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 through AWS CloudFormation templates and Microsoft Azure Resource Manager templates.

I recently went through the installation of this Feature Pack on our Development AWS instance of the CLM 4.6.03 RDS (Rapid Deployment Stack) we use for customer validation and prototyping/testing.  And we found it to be literally a 1 step, 4-click process.

  1. Download the binary from BMC Support’s EPD, extract, and launch the installer:
    fp4
  2. Click 4 times in the wizard until the installer begins:fp4-2 fp4-3 fp4-4 fp4-5 fp4-6 fp4-7
  3. Check the /tmp installation log, if you are like me and want to know what’s happening behind the scenes. This is also useful if you run into problems (named clmpatchinstaller_install_log.txt)
    fp4-8
  4. And you are done.  Look at that clean install!fp4-9

About the author:

Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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