This topic describes how to connect to the BMC BladeLogic Rapid Deployment Stack for Servers (BladeLogic RDS) administration page and set up its components. The topic includes the following sections:
You connect to the BladeLogic RDS administration page using a web browser.
You use the BladeLogic RDS administration page to view or change the network information for a server, such as routing and gateways, hostname and DNS client, and host addresses for the BladeLogic RDS.
To view or change the BladeLogic RDS network configuration, perform the following steps:
In the left pane, ther are two groups of options: System Admin Utilities and Advance Configuration.
The following table lists the options available to you for configuring the BladeLogic RDS, and also includes links to the Webmin online technical documentation, where applicable, for complete descriptions of the options.
|Option||Description||Link to Webmin documentation|
|System Admin Utilities|
|This option includes buttons to restart the services for the Application Server and the agent. See Restarting the BladeLogic services.||N/A|
|Command Shell||This option provides access to a shell prompt for executing UNIX commands.||Command Shell|
|File Manager||This option lets you view, change and move files on the server through a Java applet file manager.||File Manager|
|Users and Groups||This option enables you to create and manage Unix user accounts and UNIX groups.||Users and Groups|
|VNC Client||This option provides basic configuration information about the VNC session running on the server.||N/A|
|Webmin Actions Log||This option enables you to search and view the action logs created by the Webmin utility.||Webmin Actions Log|
|Advance Configuration options|
From the Network Configuration panel, select any of the following options:
|System Configuration||The system configuration option enables you to create custom commands, and also includes the Update Configuration option, which you must execute if you update the hostname.||Custom Commands|
|System Time||To set the system and hardware clocks on your server, click System Time.||System Time|
To change the hostname, in the left pane, expand Advance Configuration and select Network Configuration. select the Hostname and DNS Client option. The Hostname and DNS Client page is displayed.
You can modify the hostname, change the resolution order, or the list of DNS server IP address. The default resolution order is to use a locally stored hosts file that contains IP-address-to-host-name mappings. On most UNIX systems, this file is /etc/hosts. On Windows 2000 systems, it is the Hosts file in the \% SystemRoot %\system32\drivers\etc directory.
After you change the hostname, restart the Linux virtual machine that hosts the BladeLogic RDS.
The system may take a few minutes to reboot and appear online.
In the left pane, expand Advance Configuration and select System Configuration.
Click Update Configuration. (Ensure that you reboot the system before you select this option).
This option executes the configChange.sh script, which generates a keystore file (bladelogic.keystore) inside the following deployments folder: /opt/bmc/bladelogic/NSH/br/deployments. The default keystore password is
The BladeLogic RDS comes pre-installed with Oracle XE database that you can use out of the box. However, because Oracle XE cannot be scaled easily, you may need to configure an external database server using the database dump files. The BladeLogic RDS can be deployed with either an Oracle or SQL Server database dump. You will need to set up both a BMC Server Automation dump and a BladeLogic Portal dump. Before you begin, ensure the database server of this product is up and running in your environment.
On the BladeLogic RDS Linux machine, navigate to the /usr/libexec/webmin/Downloads/dbdump/ directory.
Copy the following dump files to the database server and import the dump files to the database:
|Database||Dump||Path on the bladelogicrds server||File name|
|Oracle||BladeLogic Oracle database dump||/usr/libexec/webmin/|
|BladeLogic Portal dump for Oracle||PORTAL_database.dmp|
|SQL Server||BladeLogic SQL Server database dump||/usr/libexec/webmin/|
|BladeLogic Portal dump for SQL Server||Bladelogic_portal.bak|
After you configure the database, record the following information for later use:
Oracle/SQL Server Host Name
Use the Application Server Configuration wizard to configure the Application Server by setting up the connections to the database and file server.
Open the BMC BladeLogic Configuration Manager by performing one of the following:
|From the Linux virtual machine desktop||Click the BladeLogic Configuration icon|
|From the Webmin utility|
In the left pane, expand System Admin Utilities and select VNC Client.
Enter the VNC server password. The password is
On the launcher, click the App Server Configuration icon.
Click the File Server tab to configure the file server.
The default file server is picked up from the database. If you change the host name of the machine, enter the same host name in the File Server Name field.
The following figure shows the File Server configuration tab options:
For detailed field descriptions for these panels, see Configuring a single default Application Server on the host.
You must install an agent on any server you want to manage with BMC BladeLogic Server Automation. You can install agents using either of the following methods:
For the changes you make to the network configuration, Application Server, or Agent settings to take effect, you need to restart the services.