To install a Combination, Application, and Database server using the console installer mode, follow these steps:

Step

Action

1

Log into the server as the root user.

2

Type bash install.sh –i console to run the installer in the console-based installer mode, and press Enter.

The command prompt screen appears:

  • Type 1, and press Enter to install NCM Core product, Device Drivers and Documentation.

The installer begins to load. The install.sh script checks to ensure that all the prerequisites for the Network Configuration Manager are installed. The script automatically installs any missing prerequisites if the prerequisites are located in the Utils directory.

The Core Setup Installer begins to load.

Core Setup Installer Procedures

3

The introduction to the installer appears.

Press Enter to continue.

4

The License Agreement appears.

Read the license agreement. Press Enter, and continue to press Enter to move through each page of the license agreement until you reach the final page.

5

On the final page of the license agreement, type Y, and press Enter to accept the terms of the license agreement.

6

The installer prompts you to select a server configuration.

Type 1, and press Enter to select Combination server.

Type 2, and press Enter to select Application server.

Type 4, and press Enter to select Database server.

7

The installer prompts you to choose an install folder.

Press Enter to accept the default, or enter a location for the install folder.

This is the location where Network Configuration Manager will be installed.

If you are installing Combination server, proceed to step “9”

If you are installing Application server, proceed to step “13”.

8

For Database server installation only:

The installer prompts you for the Database Access List IP Address.

Type the IP Address that needs access to the Database server and Press Enter.

Proceed to step “14”.

9

Note:

This step only appears if the httpd.conf directory is not in the default location.

The installer prompts you for the directory where httpd.conf is located.

Press Enter to accept the default, or type the location of the httpd.conf file.

This is where the Apache configuration file httpd.conf is located.

10

Note:

This step only appears if the Java directory is not in the default location.

The installer prompts you for the directory where Java is located.

Press Enter to accept the default, or type the location of the Java directory.

This is the location where the Java application is installed.

11

Note:

This step only appears if the Tomcat directory is not in the default location.

The installer prompts you for the directory where Tomcat is located.

Press Enter to accept the default, or type the location of the Tomcat directory.

This is the location where the Tomcat application is installed.

Note:

If you are installing Application server, proceed to step “13”.

12

For Combination server installation only:

The installer prompts you for the combination server alias.

Press Enter to accept the default, or enter an Alias for the Combination server.

This alias displays in the System Administration portion of Network Configuration Manager. This alias must not contain spaces or special characters.

13

The installer prompts you for the database configuration type.

  • The Database Configuration screen lets you specify whether the database is running locally to the Application or Combination server or remotely. Select one of the following options:

  • Press Enter to select local (the default) to run the database on the same server as the application.

  • Type 2 to select remote to run the database on a separate server. If you select remote, the separate Database server must already be installed and available over the network. The default option is local. If you select remote, you will be prompted for the IP address of the Database server.

  • Press Enter.

14

The installer prompts you for the Reports server configuration type.

Select one of the following options:

  • Press Enter to select local to run the reporting server on the same server as the application.

  • Type 2 to select remote to run the reporting server on a separate server and press Enter.

For Database server installation, proceed to step “27”.

15

The installer prompts you for Watch4net configuration requirement check.

  • Select Yes to configure the Network Configuration Manager Reporting SolutionPack and press Enter.

  • Select No to continue without configuring Network Configuration Manager Reporting SolutionPack.

“Configuring EMC M&R server” on page 120 provides instructions on configuring Watch4net server post Network Configuration Manager installation.

16

The installer prompts you for the Watch4net server IP address. Type the Watch4net server IP address and press Enter.

17

The installer prompts you for the License Key.

Type the path and file name for the text file that contains the license key, and then press Enter.

18

The installer prompts you to enter a company name.

Press Enter to accept the default, or type the company name you want displayed on the main screen of the application.

19

The installer prompts you to enter a department or division name.

Type the department or division name you want displayed on the main screen of the application, and press Enter. This field is optional.

Note:

If you are installing Application server, proceed to step “21”.

20

For Combination server installation only:

The installer prompts you to import root CA certificates.

If you have any root CA certificates to import, type the appropriate number, and then press Enter.

21

The installer prompts for a password for Certificate. Type a password for Certificate.

The password must contain atleast:

  • One letter in upper case

  • One letter in lower case

  • One special character

  • One numerical

  • Minimum eight characters

    Note:

    The password must not start or end with a special character.

Special characters that can be used for the certificate password are:

  • Tilde (~)

  • Exclamation (!)

  • At (@)

  • Number (#)

  • Percent (%)

22

The installer prompts you to enter an Email From address.

Press Enter to accept the default, or enter a From Address for the email notifications that come from the server.

This is the email address where the job notifications are sent from.

23

Enter a FQDN or IP Address for the outbound SMTP mail server, and press Enter.

24

The installer prompts for a lockbox passphrase. Type a passphrase for Lockbox.

The passphrase must contain at least:

  • One letter in upper case

  • One letter in lower case

  • One special character

  • One numerical

  • Minimum eight characters

    Note:

    It is recommended that the passphrase must not start or end with a special character.

The special characters that can be used for the lockbox passphrase are:

  • Tilde (~)

  • At (@)

  • Number (#)

  • Percent (%)

  • Exclamation (!)

If you use an Exclamation (!) in the lockbox passphrase, enclose the passphrase within single quotes, for example, 'Test!123'. This is applicable only if the passphrase needs to be typed in the command line.

Example:

./cstdriver -lockbox /opt/smarts-ncm/data/lockb.clb -passphrase 'Test!123' -addHost linbgh130.lss.vmware.com

If you have not used an Exclamation (!) in the lockbox passphrase, then the lockbox passphrase need not be enclosed within single quotes, for example, Test@123 does not need to be enclosed within single quotes.

Note:

Use single quotes to unlock the lockbox from the command line. Do not use single quotes during installation.

25

The installer prompts for answers to the security questions. Type the answers for the security questions and press Enter.

26

The installer prompts you to select an Encryption Key store option. Type a location where NCM should store the encryption key that is used to encrypt and decrypt data. The options are:

  • 1 for Standard Security – Key stored encrypted in a flat file

  • 2 for Advanced Security – Key stored in RSA Lockbox

    Note:

    If you return to this window later during the installation process, the option you selected will be displayed in encrypted format (not in clear text).

27

The installer prompts for a database password. Type a password for Database. The password must contain minimum eight characters. The special characters that can be used for the database password are:

  • Tilde (~)

  • Exclamation (!)

  • At (@)

  • Number (#)

  • Percent (%)

    Note:

    It is recommended that the password must not start or end with a special character.

28

The Summary window displays the product information (before installing), as well as the required disk space.

Press Enter to start the installation. This portion of the installation may take several minutes.

When complete, the Device Driver Installer begins to load.

Note:

If there is not enough available disk space, the installer displays an error message until sufficient disk space is free. You can continue once enough disk space is available.

Device Driver Installer Procedures

29

While the Device Driver installer is running, a progress bar displays the install status. This portion of the installation may take several minutes.

When complete, the Documentation Installer begins to load.

Note:

During installation of the device drivers, the files in the custompackage directory that matches the files in the device drivers directory are listed. These files will override similar files in the device drivers directories. For example, if you have modified the file stdfuncs.inc for CiscoIOSRouter, it would be placed in the custom package directory and will override the same file in the /opt/voyence/package/cisco/ios directory.

Documentation Installer Procedures

30

While the Documentation installer is running, a progress bar displays the install status. This portion of the installation may take several minutes.

After installing Combination server or Application server

31

Add distributed system hosts to the lockbox for remote servers.