HP Network Node Manager 9 : Before we Manage with NNMi (part 5) - Installing software

10/12/2012 8:56:49 PM
I assume that you already have hardware for your NNMi. The installation consists of three major parts:
  • Prerequisite check

  • Installation process

  • Post installation tasks

Prerequisite check

Before you start installing NNMi, make sure that you have fulfilled following requirements:

  • NNMi server has a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) and it has to be resolvable to NNMi server.

  • If SNMP trap service is installed on NNMi server, it has to stopped.

  • You have installed and configured your web browser .

Firefox and latest version of IE are not supported.

  • If your server has DHCP enabled, make sure that NNMi server is consistently assigned the same IP address.

  • Antivirus (if any) is disabled.

  • Following ports are available on NNMi server (TCP: 443, 1098, 1099, 3873, 4444, 4445, 4446, 4447, 8083, 8086, and 8087 and UDP port 696).

  • Your NNMi server is configured to support your desired locale.

Installation process

To install NNMi, complete following steps (screen shots about installation for version NNMi 8.x may differ):

  1. 1. Download HP NNMi software from HP website ( If you did that already or have NNMi installation in media, proceed to the next step.

  2. 2. Copy installation files or insert the media into a server.

  3. 3. Run the installation file:

    • Unix: setup.bin

    • Windows: setup.exe

    You have to run the installation file with root (Unix type OS) or administrator (Windows OS) privileges.

  1. 4. Follow instructions on installation guide window:

Software installation is intuitive and mostly is Next, Next, Finish process. It has the following steps:

  1. 1. Initialization.

  2. 2. Introduction.

  3. 3. Product agreement.

  4. 4. Product customization.

  5. 5. Product requirements.

  6. 6. Pre-Install summary.

  7. 7. Installation.

  8. 8. Post-Install.

  9. 9. Install complete. If you see this message window, you have completed your installation. Now you can start managing your infrastructure .

NNMi also supports silent installation mode. This is very useful for remote installations or installations using remote configuration tools, like RADIA, MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and so on.

If your NNMi management server has more than one domain name, NNMi chooses one during the installation process. To determine which fully-qualified domain name NNMi is using, run the nnmofficialfqdn.ovpl script. 

Post installation tasks

When you are done with installation, check if NNMi is installed successfully:

  1. 1. Check if NNMi processes are running:

ovstatus c

  1. 2. Check log files for installation errors or warnings:

Unix: $NnmDataDir/log/nnm/nnm-install-config.log



Windows: %NnmDataDir%\log\nnm\nnm-install-config.log



  1. 3. Check if NNMi console is opening. By default, NNMi can be accessed by the following URL:

  2. If https communication is configured, then the URL is as follows:


  1. 4. Login as user system. Default system user credentials are:

Please change the system user password after installation and create a new user with administrator privileges, which should be used by the NNMi administrator. It's not the best practice to use the system user for logging into NNMi.

  1. 5. Navigate through workspaces. If you can navigate through workspaces and you don't receive any errors, that's the sign that the GUI part of NNMi has been installed correctly.

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