Installing Hitachi Ops Center Administrator in a DHCP environment

Ops Center Administrator Getting Started Guide

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If your environment includes DHCP servers, you can use the Virtual Appliance Manager to set up your Ops Center Administrator server.

The initial setup of supported storage systems has been completed by an authorized service provider.

  1. From the installation media, deploy the Ops Center Administrator OVA to the ESXi host.
  2. Change the VM memory size to the recommended value: 16 GiB RAM.
    Note: 32 GiB RAM is highly recommended for an environment where Ops Center Administrator manages 20 or more storage systems. For details, refer to: Changing the Elasticsearch memory setting.
  3. Start the Ops Center Administrator virtual machine.
  4. In the vSphere® client, wait for the System status to change to Online.
    The status is just below the banner in the virtual machine console.

  5. Open a browser and enter https://ip-address/vam in the address bar.
    The default credentials for a preconfigured media installation are:
    • User name: service
    • Password: Chang3Me!
  6. Change your password.
    1. Click User and select Change password.
    2. Enter your new password.
  7. From the Virtual Appliance Manager menu, click Network to configure the network settings.

    1. If your data center is using the IP address scheme 192.168.*.*, make sure you provide another IP range that is not currently used in your environment. This is the specified range used by Ops Center Administrator.
    2. Set the host name for the virtual machine.
    3. Set DHCP to On.
    4. Click Submit.
  8. (Optional) From the Virtual Appliance Manager menu, click Time and add Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers to the virtual machine.
    Adding NTP servers verifies that the Ops Center Administrator servers are synchronized with the storage system environment.

    1. Click + to add a field for an NTP Server.
    2. Enter the host name of the NTP server.
    3. Click Submit.
  • Change the root password as described in Changing the root password immediately after installation.
  • Log in to Ops Center Administrator to verify the installation.
  • Generate and install a signed SSL certificate. By default, the Ops Center Administrator installation package comes with a self-signed certificate that you can use for the initial log in to Ops Center Administrator.