APM-Private Cloud is a virtual machine (VM) image that can be deployed on customer-supplied hardware running VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, or 6.5.

Prerequisites

The APM-Private Cloud VMware image requires a VMware vSphere Hypervisor host capable of hosting a guest machine with the following minimum hardware requirements.

Component Minimum requirements
vCPUs 4
Memory 8 GB
Hard Disk 1 (pca-base) 40 GB (SSD performance required)
Hard Disk 2 (pca-data) 750 GB (SSD performance required)
Hard Disk 3 (pca-backup) 2000 GB
Hard Disk 4 (pca-flow-data) 326 GB (SSD performance required)
Network Adapter 1 x 1 GigE
Video Card 4 MB

The compute resources should be adjusted based on planned usage:

  Trial up to 250 monitoring points up to 1000 monitoring points
vCPUs 4 4 16
Memory (Gb) 8 16 64

Storage resources can be thin-provisioned. Actual storage usage may vary depending on the number of monitored paths and actual performance of monitored networks and applications.

Installing APM-Private Cloud on VMware

To install APM-Private Cloud on VMware vSphere:

  1. Contact AppNeta Customer Care for a link to an APM-Private Cloud VMware image.
  2. Download the image.
  3. Log into vSphere Client.
  4. Select the inventory object you want to deploy APM-Private Cloud on.
  5. Click Actions > Deploy OVF Template….
    • Follow the instructions to deploy the image you downloaded.
      • On the Select storage step, in the Select virtual disk format field, you can select Thin provision to save disk space.
  6. When the image deployment is complete, select the APM-Private Cloud VM and click Actions > Power > Power On.
  7. Click Actions > Open Console.
    • Wait for the system to initialize. The setup screen will appear in the console.
  8. Complete the initial setup. You will be prompted for the following information:
    • First Name - First name of the APM-Private Cloud administrator.
    • Last Name - Last name of the APM-Private Cloud administrator.
    • Email - Email address of the APM-Private Cloud administrator. This is the user ID for the account.
    • Organization Name - Name of the organization.
    • Password - Administrator account password.
    • Confirm Password - Administrator account password.
    • Hostname - Hostname for the VM (e.g., my-vpca).
    • Domain Name - Domain name the VM will exist within (e.g., mydomain.org).
    • Address Source, DHCP - Indicates that the network configuration will be provided by DHCP.
    • Address Source, Static - Indicates that the network configuration will be specified explicitly.
      • IPv4 Address - IPv4 address of the VM (e.g., 192.168.1.100).
      • NetMask - Netmask for the VM (dotted-decimal notation) (e.g., 255.255.255.0).
      • Gateway - IPv4 address of the router providing Internet access (e.g., 192.168.1.254).
      • Preferred DNS - IPv4 address of the primary DNS server (e.g., 192.168.1.201).
      • Additional DNS - IPv4 address of the secondary DNS server (e.g., 192.168.1.202).
    • Preferred NTP Servers - Hostname and domain name of the preferred NTP server (e.g., pool.ntp.org).
    • Additional NTP Servers - Comma-separated list of hostnames and domain names (or IP addresses) of additional NTP servers that may be used. (Optional)
  9. Select Finish and press Enter to complete the setup.
    • Wait for the configuration changes to be completed.
    • Record the IP address and login URL of the new APM-Private Cloud VM.
  10. From a browser, log into your APM-Private Cloud.
    • Use the IP address or login URL provided at the end of the initial setup procedure (use https://).
      • For example: https://192.168.1.100 or https://my-vpca.mydomain.org/pvc/login.html
    • Use the email address and password you provided in the setup procedure as login credentials.
  11. Provide Customer Care access to the system to install licenses. See APM-Private Cloud Maintenance.
  12. Contact AppNeta Customer Care to install your licenses.
  13. Go to APM-Private Cloud Configuration to configure APM-Private Cloud services.