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Install Virtualization Manager on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

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You can also watch this video on installation and integration.

The instructions below are valid for VMAN 7.2 and earlier using the VMAN appliance. Installing VMAN 8.0 and later, you are no longer required to install an appliance. When you install VMAN 8.0, it comes with the full Orion Platform and a VMAN Orion poller to perform all monitoring of your virtual and cloud environments.

The interfaces described in this topic are a representation of typical screens available within the Hyper-V Manager. These instructions walk through deploying the VMAN appliance to Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 virtual machines. After deploying the appliance, you need to integrate with an existing Orion Platform or install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor.

Before you begin, configure the Windows server according to the Minimum requirements of Virtualization Manager.

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Download the zip from the Customer Portal

Log in to the Customer Portal and download the VMAN installation file.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Extract the files from the zip

Extract the contents of the file.

This file includes two installers:

  • VMAN-Appliance-Install-1st - deploys the VMAN appliance. Use this file in your deployment.
  • VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe - installs the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor for a standalone Orion Platform. If you do not have an existing Orion Platform, VIM provides all Orion and additional VMAN features through the Orion Web Console.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Connect the Hyper-V server and deploy
  1. Start the Hyper-V Manager, and connect to the Hyper-V server.
  2. Click Action > Import Virtual Machine, and browse to the extracted ZIP file. The default file name is Virtualization-Manager-HyperV-version.
  3. Select Copy the virtual machine, and click Import.
  4. Right-click the virtual appliance, select Network Adapter settings, and specify the network settings of the virtual machine.

    Using a Legacy Network Adapter might cause degradation in network connection.

  5. Start the virtual machine, and connect to it.
  6. Set the Virtualization Manager appliance to the same time zone as the Hyper-V host server.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Configure network access
  1. Configure the network settings of the virtual machine.
    • If you use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance, enter y.
    • If you use a static IP address, enter n, and provide the details of the virtual appliance.
  2. Enter proxy server information if necessary, and enter y when prompted with "Is this correct?"
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Access the VMAN appliance
  1. Open a browser to http://IP_address, where IP_address is the address shown in the console.
  2. Log in with the default credentials: user: admin, password: admin.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Accept the license

If you agree, accept the license agreement.

If you need to add a license:

  1. Click Setup > License Information. Detailed information for the license displays if available.
  2. Click Activate License.
  3. Enter the License Key. You can locate your VMAN license code through the Customer Portal.
  4. Click Send Activation Request. VMAN connects to verify the license key with SolarWinds.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integrate with the Orion Platform

To integrate with an existing Orion Platform, see Integrate VMAN with an existing Orion Platform.

To install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM), see Install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor. You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

To learn more about network adapter settings, see Troubleshooting legacy network adapters in Virtualization Manager.

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