This guide is for users of Supported Operating Systems without direct access to the internet and is geared towards a base install.
Please read through the Simple Automated Installation guide for prerequisites and general information before embarking on this guide.
You will need to either:
- set up a network proxy to enable access to the public repositories, or
- take a copy of our public Opsview Monitor repository and transfer it to a server on your target network, to create a repository mirror
Note: The repository is not browsable; a mirroring process is the best way to download all of the packages
Setting up the mirror is outside the scope of this documentation, but we suggest using a tool to achieve this such as reposync for CentOS and RHEL, or apt-mirror for Debian and Ubuntu.
The base URLs for mirroring our repositories are:
# RHEL/CentOS https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6/yum/<OS>/<VERSION>/x86_64 # e.g. https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6/yum/rhel/7Server/x86_64 # Ubuntu/Debian https://downloads.opsview.com/opsview-commercial/6/apt
Please note, additional OS packages may be installed during this process, so you may also need to provide access to mirrored or local OS repositories, too.
Offline Repo Setup Example
This is a simple example of setting up a local repository
The setup of the repo assumes that the server pulling the repository files is on the same OS/Arch as the Opsview install target server.
Ensure you have the package to createrepo installed yum install yum-utils createrepo
# Setup Repo (same OS/Arch as the Opsview target server) curl -sLo- https://deploy.opsview.com/6 | sudo bash -s -- -O repo
# Obtain the repoid (1st line in the file) head -n1 /etc/yum.repos.d/opsview.repo - you will only need the information inside the square brackets
Create local area to store Opsview packages
reposync -l --repoid=<repoid-from-head> --download_path=/var/tmp/local_opsview_repo RHEL 8 you will need to run: reposync -p /var/tmp/local_opsview_repo --download-metadata --repo=<repoid-from-head>
Inform the Package manager of the Opsview files
createrepo -v /var/tmp/local_opsview_repo
Add a repo source file
vim /etc/yum.repos.d/localrepo.repo [localrepo] name=Opsview Local Repository baseurl=file:///var/tmp/local_opsview_repo gpgcheck=0 enabled=1
Refresh the package manager cache
yum clean all yum makecache fast
You will also need to take a copy of the installation script (and verify its checksum) before transferring this to the target server:
curl -sLo- https://deploy.opsview.com/6 > install_opsview sha256sum install_opsview
Ensure the returned string matches the following:
Note: All of these steps should be run as the
- Using the Opsview Monitor deploy script downloaded earlier, install the initial package set. Specify a suitable
<password>to use with the Opsview Monitor
bash ./install_opsview -p <password> -O fire,boot
This will make use of both the mirrored OS repository and the mirrored Opsview repository you have previously set up and configured.
- Amend the file
/opt/opsview/deploy/etc/opsview_deploy.ymland ensure all hostnames detected have the domain specified on them, for example, assuming the hostname is
orchestrator_hosts: opsmonitor.example.com: ip: 192.168.0.10
example.com to match your own domain
- Amend the file
/opt/opsview/deploy/etc/user_vars.ymland add in the following appropriate line for your OS to specify the URL to your local Opsview Monitor package repository mirror:
# CentOS/RHEL opsview_repository_str_yum: 'http://my.repo/$basearch/' # Debian/Ubuntu opsview_repository_str_apt: 'deb http://my.repo/ trusty main' # Pre-flight check for the repository check_uri_opsview_repository: 'http://my.repo/'
If you intend to use optional modules, you can enable them by adding lines as follows (note: these will still need an appropriate license to enable them) in the same file:
opsview_module_netaudit: True opsview_module_netflow: True opsview_module_servicedesk_connector: True opsview_module_reporting: True opsview_module_snmp_traps: True
- Continue the installation using the following command:
bash ./install_opsview -p <password> -O inst
Note: If a more advanced setup is required then take a look the Advanced Automated Installation documentation first.
- Run the post-install configuration step:
Once successfully installed, perform a manual activation by following the steps on Managing your Subscription
After activation is successful, run:
This will check your newly activated license and ensure all appropriate modules are installed and configured for your use.
During the installation, a single administrative user will have been created. The credentials for this user are:
username: admin password: <password supplied during installation>
After the system is activated, carry out a reload by navigating to 'Configuration => [System] => Apply Changes' and pressing the
Apply Changes button.
Updated 6 months ago