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Installation

Requirements

Product Versions
Web Browser Safari 14+, Google Chrome 92+, Firefox 91, Edge 94
vSphere vCenter & ESX 6.5

Compute Resources

NAbox will require more or less resources depending on the amount of systems (and objects) under monitoring.

Size Controllers vCPU Memory Disk
Small < 10 4 6 GB 30 GB
Medium < 50 8 12 GB 100 GB
Large < 200 8 24 GB 1 TB

Attention

Please take these numbers as a loose recommendation and test drive in your envionment, if you find this does not work for you please contact us.

Networking

NAbox uses the following ports that needs to be open on your firewall.

Workstation designates the computer used to run the web browser to access NAbox components.

Source Destination Port Protocol Role
Workstation NAbox 443 TCP Web interface
Workstation NAbox 22 TCP SSH for troubleshooting or maintenance
NAbox NetApp systems 443 TCP HTTPS for data collection
NAbox NetApp systems 80 TCP HTTP for data collection (optional)
NAbox LDAP / AD server 389 or 636 TCP LDAP(s) Grafana user authentication

Installing NAbox

There is a few steps to get the virtual appliance up and running :

  • Deploy the virtual machine,
  • Configure your ONTAP systems in NAbox
  • Go on with your day

Deploying the OVA

Point your browser to your vSphere Web Client, and use the Deploy OVF Template feature.

“Deploy OVF Template” contextual menu.


You can deploy use the "Local File" option, or use a URL if you have NAbox available in a central repository.

You cannot use NAbox download link to install directly from the web site.

Deploy OVF Template window.


Choose a name and a folder where you want to deploy NAbox

Deployment location.


Choose the compute resource in which you want to deploy NAbox

Compute resource selection


Review OVA details

OVA details


Choose a datastore to deploy NAbox. You can deploy NAbox on NFS or VMFS datastores.

Datastore selection


Choose the network on which NAbox should be connected. On first boot, NAbox will get its IP address automatically from the network unless specified otherwise on the next screen.

Network selection


You can deploy NAbox with a static IP address by filling out the network settings.

If you leave everything by default (blank) then DHCP will be used.

Network Parameters


Check parameters and accept the deployment settings

Deployment summary

Wait for the deployment to finish and boot the appliance.


Once booted, you can find out the IP address of NAbox from the Virtual Machine Summary page.

VM summary