Installing DX NetOps Spectrum on Windows and Linux (root User)

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You can install
DX NetOps Spectrum
on Windows and Linux (root user).
For more information about the prerequisites, see the prerequisites section.
The following diagram shows a summarized view of the installation steps:
Installing on Windows and Linux root user
The C:\Program Files\CA directory on Windows platforms and the /opt/CA directory on Linux platforms are automatically created during a first-time installation of
DX NetOps Spectrum
.
DX NetOps Spectrum
components that are also common to other CA products are intentionally installed into this directory. This directory is automatically updated as needed during a
DX NetOps Spectrum
upgrade. Do not remove files from this directory.
Follow these steps:
  1. Start the installation on Windows or Linux.
    The
    Install
    dialog opens.
  2. Select the
    Install
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    option.
    On Linux platforms, the following warning could appear before the installer launches if you launch the installer from a shell.
    This warning does not cause any problems with your installation and can be disregarded.
    awk: cmd. line:6: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'
    The
    Introduction
    dialog opens.
  3. Click
    Next
    to proceed.
    The
    License Agreement
    dialog opens.
  4. Scroll through and read the license agreement, accept the agreement, and click
    Next
    .
    The
    Destination Host
    dialog opens.
  5. Enter the name of the host system where you are installing
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    and click
    Next
    .
    If you are installing
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    and OneClick on remote platforms on your network, follow the steps in Installing
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    Remotely
    .
    The
    SRAdmin Authentication
    dialog opens.
    If the 'Unable to connect to
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    Remote Administration Daemon (SRAdmin)' dialog appears, install SRAdmin before continuing with the installation. To install SRAdmin, click Install on this dialog.
  6. Enter a
    username
    and
    password
    as follows, and click
    Next
    :
    • For a
      Windows
      installation, enter a username that has administrator rights and verify the domain name (if applicable).
    • For
      Linux
      installation, enter a username with root access. Or, you can use a
      sudoers
      file for root permissions.
      If you have root access when starting this installation, you are not prompted for a user name and password. Ensure that usernames do not exceed 16 characters.
    The
    Destination Location
    dialog opens.
  7. Click
    Next
    to install
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    in the default directory. The
    default directory for Windows is C:\win32app\SPECTRUM .The default directory for Linux is  /usr/SPECTRUM
    • If you are performing an in-place upgrade, the installation program detects the previous installation directory.
      When performing an in-place upgrade, do not change the default destination to a location other than the directory containing the
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      database you are upgrading. On Linux, do not use /opt/SPECTRUM as an installation directory. This location and name are reserved for a directory that is created automatically during the installation.
    • To install
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      in a location other than the default directory, click
      Choose
      , select a location, and click
      Next
      . This option only appears for a local installation (not for a remote installation).
      Ensure there are no spaces in the path name. You cannot install
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      into a directory that contains a space anywhere in the path. Spaces within the directory path cause the installation to fail.
    The installer reports, it is extracting installation information. Then, the
    Select Destination Language
    dialog opens.
  8. Select the language in which you want to install, and click
    Next
    .
    Localized CsEvFormat, CsPCause
    and
    EventTables
    is installed for the selected language.
    The
    Select Options
    dialog opens.
  9. Select either one of the Installation Type:
    • Standard:
      Allows the installation of the
      SpectroSERVER
      , the OneClick server, and all other
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      components.
    • Remote Operations Server:
      Allows the installation of minimal components to run the
      SpectroSERVER
      and OneClick server.
    Components are displayed based on the type of installation you entered.
    If you are performing an upgrade, add-on components that exist in your current implementation appear for the Remote Operations Server option.
  10. Select the items that you want to install from the
    components list
    and click
    Next
    .
    Installing OneClick on a single-CPU
    SpectroSERVER
    host system can degrade the performance of both
    SpectroSERVER
    and OneClick. We recommend installing OneClick on a separate dedicated system.
    The
    Host Evaluation
    dialog opens.
  11. Scroll down to verify that no warnings appear, and click
    Next
    to proceed.
    The
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    Installation Owner
    dialog opens.
  12. Enter the
    username
    and
    password
    as follows, and click
    Next
    . This username is used to create the initial
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    user (if installing
    SpectroSERVER
    ) and becomes the installation owner. For a OneClick installation, the username also determines the
    SpectroSERVER
    s to which the OneClick web server connects:
    • For a
      Linux
      installation, enter the username for the host system. The installation owner must be a non-root user.
    • For a
      Windows
      installation, enter either the domain user username and password or the local user username and password.
      When installing
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      on a computer in a domain, the username for the
      DX NetOps Spectrum
      installation owner cannot be the same as the computer hostname.
