Retire the legacy virtual appliance and upgrade VMAN in the Orion Platform

To retire the VMAN appliance and complete the upgrade, you must do the following as separate steps:

  • Upgrade VMAN in the Orion Platform
  • Move the primary license from the appliance to the Orion Platform
  • Switch to Orion-based polling in the Orion Web Console
  • Disable previous integration with the VMAN appliance

 

Here are the detailed instructions for each step. Complete all four steps to complete the upgrade.

  1. Use the Orion Installer to upgrade VMAN in the Orion Platform (also known as VIM, or Virtual Infrastructure Monitor) to the newest version. The Orion Installer is included in the latest install package for VMAN, available under Server Downloads in the Product Downloads section of the Customer Portal.

    The Orion Installer Guide has step-by-step instructions for preparing and executing your upgrade.
     
    If your appliance wasn’t integrated with the Orion Platform, this will be a completely fresh install of VMAN in the Orion Platform. The Orion Installer will guide you.
  1. Move your primary license from the appliance to the Orion Platform

     Remove your primary license from the appliance
     
    1. Log in to the appliance.
    2. Navigate to Setup > License Information.
    3. Click Deactivate License.

    Activate your primary license in the Orion Web Console
     
    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > All Settings > Under Details (at the bottom) > License Manager.
    3. Click Add/Upgrade License.
    4. Enter your primary license's Activation Key and fill out the registration information.
       
      You can find your primary license's Activation Key in the Customer Portal. Log in and navigate to LICENSES > Manage Licenses. Scroll down to Virtualization Manager Primary. Find your key under "Activation Key:".

    5. Click Activate.
  1. Switch to Orion-based VMAN polling in the Orion Web Console
     
    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > All Settings > Under Node & Group Management > Manage Virtual Devices.
    3. Select the Hyper-V or VMware tab.
    4. Select all nodes. Use the checkbox in the top left of the Node list to select all nodes.
    5. Click Polling Method.
    6. Select VMAN Orion in the dropdown box.
       
      Do not select Basic as the polling method; Basic polling provides limited polling capability for Virtual Machines compared to VMAN Orion polling.
  1. Disable previous integration with the VMAN appliance

     

    This step is necessary if you previously integrated the VMAN appliance with your Orion installation.

     

    1. Log in to the Orion Web Console.
    2. Navigate to Settings > Virtualization Settings > Setup Virtualization Manager Integration > Disable Integration.
    3. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish disabling the previous integration.