Quick start instructions for VMware installations
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- Install Unified Manager on VMware vSphere systems
- Install Unified Manager on Linux systems
- Install Unified Manager on Windows systems
Perform configuration and administrative tasks
- Configuring Active IQ Unified Manager
- Using the maintenance console
Monitor and manage storage
- Monitoring and managing clusters from the dashboard
- Provisioning and managing workloads
- Managing and monitoring MetroCluster configurations
Manage events and alerts
- Managing events
Monitor and manage cluster performance
- Navigating performance workflows in the Unified Manager GUI
- Monitoring cluster performance from the Performance Cluster Landing page
- Monitoring performance using the Performance Inventory pages
- Monitoring performance using the Performance Explorer pages
- Collecting data and monitoring workload performance
- Analyzing performance events
Monitor and manage cluster health
Common Unified Manager health workflows and tasks
- Monitoring and troubleshooting data availability
- Managing backup and restore operations
- Common Unified Manager health workflows and tasks
Protect and restore data
- Creating and troubleshooting protection relationships
Generate custom reports
- Sample custom reports
Installing Active IQ Unified Manager
Download the installer
Save the file to a local directory or network directory that is accessible to your vSphere Client.
Install Unified Manager
In the vSphere Client, click File > Deploy OVF Template.
Locate the OVA file and use the wizard to deploy the virtual appliance on the ESXi server.
On the Network Configuration page, in the Properties tab, populate the fields as required for the type of installation you are performing:
For static configuration, enter the required information in all the fields. Adding information for the Secondary DNS field is not required.
For DHCP using IPv4, do not add any information in any field.
For DHCP using IPv6, check the “Enable Auto IPv6 addressing” box. Do not add any information in any other field.
Power on the VM.
Click the Console tab to view the initial boot process.
Configure the time zone.
Enter a Unified Manager maintenance user name and password.
At the end of the installation, the information to connect to the Unified Manager web UI is displayed.