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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
The VMware vSphere system on which you install Unified Manager requires specific versions of the operating system and supporting software.
Operating system software
The following versions of VMware ESXi are supported:
ESXi 7.0 and 8.0
Unified Manager OVA on VMware vSphere systems runs Debian OS 11 (bullseye) internally. For information about the versions of the virtual machine hardware that the supported versions of ESXi servers can support, refer to the VMware documentation.
The following versions of vSphere are supported:
VMware vCenter Server 7.0 and 8.0
See the Interoperability Matrix for the complete and most current list of supported ESXi versions.
The VMware ESXi server time should be the same as the NTP server time for the virtual appliance to function correctly. Synchronizing the VMware ESXi server time with the NTP server time prevents a time failure.
VMware High Availability for the Unified Manager virtual appliance is supported.
If you deploy an NFS datastore on a storage system that is running ONTAP software, use the NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI to use thick provisioning.
If deployment fails using your High Availability-enabled environment because of insufficient resources, you might need to modify the Cluster Features Virtual Machine Options by disabling the VM Restart Priority, and leaving the Host Isolation Response powered on.
|While installing or upgrading Unified Manager, the required third-party software and security patches are automatically installed or upgraded on a VMware vSphere system. Because the Unified Manager installation and upgrade processes control these components, you should not attempt a standalone install or upgrade of any third-party component.|