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Retire the VMAN appliance and use VMAN entirely in the Orion Platform

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Updated July 30, 2018

Overview

By retiring the VMAN appliance and moving fully over to using VMAN in the Orion Platform, you'll get all of the latest features in newer versions of VMAN without having to maintain a separate appliance.

 

Not sure if you're ready to retire the appliance and move fully over to the Orion Platform? See this post on THWACK to see a breakdown of features available in VMAN as part of the Orion Platform.

Environment

  • VMAN appliance

Steps

  1. Install VMAN in the Orion Platform. If you've already installed VMAN in the Orion Platform, skip to step 2.

 

  1. Move your primary license from the appliance to the Orion Platform

     

    Remove your primary license from the appliance

     

    1. Log in to the appliance.
    2. Navigate to Setup > License Information.
    3. Click Deactivate License.

     

    Activate your primary license in the Orion Web Console

     

    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > All Settings > Under Details (at the bottom) > License Manager.
    3. Click Add/Upgrade License.
    4. Enter your primary license's Activation Key and fill out the registration information.
       

      You can find your primary license's Activation Key in the Customer Portal. Log in and navigate to Licenses > Manage Licenses. Scroll down to Virtualization Manager Primary. Find your key under "Activation Key:".


    5. Click Activate.

     

  1. Switch to Orion-based VMAN polling in the Orion Web Console
     
    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > All Settings > Under Node & Group Management > Manage Virtual Devices.
    3. Select the Hyper-V or VMware tab.
    4. Select all nodes. Use the checkbox in the top left of the Node list to select all nodes.
    5. Click Polling Method.
    6. Select VMAN Orion in the dropdown box.
       

      Do not select Basic as the polling method; Basic polling provides limited polling capability for Virtual Machines compared to VMAN Orion polling.

 

  1. Disable previous integration with the VMAN appliance

     

    This step is necessary if you previously integrated the VMAN appliance with your Orion installation.

     

    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration > Disable Integration.
    3. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish disabling the previous integration.

 

 

 

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