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
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
- 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
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.
Installing Active IQ Unified Manager
Download the installer
.tarfile that contains a root certificate, a
READMEfile, and an
Save the file to a local directory or network directory that is accessible to your vSphere Client.
In the directory where you downloaded the
.tarfile, enter the
tar -xvzf ActiveIQUnifiedManager-<version>.tar.gzcommand.
OVAfile, a root certificate, and a
READMEfile are unzipped to the target directory.
You can verify the integrity of the
OVA file by following the steps provided in the
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 Review Details page, in the Publisher section, the message
Entrust Code Signing - OVCS2 (Trusted certificate)confirms the integrity of the downloaded
OVAfile. For the message
Entrust Code Signing - OVCS2 (Invalid certificate), upgrade the VMware vCenter Server to 7.0U3E or greater version.
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.
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.