A brief how-to video on how to setup your SevOne vPAS using VMWare Player
Hello everybody. Welcome to another SevOne training video. Today's training video is on how to stand up your SevOne appliance using VMware Player. It is recommended that you do this using a vSphere Client. If you do decide to go ahead and use the VMware Player, you're in the right place.
You will need to have three things to stand up your SevOne appliance using VMware Player. You're going to need a downloaded copy of VMware Player, the OVA file that came with your 30 day trial, and the license key that came with your 30 day trial. If you have those three items, you're ready to proceed.
First thing we're going to do, we're going to go ahead and click Open a Virtual Machine. This is going to prompt us to find the OVA file that came with the SevOne trial. Go ahead and select wherever your OVA file is located. Once you find it, click it. Click Open. This will prompt you to enter a name for your virtual machine and the location where you'd like to store it. In my case, I'm going to leave both things as default. The default name will be the name of the OVA file. The source location will be My Documents. If you don't like either of those items, go ahead and make the change. Otherwise, click Import.
This starts the importing process for your OVA file which will soon become your virtual machine. This process does take a little bit of time. Please be patient. Once it is complete, it will direct us back here to the VMware Player home page and we will continue from there.
Now that our virtual machine is configured, we're going to go ahead and start up our virtual machine. What we're going to do, we're going to go ahead and click the Play button here. It's going to start booting our virtual machine. This process might take a little bit of time as well. Please be patient once again. Once this is complete, we will be at our configuration home page and we will continue from there.
Now that we are up and running, you'll notice that we are on the home page of the configuration shell. If your network has a DHCP server on it, then the VM will automatically assign itself an IP address, like mine does here. If your VM does not have an IP address listed, you're going to need to log into the configuration shell and enter an IP address manually. To log into the configuration shell, we're going to go ahead and press the Enter key. It's going to prompt us to enter a password. The password by default is "changeme". It brings us into the internal settings of the configuration shell.
We do have a couple of options to choose from inside the configuration shell: We have Change Password, which you can change the "changeme" password to any particular password you would like. We have System Name. By default, it's SevOne. If for some particular reason you'd like to change the system name, you can do so here.
The IP Address in Gateway Session. As I said before, if you need to enter an IP address manually, this is how you would do so. You will just change this Y to an N. You have the ability to change all of the items inside this section.
Next is DNS and Search Domains. If for some particular reason you would need to change your primary or your secondary DNS, this is where you would do so.
Your Time and Date. By default, your time and date is in GMT. Please keep that in mind. If you need to change your time and date for any particular reason, you would do so in this section. Your NTP server. If you need to change the location of that for a particular reason, you would do that right here.
Shut down and reboot. I would like to point out here that there's no particular reason for why you should shut down or reboot your SevOne appliance. If done so, it will stop polling any of the data that you currently have on the SevOne NMS. The only particular reason you would have to shut down or reboot your SevOne appliance, if there was a major problem. We do not recommend that you shut down or reboot your appliance. Please keep that in mind.
Lastly, we have Exit, which takes us back to our configuration shell home page. As we said before, we are going to go to this IP address on the configuration shell home page. This will take us to the SevOne NMS. This is a pointer to exit the configuration shell. You're going to go ahead and press Control + Alt. That will release your mouse from the configuration shell.
The SevOne appliance has been tested with IE and Firefox. I recommend that you use one of those two browsers in order to access your SevOne NMS. In my case, I like Firefox. I'm going to go ahead and use Firefox.
Now that our browser is loaded, we're going to go ahead and type in the IP address provided by the configuration shell. This brings us to the SevOne end user license agreement. I recommend that you go ahead and read through this license agreement before you click Accept. It's always good to read through an agreement before you accept anything. Once you've read through and agreed to our terms and conditions, go ahead and click Accept. This will bring you to the login page for the SevOne appliance. By default, the username is admin (lower case). The password is SevOne (capital S, capital O).
At this point, it will prompt you to upload the license key that came with your 30 day trial. To do so, go ahead and click the little magnifying glass. It will bring up the browse section. What you're going to want to do is go ahead and browse for your license key. Once you've gone ahead and select your license key, click Upload and Renew License.
You have gone ahead and stood up your SevOne appliance using VMware Player. Right now, you are on the Startup Wizard page. There's another video that will take you from this point and move you forward through the SevOne appliance. We thank you for watching this video. Good luck with the SevOne appliance.
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In addition to these videos, remember that the NMS Cluster User Manual is available through the NMS Cluster UI as shown below. Clicking on the question mark at the top right of any page will automatically bring you to the section of the manual that corresponds to the page you are currently on.
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