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Active IQ Unified Manager 9.12
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Quick start instructions for VMware installations

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You can download the .tar file that contains a root certificate, a README file, and an OVA file, and deploy the Unified Manager as a virtual appliance.

System requirements

  • Operating system: VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0.x

  • RAM: 12 GB

  • CPU: 9572 MHz total

  • Free disk space: 5 GB (thin provisioning), 152 GB (thick provisioning)

For detailed system requirements, see the Requirements for installing Unified Manager and Interoperability Matrix.

Installing Active IQ Unified Manager

Download the installer

  1. Download the .tar file that contains a root certificate, a README file, and an OVA file.

  2. Save the file to a local directory or network directory that is accessible to your vSphere Client.

  3. In the directory where you downloaded the .tar file, enter the tar -xvzf ActiveIQUnifiedManager-<version>.tar.gz command.
    The required OVA file, a root certificate, and a README file are unzipped to the target directory.

Verify integrity

You can verify the integrity of the OVA file by following the steps provided in the README file.

Install Unified Manager

  1. In the vSphere Client, click File > Deploy OVF Template.

  2. Locate the OVA file and use the wizard to deploy the virtual appliance on the ESXi server.

  3. On the Review Details page, in the Publisher section, the message Entrust Code Signing - OVCS2 (Trusted certificate) confirms the integrity of the downloaded OVA file. For the message Entrust Code Signing - OVCS2 (Invalid certificate), upgrade the VMware vCenter Server to 7.0U3E or greater version.

  4. On the Customize Template 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.

  5. Power on the VM.

  6. Click the Console tab to view the initial boot process.

  7. Configure the time zone.

  8. 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.