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OnCommand Unified Manager 9.5
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Installing Unified Manager on a Windows system


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

Before you begin

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


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

  • You must have Windows administrator privileges.

  • You must have a supported web browser.

  • The Unified Manager maintenance user password must be between 8 and 20 characters, must 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: ~ ! @ # $ * - ? . : + { }


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

  2. Log in to the NetApp Support Site, and locate the Download page for installing Unified Manager on the Windows platform.

  3. Download the Unified Manager Windows installation file from the NetApp Support Site to a target directory in the Windows system.

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

  5. 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.

  6. Click Next.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. Click Next.

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

  12. 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 will be 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\

After you finish

You can access the web UI to perform the initial setup of Unified Manager, as described in Configuring Unified Manager.