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Deploy VMAN appliance to a VM

Updated: 6-1-2017 | VMAN Installation Guide

These instructions detail how to deploy the VMAN appliance to a VMware or Hypver-V virtual machine. This is the first step in installing your VMAN product.

After deploying the appliance, you will Install the Orion Platform and VIM.

VIM may have additional features and options not included in an existing Orion Platform. Install this product as a stand-alone or on an existing Orion Platform server.

You must integrate the VMAN appliance with an Orion Platform (existing or using VIM) to gain access to all VMAN features, including recommendations.

VMware vSphere 5.x or later

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Extract the 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. 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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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, provide the required details, and click Finish.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Accept the license

Accept the license agreement. To add a license, see the following steps. For detailed information on VMAN licenses, see VMAN licensing information.

To get your license key:

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Select License Management > License Management.
  3. Locate an unregistered Virtualization Manager activation key. Make note of the license key.

To add a primary license key for the VMAN appliance online:

  1. Log in to the VMAN console.
  2. Click the Setup tab and select License Information.
  3. Click Activate License.
  4. Enter the primary license key.
  5. In the Computer Name field, enter localhost.
  6. Enter the other required information, and click Send Activation Request.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Configure network access
  1. In the VMAN console, click Network > Address.
  2. If you use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance, verify that it is selected.
  3. If you use a static IP address, provide the required details, and save the settings.
  4. Enter proxy server information if necessary, and save the settings.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integrate with the Orion Platform

We recommend always installing Virtual Infrastructure Monitor to receive the latest virtualization and VMAN features.

For a stand-alone VMAN installation, install VIM on a dedicated server and integrate VMAN.

For an existing Orion Platform, install VIM on the Orion server and integrate VMAN.

You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or later

The installation files are in VHD format. You can convert the file to VHDx format if needed.

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Extract the 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.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Accept the license

Accept the license agreement. To add a license, see the following steps. For detailed information on VMAN licenses, see VMAN licensing information.

To get your license key:

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Select License Management > License Management.
  3. Locate an unregistered Virtualization Manager activation key. Make note of the license key.

To add a primary license key for the VMAN appliance online:

  1. Log in to the VMAN console.
  2. Click the Setup tab and select License Information.
  3. Click Activate License.
  4. Enter the primary license key.
  5. In the Computer Name field, enter localhost.
  6. Enter the other required information, and click Send Activation Request.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Integrate with the Orion Platform

We recommend always installing Virtual Infrastructure Monitor to receive the latest virtualization and VMAN features.

For a stand-alone VMAN installation, install VIM on a dedicated server and integrate VMAN.

For an existing Orion Platform, install VIM on the Orion server and integrate VMAN.

You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or later

These instructions support Hyper-V 2012 and 2016.

The installation files are in VHD format. You can convert the file to VHDx format if needed.

  Step Description
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Extract the files from the zip

Extract the contents of the Hyper-V.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.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_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/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Accept the license

Accept the license agreement. To add a license, see the following steps. For detailed information on VMAN licenses, see VMAN licensing information.

To get your license key:

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  2. Select License Management > License Management.
  3. Locate an unregistered Virtualization Manager activation key. Make note of the license key.

To add a primary license key for the VMAN appliance online:

  1. Log in to the VMAN console.
  2. Click the Setup tab and select License Information.
  3. Click Activate License.
  4. Enter the primary license key.
  5. In the Computer Name field, enter localhost.
  6. Enter the other required information, and click Send Activation Request.
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/VMAN_Install/0090-Install_with_High_Availability_in_VMAN/checkbox_11x11.gif Install VIM and integrate with the Orion Platform

We recommend always installing Virtual Infrastructure Monitor to receive the latest virtualization and VMAN features.

For a stand-alone VMAN installation, install VIM on a dedicated server and integrate VMAN.

For an existing Orion Platform, install VIM on the Orion server and integrate VMAN.

You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

 
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