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Configuring initial settings for Performance Manager

After deploying the virtual appliance (VA), you use the maintenance console to perform the initial configuration. At the end of the initial configuration, you set up the user login for the virtual machine (VM) and receive the IP address assigned to the VM.

Before you begin


  1. In the VMware vSphere Client, select the VM for Performance Manager.
  2. Click the Console tab.
  3. Follow the prompt to install the VMware Tools on the VM.
  4. When prompted, enter the configuration settings:
    • Geographic area
    • Time zone
      Note: Following time zone selection, the program uses DHCP to search for the IP address. If it cannot find the IP address, you are asked, "Do you want to set up a static configuration?"The following information is required for a static configuration:
    • Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the VM
    • IP address and netmask of the VM
    • IP address of the DNS server for the VM
    • IP address of the gateway for the VM
    • Maintenance user's user name and password (if the IP address was found)
    • OnCommand login (if the IP address was found)


After deploying the OVA file, the first time you start the VM it receives a unique ID, called the System ID. The System ID identifies your installation of Performance Manager. The System ID and IP address assigned to the VM are displayed. You use this IP address and the maintenance user login information to access the software in a supported web browser.

After you finish

If you have installed OnCommand Unified Manager, you should use the maintenance console to connect it to Performance Manager. Once connected, incidents from Performance Manager are displayed in OnCommand Unified Manager.