OpUtils AWS installation guide

    How to install OpUtils in AWS

    You can now use the best in class IP address management and Switch Port Mapping for your network by installing OpUtils in AWS.
    You can run OpUtils in AWS by any one of the following methods:

    Running OpUtils from AMI

    If you choose to run OpUtils as an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI), you are required to purchase OpUtils AMI from here.

    While purchasing,

    • Select the EC2 instance of your choice based on certain pre-configuration.
    • Select the required instance and launch using “admin” as username and instance id as password.

    Note: When you access OpUtils using the public IP/DNS address, note that the “Public IP/DNS address” changes when the instance is stopped/terminated. As in a network, devices need to forward syslogs and traps to the OpUtils server, the public IP has to be updated in the end devices every time it changes. Hence it is recommended to use an elastic IP address for seamless managing. Learn more about elastic IP address here.

    Running OpUtils from EC2 instance

    To install and run OpUtils in AWS, following prerequisites are to be satisfied,

    1. If your requirement is to use OpUtils to manage 250 IP address and 250 ports, it is recommended that you have the below specified configurations.

    • EC2 instance type m4.xlarge or above
    • OS- Windows 10/8/7 or Windows server 2008 or above (up to 2019 supported).
    • 20 GB memory space (minimum).

    Note: The above specified are the minimum requirements. You may have to change the configurations to suit the number of IP Address or Switch Ports you are managing. To get additional details on how to create an instance, click here

    2. All devices in your network require access to the instance’s Public IP/DNS. Assure that it is not blocked by a firewall.
    3. For proper functioning of OpUtils and its add-ons, certain security ports are required to be available for free use.

    Steps for running OpUtils from EC2 instance

    1. Remotely connect to your EC2 instance.
    2. Launch the web browser in your EC2 instance.
    3. Download and install OpUtils.
    4. Login to OpUtils using “admin” as username and password.

    Important note:

    For ensuring the complete functionality of your OpUtils instance, the following ports are required. Do confirm that the following ports are not blocked.

    Port Protocol Port type Usage Remarks
    13306 TCP Static (PostgreSQL) Database Port Can be changed in conf/ database_params.conf file
    1433 TCP Static (MSSQL) Database Port Can be changed in conf/ database_params.conf file/ dbconfiguration.bat file
    8060 TCP Static Web Server Port Can be configured using ChangeWebServerPort.bat file
    161 UDP Static SNMP Port  

    This is a mandatory step for running OpUtils from AMI as well as for running OpUtils from an EC2 instance.