The following topics provide instructions for installing BMC Server Automation components on a Microsoft Windows platform for the first time.
Before installing BMC Server Automation on Windows, ensure that you have performed the following tasks:
Ensure that you have set up a database for use by BMC Server Automation, as discussed in Setting up an Oracle database for BMC Server Automation and Setting up a SQL Server database and user for BMC Server Automation.
To know the default installation location of various BMC Server Automation components, see Default installation location for components.
You can install:
Separate components on separate servers for scalability
For installation instructions, see the Reference column in the following table.
If you choose to install separate components on separate servers, the order of installation is not important. The components work together when all are installed and configured.
(For Windows 2012 only) You must ensure that you run each installation file as an Administrator so that the file server path can be created successfully.
To run the installation file as an administrator, right-click the installation file and click Run As Administrator. If you do not run the installation file as an Administrator, you must create the file server path manually before running it.
Installation sequence to install the components individually
|Install an RSCD agent|
To install in a replicated domain controller environment, see Installing RSCD agents in a replicated domain controller environment.
|Learn how to install an RCSD agent on Windows. RSCD agent is required on each server that BMC Server Automation manages.|
|Install BMC Server Automation Application Server and Network Shell|
To install Network Shell individually, see Installing only the Network Shell (Windows).
Use this procedure to install the BMC Server Automation Application Server and the Network Shell on Microsoft Windows platforms on which no previous versions of these components are installed. You can perform either:
|Install the PXE server and TFTP servers||Use this task to install a PXE server and the TFTP server, which are functional components required for the BMC Server Automation provisioning solution, on Microsoft Windows.|
|Install BMC Server Automation Console|
|Learn how to install the BMC Server Automation Console and Network Shell on Microsoft Windows. The console is the graphical user interface to the BMC Server Automation servers. Network Shell is a required prerequisite of the console.|
See a video demonstrating how to set up a standalone instance of a BMC Server Automation Application Server and file server for testing and development purposes.