Performing the initial setup of the Unified Manager web UI

To use Unified Manager, you must first configure the initial setup options, including the NTP server, the maintenance user email address, and the SMTP server host name and options. Enabling periodic AutoSupport is also highly recommended.

Before you begin

You must have performed the following operations:

About this task

The OnCommand Unified Manager Initial Setup dialog box appears only when you first access the web UI. If you want to change any options later, you can use the Administration options, which are accessible by clicking from the toolbar.


  1. In the OnCommand Unified Manager Initial Setup window, enter the maintenance user email address, the SMTP server host name and any additional SMTP options, and the NTP server (VMware installations only). Then click Next.
  2. Choose Yes to enable AutoSupport capabilities and click Next.
    While enabling AutoSupport is recommended, it is not mandatory. If you do not enable AutoSupport when configuring the initial setup, you can enable it later using the Administration options.
  3. On Red Hat systems, you can choose to change the umadmin user password from the default "admin" string to a personalized string.


The Initial Setup window closes and the Unified Manager UI is displayed. The Configuration/Cluster Data Sources page appears so that you can add clusters to your system.

After you finish

After adding clusters, you can configure additional options, such as events, alerts, and thresholds. See the OnCommand Unified Manager Workflow Guide for Managing Cluster Health for more information.