2.0 How to Deploy Rapid Server Imaging Using CA ITCM
2.1 Register the RSI Server Package
2.2 Customize the RSI Server Package
2.3 Deploy the RSI Server
2.4 Register the RSI Agent Packages
2.5 Deploy the RSI Agent Packages
Product: CA Server Automation
OS: All supported Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
This document describes how a system administrator deploys Rapid Server Imaging Using CA ITCM.
As a System Administrator, you use CA Server Automation to manage the optimal policy-driven provisioning of software images across your physical and virtual server resources.
Rapid Server Imaging (RSI) provides cross-platform and heterogeneous hardware provisioning, physical and virtual server migration, disaster recovery, and image capture and deployment. Images can be deployed across dissimilar hardware with multiple operating environments provided the hardware belongs to the same processor family.
Use the optional integration product CA ITCM (which includes Unicenter Software Delivery) to distribute preconfigured packages for RSI Server and RSI agents.
Note: For more information, see the CA Server Automation Installation Guide.
Important! The supplied RSI Server MWS package can only be deployed to a Red Hat Linux server.
To perform this process, ensure that you have the following access rights:
The following process provides a high-level overview of how to install and deploy RSI using CA Server Automation and CA ITCM:
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To use the imaging and software delivery features of CA Server Automation to deploy RSI Server, register the RSI Server package with CA ITCM.
Follow these steps:
The RSI Server package supplied on the CA Server Automation installation media must be customized for your RSI deployment environment.
The configuration file specifies the following environment parameters:
Follow these steps:
[general]oem_configuration = Trueagent_addressing = dhcpos_support = Solaris-sun4u, Solaris-i86pcmws_address = 127.0.0.1database_address = 127.0.0.1[client_networks]24gateway = 10.130.64.1addresses = 10.130.64.0-10.130.64.255mws_interface = eth0mws_ip = 10.130.64.162[storage]defaultpath = /repo/Rserver_address = 10.130.64.162type = componentinstancepath = /repo/Iserver_address = 10.130.64.162type = image_metadataimagepath = /repo/imagesserver_address = 10.130.64.162type = captured_image
Note: For config.ini file parameter details, see "Silent Installation" in the RSI Server Installation Guide.
Use CA Server Automation to deploy the customized RSI Server package that was registered in CA ITCM.
To enable the provisioning features of CA Server Automation to deploy RSI Agent Software Delivery packages, register the packages in CA ITCM. Each agent package supports a specific operating system and enables the RSI Server to capture and deploy images on servers using that operating system.
Note: Import the package for each operating system individually.
Follow these steps:
The RSI agent software package is imported into CA ITCM and listed in the DSM Explorer.
Use CA Server Automation to deploy the RSI Agent packages that were registered in CA ITCM to the target servers.
Follow these steps:
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