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Deploying Unified Manager

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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.

What you'll need

  • You should verify and complete the system requirements for deployment.

  • Ensure that you have the following information:

    • Login credentials for the NetApp Support Site

    • Credentials for accessing the VMware vCenter Server and vSphere Web Client

    • IP address of the ESXi server on which you are deploying the Unified Manager virtual appliance

    • Details about the data center, such as storage space in the datastore and memory requirements

    • IPv6 should be enabled on the host if you are planning to use IPv6 addressing.

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.


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 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.

  1. Follow the steps in Download Unified Manager.

  2. Additionally, follow the steps in Deploy the Unified Manager virtual appliance.