Cloudmon ITIM Installation Guide

Overview

With more organizations opting to moving their applications to cloud-based environments, there is a fast-growing uptake in use of datacentre and cloud infrastructure. In the process, IT administrators face many challenges when monitoring the performance, security, and availability of such infrastructure. Enterprises face challenges in managing multiple toolsets and getting the right expertise to manage diverse and dynamic requirements.

Datacentre and Cloud providers are challenged in ensuring that SLAs are within agreed levels and that MTTR is low with efficiency of IT operations being high.

Cloudmon ITIM is a unified proactive infrastructure monitoring and diagnostic solution for enterprises, datacentre and cloud providers that presents the live status of all infrastructure entities and provides comprehensive diagnostics information for troubleshooting.

Veryx Cloudmon ITIM consists of:

  1. A central Controller – UI portal and the master, that needs to be installed in a server (physical/virtual).
  2. Agents – KPI monitor, which are installed in devices to be monitored (servers, VM, docker host, desktops & laptops).
  3. Probes – SNMP Poller & IP endpoint synthetic monitor, which are normally co-located with the Controller, but may be also located in other places within the organization wide network in case of larger.

Operating System & Hypervisor support:

Controller OS supported: Linux CentOS 7.9, Windows (using Hyper-V)
Hypervisors supported: VMWare, QEMU / KVM, Hyper-V
Public Cloud supported: AWS, Azure, GCP
Probe OS supported: Linux CentOS 7.9, Windows (using Hyper-V)
Hypervisors supported: VMWare, QEMU / KVM, Hyper-V
Public Cloud supported: AWS, Azure, GCP
Agents Linux: CentOS 7+, Ubuntu 14+, RedHat 6+, Debian 8+, Amazon Linux 2
Windows: Version 10+, Server 2012+

 

Note:

  • Veryx Cloudmon ITIM controller and probes.
  • Veryx Cloudmon ITIM Basic – our lifetime free edition currently supports 25 nodes (i.e., addressable IP interfaces).
  • Veryx Cloudmon ITIM Standard and Pro editions are paid versions that provide higher feature sets and higher number of nodes. For a comparison of the feature sets refer here.
  • If you wish to explore these paid versions, please contact our sales team.

 

System Requirements

Physical Server

Category   Requirement
CPU Intel® i5 Gen10 equivalent or higher
RAM 4GB (8GB recommended)
Hard disk (SSD) 40 GB
Operating system CentOS 7.9 [Everything | Minimal]

 

Virtual Machine

Category   Requirement
Processor Intel E5-2640 or equivalent
vCPU 4 vCPUs
RAM 4GB (8GB recommended)
Hard disk (SSD) 40 GB
Virtualization Platform vCenter/ESXi, QEMU/KVM, Hyper-V or any other hypervisor

 

Note:
The above systems requirements mentioned are minimal requirements. The exact requirements will depend on the number of Servers, Hosts, Network devices, interfaces, IP endpoints that are monitored and polling interval selected. Contact [email protected] for more info.

 

Cloudmon ITIM on Windows / Hyper-V

Cloudmon ITIM can be installed as a Hyper-V virtual machine on any Windows Pro / Enterprise (version above 10) and Windows Server editions.

Follow the steps below to install:

  1. Download Cloudmon ITIM VHDX image.
  2. Enable Hyper-V role.
  3. Create Virtual Switch.
  4. Create Cloudmon ITIM as Virtual Machine.

Enabling Hyper-V role

 

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are needed to successfully run Client Hyper-V on Windows 10+:

  • Windows 10+ Pro or Enterprise 64-bit Operating System
  • 64-bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
  • 8 GB system RAM at minimum
  • BIOS-level Hardware Virtualization support
  • Administrative privilege

Setting Up Hyper-V

  • Ensure that hardware virtualization support is turned on in the BIOS settings.
  • Click the search icon (magnified glass) on the taskbar.
  • Type turn windows features on or off and select that
  • Select and enable Hyper-V.

 

Note:
If Hyper-V was not previously enabled, reboot the machine to apply the change

 

Creating Virtual Switch using Hyper-V Manager

As a best practice, configure networking for the Hyper-V environment to support external network connections. Also ensure that a virtual switch has been created and is functional.

  1. Click the search icon (magnified glass) on the taskbar, type Hyper-V Manager and select the item.
     
    Note: Right click Hyper-V Manager to pin it to the task bar
  2. Open the Virtual Switch Manager, found on the Actions panel in the Hyper-V Manager.
  3. Ensure that External is highlighted, and then click on the Create Virtual Switch button.
  4. If more than one NIC is present, ensure that the proper NIC is selected for use on the VM external network connections.
  5. Click the Yes button to apply networking changes.

