A system administrator must install at least one vRealize Automation EPI agent to manage interaction with BMC BladeLogic. The agent can be installed anywhere, but it must be able to communicate with vRealize Automation and BMC BladeLogic Configuration Manager.


  • Verify that BMC BladeLogic Operations Manger or BMC Server Automation Console 8.2 is installed on the same host as your EPI agent.

    If the EPI agent is installed before BMC Operations Manager, the agent service must be restarted after BMC Operations Manager is installed.

  • The agent must be installed on Windows Server 2008 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32 or 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 system, or Windows 2012 with .NET 4.5.

  • The credentials under which the agent runs must have administrative access to all BMC BladeLogic hosts with which the agent interacts.

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a system administrator.

See Installation and Configuration for complete information about installing vRealize Automation agents.


  1. Select Proxy Agents on the Installation Type page.
  2. Accept the root install location or click Change and select an installation path.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Type the user name and password for the Windows services user with sysadmin privileges on the installation machine.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select EPI Power Shell from the Agent type list.
  7. Type a unique identifier for this agent in the Agent name text box.

    If you plan to use the migration tool, this name must exactly match the name you used in your vRealize Automation 5.2.1 or 5.2.2 version. Maintain a record of the name, credentials, and platform instance for each agent. This information is required for adding hosts in the future. Agent names cannot be duplicated unless the agent configurations are identical.

  8. Type the fully qualified domain name and port number, if you are not using the default 443 port, of the machine where you installed the Manager Service component.

    For example, hostname.domain.name:444

  9. Type the fully qualified domain name and the port number, if you are not using the default 443 port, of the machine where you installed the Manager Website component.

    For example, hostname.domain.name:444

  10. Click Test to verify connectivity to each host.
  11. Select BMC in EPI Type.
  12. Select the EPI type.
  13. Type the fully qualified domain name of the managed server in the EPI Server text box.
  14. Click Add.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Click Install to begin the installation.

    After several minutes a success message appears.

  17. Click Next.
  18. Click Finish.

What to do next

Integrate BMC BladeLogic