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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:

Connecting to the BladeLogic RDS

You connect to the BladeLogic RDS administration page using a web browser

  1. From a web browser, enter https://bladelogicrds as the web address on the Linux virtual machine you created.
  2. Enter the following credentials:
    1. User name: root
    2. Password (case sensitive): bsaAdm1n 

Modifying the BladeLogic RDS options

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:

  1. 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.  

    OptionDescriptionLink to Webmin documentation
    System Admin Utilities

    BladeLogic Restart

    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 LogThis option enables you to search and view the action logs created by the Webmin utility.Webmin Actions Log
    Advance Configuration options

    Network Configuration

    From the Network Configuration panel, select any of the following options:

    1. To view the interfaces that are currently active on your system, select Network Interfaces

    2. To change the default gateway used by your system or enable packet forwarding, select Routing and Gateways.

    3. To change the hostname, select Hostname and DNS client. See To change the hostname for the BladeLogic RDS.

    4. To view the addresses on your system, select Host addresses.

    Network Configuration
    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 TimeTo set the system and hardware clocks on your server, click System Time.System Time

To change the hostname for the BladeLogic RDS

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. Click Save.

  4. 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.

  5. In the left pane, expand Advance Configuration and select System Configuration.

  6. 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 password.

Configuring an external database

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.

  1. On the BladeLogic RDS Linux machine, navigate to the /usr/libexec/webmin/Downloads/dbdump/ directory.

  2. Copy the following dump files to the database server and import the dump files to the database:

    DatabaseDumpPath on the bladelogicrds serverFile name
    OracleBladeLogic Oracle database dump/usr/libexec/webmin/
    Downloads/dbdump/oracle
    bladelogic.dmp
    BladeLogic Portal dump for OraclePORTAL_database.dmp
    SQL ServerBladeLogic SQL Server database dump/usr/libexec/webmin/
    Downloads/dbdump/sql
    BLADELOGIC.bak
    BladeLogic Portal dump for SQL ServerBladelogic_portal.bak
  3. After you configure the database, record the following information for later use:

    • Oracle/SQL Server Host Name

    • Port ( Default is 1521)
    • SID of Oracle/SQL Server
    • User ID (Recommended username is bladelogic87)
    • Password for the bladelogic user

Configuring the Application Server

Use the Application Server Configuration wizard to configure the Application Server by setting up the connections to the database and file server.

  1. Open the BMC BladeLogic Configuration Manager by performing one of the following:

    From the Linux virtual machine desktopClick the BladeLogic Configuration icon
     
    From the Webmin utility

    In the left pane, expand System Admin Utilities and select VNC Client.
    This option uses a Java applet and requires that you install a Java plugin on the client browser.

    Enter the VNC server password. The password is bsaAdm1n.

    On the launcher, click the App Server Configuration icon. 

     

     

  2. In the Application Server Configuration wizard, in the Database tab, enter the values you recorded during the database configuration.
  3. 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:

  4. Click OK.

For detailed field descriptions for these panels, see Configuring a single default Application Server on the host.

Installing agents

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:

Restarting the BladeLogic components

For the changes you make to the network configuration, Application Server, or Agent settings to take effect, you need to restart the services.

  1. In the left pane, expand System Admin Utilities and select BladeLogic Restart.
  2. Click BladeLogic Application Server Restart to restart the Application Server  This option executes the blappstart.sh command.
  3. Click BladeLogic Agent Restart to restart the agents. This option executes the rscdrestart.sh command to restart the agent on the BladeLogic RDS system.

Configuring the network for the RDS

  1. After the BladeLogic RDS is deployed, select Edit Settings for the VM.
  2. Add a Network Adapter with the appropriate Network Connection information, and then power on the VM,
  3. To get the IP from DHCP, set the Wired connection to On, as shown in the following figure.

Where to go from here

Running BMC Server Automation from the BladeLogic RDS