Installing Hitachi Ops Center Administrator in a static environment

Ops Center Administrator Getting Started Guide

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If you do not have a DHCP server, use the command-line interface to indicate the static IP address of the Ops Center Administrator server.

  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. Press Alt + F2.
  6. Log in with the root account using the default password: 3kO$Pe9dJyjy29HAi2mS.
  7. Enter the command ip-change.
    The Change IP Address Utility opens.
  8. Enter your settings at the prompts.
  9. Restart the VM to ensure that it has the IP address.
  10. Open a browser and enter https://ip-address/vam in the address bar. The default credentials for the preconfigured media installation are:
    Username: service
    Password: Chang3Me!
  11. Change your password.
    1. Click User and select Change password.
    2. Enter your new password.
  12. From the 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 Off.
    4. Enter the IP address of the Ops Center Administrator server.
    5. Click Submit.
  13. (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 on to Ops Center Administrator and onboard a storage system.
  • Get a digitally signed SSL certificate from a trusted certificate authority (CA) by sending the CA a certificate signing request (CSR). After you obtain the signed certificate, you can import it to the server. By default, the Ops Center Administrator installation package comes with a self-signed certificate that you can use to initially log on to Ops Center Administrator.