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Installing OpManage 8.0 on SLES 10 SP2

April 10, 2009

Network and device managers abound, but the OpManage platform from AdventNet keeps building features and capabilities. Unfortunately, their embrace of Windows and Linux installation choices leaves some in the lurch depending on the platform chosen.

Recently I took version 8.0 for a spin on a trimmed-down installation of SLES 10 SP2. As has been typical with this platform on Suse systems, there were some issues requiring resolution before OpManager was up an running. Fortunately, the issues were localized to the apache server that comes with OM8.

First up, in my trimmed-down install (minimal X-windows, no additional servers), no Apache was included as a SLES package (i.e. in an attempt to avoid package collision). This required the following changes to the SLES environment after OM8 installation:

create file: /etc/ld.so.cond.d/opmanage.conf
   edit, add:  /opt/AdventNet/ME/OpManager/apache/lib
run:  ldconfig

Next, trouble-shooting the remainder of the apache-related issues uncovered the following dependencies:

create link:  ln -s /usr/lib/libgdbm.so.3 /usr/lib/libgdbm.so.2
create link:  ln -s /usr/lib/libdb-4.3.so /usr/lib/libdb-3.2.so
create link:  ln -s /usr/lib/libexpat.so /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0

Once completed, test the service by issuing the following:

cd /opt/AdventNet/ME/OpManager/bin
run  ./StartOpManagerServer.sh

OpManager will point-out the service port you chose during installation. Remember SUSE’s firewall services manager if you get stuck accessing OpManager from the “web client” – it is deny-all by default when enabled.

From the first 15-minutes with the new OpManager, it is clear that AdventNet has come a long way since the early days of the product. There are many new features and devices supported. Check it out for yourself if you’re still shopping for a network/server monitoring system that runs nicely in a virtual machine…

One comment

  1. Thanks for writing about us. If you need specific inputs about newly added feature in OpManager v8, please refer to the link below.

    http://www.manageengine.com/products/opmanager/opmanager-release-notes.html

    Feel free to reach us, if you need any assistance.

    Regards,
    Kalvin Ram

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