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Configure IPM Distributed Virtual Edition Settings


  1. In a browser, go to the IP address of the Distributed Virtual Edition manager node VM.

    A self-signed certificate warning displays in the browser. Permit the browser to connect. A properly signed certificate can be uploaded after initial configuration.

    The IPM Login screen displays.

  2. At the IPM Login screen, enter the IPM administrator default credentials and click Login:

    Username: Administrator

    Password: admin

    At first login, the Terms of Use window displays.

  3. Accept the terms of use.

    The Personal Information window displays.

  4. Provide the settings required for the default Administrator.

    The IPM UI displays with the Configuration Checklist open.

    If the checklist does not display, you can access it from the Username (Administrator) menu.

  5. Click the Username (Administrator) menu > About, and copy all of the information about IPM.

    Ensure you copy all of the UUID.You need the entire UUID to get the IPM license.

  6. Contact your Virtana account team and provide them with the product version, UUID, and appliance name to get a license file.

  7. Click Licensing in the Checklist and upload the license file provided by Virtana.


    You should retain the license in case it is needed in the future. You might save it in a file with a name that easily identifies it, if you have more than one license.

  8. Click Settings > Network Setup and Utilities and configure the NTP servers.


    You should configure the NTP servers prior to configuring the Performance Probes and Integrations, as those features use the time settings provided by the NTP server. Best practice is to configure four NTP servers for redundancy and protection against divergent time sources. Avoid configuring only two servers.


    If you change the time zone to anything other than UTC, the appliance or virtual edition VM(s) will reboot.

  9. Work through the remaining Configuration Checklist tasks to complete setup of IPM.

    See Completing the Configuration Checklist for details.

Refer to the Settings chapter of the Virtana Infrastructure Performance Management Administrator Guide for information regarding further configuration of IPM.