Agents are fundamental to BMC Server Automation. The BMC Server Automation Console provides functionality for installing multiple agents simultaneously or installing agents one at a time.
BMC Server Automation is primarily a system based on RSCD agents. The RSCD agent is a small program that must be installed and running on each server that BMC Server Automation manages. Agents allow you to perform actions on remote servers and obtain information from those servers.
BMC Server Automation provides the following methods for installing agents:
BMC Server Automation can support devices that do not have agents installed. BMC calls these agentless managed objects (AMOs). Typically, AMOs are used for virtualization (see Provisioning VMs). BMC Server Automation manages AMOs through servers equipped with a custom configuration object that can communicate with the agentless device. BMC refers to these intermediary servers as AMO proxies.