Install NetOps Portal

After you have met the requirements to install
NetOps Portal
, complete the installation.
After you have met the requirements to install
NetOps Portal
, complete the installation as follows:
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MySQL Password Requirements (
DX NetOps Performance Management
3.7.3 and Higher Only)
As a step toward enhanced security, the
NetOps Portal
installation prompts you to set a custom MySQL password.
The MySQL password must meet the following requirements:
  • Excludes the user names "root" or "netqos"
  • Minimum length of 8 characters
  • Maximum length of 30 characters
  • Contains at least 3 of the following types of characters:
    • Special Characters (!#&?)
    • Uppercase
    • Lowercase
    • Numbers (0-9)
  • Excludes the percentage sign (%), apostrophe ('), or quotation mark (")
  • (
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    3.7.3 through 3.7.4 Only)
    Excludes the asterisk (*), or the dollar sign ($)
Install
NetOps Portal
Select one of the following options:
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Install from the Command Line
Use the
NetOps Portal
Setup program to install and configure the database and website. The Setup program supports two types of installations. Select one of the following types during installation:
  • Complete:
    Installs
    NetOps Portal
    services and the MySQL database on a single node.
  • Advanced:
    Installs
    NetOps Portal
    services and the MySQL database on separate nodes for better performance. First, run the Setup program to install the database. Then, run the Setup program on a different node to install the services.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the
    NetOps Portal
    host as the root or the
    sudo
    user.
  2. Copy the
    CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
    file to the
    /tmp
    directory.
    Verify that your
    /tmp
    location has at least 4 GB of space available.
  3. Change to the
    /tmp
    directory by issuing the following command:
    cd /tmp
  4. Change the permissions for the installation file by issuing the following command:
    chmod +x CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
  5. Run the installation file by issuing the following command:
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -i console
  6. Follow the instructions in the console.
    You are prompted to specify an install owner. You can specify a non-root user.
    The installation checks to see whether the partition with the MySQL data directory has enough disk space to handle storage engine upgrades. If there does not appear to be enough disk space to complete the installation successfully, exit the installer, allocate more space for the data partition, and reinstall
    NetOps Portal
    .
    (
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    3.7.2 and Higher Only)
    As a step toward enhanced security, the
    NetOps Portal
    installation prompts you to set a custom MySQL password.
    The installation runs. The following Linux daemons are created and started during the installation:
    • caperfcenter_console
      The console daemon. Uses port 8181.
    • caperfcenter_devicemanager
      The Device Manager daemon. Uses port 8481.
    • caperfcenter_eventmanager
      The Event Manager daemon. Uses port 8281.
    • caperfcenter_sso
      The Single Sign-On daemon. Uses port 8381.
    • mysql
      The database daemon. Uses port 3306.
    For more information about the ports that are required for
    DX NetOps Performance Management
    to work properly, see Review Installation Requirements and Considerations.
    When the installation has completed, a message states that the program has been installed successfully.
Install in Silent Mode
To install
NetOps Portal
without entering user inputs, install the component in silent mode.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the
    NetOps Portal
    host as the root or the sudo user.
  2. Copy the
    CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
    file to the
    /tmp
    directory.
    Verify that your
    /tmp
    location has at least 4 GB of space available.
  3. Change to the
    /tmp
    directory by issuing the following command:
    cd /tmp
  4. Change the permissions for the installation file by issuing the following command:
    chmod +x CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
  5. Issue the following command on all servers where you want to install
    NetOps Portal
    :
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -r /tmp/silent.properties
  6. Follow the prompts until you get to the summary, type
    quit
    , and then press the return key on your keyboard.
    The
    silent.properties
    file is created in the
    /tmp
    directory.
  7. Review the
    /tmp/silent.properties
    file.
  8. If present, confirm the values for the following variables in the
    silent.properties
    file:
    • USER_INPUT_INSTALL_OWNER
      Designates a user as the install owner. You can specify a non-root user.
      Default:
      root
    • USER_INSTALL_DIR
      Designates the directory where the application is installed.
      Default:
      /opt/CA
    • MYSQL_DATA_FOLDER
      Designates the location for the MySQL data directory.
      Default:
      /opt/CA/MySql/data
    • MYSQL_TEMP_FOLDER
      Designates the location for the directory to store MySQL temporary files.
      Default:
      /opt/CA/MySql/tmp
    • DB_PASSWORD_VARIABLE
      Designates the MySQL password.
    • DB_PASSWORD_CONFIRM
      Confirms the MySQL password.
  9. Issue the following command on all servers where you want to install
    NetOps Portal
    :
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -i silent -f /tmp/silent.properties
    The installation begins.
    An empty prompt indicates that components have been installed.
Verify the Installation
NetOps Portal
requires the following Linux daemons:
service_name
Description
mysql
Database process
caperfcenter_devicemanager
Device Manager process
caperfcenter_console
NetOps Portal
console process
caperfcenter_sso
Single Sign-On process
caperfcenter_eventmanager
Event Manager process
After a successful installation, the services listed in this table are running. Check the status of a daemon by issuing the following command:
service
service_name
status
Access
NetOps Portal
at the following URL:
http://
PC_host
:8181/pc/desktop/page
  • PC_host
    is the hostname or IP address of the
    NetOps Portal
    host.
    8181 is the default port. If you specified a different port during the installation, use the custom port number.
If the
NetOps Portal
login screen appears,
NetOps Portal
has installed successfully.
At the initial login, you are required the change the
admin
and
user
passwords. Change these passwords immediately after a fresh install.
(Optional) Restart the NFA OData Service
If you have
Network Flow Analysis
as a data source, you must restart the NFA OData Service.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click
    Administration Services
    , and then
    Services
    .
  2. Right-click the
    CA NFA OData Service
    .
  3. Click
    Restart
    .
The NFA OData Service is restarted.
(Optional) Review the Log Files
The following log files help you track events that occur during the installation:
Installation Errors and Configuration Events
/opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/InstallLogs
During the installation, a history file that indicates the installed version is generated in this directory.
Device Manager Daemon
/opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/DM/logs
Website and Console Errors
/opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/PC/logs
MySQL Database Errors
/opt/CA/MySql/data/<hostname>.err
Event Manager (Other Events)
/opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/EM/logs
User Authentication (Single Sign-On)
/opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/sso/logs