You can install Smarts-UI on supported Linux Platform. This procedure describes Smarts-UI installation in Console Mode.

Prerequisites

Fulfill the following prerequisites before starting the installation:
  1. Ensure Eventstore and cAPI are already installed on the Installation server.
  2. Ensure java version 1.8+ is already installed on the Installation server .
  3. Ensure bash is already installed on the Installation server.
  4. Ensure bash and curl utility are already installed and installation server is compatible with "sed" command.
  5. SE Linux must be disabled in installation server.
  6. Create Client Id and Shared Secret in VIDM for smarts-ui installation. Refer #GUID-74FDB52B-0F47-4E84-8290-1DB46FAD4AD5.
  7. Copy the "smartsui-install.bin" installer to any directory on the server where smarts-ui will be installed.
  8. KPI should be installed and running. For KPI installation refer to VMware-K4M-1.0.0.0-Installation-and-Administration-Guide.
  9. Installation server must have httpd and mod-ssl installed.
  10. When you install Smart-UI on a Linux Platform, assign executable permissions to the installation script.
  11. Ensure that you have a login with root privileges to run the installer.
  12. Download the installation file from support.vmware.com and place it in a temporary location on the server.

Procedure

  1. Login the server as root.
  2. Type bash smartsui-install.bin –i console to run the installer in the console-based installer mode, press Enter.
    Introduction to the installer appears.
  3. Press Enter to continue.
    Installer prompts to choose an install folder.
  4. Press Enter to continue.
    This is the location where smarts-ui will be installed. Default is /opt/ smarts-ui.
  5. If install folder already contains smarts-ui folder, choose from the following options.
    • Enter 1 to override the already installed folder.

      or

    • Enter 2 to choose a new Installation directory.

      or

    • Enter 3 to cancel the Installation.
  6. Installer prompts for VIDM configuration.
    1. Enter the client ID.
    2. Enter the Shared Secret.
    3. Enter VIDM Host Name. Default is identitymanager.eng.vmware.com.
    4. Enter the Auth application Port. Default port is 8082.This is the port where auth application will start.
    5. Press Enter to continue.
    Note: Installer throws validation error and redirects to the beginning of this step to enter the configurations if any input filed left blank.

    For VIDM configuration, refer #GUID-74FDB52B-0F47-4E84-8290-1DB46FAD4AD5.

  7. Installer prompts to enter the cAPI configuration. Enter cAPI IP Address in the format <IP-ADDRESS:PORT> and Press Enter to continue.
    Default value for this fields is 127.0.0.1:10000 The port number is cAPI listener port provided during cAPI Installation. If the input is in wrong format, installer throws validation error and redirects to the beginning of this step to enter the configurations.
  8. Enter ssl.conf directory and Press Enter to continue when installer prompts to choose the ssl.conf folder location.
    Default value is /etc/httpd/conf.d. If ssl.conf is not existing on the directory, Installer throws an error and redirects to the beginning of step 8 to re-enter the configuration.
  9. Make your selection to enable or disable KPI Designer in UI.
    Choose option 1 to enable KPI Designer in UI
    Note: If you choose option 1, ensure K4M is installed.

    or

    Choose option 2 to disable KPI Designer in UI.
    Note: If you choose option 2, refer " Enabling KPI Designer in UI" section to enable KPI manually.
  10. Installer prompts to enter KPI REST API IP and PORT if you choose option 1 in step 9. Provide KPI REST API IP and PORT and press Enter to continue.
    Default value is 127.0.0.1:8083. This is the address where KPI is running.
    Note: Installer throws validation error and redirects to the beginning of this step to enter IP Address if IP Address input filed left blank.
  11. Press Enter to continue the installation when installer shows the pre-install summary.
    Installer continues the installation.
  12. Press Enter to exit the installer when installer shows the installation is completed.

What to do next

After successful Smart-UI installation, follow the steps provided in Export VIDM Certificate section to export and import VIDM certificates.