Installing Unified Manager

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You can install Unified Manager to monitor and troubleshoot data storage capacity, availability, performance, and protection issues.

What you’ll need

  • The system on which you plan to install Unified Manager should meet the system and software requirements.

    Note

    Starting with Unified Manager 9.5, OpenJDK is provided in the installation package and installed automatically. Oracle Java is not supported starting with Unified Manager 9.5.

  • You should have Windows administrator privileges. Ensure that your user name does not begin with an exclamation mark “!”. Installation of Unified Manager might fail if the user name of user running the installation begins with “!”.

  • You should have a supported web browser.

  • The Unified Manager maintenance user password should be between 8 and 20 characters, should contain upper-case letters or lower-case letters, numerals, and special characters.

  • The following special characters are not allowed in the password string for the maintenance user or for the MySQL root user: " ' ` % , = & < > | ^ \ / ( ) [ ] ;:

    The following special characters are allowed: ~ ! @ # $ * - ? . + { }

Steps
  1. Log in to Windows using the default local administrator account.

  2. Log in to the NetApp Support Site, and navigate to the Download page for Unified Manager:

  3. Select the required version of Unified Manager and accept the end-users license agreement (EULA).

  4. Download the Unified Manager Windows installation file to a target directory on the Windows system.

  5. Navigate to the directory where the installation file is located.

  6. Right-click and run the Unified Manager installer executable (.exe) file as an administrator.

    Unified Manager detects missing or pre-installed third-party packages and lists them. If the required third-party packages are not installed in the system, Unified Manager installs them as part of the installation.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Enter the user name and password to create the maintenance user.

  9. In the Database Connection wizard, enter the MySQL root password.

  10. Click Change to specify a new location for the Unified Manager installation directory and MySQL data directory.

    If you do not change the installation directory, Unified Manager is installed in the default installation directory.

  11. Click Next.

  12. In the Ready to Install Shield wizard, click Install.

  13. After the installation is complete, click Finish.

The installation creates multiple directories:

  • Installation directory

    This is the root directory for Unified Manager, which you specified during installation. Example: C:\Program Files\NetApp\

  • MySQL data directory

    This is the directory where the MySQL databases are stored, which you specified during installation. Example: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQLServerData\

  • Java directory

    This is the directory where OpenJDK is installed. Example: C:\Program Files\NetApp\JDK\

  • Unified Manager application data directory (appDataDir)

    This is the directory where all the application-generated data is stored. This includes logs, support bundles, backup, and all other additional data. Example: C:\ProgramData\NetApp\OnCommandAppData\

You can access the web UI to perform the initial setup of Unified Manager, as described in the Active IQ Unified Manager System Configuration Guide.