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Deploy and integrate VMAN

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A full Virtualization Manager installation and integration requires installing the appliance on your VM and integrating with an existing Orion Platform. These instructions walk-through:

If you need to install the appliance on Hyper-V Server 2008, integrate with a standalone Orion Platform using Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM), or install federated collectors, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Administrator Guide.

Before installing and integrating:

You need administrator access to the server to install and integrate VMan.

You can also watch this video for installing VMAN, integrating with VIM/Orion Platform, and modifying permissions.

Deploy VMAN appliance on VMware vSphere 5.x or later

  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 Virtualization Manager installation file.

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

Extract the contents of the vSphere.zip file.

This file includes two installers:

  • VMAN-Appliance-Install-1st.ova - 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. You do not need this file at this time.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Connect the VMWare server and deploy
  1. Run the VMware vSphere Client.
  2. Click File > Deploy OVF Template, browse for the OVA file, and click Next.
  3. On the following screens, name the virtual appliance, select a location, and click Next.
  4. Select a resource pool, the provisioned format, and a network.
  5. Specify whether you want to use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance or you want to use a fixed IP address.
  6. Provide the required details, and click Finish.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_10x10.gif Access the VMAN appliance
  1. Open a browser to https://IP_address:5480 where IP_address is the address of the virtual appliance server.
  2. Log in with the default credentials: user: admin, password: admin.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_10x10.gif Accept the license

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.

You can also upload a license file for systems without a connection to SolarWinds, being offline or behind a firewall. You can also download this file using the Unique Machine

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Configure network access

Click Network > Address.

  • If you use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance, verify that it is selected.
  • If you use a static IP address, provide the required details, and save the settings.

Enter proxy server information if necessary, and save the settings.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integrate with the Orion Platform

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

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

VIM 7.0 includes Orion Platform 2016.2. If you install SAM 6.3, you also receive VIM 7.0 and do not need to install VIM 7.0.

Deploy VMAN appliance on Hyper-V Server 2012

These instructions detailed deploying VMAN on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012. For instructions for Hyper-V Server 2008, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Administrator Guide.

  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 Virtualization Manager installation file.

File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Extract the deployment files from the zip Extract the contents of the Hyper-V.zip 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. You do not need this file at this time.
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. On the import screen, select Virtualization-Manager, copy the virtual machine with a new unique ID, and click Next.
  4. Specify the location of the VM files, review your selections, and click Finish.
  5. Right-click the virtual appliance, and configure the network settings of the virtual machine.

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

  6. Start the virtual machine, and connect to it.
  7. 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. Click Network > Address.
    • If you use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance, verify that it is selected.
    • If you use a static IP address, specify the necessary details, and save the settings.
  2. Enter proxy server information if necessary, and save the settings.
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

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 install the Orion Platform and Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM), see Install the Orion Platform with VIM and integrate VMAN below. You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

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

VIM 7.0 includes Orion Platform 2016.2. If you install SAM 6.3, you also receive VIM 7.0 and do not need to install VIM 7.0.

Install the Orion Platform with VIM and integrate VMAN

If you have an existing Orion Platform, integrate using these instructions.

Use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe to install the Orion Platform and VIM. When installed, you can integrate into VMAN into this Orion Platform. You should have this file from the downloaded zip file.

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Save and run the install file on the Orion Platform server
  1. Log in as an administrator to the SolarWinds server where you want to install the SolarWinds Virtual Infrastructure Monitor.
  2. Save VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe to a dedicated Orion Platform/VIM server, or main polling engine.
  3. Run the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.
  4. If you are prompted to install required components, click Install, and complete the component installation.

    Downloading and installing Microsoft .NET Framework may take more than 20 minutes. If a reboot is required, click Install after restarting the computer to resume the installation.

  5. Review the Welcome text and whether you want to send data about the application usage, and click Next.
  6. Select a language, and click Next.
  7. If another SolarWinds Orion product is already installed, enter YES to indicate that you are aware of the recommendation to back up your existing Orion product database before installing VIM, and click Next.
  8. Accept the license agreement, and click Next.
  9. Select the installation folder, and click Next.
  10. Click Next on the Start Copying Files window.
  11. Click Finish to close the installation wizard.
  12. The SolarWinds Configuration Wizard is launched automatically.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Complete the Configuration Wizard
  1. Click Next on the Welcome window to continue the basic configuration.
  2. If prompted to stop services, click Yes.
  3. On the Database Settings dialog box, select an SQL Server and authentication method, and click Next.

    Use SQL Server Authentication to ensure the SolarWinds Orion server can always access SQL Server, even when hosted remotely on a separate server.

  4. On the Database Settings dialog box, select a database from Use an existing database, and click Next.
  5. On the Database Account dialog box, create a new account or use an existing account that the polling engine and Web Console use to access the database, and click Next.
  6. On the Website Settings dialog box:
    1. Select All Unassigned unless your environment requires a specific IP address for the Orion Web Console.
    2. Specify the Port and the Website Root Directory where the system will install the web console files.

      If you specify any port other than 80, include that port in the URL used to access the Web Console.

    3. To use this function, click Yes - Enable automatic login using Windows Authentication.
  7. If prompted to create a new directory or website, click Yes.

  8. Review the list of services to install, and click Next.
  9. Click Yes if prompted to disable the SNMP Trap Service and enable the SolarWinds Trap Service.
  10. On the Completing the Orion Configuration Wizard dialog box, click Next.
  11. When completed, click Finish to launch the Orion Web Console.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integrate VMAN with the Orion Platform
  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator. Until you change your account, you can log in with the username, Admin without a password.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration.
  3. Enter the host name or IP address of the Virtualization Manager server.

    To access the network settings for the Virtualization Manager appliance server, use a browser to navigate to https://ip_address:5480.

  4. Enter the port number on which Virtualization Manager serves web requests. The default port is 443.
  5. Enter the VM credentials.
    • For VMware, we recommend using the VCenter credentials with your VMs managed in VCenter.
    • For Hyper-V, enter the Hyper-V account credentials.
  6. Click Integrate.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integration complete

You are done and ready to monitor your virtual environment!

The Orion Web Console verifies access and integrates VMAN and monitored VMs.

Click My Dashboard > Virtualization to access VMAN data and options.

Integrate VMAN in an existing Orion Platform

With the VMAN appliance installed, you can integrate with an existing Orion Platform.

You do not need a separate license for VMAN in the Orion Platform.

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Log in to the Orion Web Console Log in to the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator. Until you change your account, you can log in with the username, Admin without a password.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Open Virtualization Settings Click Settings > All Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Configure connections for the VMAN appliance
  1. Enter the host name or IP address of the Virtualization Manager server.

    To access the network settings for the Virtualization Manager appliance server, use a browser to navigate to https://ip_address:5480.

  2. Enter the port number on which Virtualization Manager serves web requests. The default port is 443.
  3. Enter the VM credentials.
    • For VMware, we recommend using the VCenter credentials with your VMs managed in VCenter.
    • For Hyper-V, enter the Hyper-V account credentials.
  4. Click Integrate.
File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/VMAN_GSG/Deploy_and_integrate_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integration complete

You are done and ready to monitor your virtual environment!

The Orion Web Console verifies access and integrates VMAN and monitored VMs.

Click My Dashboard > Virtualization to access VMAN data and options.

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