 

Create Cloudmon ITIM as Hyper-V Virtual Machine

  1. Select the Actions menu, click New and then click Virtual Machine.
  2. New Virtual Machine Wizard click next.
  3. Type a Virtual Machine name. In the VM location, you can either leave the default one. If you want to use a different location, then click the Browse button to select and then click next.
  4. In the Generation section, you can select the generation of the VM and then click
    Note:
    Select Option Generation 1
  5. Create a Hyper-V Machine, specify the amount of memory that assigned to the VM, and then click Next.
  6. Select a virtual network that will be used for connecting the VM to the network. Select a virtual switch that we created earlier.
  7. Before configuring the virtual hard disk requirements, download Cloudmon ITIM virtual hard disk. Select the “Use an existing virtual hard disk” and browse the downloaded Cloudmon ITIM VHDX file under Location.
  8. Create Hyper-V Virtual Machine, review the Summary, and then click the Finish button to create the VM.
  9. Once the VM is successfully created, right click on the virtual machine, and then click connect.
  10. Click the start button.
  11. On the successful open of the Cloudmon ITIM virtual machine, you can see the Cloudmon The console will display the IP address assigned and how to access Cloudmon portal.
    Note:
    By default, the Cloudmon uses DHCP to get IP address automatically (there could be a delay, press enter if you do not see an IP address)
  12. For assigning IP address or route manually, refer section Configuring IP address.
  13. Using Chrome or Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser open Cloudmon portal using – https://<VM IP address> or http://<VM IP address>
  14. Upon first time access, you will be directed to registration page. Fill in your details, the administrative login and password details will be sent to the given email.
    Note:
    Ensure internet access is available during this process. We encourage to have internet connectivity all the time to get periodic product updates.

Cloudmon ITIM on VMware

Cloudmon ITIM can be installed as a VMware virtual machine on VMware ESXi host. Follow the below steps to install:

  1. Download Cloudmon ITIM OVA image.
  2. Login into VMware ESXi host.
  3. Create Cloudmon ITIM as Virtual Machine.

 

Login into VMware ESXi host

  1. Open browser, enter the IP Address/ Hostname of ESXi.
  2. Enter the Username and password.
  3. Click on Log in.

Create Cloudmon ITIM as VMware Virtual Machine

  1. Select the Virtual machines menu, click “Create/ Register VM”.
  2. Click on “Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file” and click on “Next”.
  3. Enter a name for the virtual Click on the below blue box to select the Cloudmon ITIM OVA and then click next.
  4. Select the storage and click on Next.
  5. Select Network mappings, enable Power on automatically, and click on Next.
  6. Just Review once and click on Finish.
  7. Open the Cloudmon ITIM Virtual machine, by clicking on its name.
  8. On the successful open of the Cloudmon ITIM virtual machine, you can see the Cloudmon The console will display the IP address assigned and how to access Cloudmon portal.
    Note:
    By default, the Cloudmon uses DHCP to get IP address automatically (there could be a delay, press enter if you do not see an IP address)
  9. For assigning IP address or route manually, refer section Configuring IP address.
  10. Using Chrome or Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser open Cloudmon portal using – https://<VM IP address> or http://<VM IP address>
  11. Upon first time access, you will be directed to registration page. Fill in your details, the administrative login and password details will be sent to the given email address.
    Note:
    Ensure internet access is available during this process. We encourage to have internet connectivity all the time to get periodic product updates

Cloudmon ITIM on CentOS Server

  1. Open the terminal in your server.
  2. Ensure you have elevated access and internet connectivity.
  3. Execute the following command to install Cloudmon ITIM All-in-One,
    curl -sSL https://bit.ly/cloudmonitim | sudo bash

    This will install the following components,

    • Cloudmon ITIM Controller, which stores data and provides you the dashboards, reports and more.
    • Cloudmon ITIM Agent, which helps you monitor system metrics of this server.
    • Cloudmon ITIM Probe, which helps you monitor IP endpoints and Network devices.

    Please refer to the image below, the following will be obtained after command execution.

  4. For assigning IP address or route manually, refer section Configuring IP address
  5. Using Chrome or Firefox or Microsoft Edge browser open Cloudmon portal using – https://<VM IP address> or http://<VM IP address>
  6. Upon first time access, you will be directed to registration Fill in your details, the administrative login and password details will be sent to the given email address.
    Note:
    Ensure internet access is available during this process. We encourage to have internet connectivity all the time to get periodic product updates.

 

Configuring IP address

For assigning IP address or route manually

  1. Login into the VM using the following credentials,
    Username: cloudmon
    Password: iamcloudmonuser
  2. Enter “cloudmon” to view all the commands supported.
  3. Command to assign IP Address:
    • cloudmon controller > cloudmon set ip 192.168.12.61
  4. Enter “cloudmon show interfaces” to view the assigned IP Address.