You can install StruxureWare Data Center Operation in several ways. First, install the Data Center Operation server from a DVD, USB key, or out-of-band management (OOM) interface. Then, after installing the server, install the clients.

 

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Configuring the StruxureWare Data Center Operation installation DVD

To install from a DVD, download the StruxureWare Data Center Operation ISO and use your favorite application to burn the ISO to the DVD. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions below.

 

Configuring the StruxureWare Data Center Operation installation USB key

If you are configuring the USB key for installation on an HP server, read separate instructions here.

Configuring an installation USB key for StruxureWare Data Center Operationonly requires you to run UNetbootin 1 using the Disk Image and copy the ISO file to the USB key. Subsequently, you can install the Data Center Operation from the installation USB key to any computer according to your licenses.

Prerequisites:
Before configuring the installation USB key, you must have

  • A USB key with sufficient space (4GB)
  • The StruxureWare Data Center Operation Installer Image file 2
  • The USB Creator Disk Image zip file 2
  • An installation of UNetbootin 1 on the computer you use for the USB key configuration

1 You can download UNetbootin from here.

2 You can download these from a location provided by the support team. To locate the telephone number for the support you need, visit Contact Us.

  1. Format the USB key in FAT32 or VFAT (recommended to ensure the installation is done from a clean USB key).
    1. Plug in the USB key and follow the next steps (these apply to Windows).
    2. Double-click My Computer on the desktop.
    3. Right-click the USB key drive, and select Format.
    4. In the pop-up window, select Quick Format.
  2. Start UNetbootin 1.
  3. Select Diskimage and make sure ISO is selected in the drop-down menu. Browse to the StruxureWareOperations-USB-Diskimage-buildnumber.zip file.
  4. Select Type: USB drive.
  5. Select Drive: The appropriate USB Drive (from step 1).
  6. Click OK.
    The disk image is now copied to the USB key.
  7. When the operation is done, click Exit.
  8. Copy the StruxureWare Data Center Operation Installer Image file, StruxureWareOperations-buildnumber.iso, to the root of the USB key.
  9. Safely remove the USB key.

You now have a bootable USB key and can install the Data Center Operation server to any computer according to your licenses.

Illustration of steps 3-5

Installing the StruxureWare Data Center Operation server from USB key or DVD

It is recommended that you follow the on-screen instructions and select the default options unless you have specific requirements.

  1. Insert the StruxureWare Data Center Operation installation USB key or DVD.

  2. Connect a keyboard and display.
  3. Ensure the BIOS settings enable the server to boot from the USB key or DVD and the server is connected to the network during the entire installation process.
  4. In the StruxureWare Data Center Operation boot menu, select configuration:

    • Standalone / Disaster recovery, if installing a stand-alone StruxureWare Data Center Operation server or a Disaster Recovery node.

    • Cluster, if installing a cluster node. 

    • Alternative Drivers (newer hardware) is used for newer servers that have newer hardware.  See more here.
  5. In Set up users and passwords, type user credentials for a new user account that will be used for administrative tasks on the server.
  6. In Select a language, select the language to be used for the installation process as well as the default language of the installed system.
  7. In Select your location, select your country or the location matching your time zone.
  8. When the server reboots, remove the USB key or DVD.
  9. When the cursor reaches the operations login prompt, enter the user credentials created in step 5.
  10. Type sudo ifconfig and your password when prompted. Make a note of the IP address of the Data Center Operation server.

    Prefixing with sudo allows you to execute the command as a super user.

  11. Open a browser and type in the IP address of the server, allowing time for the server to start up before proceeding to the next step.
  12. Click Server Configuration and login with the credentials created in step 5.
  13. Click StruxureWare DC Operation -> Setup and complete the setup.
    For information on security related settings, see StruxureWare Data Center Operation Security.
    The Data Center Operation server is now installed and is ready for use.

    Tip

    Before leaving the command prompt, type sudo ifconfig and make a note of the IP address of the Data Center Operationserver. You need this address to install the clients and perform server management tasks.

To set up a clustered environment with multiple servers, perform the above installation steps for each server that will be a node in the cluster.

