4. Setup Guide
4.1. Create a New ESX VM and Mount the ISO
Create a new VM with your virtualization software. In this case, we will use VMWare ESX managed through a VMWare VCenter.
The new VM must be configured with a Linux base system and Debian GNU/Linux 10 (64 bits) as target version. It is recommended to upload the Nextron Universal Installer ISO to an accessible datastore and mount the same to your newly created VM.
Please make sure to select a suitable v-switch or physical interface that reflects the IP address scheme you are planning to use for the new ASGARD.
4.2. Analysis Cockpit Installation
Start the installation confirming the only available option in the boot loader screen.
The installer then loads the additional components from the ISO image and lets you select a location and language.
If DHCP is available, network parameters will be configured automatically.
Without DHCP, ASGARD proceeds with the manual network configuration dialogue.
4.3. Network Configuration
The next step prompts for a hostname for the device. After entering a
hostname and clicking
Continue, it also prompts for the Domain Name.
After this Information is submitted, the Installer tries to get network
configurations from a DHCP-Server. If there is none to be found, it will
prompt for a static IP-Configuration.
Enter the IP address that Analysis Cockpit should use and optimally directly add a netmask in CIDR notation. (see below) If you don’t append the netmask, you’ll be asked for a network mask in the following dialogue.
Make sure that the combination of hostname and domain creates an FQDN that can be resolved from the endsystems on which you intend to install the ASGARD agents. If you’ve configured a FQDN (hostname + domain) that cannot be resolved on the clients, no agent will be able to find and reconnect to the ASGARD server.
4.4. Choosing a password
4.5. Partitioning of the Hard Disk
Finally, confirm the settings, select “Yes” and click “Continue”.
4.6. Proxy Configuration
If you are using a proxy to access the Internet, enter the proxy details in the next step. Please note, Internet connectivity is required for the next step – the installation of the ASGARD Analysis Cockpit service.
The proxy configuration supports unauthorized access and HTTP Auth.
4.7. Install the Analysis Cockpit Services
The base installation is now complete. In the next step we’ll install the Analysis Cockpit service.
Important: Internet connectivity is required for this step.
Use the VMWare console or SSH to the appliance using the user nextron and default password nextron.
To start the Analysis Cockpit installation run the following command:
sudo nextronInstaller -cockpit
Important: use an upper case “i” in the word installer
After the installer has completed its operations successfully, the system is ready to be used.
Note that the FQDN shown after “https://” has to be resolvable by the connected ASGARD Management Centers and users that try to access the Analysis Cockpit.