Install Performance Center

Once you have met the requirements to install npc, complete the installation as follows:
After you have met the requirements to install
CA Performance Center
, complete the installation as follows:
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Set a Custom MySQL Password (3.7.3 and Higher Only)
As a step toward enhanced security, the
CA Performance Center
installation prompts you to set a custom MySQL password. Ensure that it meets the following requirements:
  • Excludes the user names "root" or "netqos".
  • Is not the same as the username.
  • Minimum length of 8 characters.
  • Maximum length of 30 characters.
  • Contains at least three of the following types of characters:
    • Special Characters (You can use only the !#&? characters)
    • Uppercase
    • Lowercase
    • Numbers (0-9)
Install
CA Performance Center
Select one of the following options:
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Install from the Command Line
Use the
CA Performance Center
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 CA
    CA Performance Center
    services and the MySQL database on a single node.
  • Advanced
    : Installs CA
    CA Performance Center
    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
    CA Performance Center
    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:
    cd /tmp
  4. Change the permissions for the installation file:
    chmod +x CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
  5. Run the installation file:
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -i console
  6. Follow the instructions in the console.
    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
    CA Performance Center
    .
    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.
    When the installation has completed, a message states that the program has been installed successfully.
Install in Silent Mode
To install CA
CA Performance Center
without entering user inputs, install the component in silent mode.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the
    CA Performance Center
    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:
    cd /tmp
  4. Change the permissions for the installation file:
    chmod +x CAPerfCenterSetup.bin
  5. Run the following command on all servers where you want to install CA
    CA Performance Center
    :
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -r /tmp/silent.properties
  6. Follow the prompts until you get to the summary, type "quit", and press Enter.
    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_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. Run the following command on all servers where you want to install CA
    CA Performance Center
    :
    ./CAPerfCenterSetup.bin -i silent -f /tmp/silent.properties
    The installation begins.
    An empty prompt indicates that components have been installed.
Verify the Installation
CA
CA Performance Center
requires the following Linux daemons:
service_name
Description
mysql
Database process
caperfcenter_devicemanager
Device Manager process
caperfcenter_console
CA Performance Center
console process
caperfcenter_sso
Single Sign-On process
caperfcenter_eventmanager
Event Manager process
After a successful installation, all the services in this table are running. Check the status of a daemon by issuing the following command:
service
service_name
status
Access
CA Performance Center
at the following URL:
http://
PC_host
:8181/pc/desktop/page
  • PC_host
    is the hostname or IP address of the
    CA Performance Center
    host.
    8181 is the default port. If you specified a different port during the installation, use the custom port number.
If the
CA Performance Center
login screen appears, Performance center has installed successfully.
At the initial login, change the 'admin' and 'user' passwords. We recommend that you change these passwords immediately after a fresh install.
(Optional) Review 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