BMC CLM Articles

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 6, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b>” To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the AR Server, ensure […]

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 7, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b> To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the Database Server and […]

BMC has shifted releases of updates to CLM (Cloud Lifecycle Management) to be more modular and easier to apply on existing environments. They roll-up previous updates and features, and is now called “Feature Pack”. The latest of their release, Feature Pack 4, offers a slew of new capabilities including infinite possibilities with template based provisioned […]

Have you seen CLM 4.5 and BSA 8.7? If you haven’t, you owe yourself to look at the new releases now available (GA).  Here are some eye candy on a recent implementation we did for our favorite customer who is implementing BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management in a big way. Where to start:  First, CLM User interface […]

If you run into this problem in CLM 2.1/3.0/3.1 when on-boarding a Virtual Cluster as a Resource, most likely culprit is that the “name” of the VMware dvSwitch or vSwitch part of the BBNA POD does not match BBSA name:     So, how do you fix this? You can do one of two different […]

Open Remedy User Tool and search for form CMF:PluginConfiguration form.  Look for the entry where the Remedy mid tier is being called back by the Platform Manager.

In Remedy User Tool, search for form CMF:CloudTask  on Enterprise AR, and perform a search.  You should only have tasks which are COMPLETED or FAILED.  If you have any taskState , you may have a hung task.  You can modify the status of the task and save the change.

Hoorah! CLM 3.1 is out!

Hi Folks, I’m excited to say that BMC Software’s Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.1 release is out.  This is an exciting release, in my opinion, because it further solidifies and broadens the capability of BMC’s flagship cloud platform.  Here’s a quick snip of what’s new: Provisioning virtual machines using Quick Start Using Quick Start, you provide […]

If you are implementing your own BBNA signed certificates, you need to ensure you add the Root CA and the new signed certificate to CLM’s Platform Manager keystore.  To do this, simply download the Root CA and Signed certs as DER format (certificate.cer), and execute the following command against the Platform Manager’s keystore.   If […]

The quarter-inch hole problem

Dominic Wellington (Twitter @dwellington) had a great post at the BMC communities recently articulating the age-old discussion of cloud platforms solving a business problem, versus an IT geek spinnin’ VM Templates attempting to deliver a cloud solution. I welcome you to read his great summation about how you should reverse-think your way about solving your cloud project woes, […]