tool in a GUI or from the command line interface (CLI).

     To encrypt a password by using the Maintenance Tool in a GUI (click here to expand steps)
    1. To open the Maintenance Tool, go to the temporaryDirectory/Disk1/utility directory.
      The temporaryDirectory is the place where you downloaded the installation files.
    2. Run the TrueSightPServerMaintenanceTool utility and click the Encrypt tab.
    3. Enter your password in the Password and Confirm Password fields and click Encrypt.
    4. Copy and paste the value from the Encrypted Password field to the server-silent-options.txt file for the TrueSight_database_password parameter.
      For example, if the encrypted password output is DES\:d70cbe3669602717ce66af37cce7ecf0, modify the TrueSight_database_password parameter as follows:
      -J TrueSight_database_password=DES\:d70cbe3669602717ce66af37cce7ecf0
     To encrypt a password by using the Maintenance Tool in the CLI (click here to expand steps)
    1. To open the Maintenance Tool, go to the temporaryDirectory\Disk1\utility directory.
      The temporaryDirectory is the place to which you downloaded the installation files.
    2. Run the following command, entering your password for the -password and -confirm_password options:

      • Windows

        TrueSightPServerMaintenanceTool.cmd -silent -encrypt -encrypt -password=<password> -confirm_password=<password>

      • Linux

        ./TrueSightPServerMaintenanceTool.sh -silent -encrypt -encrypt -password=<password> -confirm_password=<password>

        Note

        For Linux installations, any password that includes special characters requires single quotation marks before and after the password. For example:

        ./TrueSightPServerMaintenanceTool.sh -silent -encrypt -encrypt -password='<password>' -confirm_password='<password>'

    3. Copy and paste the encrypted password output to the server-silent-options.txt file for your silent installation.
      For example, if the encrypted password output is DES\:d70cbe3669602717ce66af37cce7ecf0, modify the TrueSight_database_password parameter as follows:
      -J TrueSight_database_password= DES\:d70cbe3669602717ce66af37cce7ecf0

    Post-installation tasks

    Perform the following tasks after installing the Presentation Server:

    • After you install the basic components of the Operations Management system, you must identify data providers as components in the Presentation Server. This connection enables the Presentation Server to receive data from its component parts. You can connect components as you add them, or when you finish adding all components.
    • (Linux) Register the Presentation Server service for non-root users:
      1. Log in as a root user on the computer on which the Presentation Server is installed.
      2. From the <installedDirectory>/truesightpserver/bin directory, run the following command to register the service:
        ./tssh service register <nonrootUserName>
      3. (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server only) In addition, run the following command:
        chkconfig --add BMCTSPSSvc

         

        The BMCTSPSSvc service is located at /etc/init.d

      4. Ensure that you have read and write permissions for the installedDirectory\truesightpserver\logs\tssh.log file before you run the following commands.
      5. Check whether the service is registered by running the following command:
        service BMCTSPSSvc status
      6. To start and stop the service, run the following commands:
        service BMCTSPSSvc start
        service BMCTSPSSvc stop 
    • Role-based user access to the features and components that compose TrueSight Operations Management is enabled by persona-based authorization profiles. Each authorization profile is associated with one or more Atrium Single Sign-On (SSO) Server realms and comprises user groups, roles and permissions, and objects. These authorization profiles determine the features and objects that users can access and monitor. You can use the default authorization profiles as is, or you can modify their attributes. If necessary, you can also create authorization profiles.

    Troubleshooting the silent installation

    If a problem occurs during the silent installation, see the following topic: Error message displayed during silent installation of Presentation Server


    1 Comment

    1. Hello,

      How we can install Presentation Server HA installation silently.

      Appreciated, if someone provide the steps .

      Regards,

      Gokul