ManageIQ Lab Notes
Install ManageIQ for vCenter 5.5 environments
Download and deploy OVF, use the console to configure static IP
* Took a few minutes before VM was ready post login prompt for the “appliance_console” menu to work, even on SSD backed storage.
Defult user is “root/admin” passwd: “smartvm”
If you want to replace the SSL, just replace “server.cer” and “server.cer.key” in:
(Make sure you bundle the server.cer with root etc.. read more here)
We replaced the following files:
brand, bg-login, bg-login-2 and favicon in /var/www/miq/vmdb/app/assets/images
And background colour change: “$login-bg-color: #083c5a”; in /var/www/miq/vmdb/app/assets/stylesheets/main.scss
vmdb && bundle exec rake assets:clean
vmdb && bundle exec rake assets:precompile
service evmserverd restart
Download the latest VDDK, then ( needs a free VMware account ):
# cd /root
# tar -xvf VMware-vix-disklib-5.5.5-2962804.x86_64.tar.gz
# cd vmware-vix-disklib-distrib
Accept the defaults during the installation
Run ldconfig in order for ManageIQ to find the newly installed VDDK library
# ldconfig -p | grep vix
Discover VMware Providers
Go to Infrastructure → Providers.
Click Configuration → Discover
Click VMware vCenter and put in the IP Range.
Wait a few minutes and refresh the browser page.
Click the new Provider, then click Configure → Edit this Provider.
Add and validate the credentials.
Click Configure → Refresh Relationships.
* Once discovered, you need to add the host credentials for reporting to work /infrastructure/hosts/select host or hosts/configuration/edit
this item. Also not sure why but better to discover than manually add according to the forum.
Some more initial tasks here.
Charts: “Invalid chart data. Try regenerating the widgets.”
Change report.chart to report.chart.to_yaml
* Eitheir let the charts update as usual or refresh manually with:
/reports/dashboard widgets/select chart/configuration/generate widget container now.
- Took a few days for the reports to fill with data, so patience. : )
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