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When you install the BMC CMDB Extensions, the following BMC software is installed:

If you are integrating Infrastructure Management with Atrium CMDB, you must install the BMC CMDB Extensions and components before you configure the  TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server to integrate with the CMDB.

Install BMC CMDB Extensions on the same computer where  Atrium CMDB is installed. In a server group environment, install BMC CMDB Extensions on all the servers in the server group. In the primary node, install the binaries and the workflow; in all other nodes, install only the binaries. Ensure that all servers are added to the group list. For more information about the server group environment, see the online documentation of BMC Remedy Action Request System.

See System requirements and product compatibility for the minimum supported configuration requirements, and supported versions.

Prerequisites to using BMC CMDB extensions:

  • AR user must have a fixed license.
  • AR user must be a user with administrator privileges.

This topic provides the following information about installing BMC CMDB Extensions:

Before you begin

  • Before you begin with the installation, ensure that you have administrator privileges on BMC Remedy Action Request System.
  • As an administrator, ensure that you have the following permissions:
    • Administrator
    • Incident Config
    • Incident Master
    • Incident Viewer
    • Incident Submitter
    • Contact Organization Admin
    • Contact Location Admin
    • Contact People Admin
    • Contact Support Admin
    • Config Group Mapping Admin
    • Config Categorization Admin
    For information about adding permissions, see Role-based access.
  • BMC recommends that you run the BMC Remedy AR System and Atrium Core Heath check before proceeding with the installation.
  • Ensure that you enable Administrative Operations on the AR Server. For information about enabling Administrative Operations, see the online documentation of BMC Remedy Action Request System.
  • Ensure that the Enable Multiple Assign Groups setting is enabled for all AR Servers. To do this, in AR Server, in the Server Information page, on the Configuration tab, select the Enable Multiple Assign Groups check box.
  • Ensure that you increase the Server-Plugin-Default-Timeout to 600 seconds and enable unqualified search in the Server Information page of AR Server.
  • Ensure that you have installed the following applications on the BMC Remedy Action Request System server:

    Product

    Installation instruction

    Atrium Core

    For information about installing Atrium CMDB, see the online documentation of BMC Atrium Core.

    BMC Remedy Incident Management

    For information about installing BMC Remedy Incident Management, see the online documentation of BMC Remedy IT Service Management.

    Note

    For a successful installation, ensure that your system has a minimum of 3 GB of free memory. If this requirement is not met, importing workflows to BMC Atrium CMDB may fail.

  • On Linux or Solaris operating system, ensure that the following 32-bit libraries are present in the directories specified by the LD_LIBRARY_PATH operating system environment variable:

To install BMC CMDB Extensions on Microsoft Windows

  1. Navigate to the BMC_TrueSight_Infra_Mgmt_10.0_ExtensionsForAtriumCMDB_Win\Disk1 directory in the installation package.
    • If you have an installation DVD, copy the contents to a directory with write permission, and navigate to the directory.
    • If you have downloaded the installation files, navigate to the directory.
  2. Run setup.exe.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the license agreement page, click Next.
  5. On the Directory Selection page, retain the default directory, or click Browse to select a different directory, and click Next.
  6. On the BMC Remedy AR System Server/Atrium CMDB User Inputs page, provide the following details, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    AR System Server Administrator Name

    Administrator user name to access BMC Remedy Action Request System

    AR System Server Administrator Password

    Password for the specified user name

    AR System Server TCP Port

    Port number of the server on which BMC Remedy Action Request System is running. If the server is using a portmapper, then the default port number is 0.

    AR System Server Name Alias

    Host name of BMC Remedy Action Request System or BMC Atrium CMDB

  7. On the CMDB User permissions information page, to use iBRSD or BSR, select the Deploy SDIG Workflow check box to enable the integration workflows.
  8. Verify that the information on the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management CMDB Extensions initialization page reflects your installation correctly. Click Previous to make changes, or click Next.
  9. On the Notification Service Plugin User Inputs page, enter the port number on which the Notification Service is listening for incoming connections of clients (for example, Publishing Server) that subscribe for notifications. The default port number is 1840.

    Note

    This port is different from the AR Server port. Configure your firewall to allow this port so that Publishing Server can connect to it.

  10. On the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management CMDB Extensions information page, click Next.
  11. On the Installation Preview page, click Install. The installer displays the progress of the installation.

  12. On the Installation Result Summary page, click Next.
  13.  On the Installation Summary page, click View Log to view the installation logs or click Finish to complete the installation.
  14. Restart Apache Tomcat as described in To restart Apache Tomcat on Microsoft Windows.

To install BMC CMDB Extensions on Linux/Solaris

Note

  • Install the Infrastructure Management Extensions by the user using which you installed AR Server, it may be either root or non-root user.
  • Ensure that you have writable permission for the ar.conf file.
  1. Navigate to the BMC_TrueSight_Infra_Mgmt_10.0_ExtensionsForAtriumCMDB_<operating system>/Disk1 directory in the installation package.
  2. Apply executable rights to all the installation files by running the following command: 

    chmod -R 755 installationDirectoryFolderName 

    installationDirectoryFolderName is the name of the folder that contains all the installation files.

    For example, chmod -R 755 Disk1

  3. Run setup.bin.
  4. Follow step 3 through step 13 as described in To install BMC CMDB Extensions on Microsoft Windows.
  5. Restart Apache Tomcat as described in To restart Apache Tomcat on Linux/Solaris.

Integrating with BMC Atrium CMDB in an Action Request Server group

When integrating with an Action Request Server Group, you must install the BMC CMDB Extensions on:

  • The primary administrative server - Installing on the primary administrative server creates the necessary forms, workflow, and data. It also deploys the Impact Model Designer on the primary server.
  • Each server that has the reconciliation function enabled - Installing on each server is necessary to install the Notify ARDBC plugin and iBRSD plugin. For more information, see Configuring the Notify ARDBC plug-in.

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  1. I tried to install on Solaris but failed in the process. Can you please elaborate which common directory that should be granted with chmod -R 777? because I found so many common directory in my server.

    Thanks

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Erwien!

      I have updated the documentation. 

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks,

      Manisha

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  3. The following instruction is incorrect.

    9. On the CMDB User permissions information page, select the Deploy IBRSD Workflow check box to enable the integration workflows.

    ..in the TSIM 10 CMDB extensions installer this option is labeled 'Deploy SDIG Workflow'.

    Please can we get the doc changed to reflect this. We also need to make it clear that this option needs to be selected if customer wants to use IBRSD or BSR. The current description makes it look like the option is only required for BSR (SDIG is part of BSR not part of IBRSD).

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  5. Which time out?  There are multiple.  Plugin, filter, etc.

    • Ensure that you increase the timeout to 600 seconds and enable unqualified search in the Server Information page of AR Server.
    1. Hi Hutson,

      I also had the same doubt!!!

      It is talking about the below timeout period in ar.cfg file :

      Server-Plugin-Default-Timeout

      Regards,

      Nelson Pita

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