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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.7.5 - Installing Foglight on a UNIX System with an Embedded PostgreSQL Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight
Preparing to install Installing a new version of the Management Server Installed directories Foglight settings HP patch checking tool Uninstalling Foglight Upgrading the Management Server Installing Foglight FAQ
Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents Appendix: Switching from an Embedded to an External Database

Licensing

This section provides information about licensing for Foglight.

IMPORTANT: See the Administration and Configuration Guide for information about license requirements, managing licenses, and the different categories of cartridges (based on their license requirements).

You can install a license file during installation if you perform a Custom Install. See Step 12: Add Foglight license file in Installing a new version of the Management Server.

You can also import a license after installing Foglight. There are three ways of providing a license file to the Management Server after installation.

Move an existing license file into the <foglight_home>\license folder.
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Ensure that JAVA_HOME is set.
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If you have not already done so, extract the file fglcmd.zip in <foglight_home>\tools.
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Upload a license by navigating to <foglight_home>\tools and entering the following command:
The preceding command assumes that you are using the default port 8080 and localhost. If you are not running with these default values, use the following options to indicate server and port:
NOTE: See the Command-Line Reference Guide for information about running the fglcmd utility and the options that can be used with fglcmd, including additional license-management commands.

Managing licenses

When you install Foglight for Storage Management, a 45-day trial license is activated.

When you install Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, Foglight for Storage Management is also installed along with a 45-day trial license. You must activate the Foglight for Storage Management trial license.

Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition and Foglight for Storage Management are licensed separately. You can install a purchased license of Foglight for Storage Management at any time, either during the 45-day trial, or after the trial period has expired. When the trial license expires, the Foglight for Storage Management user interface is disabled. Your access to Foglight continues according to your Foglight license.

If you later purchase a license, the process for installing a Foglight for Storage Management license is the same as it for installing a Management Server license. For more information, see Importing a license file after installation.

Installation modes

The default mode for the installer is the graphical user interface mode. However, in cases where a graphics display is not available, the Foglight installer can be started in command-line mode by using the silent mode.

Silent mode

In silent mode, a properties file is used to feed in the installation parameters. The file consists of a list of key-value pairs, which are described in the following table.

To use a specific properties file in silent mode, append the following option:

The installer loads the specified properties file. When the file name and installer prefix are the same, the installer uses the properties automatically.

FoglightStorageManagement-x_x_x-install_windows-ia32.exe

FoglightStorageManagement-x_x_x-install_windows-ia32.properties

Foglight-5_9_1-install_windows-ia32.exe

Foglight-5_9_1-install_windows-ia32.properties

The following table lists the properties available for configuring a silent installation, and their default values.

FMS_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Administrator password for Foglight.

foglight

FMS_CLUSTER_MCAST_PORT

Cluster Multicast port. Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

See Setting memory parameters for the server for more information about setting this port when running Foglight in HA mode.

45566

FMS_DB

Allows you to specify whether the database is embedded or external.

Must be set to external if FMS_HA_MODE=1

embedded

FMS_DB_ADMIN_PASSWORD

Allows you to specify the password for the database administrator user account.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

None.

FMS_DB_ADMIN_USER

Allows you to specify the database administrator user account.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

foglight

FMS_DB_HOST

Allows you to specify the host name of the database machine.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

127.0.0.1

FMS_DB_NAME

Allows you to specify the name of the Foglight database.

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

foglight

FMS_DB_PORT

Required. User-defined port or instance name for the database.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

15432

FMS_DB_SETUPNOW

0 = Set up the database after installation is complete.

1 = Set up the database as part of the installation.

1

FMS_DB_TYPE

Specifies the database type. Must be set to the database type: (sqlsvr).

This setting is not required if FMS_DB=embedded.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

postgresql

FMS_DB_USER

Database user name.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

foglight

FMS_DB_USER_PASSWORD

Database user password.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

foglight

FMS_FEDERATION_PORT

Federation communication port.

1099

FMS_HA_MODE

0 = Run Foglight in standalone mode.

1 = Run Foglight in HA (High Availability) mode.

0

FMS_HA_PARTITION

High Availability (HA) partition name.

Only required if FMS_HA_MODE=1.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

FMS_HA

FMS_HA_POOLED_INVOKER

Pooled invoker port in HA mode.

Must be set to the same value for all Management Servers that are part of the same HA partition.

4446

FMS_HTTP_PORT

HTTP port.

8080

FMS_HTTPS_ONLY

0 = Do not run Foglight in secure mode (HTTPS) only.

1 = Run Foglight in secure mode (HTTPS) only.

0

FMS_HTTPS_PORT

HTTPS port.

8443

FMS_LICENSE_AGREEMENT

License agreement acknowledgment.

yes

FMS_LICENSE_FILE

Allows you to add a license file by specifying the path to the license.

NOTE: See the Administration and Configuration Guide for information about license requirements, managing licenses, and the different categories of cartridges (based on their license requirements).

None (the license file you specify is validated).

FMS_POOLED_INVOKER_PORT

Pooled invoker port.

4445

FMS_QP5APP_PORT

The port for an embedded query engine.

8448

FMS_RUN_NOW

Starts the Management Server at the end of the installation.

false

FMS_SERVICE

For enabling Foglight as a Windows® service.

false

FMS_UNIFIED_INVOKER_PORT

Unified invoker port.

4448

FMS_UPGRADE

Only required to update an existing installation, in which case it must be set to 1.

1

FMS_UPGRADE_AUTHORIZATION_CODE

Only needed when upgrading to Foglight 5.9.1. For more information contact Quest Support.

NOTE: A template of fms_silent_install.properties is included in the Foglight installer package. Contact Quest Support if you require one.

 

INSTALLER_UI

The property is set to SILENT for silent mode.

This setting is the default one and is mandatory.

SILENT

USER_INSTALL_DIR

The Foglight installation directory.

If you want to upgrade an existing installation, specify the path to the existing installation directory here (and ensure that FMS_UPGRADE is set to 1).

None.

USER_SHORTCUTS

Sets the shortcut location.

None.

 

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