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Vigilo OSS Virtual Appliance (VA) Installation

General Information

Vigilo is now available as a virtual appliance for those who want to quickly test it without having to deal with the whole installation process.
The appliance is primarily intended for evaluation purposes and can be used to monitor small information systems (< 100 hosts).

The virtual appliance contains:
  • Vigilo (OSS / Community Edition)
  • A web interface for easy configuration based on GLPI
  • A knowledge base based on Dokuwiki

Miscelleanous information about the VA:

Operating system CentOS 7.4 for 64-bit processors
Language & keyboard layout English (United States)
Image format OVF 1.0
Tested against VirtualBox, VMware Player

Default passwords:

Entry point Login/password
Remote administration (SSH) vigilo/vigilo or root/vigilo
Vigilo's web interfaces admin/vigilo
GLPI's web interface glpi/glpi

The vigilo user account can use sudo to run privileged commands.

Prerequisites

We recommend allocating the following resources for the VA:

Resource Minimum Recommended
CPU dual-core quad-core
RAM 2 GB 4 GB
Disk storage 15 GB 30 GB

Getting started

Downloading the Virtual Appliance

First, you must download the virtual appliance from this address.
Optionally, on Linux, you may check the downloaded file for corruption against the sha256sum.txt file using the sha256sum command-line tool:

sha256sum --check sha256sum.txt

Next, extract the archive using your favorite manager.
We recommend using 7-zip.

Now, load the description file (Vigilo-VA-OSS-4.1.0.ovf) into your virtual machine manager.

Depending on your installation, you may need to change the configuration of the VA's network interface from NAT to bridged inside your virtual machine manager to receive an IP address.

Initial setup

Once the VA is fully booted, log into the VA through your virtual machine manager using the root/vigilo login and password.
Now run /usr/local/bin/vigilo-menu.

The vigilo-menu command allows you to configure various aspects of the virtual machine, like the default keyboard layout, date/time synchronization, network settings, and so on. It also contains commands to perform various periodic administrative tasks.

By default, the virtual appliance will try to retrieve an IP address using the DHCP protocol. If you'd rather use a static address, navigate to System configuration > Network > Network configuration, then follow the on-screen instructions to reconfigure the network interface.

Once the network is properly configured, you can use the SSH protocol for future remote management, with either one of the following accounts:
  • vigilo/vigilo (regular user account)
  • root/vigilo (privileged account)

Using the VA

Once the VA has been properly set up (see previous chapter), you can access the virtual appliance's web applications by directing your web browser at:

http://<VA IP address>/

To start monitoring a new host:
  1. Click on the link to the configuration interface (http://<VA IP address>/glpi/) on the homepage
  2. Log in using the glpi/glpi username and password, then click on: Assets > Computers
  3. In the newly-loaded page, click on the "+" sign in the top-left corner
  4. Select "Blank Template" as the initial template to use
  5. Fill in the host's name and inventory number
  6. Optionally, select one of the default monitoring templates from the "Vigilo Template" dropdown
  7. Click on "Add" to save your changes
  8. Now, in the menu, select Plugins > Vigilo
  9. Click the button entitled "Deploy the configuration" to apply your changes

The new host is now monitored. If problems are detected, they will appear automatically in the Alarm dashboard.

Getting help

The VA includes several documentations (in French).
This documentation is available by browsing to http://<VA IP address>/vigilo/docs/, or by clicking on the buoy icon in the web interfaces.

You may also ask others for help on our community forums