reference deployment

Track-It! on AWS

Manage IT help desk ticketing, change approval, inventory, and asset endpoints

This Quick Start deploys Track-It! IT help desk and integrated endpoint management software on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Track-It! offers features to manage your IT help desk, including problem ticketing, change management, purchasing, and IT inventory management. Track-It! Client Management automatically discovers, tracks, and monitors all devices on your network and provides a central point of patch deployment. For more information, see Track-It! Help Desk Software Features.

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This Quick Start was developed by BMC Software Inc. in collaboration with AWS. BMC is an AWS Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • A managed internet gateway to direct inbound traffic to a Network Load Balancer.
    • In the public subnets, managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the private subnet of Availability Zone 1, an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance with Microsoft SQL Server, Track-It!, and BMC Client Management software.
    • AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory to provide a fully managed Active Directory domain to which the Track-It! EC2 instance is joined.
    • Amazon CloudWatch to monitor, store, and access log files from EC2 instances.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy Track-It! on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process takes about 30 minutes and includes these steps:

    1. Sign in to your AWS account. If you don’t have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com.
    2. Launch the Quick Start. Before you create the stack, choose the AWS Region from the top toolbar. You can choose from two options:
    3. Test the deployment.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • To use this Quick Start in a production environment, you must purchase a Track-It! license from BMC Software. For more information, see https://www.trackit.com/. After purchasing a license and receiving your order-confirmation email, download and apply your license. You can deploy this Quick Start with a trial license, which gives you 90 days of free usage of Track-It! in a non-production environment. To upgrade to a full license during the trial period, contact the Track-It! sales team.

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services and any third-party licenses used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you use. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, create AWS Cost and Usage Reports to track costs associated with the Quick Start. These reports deliver billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. They provide cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and aggregate the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see  What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?