Installing DX NetOps Spectrum on Windows and Linux (root User)
You can install
DX NetOps Spectrumon 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:
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 Spectrumcomponents 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 Spectrumupgrade. Do not remove files from this directory.
Follow these steps:
- Start the installation on Windows or Linux.TheInstalldialog opens.
- Select theInstalloption.DX NetOps SpectrumOn 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 `.'TheIntroductiondialog opens.
- ClickNextto proceed.TheLicense Agreementdialog opens.
- Scroll through and read the license agreement, accept the agreement, and clickNext.TheDestination Hostdialog opens.
- Enter the name of the host system where you are installingDX NetOps Spectrumand clickNext.TheSRAdmin Authenticationdialog opens.If the 'Unable to connect toDX NetOps SpectrumRemote Administration Daemon (SRAdmin)' dialog appears, install SRAdmin before continuing with the installation. To install SRAdmin, click Install on this dialog.
- Enter ausernameandpasswordas follows, and clickNext:
TheDestination Locationdialog opens.
- For aWindowsinstallation, enter a username that has administrator rights and verify the domain name (if applicable).
- ForLinuxinstallation, enter a username with root access. Or, you can use afile for root permissions.sudoersIf 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.
- ClickNextto installDX NetOps Spectrumin the default directory. The
The installer reports, it is extracting installation information. Then, theSelect Destination Languagedialog opens.
- 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 theDX NetOps Spectrumdatabase 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 installDX NetOps Spectrumin a location other than the default directory, clickChoose, select a location, and clickNext. This option only appears for a local installation (not for a remote installation).Ensure there are no spaces in the path name. You cannot installDX NetOps Spectruminto a directory that contains a space anywhere in the path. Spaces within the directory path cause the installation to fail.
- Select the language in which you want to install, and clickNext.Localized CsEvFormat, CsPCauseandEventTablesis installed for the selected language.TheSelect Optionsdialog opens.
- Select either one of the Installation Type:
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.
- Standard:Allows the installation of theSpectroSERVER, the OneClick server, and all otherDX NetOps Spectrumcomponents.
- Remote Operations Server:Allows the installation of minimal components to run theSpectroSERVERand OneClick server.
- Select the items that you want to install from thecomponents listand clickNext.Installing OneClick on a single-CPUSpectroSERVERhost system can degrade the performance of bothSpectroSERVERand OneClick. We recommend installing OneClick on a separate dedicated system.TheHost Evaluationdialog opens.
- Scroll down to verify that no warnings appear, and clickNextto proceed.TheDX NetOps SpectrumInstallation Ownerdialog opens.
- Enter theusernameandpasswordas follows, and clickNext. This username is used to create the initialDX NetOps Spectrumuser (if installingSpectroSERVER) and becomes the installation owner. For a OneClick installation, the username also determines theSpectroSERVERs to which the OneClick web server connects:
The username and password are also used to configure theDX NetOps SpectrumProcess Daemon service. The username and password are not used or stored inDX NetOps SpectrumIf 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 defaultDX NetOps Spectrumpassword for the installation owner is spectrum.When installing OneClick, be sure to specify aDX NetOps Spectrumusername to which the administrative license is associated. This user needs access to all models inDX NetOps Spectrum(ADMIN access). We recommend that you specify the installation owner that you specified during theSpectroSERVERinstallations. This user must also exist on the installation host and does not need to be a Windows administrative user.TheMain Location Serverdialog opens.
- For aLinuxinstallation, enter the username for the host system. The installation owner must be a non-root user.
- For aWindowsinstallation, enter either the domain user username and password or the local user username and password.When installingDX NetOps Spectrumon a computer in a domain, the username for theDX NetOps Spectruminstallation owner cannot be the same as the computer hostname.
- When you installDX NetOps Spectrumcomponents, 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 Spectrumuses 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 ahostnamefor the main location server and clickNext.DX NetOps Spectrummust be able to resolve the hostname, regardless of whether you provide a fully qualified hostname.TheWeb ServerPort Numberdialog shows the default value.
- (Optional)Enter a port number other than the default, and clickNext.The default port is 80 for Windows and 8080 for Linux.If you have previously selectedReport Managerfrom the components list, theReport Manager Serversdialog opens.
- If theReport Manager Serversdialog opens, select eachSpectroSERVERthat you want Report Manager to report about and clickNext.TheDX NetOps SpectrumReport Data Migration Paneldialog opens.
- If you are performing aSpectrum Report Managermigration, enter thesource hostnameandroot passwordfor the report database and then clickNext. Otherwise, leave the fields blank.bc obase=16 <decimal value> * 262144<CTRL>DThe 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 distributedSpectroSERVERenvironment.If you are performing an in-place upgrade theReview Settingsdialog opens, clickInstallto installDX NetOps Spectrum.
- TheLandscape Handledialog opens. Enter a value as instructed on the dialog for the landscape handle.For more information about Landscape Handles, seeLandscape 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 aSpectroSERVER. This dialog does not appear during upgrade or migration scenarios.What is a landscape handle?A landscape is a network domain that a singleSpectroSERVERmanages. A landscape includes all the models, associations, attribute values, alarms, events, and statistics of aSpectroSERVER. 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.
- After you enter a value on the dialog for the landscape handle, ClickNext.TheReview Settingsdialog opens.
- Scroll down to ensure all the settings are what you had selected and clickInstall.TheInstallingdialog appears. AfterDX NetOps SpectrumDX NetOps Spectrumis installed, the status changes toInstallation Successfuland theNextbutton is enabled. ClickNext.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.
- TheInstallation Completedialog opens. ClickDone.The configuration dialog appears for a brief moment and closes.DX NetOps Spectrumis configured for your system.
- ClickCloseon the initial Install dialog.Log out,andlog back in.DX NetOps Spectrumis installed
It is mandatory to reboot the server after you complete a fresh SpectroSERVER installation while installing
DX NetOps Spectrum.