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Install VIM and integrate VMAN with an existing Orion Platform

With the VMAN appliance deployed to a VM, you can install Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) to the existing Orion Platformand integrate the VMAN appliance.

The existing Orion Platform in your environment may not have all of the latest additions for VIM. Installing the latest VIM updates the platform with additional features and issue resolutions for virtual environments. You will use the file VMAN-Orion-Install-2nd.exe.

If you do not have an existing Orion Platform deployment, you can install the Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM). To learn more about installing VIM, see Install VIM in standalone mode and integrate VMAN.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure that Virtualization Manager is deployed and set up.
  • Verify that you have a licensed and supported version of NPM, SAM, NCM, or VNQM installed on the server where you want to install VIM and integrate VMAN.

VIM 7.1 includes Orion Platform 2016.2. If you install SAM 6.4, you also receive VIM 7.1 and do not need to install VIM 7.1.

You do not need a separate license for VMAN in an existing Orion Platform with NPM, SAM, NCM, or VNQM. And actions like managing a node consume VMAN license sockets differently than other Orion Platform products.

Only one VMAN installation can be integrated with one Orion Platform environment. To integrate VMAN with a different or new Orion Platform environment, you will need to remove the current integration first.

  Step Description
Log in to the Web Console Log in to the SolarWinds Web Console as an administrator. Until you change your account, you can log in with the username, Admin without a password.
Open Virtualization Settings

Click Settings > All Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration.

Configure connections for the VMAN appliance
  1. Enter the host name or IP address of the Virtualization Manager server.

    To access the network settings for the Virtualization Manager appliance server, use a browser to navigate to https://ip_address:5480.

  2. Enter the port number on which Virtualization Manager serves web requests. The default port is 443.
  3. Enter the VM credentials.
    • For VMware, we recommend using the VCenter credentials with your VMs managed in VCenter.
    • For Hyper-V, enter the Hyper-V account credentials.
  4. Click Integrate.
Complete integration

The Orion Web Console verifies access and integrates VMAN and monitored VMs. Click My Dashboard > Virtualization to access VMAN data and options.