Installing OpManager in Microsoft Azure
Businesses are moving towards Cloud-based virtual machines since they not only clear up your office space but your disk space too. Hence it must be possible to install network monitoring tools in Cloud-based Virtual Machines. Azure is one such Cloud-based VM that allows users to create Virtual machines remotely. Follow the given steps to install OpManager in azure.
OpManager installation in Microsoft Azure:
1. Creating a VM in Azure:
- Log in/ Sign up to the Microsoft Azure portal link.
- Create a new Virtual machine. For a detailed guide on VM creation, click here.
- Resources group: Under this option, enter a value of your choice. For example, you can use "OpManager" as a value. (Resource group is a folder that allows you to group your resources)
- Name: Assign a name to your virtual machine.
- Region: The region will be mentioned as East US by default. Choose your region.
- Image: Select the server as "Windows Server 2016-2019 DataCenter -Gen 1" for better performance. You can also add your desired server. For detailed information regarding software requirements, click here.
- Server sizing: The required size varies based on the number of devices you use in OpManager. You can check your required size by clicking here. After checking the required size, you can select its corresponding series in azure by clicking here. For example, if you have to manage up to 250 devices, your required size would be 4 GB and, its corresponding Azure series will be Standard_D1_v21.
- Administrator Account: Assign a username and password for your virtual machine.
- Inbound port rules: Under Inbound port rules, select "RDP(3389) port" for Remote Connection. Additional ports can be added later under the network tab.
- The above-mentioned configurations are the minimum requirements. You may have to change the configurations depending on the number of devices and the additional integrations/ modules you use.
- The instance's public IP/DNS must not be blocked by any firewall. It must be accessible to all the devices in your network.
- Ensure that the required security ports are available for use. Also, kindly make sure that the required ports are not blocked in the VM Network tab after launching VM.
- You can add additional available ports by any one of the following two ways:
- You can create a new security group with required ports and select that group while creating the VM. Click here for detailed steps.
- You can add ports in the network tab after creating VM. Click here for detailed steps.
- If the monitored devices are inside your on-premises network or in a separate data centre, there would be a need to create a site to site gateway connection between the on-premises network and virtual network. This is done so that OpManager can poll the devices using its internal IP addresses. For detailed information regarding this, click here.
2. Running OpManager from Virtual Machine:
- Connect to your virtual machine remotely and open the web browser.
- Download and install OpManager.
- It's all set now. You can now add, monitor and even set alarms and notifications for your devices at your convenience.