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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Virtual Appliance Installation and Setup Guide

Change the network settings

NOTE: The following procedure should be implemented only after the vApp has completed its initialization, after being deployed and started for the first time. Assigning a static IP address requires a restart of the network services on the virtual machine. Restarting the network before the vApp is initialized interrupts the connection between the FMS and DBS VMs, and could result in some cartridges not being enabled.
The vApp initialization process normally takes about 10 minutes after the vApp is started for the first time. The easiest way to determine that the vApp has completed its initialization is to look at the CPU utilization for the FMS. The CPU shows some activity during the initialization, but goes down to just a few percent when the initialization is complete.

Both FMS and DBS VMs have two NICs — one for communication to the outside and one just for communication to each other. The two NICs that communicate between the VMs have static IPs that should not be changed (192.168.200.1 and 192.168.200.2, respectively).

Change the NICs that are used to communicate to the outside world (that is, eth0) on both FMS and DBS VMs.

If DHCP is enabled, you should see IPs in your range assigned to the FMS and DBS VMs. If you have these IPs, open a web browser to http://<FMS IPaddress> and log in using the user name foglight and password foglight.

If DHCP does not provide IPs for the FMS and DBS VMs, edit the network settings in the OS.

To configure networking for a static IP, the following information is needed:

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Run yast.
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Use the arrow keys to select System > Network Settings, then press Enter.
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Tab to Device eth0 and press F4 to edit this device.
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Tab to Statically assigned IP Address and press the spacebar to select it.
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Tab to and fill out the IP Address and Subnet Mask Fields.
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Press F10 to continue.
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Tab to Domain Name and enter your domain.
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Tab to the Name Server fields and enter one or more Name Servers.
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Enter your default Gateway and press F10 to save the changes.
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Press F9 to quit and return to the console.

Next step: If you need to change the timezone for your virtual appliance, see Change the timezone.

Change the timezone

The timezone settings in your virtual appliance can be changed in several ways. The following options are recommended:

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Use the date command for both viewing and changing the date and time.
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Change the time by using the date command followed by the month, day, hour, minute, and year, all numeric and no spaces. For example, to set the date and time to “November 2nd, 2003 12:57”, use the command
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Update it to local time by removing the --utc and adding --localtime.

The date and time can be changed directly to the hardware clock and then used to update the system clock.

The /etc/ localtime file is a link to or a copy of a file containing information about time zone. Zone information files are usually in /usr/share/zoneinfo, but this depends on your distribution. If the localtime file points to a zone info file that is not the time zone, this can be changed by browsing the directories in /usr/share/zoneinfo to find the local zone or country, then find the city or a city in the same time zone, and link localtime to it.

Some applications may use the configuration file /etc/sysconfig/clock to determine the current time zone, so it is recommended to set the ZONE entry (for example, “America/Los_Angeles”).

Navigate to /etc/timezone and enter the required timezone. For example, if only “Asia/Vladivostok” is contained in this file, remove this entry using a text editor of your choice (for example vi) and replace it with the required entry (for example, “Australia/Melbourne”). A restart of the appliance/VM is not required after making this change.

Configuring anti-virus exclusion settings

Anti-virus software may negatively impact the CPU and system performance of machines running Foglight. To reduce resource consumption, it is highly recommended to exclude the relevant directory from being scanned by the anti-virus software. The common installation directory is as follows:

Upgrade the virtual appliance

This section provides instructions for upgrading the Foglight-FVE-FSM-vApp virtual appliance.

For details, see these topics:

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