Creating a deployable package

As an administrator, you can select monitor installation components, such as the BMC PATROL Agent and monitoring solutions to create a deployable package. The components can then be installed together using the deployable package. You can reuse the deployable packages, or deploy the packages to multiple computers.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that you have downloaded and imported the KM.
  • Ensure that you have reviewed the  Deployable packages best practices Open link .

To create a deployable package

  1. In the navigation pane, expand Administration, select Repository, and select the Deployable Packages tab.

  2. ClickCreate Deployable Package.
    The Create Deployable Package wizard starts.

  3. On the Installation Package Solution Selection page, select the operating system for which you want to create a package, and then select a platform on which you want to install the package. 
    The list of components in the repository that are supported on the specified operating system and platform is displayed.
  4. Select the components that you want to include in the package.

  5. From the Version list, select the version of the component that you want to include in the package.
    You can select a specific version or you can select latest, which automatically updates the package with the latest versions of the components when new versions of those components are added to the Infrastructure Management repository.


    To be able to deploy packages from the TrueSight console, do not include PATROL Configuration Manager, PATROL Agents, or PATROL Agent patches in the deployable packages.

  6.  For monitoring solutions that contain sub-components, select the sub-components to be included in the deployable package.

  7. Provide PATROL Agent related information:
    1. Specify the installation directory.
      Note that the BMC PATROL products are installed one level below the BMC products installation directory.
    2. Specify the PATROL 3.x product directory.
      Follow the instructions in the Important Information section of the wizard.
    3. For UNIX operating system, provide the System Root account details.
      Note: You can continue the package process without the Root details but you will need to complete the root configuration at a later time for the selected component to run correctly.
    4. Provide the PATROL default account credentials.
      You must create this account manually before continuing with the installation. If you plan to use a domain account, enter DOMAIN_NAME\account name; otherwise, enter the local account. To allow the PATROL Agent to use the Local System account as the default account, leave the username and password fields blank.
    5. Select the security level.
      The default security level is appropriate for most environments.
    6. Specify the PATROL Agent port number.
      The port number is used by the PATROL Agent to communicate with the console. If you are installing a new version of the PATROL Agent over an existing one, ensure that you specify the same port number used by the earlier Agent.
    7. Provide the Infrastructure Management integration configuration:
      1. INTEGRATIONSERVICES variable: this variable is used for automatic registration of the PATROL Agent with Infrastructure Management.

        Enter one or more existing Integration Service(s) to connect to. Separate each entry by a comma and use the format Protocol:IntegrationServiceHostname:PortNumber. For example tcp:Integration Service Hostname:3183, where 3183 is the port on which the Integration Service host listens for an incoming PATROL Agent auto-registration connection.

      2. Central Monitoring Administration Tag(s):

        Provide comma separated tags that the PATROL Agent will use to get configuration from Central Monitoring Administration. Each tag follows the format TagName:Description. If there is a space in the description, enclose it with quotes. For example, WinOS:"Windows OS Monitoring".

    8. (Optional) Provide the cell configuration details. 
      Enter the Infrastructure Management encryption key and the cell details in the format Host/Port.

      You can choose to route events via an Integration Service.


      To route events via an Integration Service, the /EventSetup/Configuration/ForwardEventsToIS PATROL Agent pconfig variable must be set to Yes

      During the upgrade of earlier versions of the BMC PATROL Agent to version 10.0, ensure to provide the correct Cell name in the Infrastructure Management - Primary Cell and Infrastructure Management - Secondary Cell fields in the Infrastructure Management Performance Management Cell Configurations installation screen.

      Proceeding with the default value resets the Event Destination of the BMC PATROL Agent to localhost/1828.

      If /EventSetup/Configuration/ForwardEventsToIS is set to Yes and Infrastructure Management - Primary Cell is set to localhost/1828, then the PATROL Agent sends events to the local Cell of the Integration Service.

    9. (Optional) Provide the RTSERVERS variable details.
      BMC PATROL 7 products communicate with each other through one or more RTservers. For previously installed PATROL Agents (version 3.5 or later), you must set the RTSERVERS variable and restart the PATROL Agent. Provide comma separated RTSERVERS variables in the format protocol:hostname:port. For example, tcp:localhost:2059.
    10. Configure the firewall.
      You can choose to automatically add the components to the firewall exception list.
  8. Review the deployable package details.

    If you added a monitoring solution that contains sub-components, click the plus sign to view the included sub-components.

  9. In the Installation Package Details window, enter the following information:

    • Name: The name of the deployable package. Can contain only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and underscore (_).
    • (Optional) Description: Enter a description of the package.
      The description is displayed in the list of deployable packages.
    • Format: Select a file compression format for the installation package.
  10. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To save the package for future installation on the current host or other hosts, click Save.

    • To save the package and download it immediately, click Save and Download.

    A template of the package is saved to the installationDirectory\truesightpserver\data\pproxy\installer_templates folder and is listed in the Deployable Packages tab. 


Where to go from here

After creating deployable packages, deploy them to PATROL Agents. For more information, see Deploying packages to PATROL Agents.

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