BMC 100 Quick Start Guide

Planning Worksheet

It will be helpful to identify basic network information before configuring your appliance.  Fill out the worksheet to expedite your appliance installation and maintain a record of appliance information.

Download the printable copy here.

Planning Worksheet Explanation

Mail ServerTo configure email notification you will need your network mailrelay server information.Confirm the mail server will accept email sent from theappliance.Specify the email address to which notifications will be sent.

LAN Port (eth0) Information*While you may initially assign your LAN port an IP addressthrough DHCP, you should change it to a static IP address during

PropertyNetwork Information (example)Explanation
Host Name

BMC001

Computer Name

 

The appliance must be assigned a host name to identify it on the network. Record the host name for easy reference.

Administrator Password[Celest1x]

Administrator Password

You will be prompted to change the password when you first access the web user interface during setup. The administrator account allows management-level access to your appliance. Define the administrator password using at least six characters with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !, $, #, %). The password cannot be based on a dictionary word.

Note: The default administrator account is “admin”, and the default password is “[Celest1x]” (case sensitive, brackets included).

Notification
Mail Server IP address | SMTP server name

Mail Server

To configure email notification you will need your network mail relay server information.

Confirm the mail server will accept email sent from the appliance.

Specify the email address to which notifications will be sent.

Mail Sent From

 

(from address)

bmc2500_relay1@example.com

Notification Address

siteadministrator@example.com

LAN Port Information
IP Address (IP Address)

LAN Port Information

*While you may initially assign your LAN port an IP address through DHCP, you should change it to a static IP address during

Subnet Mask  (IP Address)
Default Gateway  (IP Address)
Primary DNS  (IP Address)
Secondary DNS  (IP Address)
Tertiary DNS  (IP Address)
Additional Info

 

Use the following to record other information you will need when you set up your appliance.

BMC Configuration Automation for Clients Server Address  
   
   

 

Connect power

Country-specific power plug attachments are included in the BMC 100 box.

1. Choose the attachment for your region.

image bmcplugs Connect power

2. Slide the attachment (B) onto the power plug, locking it into place (A).

image acplugin Connect power

3. Connect AC power.

image bmc2 Connect power

Configure IP Address

The BMC 100 is shipped with pre-assigned network configurations.  If you need to change the IP address of the unit, please follow the steps below:

  1. Plug the USB Drive shipped with the appliance into any computer and open the file IPSETUP.txt using any text editor. DO NOT RENAME THE FILE.

    The following is the content of the IPSETUP.txt file.
    HOSTNAME=
    IP=
    NETMASK=
    GATEWAY=
    DNS=
    DNSDOMAIN=

  2. Input the values as follow:
    • Enter the hostname to be assigned to this system. e.g.
      HOSTNAME=bmchost.celestix.com
    • Enter IP Address. e.g.
      IP=192.168.1.10
    • Enter Netmask. e.g.
      NETMASK=255.255.255.0
    • Enter Gateway Address. e.g.
      GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
    • Enter DNS Servers separated by commas. e.g.
      DNS=8.8.8.8,4.2.2.1
    • Enter default DNS Search Domain. e.g.
      celestix.com
    • This is optional and may be left blank or deleted.
      DNSDOMAIN=celestix.com
  3. Save the file and exit.
  4. Plug the USB Drive into BMC 100 and reboot it.
  5. The network configurations will be updated.

Connect appliance to your network

To connect the BMC 100 to your network:

  1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the applianceThe Ethernet port is located on the back of the appliance.image bmc100 Connect appliance to your network
  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your network.

Note: As mentioned previously, the appliance must be able to reach the Internet and all of the workstations it will provide patches to.

Appliance Configuration Wizard

The Configuration Wizard launches after the first successful login to the appliance web UI.  Instructions below guide you through the following steps:

  • Change Password – replace the default admin password.
  • Back Up and Restore – configure backup and restore settings.

Change Password

Enter and confirm a new password for the admin user.

image configwizard Appliance Configuration Wizard

Click Save to go to the next step.

Back Up and Restore

When you configure Backup settings for the appliance, you can schedule DailyWeekly and Monthly backups. You can either:

  • Save backup data locally on the appliance as a downloadable backup file and manual copy it to a secure location later

or

  • Set the appliance to automatically download the backup file to a Windows file system share.

image configwizard2 Appliance Configuration Wizard

When you have finished entering backup settings, click Save to start the installation.

It will take some time for the software to install.

When the Configuration Wizard complete the installation, you should see the following message.

image bmc complete Appliance Configuration Wizard

When the browser refreshes. you should see the following screen.

image wizardrefreshUI Appliance Configuration Wizard

Login using the web browser

The appliance can be configured and maintained using a web browser from a computer on the private network. This feature is called the web user interface (web UI).

Note: You must assign an IP address to the appliance before you can access the web user interface. See Configure IP Address of the appliance for instructions.

Access the Web UI

The following steps show you how to log in to your appliance through the web user interface.

To log in to your Celestix BMC appliance:

  1. Open a web browser on a computer networked to your
  2. Go to the URL https://x.x.x.x:10000 where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the LAN portFor example, if the assigned IP address is “192.168.10.196”, the URL should be: https://192.168.10.196:10000Note: You may see a warning that the appliance uses a self­ signed certificate. You will need to accept the certificate to continue.
  3. On the appliance login screen, enter your administrator credentials.  The factory default credentials are:User name:  admin         Password:  [Celest1x]

    image bmc login Login using the web browser

  4. The Configuration Wizard screen will open after successfully logging in to the Web UI for the first time.

BladeLogic Client Automation Functions

There are three BladeLogic Client Automation Functions available through the web UI.  Access them by clicking BCAC Configuration Management in the menu on the left pane to display the following:

image bcac config management BladeLogic Client Automation Functions

Configuration settings include:

  • BCAC Tuner – connect to the master transmitter to receive update information.
  • BCAC Configuration – set SSL certificate information for the master transmitter.
  • BCAC Logs – get status information for BladeLogic Client Automation features.

The following sections explain the settings for the configuration management functions.

BCAC Tuner

The tuner connects the appliance to the master transmitter to receive update information for the remote site.  Use this page to view the tuner status and to start/stop/restart the tuner.

image bcac tuner BladeLogic Client Automation Functions

The screen above shows the tuner in the stopped state.  Click the Start button to enable the tuner.

BCAC Configuration

Update and configure the SSL certificate used by the BCAC server.

image bcac configuration BladeLogic Client Automation Functions

You will need to provide the following items:

  • Certificate File – specify path for file upload.
  • Certificate Manager Channel URL – specify the transmitter address.
  • Certificate Password – enter and confirm the certificate password.

BCAC Logs

View BladeLogic Client Automation application’s status information for the following:

  • Tuner Log
  • Admin Log
  • Access Log
  • Plugin Log
  • History Log

image bcaclogs BladeLogic Client Automation Functions

Logs with multiple types include a Select log drop menu to choose the log you want to display. To refresh the log currently being viewed, click Refresh.  The currently viewed log can be deleted or downloaded.

This complete the appliance setup for your BMC 100 appliance.  Please refer to BladeLogic Client Automation documentation for any further application setup and configuration.

Support Information

Please open a case on our support page or send an email to suppor@celestix.com