ArrayIQ Install Guide (VMWare vSphere/vCenter)

Download and Access to ArrayIQ

If you would like to download ArrayIQ please contact us at support@device42.com or https://www.device42.com/contact/. Alternatively, reach out to any contact you have at Device42 to get more details on access.

Importing ArrayIQ

1. To import the ArrayIQ virtual machine in vCenter Server, you’ll need to select File > Deploy OVF Template and choose the ArrayIQ image that was shared with you.

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ArrayIQ Appliance Sizing:

The following are current sizing recommendations for ArrayIQ, these recommendations support up to 10 arrays in production.

Analytics Server: 16GB RAM, 4 vCPUs and 300GB SSD

Collector: 8GB RAM, 2 vCPUs and 50GB SSD

In a POC the Server and Collector architecture is optional, the single VM image can be used as both. For every 10 arrays an additional collector will be required.

To understand how AIQ scales in production, if 100 Arrays are required the following will be used:

  • Analytics Server: 64 GB RAM, 8 vCPU and 1 TB SSD
  • 10 Collectors at 8 GB RAM, 2 vCPUs and 50 GB SSD

2.  After the import, select the imported virtual machine and in the toolbar click the Edit Settings button. Review the virtual machine settings to make sure that the virtual machine has the hardware it needs to operate.

3.  Once you have reviewed the settings, select the imported virtual machine and in the toolbar click the Start/Play button. Verify that the virtual machine works.

Default Credentials

User: device42

Password: adm!nd42

4.  Use this option to configure an IP address for the ArrayIQ appliance.

5.  You should now be able to browse to the IP Addresses with the below ports to start configuring and using ArrayIQ

Server Address

https://<ipaddress or hostname>/server/

Agent Address

https://<ipaddress or hostname>/agent/

Default login for both of the above interfaces uses the following:

Username: admin

Password: arrayiq

Server vs. Agent Interface

The Server interface (/server/) will be used as the primary UI for consumption of data. Here you can view configuration details and performance of all discovered arrays and components.

The Agent interface (/agent/) is used to configure all data sources and scheduled collection of arrays and other systems.