Proceed to the appropriate section depending on your Monitoring Station platform:
On Windows, the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Monitoring Station is installed using a graphical installer that guides you through the steps of the installation process.
C:\Program Files\uptime software\uptime), then click Next.
C:\Program Files\uptime software\uptime\datastore), then click Next.
<installDirectory>\apache\conf\httpd.conffile, which contains configuration information for the Web server used by Uptime Infrastructure Monitor.
CN=hostname,O=Organization,OU=ITServices,ST=California,C=US). The passphrase must be at least six characters long.
On Linux, the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Monitoring Station installer is a console application.
Type the following command:
It can take up to several minutes for the components of the installer to be extracted from the
Introduction page, press Enter to continue.
License Agreementpage, carefully read all of the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor end-user license agreement. Press Enter to scroll through the agreement.
DO YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT? (Y/N)prompt, type
yand press Enter.
Choose Install Folder: Accept the default install directory for the Monitoring Station files (
/usr/local/uptime) or enter a new, absolute path, then press Enter.
This is the location of the core Uptime Infrastructure Monitor components (i.e., the Data Collector and Web server), as well as the Controller; the DataStore location is set in the next step.
Choose DataStore Path: Accept the default install directory for the DataStore (
/usr/local/uptime/datastore) or enter a new, absolute path, then press Enter.
Because the DataStore can grow very large (in excess of 100 GB), you can install the DataStore on another file system if you are monitoring a large number of systems and retaining data for extended periods.
Choose Configuration Size: Select the installation size that most closely matches your monitored deployment.
Your selection determines how Uptime Infrastructure Monitor's underlying configuration is configured (for example, the MySQL buffer pool size and open connections cap). These parameters can be changed to match a different selection after installation.
DataStore Port: Accept the default DataStore port (
3308) or enter a new one, the press Enter.
Web Server Name: Accept the default hostname for Uptime Infrastructure Monitor's Web server component or enter a new one, then press Enter.
<installDirectory>/apache/conf/httpd.conffile, which contains configuration information for the Web server used by Uptime Infrastructure Monitor.
Web Server Port: Accept the default Web server port (
9999) or enter a new one, then press Enter.
Uptime Controller Port: Accept the default up.time Controller port (
9997) or enter a new one, then press Enter.
Keystore Configuration: Provide keystore information so that the install process can generate the issuer for the Controller's self-signed certificate.
Distinguished Name: Accept the default distinguished name (the hostname of the installation system) or enter a new one, then press Enter.
CN) attribute is required, but you can make the name as complete as needed (e.g.,
CN=hostname, O=Organization, OU=ITServices, ST=California, C=US).
Keystore Password: Enter and confirm a password.
Pre-Installation Summary: Review the configured options, then press Enter.
After installing the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Monitoring Station, you will need to do the following:
Once the Monitoring Station is installed, connect to it using the hostname and port defined during the installation process:
The first user to log into Uptime Infrastructure Monitor should be the system administrator. The administrator account has the default user name
admin, and at first login, you will have to set the password and email address for this administrator account. To set up the administrator account, do the following:
<hostname>is the name or IP address of the system that is running the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Monitoring Station. For example:
See License Information for more information.
The fastest way to begin monitoring your infrastructure is to use Auto Discovery to efficiently assemble a monitored inventory.
Afterward, you can fine-tune your monitored inventory. See Managing Your Infrastructure for more information.
You will need to create user roles (e.g., for administration, alert investigation, and report access) and assign individual users or user groups to them. See User Management for more information.
If you have installed Uptime Infrastructure Monitor as a VMware virtual appliance, the default user ID and password used to access the virtual OS is
uptime, respectively. This level of access is required for system-level Uptime Infrastructure Monitor tasks such as custom scripting, debugging, and working with the database. For security purposes, it is strongly recommended that you change the default root-level password provided for the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor virtual appliance OS.
If you are planning to use the up.time Controller, there are further steps to consider. See Controller Security for more information.