Configuring Network Settings from the VirtualWisdom UI

You can configure all VirtualWisdom properties from the VirtualWisdom UI. However, it is recommended that you configure the network settings by modifying the OVA from vCenter or using the OVF Tool. This ensures that the NTP servers are configured prior to setting up Integrations, which require the NTP server.

See Configuring Network Settings from VMware vCenter or Configuring Network Settings from VMware OVF Tool. Configuring Network Settings from VMware vCenter

About This Task

When you deploy the OVA, DHCP is configured by default. If a DHCP server is not available, you will not be able to connect to the VirtualWisdom UI. If that happens, configure a DHCP server in VMware.

If you make changes to properties in the vCenter UI, the changes automatically populate in the VirtualWisdom UI.

Note

Changes made in the VirtualWisdom UI override vCenter settings, but the changes do not populate to vCenter. So if you change settings in VirtualWisdom, the VirtualWisdom UI and vCenter UI will not match. However, changes made to properties in the vCenter UI are automatically populated in the VirtualWisdom UI.

Tip

To avoid confusion, it is recommended that you implement a standard process for making changes to VirtualWisdom, either from vCenter or from the VirtualWisdom UI.

Prerequisites

  • Ensure you meet Required Resources.

  • Ensure you are using one of the browsers listed in Supported Browsers.

  • Ensure a DHCP server is configured for the VM so you can access the VirtualWisdom UI.

  • Have available the following information for the VM:

    • IP address, netmask, and default gateway

    • DNS servers, domains, and hostname

    • NTP servers

Steps

  1. In a browser, go to the IP address of the VirtualWisdom VM.

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

    The VirtualWisdom Login screen displays.

  2. At the VirtualWisdom Login screen, enter the VirtualWisdom 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 VirtualWisdom UI displays with the Configuration Checklist open.

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

    If you cannot connect to VirtualWisdom, verify that the DHCP server is correctly configured in VMware.

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

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

    vw-scrn-admin-about.png
  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.

    Tip

    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.

    Important

    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.

    Note

    If you change the time zone to anything other than UTC, the appliance reboots.

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

    See Completing the Configuration Checklist for details.

Refer to the Settings chapter of the VirtualWisdom User Guide for information regarding further configuration of VirtualWisdom.