Note

If the installation fails due to drivers not found, (see screenshot) you might try to install using alternative drivers.

Boot menu

Drivers not found failure

 

Installing the StruxureWare Data Center Operation server using out-of-band management interface

It is recommended that you follow the on-screen instructions and select the default options unless you have specific requirements. Servers are often equipped with an out-of-band (OOB) management card. Depending on vendor, the technology has different names (HP ILO, DELL iDRAC, IBM RSA). OOB management allows users to access the server remotely typically through an Ethernet connection. This also gives access to the local media which makes it possible to install e.g. StruxureWare Data Center Operation server from a remote location.

  1. Access and log into the server OOB management card.

  2. Launch the remote console.

  3. The server should be connected to the network during the entire installation process (preferably high bandwidth through cable due to full ISO being transferred to the server).

  4. Mount the ISO as a virtual CD/DVD drive.

  5. Ensure the BIOS settings enable the server to boot from the CD/DVD (or use the boot menu. Often F11 must be pressed during server startup).

  6. In the StruxureWare Data Center Operation boot menu, select configuration:
    • Standalone / Disaster recovery, if installing a stand-alone StruxureWare Data Center Operation server or a Disaster Recovery node.

    • Cluster, if installing a cluster node. 

    • Alternative Drivers (newer hardware) is used for newer servers that have newer hardware. See more here.

    Note

    Depending on the network connection, the install might be hanging for a moment. This is normally due to drivers being transferred to the server.

  7. In Set up users and passwords, type user credentials for a new user account that will be used for administrative tasks on the server.
  8. In Select a language, select the language to be used for the installation process as well as the default language of the installed system.
  9. In Select your location, select your country or the location matching your time zone.
  10. When the server reboots, unmount the virtual CD/DVD drive.
  11. When the cursor reaches the operations login prompt, enter the user credentials created in step 5.
  12. Type sudo ifconfig and your password when prompted. Make a note of the IP address of the Data Center Operation server. Prefixing with sudo allows you to execute the command as a super user.

  13. Open a browser and type in the IP address of the server, allowing time for the server to start up before proceeding to the next step.
  14. Click Server Configuration and login with the credentials created in step 5.
  15. Click StruxureWare DC Operation -> Setup and complete the setup.
    For information on security related settings, see StruxureWare Data Center Operation Security.
    The Data Center Operation server is now installed and is ready for use.

    Tip

    Before leaving the command prompt, type sudo ifconfig and make a note of the IP address of the Data Center Operationserver. You need this address to install the clients and perform server management tasks.

To set up a clustered environment with multiple servers, perform the above installation steps for each server that will be a node in the cluster.

Note

If the installation fails due to drivers not found (see screenshot), try to install using alternative drivers.

Boot menu

Drivers not found failure

 

Installing the StruxureWare Data Center Operation server using alternative drivers

Alternative drivers are used for servers having newer hardware, such as network cards, harddrive controllers, etc. using drivers that are not yet tested and verified stable by the OS distributors. When using the alternative drivers, you will get the same options to install Standalone/Disaster recovery or Cluster.

  1.  Follow the above installation instructions, but in step 4, select Alternative Drivers (newer hardware).
  2. When you reach the screen with kernel module information, select Yes (see screenshot). Otherwise, the installation will not complete.

Kernel module installation confirmation

Installing StruxureWare Data Center Operation clients

Prerequisite:
The server installation has been completed.

  1. On the client computer, type the server's IP address in a Web browser.
  2. On the Data Center Operation server's download page, click to download StruxureWare Data Center Operation and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

  3. On the Data Center Operation server's download page, click to download the add-on modules according to your licenses and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

  4. Repeat the installation steps on all client computers.

See also

System Requirements
Cluster Setup 
Configuring a USB Key for StruxureWare Data Center Operation Installation on a HP Server 
Installing StruxureWare Data Center Operation in a Virtual Environment 
Changing the Location of the StruxureWare Data Center Operation Client Temporary Files 
Installing StruxureWare Data Center Operation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux  

 

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