The BMC BladeLogic Rapid Deployment Stack for Servers (BladeLogic RDS) is a virtual appliance that includes a BMC Server Automation Application Server and other key components pre-installed. The BladeLogic RDS also has the following options for the database:
The BladeLogic RDS also contains:
For more detailed information about the BladeLogic RDS, see Understanding the BladeLogic RDS.
The following table provides a high-level description of the process to install, configure, and use the BladeLogic RDS, and includes links to topics with detailed instructions.
|Review the requirements||Before you install and configure the BladeLogic RDS for Servers, review the requirements.|
|Download the required zip file from the EPD website||Download the required zip file from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website, unzip it, and save it in the local drive.|
This file contains the preconfigured Open Virtualization Format (OVF) template.
|Install the BladeLogic RDS||Log on to the VMware vSphere Client to deploy the downloaded OVF template to the ESX server available in the VMware vSphere Client. |
From the VMware vSphere Client, deploy the OVF template by following a wizard. Once the OVF template is deployed, a Linux virtual machine is created.
Log on to the BladeLogic RDS Webmin utility.
|Configure the BladeLogic RDS components|
Configure the Application Server, File Server, and database for BMC Server Automation.
|Use BladeLogic RDS to control the BMC Server Automation environment|
Run BMC Server Automation from the BladeLogic RDS.
If you have issues while installing or configuring the BladeLogic RDS, see Troubleshooting the BladeLogic RDS for more information.