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Customize and configure VMAN

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Dec 04, 2017

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Updated: November 30, 2017

With VMAN and the Orion Platform installed, configure key settings and features to effectively monitor your environment, collect metrics, and troubleshoot performance and issues. You can modify these settings anytime when using VMAN and monitoring your environment.

Most features begin collecting data and calculating metrics the moment you begin polling. These features include additional settings to enable or disable actions or better manage VMAN actions and responses.

  • Recommendations: calculate metrics against the recommendations engine, performance algorithms, and thresholds to determine active and predictive issues in your environment. To generate recommendations, enable settings and configure thresholds.

    Optional: You can generate recommendations using default settings. Update settings as needed over time.

  • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring: monitors your cloud instances and volumes for AWS and Azure environments. To collect data, add AWS and Azure accounts and select instances to monitor.

    Required: You must actively add cloud accounts and instances to begin monitoring.

Customize VMAN and the Orion Web Console

  • Users: create Orion user accounts and manage roles to give your staff access to VMAN and the Orion Platform.

    Recommended: Create an admin account and user accounts for your staff. Set account limitations as needed to define what features and data those users can access.

  • Virtualization thresholds: define the warning and critical level thresholds to trigger warnings and recommendations.

    Recommended: Review the global thresholds and update virtualization and baselines as you monitor your environment over time.

  • Web-based License Manager: activate and maintain your VMAN license and other Orion Platform products licenses.

    As needed: After installing and activating VMAN, you only need to manage licenses when adding new products, adding additional servers, adding High Availability, and updating your VMAN license with additional sockets for managing nodes.

  • Customize the Orion Web Console: format the views, dashboards, colors, and more in the console.

    As needed: These formats control the look and feel of pages in the console. Use these instructions to create new dashboards, especially helpful for NOC and cross Orion Platform product data.

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