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You can install the product on a single-server by performing a typical installation. This type of installation is recommended for deploying the product on a test or small setup. For more information, see Horizontal scaling recommendations.

If you want to change the default ports used for the product components, then you need to perform a custom installation. For more information, see Performing a custom installation.

Best practice

As a best practice, after completing the installation, create a backup super admin user that can be used in a scenario where you are unable to access the product.

This topic contains the following information:

 

Before you begin

Ensure that you have completed the tasks in Preparing for installation.

If you want to use the Collection Agent as your data collection mechanism, then ensure that you read the following topics:

Performing a typical installation

Follow these steps for a typical installation. Navigate through the installation wizard by clicking Next.

1. Start the installation program

Run the setup (for Windows) or setup.bin (for Linux) file. 

2. Agree to the terms of use

 Read the license agreement and agree to the terms.

3. Select Typical setup

Installs all the components of the product on the same server (standalone instance).

To understand the component fundamentals, see the product architecture.

4. Choose the directory location for installation

The directory location defaults to the following:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\BMC Software\TrueSight\ITDA. 
  • Linux: /opt/bmc/TrueSight/ITDA

You can change the destination directory by clicking Browse.

5. Configure the basic settings

Configure the following settings depending on your platform. 

PlatformSetting
Windows
  • Pin the product to your Start menu. 

  • Start the product services immediately after the installation completes.  Otherwise, clear the Start BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics Services check box if you want to configure any of the components before you start the product services  For more information, see Sizing and scalability considerations.

  • Help BMC improve the product by sharing usage information. This information can help BMC improve the product in ways that are more relevant to your needs.

    To enable the collection of usage information, keep the selection of the Allow BMC to collect product usage information check box unchanged, otherwise clear the selection.

    For more information, see Information notice on product usage.

Linux
  • Start the product services immediately after the installation completes. Otherwise, clear the Start BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics Services check box if you want to configure any of the components before you start the product services.
    For more information, see Sizing and scalability considerations.
  • Help BMC improve the product by sharing usage information. This information can help BMC improve the product in ways that are more relevant to your needs.

    To enable the collection of usage information, keep the selection of the Allow BMC to collect product usage information check box unchanged, otherwise clear the selection.

    For more information, see Information notice on product usage.

Click Next to view the Installation Preview screen. This screen provides information about the features to be installed, the total disk size, the destination directory, and so on.

6. Click Install

Starts the installation.

7. Click View Log
This is an optional step.
8. Click Done

To exit the installation program, click Done. 

Depending on your platform, the following environment variable pointing to the product installation path is automatically set:
 

WindowsLinux
%BMC_ITDA_HOME%$BMC_ITDA_HOME

Extending the product license

When you install the product, a default license gets installed which is valid for 30 days from the date of installation. 

To continue using the product after 30 days, you need to extend the license. For more information, see Getting and applying the product license.

Where to go from here

(Optional) Verify if the installation completed successfully.

Access the product by using the Start menu.

(Optional) Configure the components. For more information, see Component configuration recommendations for horizontal scaling.

If required, start the services manually.

Perform configurations such as enabling security for the product, configuring the email setting, and configurations required before scaling up.

Start data collection immediately after installation, by making the following configurations:

  • (Optional) Create Data patterns to define how the data collected must be indexed and displayed.
  • Create data collectors to define the type of data to be collected and how it must be collected, and to start the data-collection process.