Important

   

This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Using AIX BFF to install NSH or the RSCD agent

You can use the IBM AIX BFF (Backup-File Format) installer to install or upgrade the TrueSight Server Automation Network Shell (NSH) or the RSCD agent on AIX systems. You can also upgrade existing shell-based installations of the Network Shell or the RSCD agent using the IBM AIX BFF installer.

The NSH installer installs the RSCD agent in addition to the Network Shell. Use the RSCD installer only if you do not want to install the Network Shell. The installers for the RSCD agent and Network Shell are exclusive. You can install either the RSCD agent or you can install the Network Shell with the agent.

By default, TrueSight Server Automation installation provides supported installers in these directories:

  • Network Shell installers: /opt/bmc/bladelogic/NSH
  • RSCD agent installers: /opt/bmc/bladelogic/RSCD

To obtain a list of installers provided in the installation

From the command line, enter:

lslpp -L | grep bladelogic

To install or upgrade the Network Shell

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -ac -d <bffInstallerName> bladelogic.nsh

For example:

installp -ac -d NSH<version>-AIX32.bff bladelogic.nsh

To uninstall the Network Shell

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -u <bffInstalled>

where <bffInstalled> is the output of the command lslpp -L | grep bladelogic.

To install or upgrade the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -ac -d <bffInstallerName> bladelogic.rscd

For example:

installp -ac -d RSCD<version>-AIX32.bff bladelogic.rscd

Note

If you encounter issues with operations on a remote AIX server after installation, restart the RSCD agent.

To uninstall the RSCD agent

Run the following command with root privileges:

installp -u <bffInstalled>

where <bffInstalled> is the output of the command lslpp -L | grep bladelogic.

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