    The username and password are also used to configure the
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    Process Daemon service. The username and password are not used or stored in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    If the installation owner is a non-administrator, you cannot restart the process service as the installation owner. However, because you typically do not need to restart the service on a normal daily basis, we recommend that the installation owner is a non-administrator. Using a nonadministrator helps increase security and simplify password maintenance.
    For first-time installations, the default
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    password for the installation owner is spectrum.
    When installing OneClick, be sure to specify a
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    username to which the administrative license is associated. This user needs access to all models in
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    (ADMIN access). We recommend that you specify the installation owner that you specified during the
    SpectroSERVER
    installations. This user must also exist on the installation host and does not need to be a Windows administrative user.
    The
    Main Location Server
    dialog opens.
  13. When you install
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    components, you also automatically install a location server. However, if you install OneClick only, you do not automatically install a location server.
    In a distributed environment,
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    uses location servers to maintain the VNM landscape map and provide connection services to client applications. For more information about location servers and the main location server, see the Distributed SpectroSERVER Administration.
    Enter a
    hostname
    for the main location server and click
    Next
    .
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    must be able to resolve the hostname, regardless of whether you provide a fully qualified hostname.
    The
    Web ServerPort Number
    dialog shows the default value.
  14. (Optional)
    Enter a port number other than the default, and click
    Next
    .
    The default port is 80 for Windows and 8080 for Linux.
    If you have previously selected
    Report Manager
    from the components list, the
    Report Manager Servers
    dialog opens.
  15. If the
    Report Manager Servers
    dialog opens, select each
    SpectroSERVER
    that you want Report Manager to report about and click
    Next
    .
    The
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    Report Data Migration Panel
    dialog opens.
  16. If you are performing a
    Spectrum Report Manager
    migration, enter the
    source hostname
    and
    root password
    for the report database and then click
    Next
    . Otherwise, leave the fields blank.
    bc obase=16 <decimal value> * 262144<CTRL>D
    The bc utility displays a hexadecimal value that you enter in the Landscape Handle box, prefixed by 0x. For example, a decimal value of 24 multiplied by 262144 yields a hexadecimal value of 600000. You would enter 0x600000 in the Landscape Handle field. Unique landscape handles are crucial if you are configuring a distributed
    SpectroSERVER
    environment.
    If you are performing an in-place upgrade the
    Review Settings
    dialog opens, click
    Install
    to install
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    .
  17. The
    Landscape Handle
    dialog opens. Enter a value as instructed on the dialog for the landscape handle. 
    For more information about Landscape Handles, see
    Landscape Handles in Setting up a Distributed SpectroSERVER.
    In a Distributed SpectroSERVER environment, you cannot select a mix of Legacy and Huge landscapes. For example, if you have an existing SpectroSERVER running in Legacy and want to add a new SpectroSERVER, you cannot add a Huge Landscape, even if you are installing it from scratch.
    In a Distributed SpectroSERVER environment, all your SpectroSERVERs should be either Legacy or Huge Landscapes.
    This dialog appears only when you are installing a
    SpectroSERVER
    . This dialog does not appear during upgrade or migration scenarios.
    What is a landscape handle?
    A landscape is a network domain that a single
    SpectroSERVER
    manages. A landscape includes all the models, associations, attribute values, alarms, events, and statistics of a
    SpectroSERVER
    . Each landscape in a network is unique, and a unique landscape handle (ID) identifies each.
    From 10.3 onwards, you can load the catalog of the Legacy Landscape on a Huge Landscape and vice versa (using SSdbload -c option). However you will not see the landscape details displayed. For more information on the landscape details, see the Known Anomalies section.
  18. After you enter a value on the dialog for the landscape handle, Click
    Next.
    The
    Review Settings
    dialog opens.
  19. Scroll down to ensure all the settings are what you had selected and click
    Install
    .
    The
    Installing
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    dialog appears. After
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    is installed, the status changes to
    Installation Successful
    and the
    Next
    button is enabled. Click
    Next
    .
    During the installation process, the 'View Logs' button is enabled. Click the button to view the installation logs. The logs are helpful if there are installation failures or errors.
  20. The
    Installation Complete
    dialog opens. Click
    Done
    .
    The configuration dialog appears for a brief moment and closes.
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    is configured for your system.
  21. Click
    Close
    on the initial Install dialog.
    Log out,
    and
    log back in
    .
    DX NetOps Spectrum
    is installed
    .
It is mandatory to reboot the server after you complete a fresh SpectroSERVER installation while installing
DX NetOps Spectrum
.