Perform the following tasks before launching the Infrastructure Management installer on a Linux computer.
Ensure that the target computers for Infrastructure Management meet or exceed the system requirements listed in System requirements and product compatibility for Infrastructure Management and in the following sections.
Ensure that port 80 is available for installing the Apache web server. If any other application is using the port, change the port allocation to make the port 80 available for Infrastructure Management installation. On the system where you want to host the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server or the Integration Service, verify the TCP control port (port 80) availability by running the following command from a command line:
After Infrastructure Management has been installed, you can change the port for the Apache web server to free port 80 for use by your other application. For instructions, see Ports used by Infrastructure Management.
BMC Software recommends that you install Infrastructure Management from a local copy of the installation image and not from a network drive. Installing from a network drive can cause delays in completing the installation.
For successful installation, ensure that the host name or the cluster name does not contain an underscore (_).
Disable any anti-virus software on each host computer on which you are installing a component, or exclude the Infrastructure Management installation directory from virus scanning. Disable the following programs on the target computer:
Close all applications that are running and do not perform other installation or configuration activities during the Infrastructure Management installation process.
You can install the Infrastructure Management Server or the Integration Service as a root user as well as a non-root user. However, you must provide 754915328 as the root user.
gzip and unzip
Ensure that gzip and unzip are installed and present in the PATH environment variable.
|tcsh shell||Ensure that tcsh shell is installed on the server where you plan to install Infrastructure Management.|
The installation script creates the installation directory during installation.
The directory where the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is installed and all its parent directories must have 755 permissions and must be owned by root, as well as the other group. Without these permissions and ownership, you will not be able to log into the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server.
Do not install the Integration Service in the /usr directory.
Clean your temporary directories. Start with the temporary folder in your home folder. You may not be able to delete all the files, but BMC recommends that you remove any files or directories that begin with TrueSight or Infrastructure Management.
|Firewall||Configure your firewall to allow TCP port 7, which is used to communicate with other Infrastructure Management hosts|
|X Windows access|
Disable X Windows access control by using the xhost command.
|Nobody user account||Ensure that the nobody user account exists on the target computer.|
Ensure that Arial fonts are present on the Linux OS on which you plan to install Infrastructure Management.
Steps for installing the fonts
On Linux computers, you can install the Infrastructure Management Server or the Integration Service as a root user as well as a non-root user. However, you must provide certain permissions to the non-root user as the root user.
While installing the Infrastructure Management Server with a non-root user, change the port numbers for Apache and Apache SSL between 1025 to 65535 because the non-root user does not have permissions to use ports below or equals to 1024.
Installing the Integration Service with the non-root user is supported only on the Linux operating system. It is not supported on the Solaris or AIX operating system.
When you start the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server installation, the installer checks to ensure that the target computer is configured based on the recommended settings. The installer checks the environment and reports a status of OK or Not OK for each configuration variable that it checks.
For Linux, the following preinstallation checks are run:
Checks whether this operating system is a supported Linux operating system.
Checks if the kernel version is according to the supported operating system.
Root [ / ] partition
Ensures that the root partition is not 100% full. The installation may fail if there is insufficient space available in the root partition.
Checks if BMC Impact Solutions components are present. If they are present, they must be uninstalled.
Verifies the IP address
Host names resolved IP against IP
Checks if the resolved IP for the host name matches the IP address
Checks whether DNS is configured on the system. This is required for DHCP support for the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server.
Permissions on /tmp
Checks if /tmp directory has read, write, and execute permission for owner, group, and others
Checks if the gzip compression utility is present in the /usr/bin/gzip or /bin/gzip or /usr/local/bin/gzip path. Gzip is no longer shipped with BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server and is required for successful installation.
Checks if the gunzip compression utility is present in the /usr/bin/gunzip or /bin/gunzip or /usr/local/bin/gunzip path directory
Checks if the default gateway is configured
Checks whether the required ports are available. For the list of ports required, see Network port schematics for Infrastructure Management.
Note: If you are using a dual-stack computer, the preinstallation check for port availability may not be performed. Therefore, you must manually check for the availability of ports in case of dual-stack computers.
Available swap space
Checks if the computer has a minimum of 3 gigabytes of swap space available
File mode creation mask
Checks if the umask value is 022
Checks if the computer has a minimum of 4 gigabytes of memory available
Checks for mail configuration
Checks for required libraries. For information about the required libraries, see Installing the Infrastructure Management Server on Linux with SAP SQL Anywhere and Installing Integration Service on Linux and Remote Cell on Linux, IBM AIX, or Solaris.
If the installation program encounters a failed check on a mandatory setting, it aborts the installation. To resolve any failed checks, review the prerequisites in this page to ensure that you have implemented all of them. If all the prerequisites have been implemented and the preinstallation check still fails for some checks, see the Infrastructure Management installation and uninstallation issues.
Before installing Infrastructure Management, disable the on-demand scan of the antivirus system.