Install and Configure Hybrid Cloud Real-Time Console - Version 8.6.x
Welcome to ControlUp! Let's guide you through the installation and configuration process for the Real-Time Console on Hybrid Cloud. Follow these instructions if you don't have a ControlUp organization and have never used ControlUp before.
This guide is part of the Getting Started with ControlUp Hybrid Cloud - Version 8.6.x introduction, which gives an overview of the requirements for using ControlUp and its components.
- Download the ControlUp Real-Time Console from here .
- Unzip the file that you just downloaded.
- Double-click the ControlUpConsole.exe and the configuration wizard appears.
Create a User Account
If you have never been a ControlUp user, start by creating a new user account.
If you want to join an existing ControlUp organization, add a new user to the existing organization.
Configure Your Installed Environment
To configure your ControlUp environment, perform the following steps, preferably in the order listed:
1. Create Shared Credentials
The first step is to create shared credentials. Whenever ControlUp needs to connect to a resource that requires authentication, it is recommended to create the necessary credentials and to save them safely in your ControlUp environment.
For more details about the configuration of shared credentials, refer to Configuring Shared Credentials.
2. Add a Monitor
Configure a monitor to allow 24/7 monitoring of your resources. The monitor uses credentials that you set up in the first step. For more details about how to set up a monitor in your ControlUp environment, refer to Add a ControlUp Monitor.
3. Create Folders
After adding a monitor, create a folder structure within your Real-Time Console. This helps you to better organize the components of your organization and to view them in your organizational tree in the console. For more details about how to create folders, refer to Create Folders.
4. Add Managed Machines
After you create your organizational folder tree, you can add the machines you want to manage to it. For details about the ways you can add machines to your ControlUp organization, refer to Add Machines.
5. Add Hypervisors
ControlUp supports monitoring and managing virtualization infrastructures based on VMware vSphere, Citrix Server, Nutanix AHV, Microsoft Hyper-V, alone or in combination. To see a list of supported hypervisors, refer to Which hypervisors are supported in ControlUp.
For details about how to add a hypervisor to your ControlUp organization, see Add Hypervisor article.
6. Add an EUC Environment
You can easily monitor, troubleshoot, and remediate your EUC environment with ControlUp. For details about how to add an EUC environment to your ControlUp organization, see this article.
7. Add an ADC Appliance
The Add an Application Deliver Controller user guide describes how to add Citrix ADC to your ControlUp environment.
8. Configure a Dedicated Data Collector
A Data Collector increases the performance capabilities of both your console and monitor when collecting metrics from external sources such as VMware vCenter, Citrix Delivery Controllers, XenServer Poolmasters, AHV Clusters, and NetScaler appliances. The configuration steps for the Data Collector are explained in the ControlUp Data Collector article.