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.

Before you begin

  • Verify that BMC BladeLogic Operations Manger 7.6.0.115 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 Installing vRealize Automation 7.3 for complete information about installing vRealize Automation agents.

Procedure

  1. Select Component Selection on the Installation Type page.
  2. Accept the root install location or click Change and select an installation path.

    Even in a distributed deployment, you might sometimes install more than one IaaS component on the same Windows server.

    If you install more than one IaaS component, always install them to the same path.

  3. Click Next.
  4. Log in with administrator privileges for the Windows services on the installation machine.

    The service must run on the same installation machine.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Select EPIPowerShell from the Agent type list.
  7. Enter an identifier for this agent in the Agent name text box.

    Maintain a record of the agent name, credentials, endpoint name, and platform instance for each agent. You need this information to configure endpoints and to add hosts in the future.

    Important:

    For high availability, you may add redundant agents and configure them identically. Otherwise, keep agents unique.

    Option

    Description

    Redundant agent

    Install redundant agents on different servers.

    Name and configure redundant agents identically.

    Standalone agent

    Assign a unique name to the agent.

  8. Configure a connection to the IaaS Manager Service host.

    Option

    Description

    With a load balancer

    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number of the load balancer for the Manager Service component, mgr-svc-load-balancer.mycompany.com:443.

    Do not enter IP addresses.

    Without a load balancer

    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number of the machine where you installed the Manager Service component, mgr-svc.mycompany.com:443.

    Do not enter IP addresses.

    The default port is 443.

  9. Configure a connection to the IaaS Web server.

    Option

    Description

    With a load balancer

    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number of the load balancer for the Web server component, web-load-balancer.mycompany.com:443.

    Do not enter IP addresses.

    Without a load balancer

    Enter the fully qualified domain name and port number of the machine where you installed the Web server component, web.mycompany.com:443.

    Do not enter IP addresses.

    The default port is 443.

  10. Click Test to verify connectivity to each host.
  11. Select BMC in EPI Type.
  12. Select the EPI type.
  13. Enter 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