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PROBE INSTALLATION - WINDOWS

 

NOTE:  

VSP is not supported for Hosts running hypervisor: Example ESXi/Hyper-V/Zen/KVM/

 

Install VSP Probe on the Application Instance using the below process:

  1. Using any browser, navigate to the Local File Repository URL: http://<Local Repository URL>

  2. Navigate to the directory vsp. To install all the available SKUs (VSP-Enterprise, VSP-Web, VSP-Memory and VSP-Host), follow the below steps:

    1. Download this file vsp_install_vm.bat to the server

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    2. Execute the below commands at the command prompt as an Administrator:

      1. The below command displays the help menu

        vsp_install_vm.bat -h

         

         

      2. Execute the below command to install the probe

        vsp_install_vm.bat -c <CMS_IP> -i <Host_IP> -k <VSP_Kafka_Node_IP> -l <LFR_IP> -s <SKU>

         

        1. Parameter "-c" CMS_IP – IP Address of CMS

        2. (Optional) Parameter "-C" <CMS DNS Name> – Custom DNS name for CMS

        3. (Optional) Parameter "-e" - To indicate Remote vRule configuration. Do not provide this option for Remote vRule option

        4. (Optional) Parameter "-H" – Entries are not added in the /etc/host file to resolve the LFR and CMS DNS names. If this parameter is used, ensure that the parameters -C and -K are provided

        5.  (Optional) Parameter "-i" Host_IP – IP Address of Application Instance (Host)

        6. (Optional) Parameter "-k" VSP_Kafka_Node_IP – IP Address of Kafka

        7. (Optional) Parameter "-K" <Kafka DNS Name> – Custom DNS name for Kafka

        8. Parameter "-l" LFR_IP - IP Address of LFR

        9. (Optional) Parameter "-L" LFR_Port - VSP LFR Port (Default port is 80)

        10. (Optional)  Parameter "-n" Hostname - Hostname of the Application Instance. This is utilized during probe registration with CMS

        11. (Optional) Parameter "-p" Host Profile Tags – Appropriate Host Profile Tag

        12. (Optional) Parameter "-P" – To enable pristine host mode for VSP-Host

        13. (Optional) Parameter "-q" Kafka_Container_Port – VSP Kafka Port (Default port is 9092)

        14. (Optional) Parameter "-r" – To restart VSP services after installation. They are not restarted by default

        15. Parameter "-s" SKU - Provide the required SKU. Allowed values are web, host, mem

        16. (Optional) Parameter "-t" – List of comma-separated Application Service tags to enable a Probe to auto-associate with a CMS Application

        17. (Optional) Parameter "-u" – To uninstall already existing Probe services and install the latest available version

        18. (Optional) Parameter "-U" – To uninstall already existing Probe services

        19. (Optional) Parameter "-v" – To print Verbose information. Allowed values are 0 (INFO level), 1 (DEBUG level) and 2 (TRACE level)

        20. (Optional) Parameter "-X" – To set the password to stop/modify a service using VSP-CLI utility. When this parameter is used, the user is prompted to provide the password (this method is preferred due to security reasons). A valid password must be 16 characters (minimum) in length and must have alphanumeric characters in both upper and lower cases. Once the password is set, VSP Service start/stop (using services.msc OR sc command) is not allowed

        21. (Optional) Parameter "-x" – To set the password to stop/modify a service using VSP-CLI utility. When this parameter is used, the password must be provided along with the command. A valid password must be 16 characters (minimum) in length and must have alphanumeric characters in both upper and lower cases. Once the password is set, VSP Service (start/stop using services.msc OR sc command) is not allowed

    3. (If password is configured for VSP-CLI Utility) Make a note of the displayed token for future use during password reset

  3. Alternatively, to install a specific SKU, download the relevant .zip file

    1. In LFR, navigate to the directory: Windows > <OS_Version>

    2. SKU: Select the appropriate file with web (VSP-Enterprise, VSP-Web), memory (VSP-Memory) and host (VSP-Host) in its name

    3. The file name format is: vsp-<SKU>-vm.zip

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    4. Unzip the file to obtain the respective vm-install.bat file

    5. The below command displays the help menu

      1. vm-install.bat -h

         

         

    6. Execute the below command to install the probe

      vm-install.bat -c <CMS_IP> -i <Host_IP> -k <VSP_Kafka_Node_IP> -r

       

      1. Parameter "-c" – CMS_IP – IP Address of CMS

      2. Parameter "-i" – Host_IP - IP Address of Application Instance 

      3. Parameter "-k" – VSP_Kafka_Node_IP – IP Address of Kafka

      4. Parameter "-n" – Hostname - Hostname of the Application Instance. This is utilized during probe registration with CMS

      5. Parameter "-r"  To start VSP services after Installation

      6. (Optional) Parameter "-e" - To indicate Remote vRule configuration. Do not provide this option for Remote vRule option

      7. (Optional) Parameter "-X" – To set the password to stop/modify a service using VSP-CLI utility. When this parameter is used, the user is prompted to provide the password (this method is preferred due to security reasons). A valid password must be 16 characters (minimum) in length and must have alphanumeric characters in both upper and lower cases. Once the password is set, VSP Service start/stop (using services.msc OR sc command) is not allowed

      8. (Optional) Parameter "-x" – To set the password to stop/modify a service using VSP-CLI utility. When this parameter is used, the password must be provided along with the command. A valid password must be 16 characters (minimum) in length and must have alphanumeric characters in both upper and lower cases. Once the password is set, VSP Service (start/stop using services.msc OR sc command) is not allowed

      9. (Optional) Parameter "-P" – To enable pristine host mode for VSP-Host

    7. (If password is configured for VSP-CLI Utility) Make a note of the displayed token for future use during password reset

  4. If the parameter -r is provided during installation, the installed probe instance automatically registers with VSP CMS and a restart of the server is NOT required

  5. If the parameter -r is not provided during installation, start the installed VSP ASI service

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  6. Verification

    1. On the Application Instance, VSP Probe is installed as a service

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    2. In CMS, navigate to Monitor > Probes

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    3. Verify that the Probe server is listed and in Connected state

 

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