Deploying Unified Manager

Deploying Unified Manager includes downloading software, deploying the virtual appliance, creating a maintenance user name and password, and performing the initial setup in the web UI.

Before you begin

About this task

You can deploy Unified Manager as a virtual appliance on a VMware ESXi server.

You should access the maintenance console by using the VMware console, and not by using SSH.

Note: Starting with Unified Manager 9.8, VMware Tools has been replaced with Open VM Tools (open-vm-tools). You no longer have to install VMware Tools as part of the installation because open-vm-tools is included with the Unified Manager installation package.

After you finish

After finishing the deployment and initial setup, you can either add clusters, or configure additional network settings in the maintenance console, and then access the web UI.