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Deploy Virtualization Manager on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or 2016

The interfaces described in this topic are a representation of typical screens available within the Hyper-V Manager. These instructions walk through deploying the VMAN appliance to Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or 2016 virtual machines. After deploying the appliance, you need to integrate with an existing Orion Platform or install Virtual Infrastructure Monitor.

Before you begin, configure the Windows server according to the VMAN system requirements.

  Step Description

Download the zip from the Customer Portal

Log in to the Customer Portal and download the Virtualization Manager installation file.

Extract the files from the zip

Extract the contents of the Hyper-V.zip file.

This file includes two installers:

  • VMAN-Appliance-Install-1st.ova - deploys the VMAN appliance. Use this file in your deployment.
  • VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe - installs the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor for a standalone Orion Platform.
Connect the Hyper-V server and deploy
  1. Start the Hyper-V Manager, and connect to the Hyper-V server.
  2. Click Action > Import Virtual Machine, and browse to the extracted ZIP file. The default file name is Virtualization-Manager-HyperV-version.
  3. On the import screen, select Virtualization-Manager, copy the virtual machine with a new unique ID, and click Next.
  4. Specify the location of the VM files, review your selections, and click Finish.
  5. Right-click the virtual appliance, and configure the network settings of the virtual machine.

    Using a Legacy Network Adapter might cause degradation in network connection.

  6. Start the virtual machine, and connect to it.
  7. Set the Virtualization Manager appliance to the same time zone as the Hyper-V host server.
Configure network access
  1. Click Network > Address.
    • If you use DHCP to determine the IP address of the appliance, verify that it is selected.
    • If you use a static IP address, specify the necessary details, and save the settings.
  2. Enter proxy server information if necessary, and save the settings.
Access the VMAN appliance
  1. Open a browser to http://IP_address, where IP_address is the address shown in the console.
  2. Log in with the default credentials: user: admin, password: admin.
Accept the license

If you agree, accept the license agreement.

If you need to add a license:

  1. Click Setup > License Information. Detailed information for the license displays if available.
  2. Click Activate License.
  3. Enter the License Key. You can locate your VMAN license code through the Customer Portal.
  4. Click Send Activation Request. VMAN connects to verify the license key with SolarWinds.
Integrate with the Orion Platform

To integrate with an existing Orion Platform, see Integrate VMAN with an existing Orion Platform.

To install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM), see Install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor. You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

To learn more about network adapter settings, see Troubleshooting legacy network adapters in Virtualization Manager.