System requirements for installing on UNIX computers

When you plan an installation of BMC products, you must consider whether limitations or restrictions exist in your environment. 

Before you launch the installation utility, ensure that your environment meets the requirements described in the following sections. Also, before you install any product to your environment, consult the product getting started or installation guides and release notes for the requirements for each product that you want to install and for detailed installation information.

Network requirement

You must have a properly installed TCP/IP local area network.


The installation utility provides a command line option called -serveronly that you can use to start the Perl HTTP server on a computer, and connect to that server across a network, from a browser running on another computer. The installation utility uses standard, unsecured HTTP for network communications, which can create security risks for passwords and such other information. Therefore, BMC recommends that you install locally, or create an installable image to distribute to remote systems, rather than use the -serveronly command line option in an unsecured network. For more information about command line options, see Running the installation utility on UNIX computers from a command line

Memory and disk space requirements

Check the memory and disk space requirements listed in the getting started or installation guide for the products that you are installing to determine the amount of disk space and memory required to install each product. The installation utility also provides an estimate of how much disk space is required for all products that you select to install in one installation session.

Web browser requirements

A web browser is required to run the installation utility.


If you use pop-up blocker software to prevent pop-up windows from being displayed in your Web browser, you must temporarily disable the software on the computer on which you want to install products to run the installation utility. The procedures and requirements for disabling pop-up blocker software vary depending on the software that you are using. Consult the documentation provided with the pop-up blocker software for instructions.

If you do not have a web browser on the computer on which you want to install products, you can:

  • create an installable image on a computer with a browser then install the image on the computer that does not have a browser. For more details, see Creating and deploying an installable image for Windows computers.
  • use the -serveronly command line option to start the Perl HTTP server on the computer without the browser then connect to that server from a computer that has a browser. For more details, see Command line options.

Using proxy server definitions

If you have defined a proxy server for internet connections, your browser may be unable to connect to the Perl HTTP server that is used by the installation utility. To resolve this issue, perform one of the following tasks for the browser that you are using:

  • Remove the proxy server connection setting by selecting Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Proxies > Direct Connection to the Internet.
  • Bypass the setting by selecting Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Proxies > Manual Proxy Configuration. Enter your domain in the No Proxy for text box.

Setting font size

If the font size in your browser is too large or too small, you can adjust the size by performing the following task: 

Choose View > Increase Font Size or View > Decrease Font Size.

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