Planning a fresh deployment

Plan your fresh deployment of BMC Helix IT Operations Management before you start with the actual deployment process. 


Planning the environment

Review the planning decisions and related information to plan the optimal environment for deploying BMC Helix IT Operations Management.


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What are the hardware requirements?

Before deploying BMC Helix IT Operations Management, ensure that you plan for the required hardware. Review the minimum hardware requirements and plan the optimal infrastructure to support your deployment.

To understand the hardware requirements, see System requirements

What are the software requirements?

Plan for the operating systems, databases, and other third-party software that are required for deploying BMC Helix IT Operations Management.

Review the System requirements to ensure that the system on which you plan to deploy contains the required and supported third-party software.
Which data stores are supported?

BMC Helix IT Operations Management supports the PostgreSQL database for a relational data store. It also requires Elasticsearch, Victoria Metrics, and Redis.

These data store components are deployed along with BMC Helix IT Operations Management.

To view the supported database versions, see System requirements.


Planning the predeployment activities

Review the planning decisions in this section to understand the activities that you must perform before deploying BMC Helix IT Operations Management.

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What preparations are required for a fresh deployment?

To prepare the environment for deployment, perform the tasks in the Preparing for deployment section before performing the BMC Helix IT Operations Management deployment. 

How to download the deployment manager and container images?

You can download the deployment manager token to access the container images from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site.

See Downloading the deployment manager to understand:

  • Available containers
  • Components deployed through containers
  • Where and how to download the deployment manager and container images

What credentials are required for deploying BMC Helix IT Operations Management?

To deploy BMC Helix IT Operations Management, you must have System Administrator privileges. 

To create role, role-binding and service account, you must have the cluster admin privilege.

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