Installing Your vPAS using vSphere Client

 


This video details how to install a vPAS using vSphere Client.

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Hello everybody, welcome to another SevOne training video. Today's video will show you how to install your vPAS. In this video we will show you how to do this with your vSphere Client.

We recommend that you use the vSphere Client because it will allow you to upgrade to the full production version of the product after your 30 day trial or free trial has ended, keeping all the data you have collected so far.

You can also set up SevOne using VMware Player, but we do recommend using vSphere because it's easier to upgrade later if you were to do so. Another video has been made on how to stand up SevOne using the VMware Player, so please navigate there to see how it is done that way.

To open your OVA file with Vsphere we're going to go up to the File tab in the upper left hand corner and select Deploy OVF Template. This will bring you to the source page. Go ahead and click the browse button and select where your OVA file is located. In my case it's in a folder on our desktop.

Once you've gone ahead and located your OVA file, go ahead and click Next. This will take you to the OVF Template Details. Just go ahead and click Next. This brings you to the Name and Location section. Go ahead and name your template anything you'd like. In my case, I'm just going to call it SevOne 532.

Once you've named it go ahead and click Next. This brings up your Storage section. Go ahead and store your OVF template in a designated location. In my case I'm going to go ahead and store it in my FNDS but you can go ahead and store it wherever you'd like.

This bring us to the Disk Format section. At this point I'd like to point out that you're going to need at least 50 gigs of disk space, two virtual processors and two gigs of ram for this to run properly. As long as you're confident that your provisioning is going to be okay, click the next button. By default, it is set as a thin provision because it helps to conserve disk space.

Once you've gone ahead and determined that you're all right, go ahead and click Next. This brings us to our ready to complete page. Just go head and read through this, make sure it matches the things and the things that we've selected previously. If you are confident that it does match, go ahead and click Finish. What this does it starts to deploy our template. This will take a bit of time so please be patient.

Now that our OVF template deployment is complete, go ahead and click the Close button. Now that you've gone ahead and clicked the Close button, go ahead and locate your template on the left hand side here and right click. Go to Open Console.

This will go ahead and open up the console of your template. All you have to do is go head and click the green little play button. This will begin the startup process for your SevOne appliance. This may take a little bit of time so please be patient once again. Once this finishes loading, this will take us to the Home page of our configuration shell.

Now that we're up and running, you'll notice that we're on the homepage of our configuration shell. If your network has a DHCP server on it then your VM will automatically assign itself and IP address like mine does right here.

If your VM does not have an IP address listed, then log into the configuration shell and manually enter an IP address. To log into the configuration shell, go ahead and push the Enter key. The password of the configuration shell is "changeme".

We're now looking at the configuration shell options. You can change the password of the configuration shell by hitting the Enter key here, entering in the current password and changing it to any password that you would like.

Next is the system name. You can go ahead and change the name of the system to anything you'd like, by default it's SevOne. If you'd like to change it, obviously just go ahead and hit enter after you're complete to save.

Next is the IP address and gateway. As I said before, if you did not have an IP address show up on the configuration shell homepage, this is where you would go ahead and add a IP address manually. You can very easily do so by hitting enter at the IP Address and Gateway section and then scrolling down by changing this to an N and then going down and changing the IP address manually.

Next is the DNS and search domains. If for any particular reason you'd like to go ahead and change your DNS and/or search domain, you can do so in this section. Followed by that is time and date. At this point, I would like to point out that by default the SevOne Appliance time and date is in GMT. Please keep that in mind as you make any changes to the Sevone system.

Following time and date is NTP servers. Have to go ahead and make any changes to that this is where you would do so. Finally, you shutdown and restart. I would just like to say that we do not recommend that you shutdown or restart your box for any particular reason unless you have a major issue. By shutting down or rebooting your box you will disconnect yourself from the SevOne appliance and you'll loose any form of polling that you had going on.

As I said, do not shutdown and reboot your box unless there's a major issue. Then at the bottom we have exit. By hitting exit it takes us back to configuration shell homepage. Now that the box has been configured the way that we would like we're going to go ahead and assess the IP address that has been assigned to the SevOne NMS.

The SevOne Appliance has been tested with IE and Firefox. We recommend that you use one of those two browsers to access the SevOne Enterprise. In my case I'm going to go ahead and use Firefox. I'm going to go over here and access our Firefox browser.

To exit the configuration shell at any time, go ahead and press Control, Alt. That will release you from the configuration shell. I'm going to go ahead and open up my Firefox browser.

I'm going to go ahead and enter the IP address that was listed on the configuration shell. The IP address is 192.168.55.234. You are currently looking at the End-User License Agreement page. I recommend that you read through this licence agreement to make sure that you agree with the terms and conditions. Once you've gone ahead and agreed with the terms and conditions go ahead and click accept.

This will take you to the SevOne homepage. It will prompt you to enter a username and password. By default, the username is Admin and the password is "SevOne", capital S, capital O. This will bring up a prompt asking you for a license key that was provided with the download. Go ahead and click the magnifying glass to browse for the license key.

Once you've selected your license key, go ahead and click Upload and Renew License. Now you're at the SevOne Startup Wizard. Another video has been created on how to use the SevOne Startup Wizard, so please navigate there to continue on.

I'd like to thank you for watching this video and good luck with the SevOne Appliance.

For more information, please visit us online at sevone.com or join our community at forums.sevone.com. Thanks.

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