Nodegrid Manager software is installed from an ISO file. The installation procedure is a three-stage process:
Creating a Virtual Machine (for ESXi 6)
Installing Nodegrid Manager
To install your Nodegrid Manager software, follow the steps below:
Initial Nodegrid Manager Setup
After the Nodegrid Manager is powered on you will be presented with the login prompt.
The default administrator user name is admin and the default password is admin.
Admin user can access the Nodegrid Manager via console of virtual machine, through the web interface (HTTPS) or CLI (SSH). Other access methods can be enabled via Nodegrid Manager configuration.
The super user is root and the default password is root. The root user has SHELL access to the Linux OS. The root user access is ONLY available via console of the virtual machine.
By default, Nodegrid Manager is set with DHCP IP configuration. If your network has a DHCP server, type ifconfig command at the shell prompt to see the IP address of your Nodegrid Manager (if you have logged in as admin, type shell first, then sudo su -).
If no DHCP server is available on your network, or you want to change from dynamic to static IP, configure the network parameters using CLI instructions as follows (if you have logged in as root, please log out and log back in as admin):
[admin@nodegrid /]# cd settings/network_connections/ETH0/
[admin@nodegrid ETH0]# set ipv4_mode=static
[+admin@nodegrid ETH0]# set ipv4_address=10.0.0.10 ipv4_bitmask=24 ipv4_gateway=10.0.0.1
[+admin@nodegrid ETH0]# show
ethernet_interface = eth0
connect_automatically = yes
set_as_primary_connection = yes
enable_lldp = no
ipv4_mode = static
ipv4_address = 10.0.0.10
ipv4_bitmask = 24
ipv4_gateway = 10.0.0.1
ipv6_mode = address_auto_configuration
[+admin@nodegrid ETH0]# commit
[admin@nodegrid ETH0]# exit
To continue configuring the Nodegrid Manager, open a web browser and enter the Nodegrid Manager IP address in the address field (either the static IP or the IP from DHCP Server). Press Enter to access the Nodegrid Manager web portal and log in as admin user.
From the main page, go to System :: License, click the Add button, enter the license information and click on Save button.
Then you can add network devices. Refer to the articles on how to add managed devices in our Knowledge base.