5.5 Post-Installation Configuration for the Appliance

5.5.1 Installing VMware Tools

For Sentinel to work effectively on the VMware server, you need to install VMware Tools. VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s operating system. It also improves management of the virtual machine. For more information on installing VMware Tools, see VMware Tools for Linux Guests.

For more information on the VMware documentation, see Workstation User’s Manual

5.5.2 Logging in to the Appliance Web Interface

To log in to the appliance Web console and initialize the software:

  1. Open a Web browser and log in to https://<IP_address>:8443, where 8443 is the default port for the Sentinel server. The Sentinel Web page is displayed.

    The IP address of the appliance is displayed on the appliance console after the installation completes and the server restarts.

  2. Configure the Sentinel appliance for data storage and data collection.

    For more information about configuring the appliance, see the NetIQ Sentinel 7.0.1 Administration Guide.

  3. Register for updates.

    For more information, see Section 5.9, Registering for Updates.