OnCommand Insight

Installing the OnCommand Insight Server


You can easily install the OnCommand Insight Server by using the OnCommand Insight Setup wizard.

Before you begin

You must have completed all of the installation prerequisites.


  1. Log in to the Insight server using an account with administrator privileges.

  2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the directory where the installation files are located.

  3. Double-click the .MSI file that you downloaded.

  4. Click Next to continue.

  5. Read the License Agreement, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement check box, and then click Next.

  6. Enter the customer name and site name in the Customer Information window, and click Next.

    Best Practice: Use the customer name as a prefix for the site: for example, NetApp.

  7. In the Customer Information: Configure NetApp ASUP window, do the following:

    1. Select the database containing the data that you want to upload to ASUP by selecting one of the following options:

      • No database backup: A backup is not sent to ASUP.

      • Backup without Performance data: A backup is made and sent to ASUP but does not include performance data.

      • Backup with Performance data: A backup is made that includes performance data, but this could generate a huge *.gz file.


    ASUP is delivered using HTTPS protocol.

    1. In Logs, select whether you want no logs, base logs, or extended logs, which contain a data source recording.

    2. Click Next.

  8. If you are using the Insight consumption licensing model, you must check the box to Enable sending usage information to NetApp in the Send usage information section.

  9. Click Next

  10. In the Configure Server window, select or set the appropriate configuration parameters to configure the OnCommand Insight Server:



    Portal Port (HTTP)

    Ports used by the OnCommand Insight Server to support user Web services, including a portal to perform administration tasks. Use the default (80); however, if the default port is in use, change this to another port.

    Portal Port (HTTPS)

    Port used by remote acquisition units to send SAN change information to the OnCommand Insight Server through a secure channel. Use the default (443); however, if the default port is in use, change this to another port. You specify this same port number when configuring RAUs.

    Internal Database Port (SQL)

    Port used internally by the PC where the OnCommand Insight Server is running, to serve as an access point to the database. Use the default (3306); however, if the default port is in use, change this to another port.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Click Install to proceed.

    The installation should take approximately 20 minutes, depending on the applications installed.

  13. Click Finish.