Installing only the RSCD agent (Linux and UNIX)

This topic provides instructions for installing only the RSCD agent on an Oracle Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX, or the HP-UX host computer where TrueSight Server Automation is never installed before. The topic contains the following sections:

Before you begin

Optionally, set the INSTALL_FILES_TEMP environment variable to a valid, writable directory. If this variable is set, the installer files are stored in that location, thereby reducing the disk space requirements for /tmp during the installation. At the operating system command line, enter the following commands:


For more information, see Methods for reducing installation space on Linux and UNIX.

To install only the RSCD agent

  1. Navigate to the directory containing installation files and run the installation script for the RSCD agent. Script names follow the convention: RSCDversion-platform. For a list of all the different agent installation files for the various platforms, see Installation programs for TrueSight Server Automation.
    You must execute the installation from a root shell. Do not execute the installation script from a non-root account.
    For example:
  2. The following message is displayed:
    Please choose the installation directory. [/opt/bmc/bladelogic]
  3. To install the RSCD agent in /opt/bmc/bladelogic, press Enter. Or enter another directory path.
    A message prompts you to choose a language for the installation program.
  4. Enter the number representing the language that you want to use for the installation.
    A welcome message is displayed.
  5. Press Enter.
    The following message is displayed:
    Do you agree to the terms of the license agreement (y for Yes) ?
  6. Press y.
    The following message is displayed:

    ============== Select Installation Components =============
    Server Utilities
    1 - RSCD Agent
    9 - Start the installation
    A - Select all components
    Select component
  7. Enter 1.
    A plus sign (+) appears next to the RSCD Agent to indicate you have chosen to install it.
  8. Enter 9.
    A message is displayed, asking you if you want to continue.
  9. Enter y.
  10. Follow the instructions in the installation script.
    Installation is complete. The agent starts automatically.

    • TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9.03 and later support Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). You do not need to enable the allow_execmod and allow_execstack commands during agent installation. If it is already enabled on the target the agent installer will not disable it. Note that support for SELinux is limited to the following configured state (as defined through /etc/sysconfig/selinux):


      Multi-level security is not supported.

    • Restrictive umask setting is not supported. For example, umask setting 077 in /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc

    For additional information on restricting access to RSCD agents, see How TrueSight Server Automation grants access to RSCD agents.

Additional installation options

To perform a silent installation of an RSCD agent, see Using silent mode to install the RSCD agent (Linux and UNIX).

For several Linux and UNIX platforms, you can choose between a shell-based (.sh) installer and a native installer (.bff for AIX, .rpm for Linux, or .gz for Solaris). You might prefer to use the native installer, for example, to install in bulk. 

When you download TrueSight Server Automation installation files from the BMC Software Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website, the shell-based installers are included in the Optional Components zip package, and the native installers are included in the TSSA<version> package.

For more information about the installation processes for native installers, see the following pages:

TrueSight Server Automation provides a special installer for RSCD agents on Oracle Solaris or IBM AIX. You must run this installer to use the virtualization infrastructure management capability on the TrueSight Server Automation console. See Setting up TrueSight Server Automation for virtual environments


As of vSphere 5.0, VMware only supports installation of ESXi, which is an appliance OS, and does not support installing an RSCD agent. All management of ESXi must be done via an RSCD agent on the vCenter Control server, as described in Setting up a VMware vSphere environment.

Where to go from here

To use the BLCLI or the blcred utility, you must install the TrueSight Server Automation Console. For information, see Installing the TrueSight Server Automation Console (Linux and UNIX).

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