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This topic provides instructions for performing a silent installation of the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics product. A silent (or unattended) installation obtains the required user input or installation settings from an options file. You can create an options file to perform an installation of the product in the silent mode. This file defines installation settings such as the type of installation, the components to install, the installation location for the components, and so on.

You can use silent mode to perform the product installation in a headless environment (on a system that has no display device, keyboard, or mouse).

This topic contains the following information:


This information applies to both single-server and distributed-server environments.

Before you begin

  • Read the Planning topic.
  • Verify that your environment meets the system requirements.
  • Download and unzip (for Windows) or unzip and extract (for Linux) the BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics zipped files (the installer) at your preferred location.
  • Depending on your installation scenario, use the sample options file or generate a custom file. For more information, see Generating an options file with silent installation properties.
  • Ensure that you have administrator privileges (on Windows) or superuser privileges (on Linux).

Generating an options file with silent installation properties

Before performing the installation, you must generate an options file with the necessary silent installation properties:

Perform a typical installationUse one of the following sample options files, depending on your platform:

Note: By default, the following is the installation location:

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

To install the product in a different location, ensure that you change the value of the installLocation property.

Perform a custom installation

Generate a custom file with the appropriate silent installation properties by performing these steps:

  • Navigate to Start > Run > CMD and depending on your platform run the following command:
    • Windows: setup.exe –DGENERATE_OPTIONS_FILE=pathToOptionsFile
    • Linux: setup.bin –DGENERATE_OPTIONS_FILE=pathToOptionsFile
      where pathToOptionsFile is the path including the name of the file into which you want to copy the silent installation properties.
  • Specify the required components (properties) for the silent installation and generate the file.
    For more information, see Silent installation properties.

Installing BMC TrueSight IT Data Analytics silently

  1. Log on to the computer on which you want to perform the silent installation.
  2. Run the following command, as appropriate:
    • Windows: setup.exe -silent -DOPTIONS_FILE=pathToOptionsFile
    • Linux: setup.bin -silent -DOPTIONS_FILE=pathToOptionsFile

Silent installation properties

This topic provides information about property values listed in the silent installation options file. This file is a text file that defines the type of installation, the components to install, the installation location, and the configuration settings for the components. The installation properties are in the form of a prefix tag followed by a property name and value pair.

Prefix tags

The following table lists the prefix tags that precede the installation properties.

Prefix tags for silent installation properties

Property flagDescription


Precedes Java properties


Precedes directory properties


Precedes application features

Installation properties

The following table lists the installation properties that succeed the prefix tags.

Installation properties

Property nameDescription


Specifies the full path to the installation directory.

Default value:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\BMC Software\TrueSight\ITDA
  • Linux: /opt/bmc/TrueSight/ITDA
Example: -P installLocation=C:\Program Files\BMC Software\TrueSight\ITDA
Feature selection
-A <Feature-Name>

Specifies the features that you want to install. The product is bundled with various features (components), and a typical installation consists a list of all features, as shown in the following example.

For a custom installation, you can specify particular feature names when generating an options file.

Note: The TomcatHiddenProduct feature is only required if you want to install the Search component or the Console Server component.


# Install Indexer
-A Indexer
# Install Configuration Database
-A Configuration Database
# Install Collection Station
-A Collection Station
# Install Console Server
-A Console Server
# Install Search
-A Search
# Install Tomcat Hidden Product
-A TomcatHiddenProduct
Installation type

Specifies the installation type: typical or custom.


Pinning the product to Start menu and starting services


Specifies whether you want to pin the product to the Start menu on your computer (Windows only).



Specifies whether you want to start the product services immediately after the installation is complete.


Related topics


Wizard based installation in a single-server environment