Getting Started

The following section outlines the steps in a typical installation and subsequent first use. Because the software described here is both flexible and powerful, this section does not exhaustively describe all the details of available installations. Instead, this Guide refers to those descriptions elsewhere in the Open Manage Network Manager Installation Guide, Synergy User Guide, Common Services Guide, Java Client User Guide or online help.

A typical installation means doing the following:

Installation and Startup below includes instructions for a basic installation. The Install on Linux below for Linux-only instructions.

Administering User Permissions -- You can also set up users, device access passwords, and groups for users, as you begin to use it. See Control Panel.

Discovering Resources -- After you install the application, you must discover the equipment you want to manage, and model it in the Open Manage Network Manager database. See Discovery Profiles.

Resource Management and Reports -- See Managed Resources, and Resource Management and Reports in this Guide.

Configuration Management -- Use Open Manage Network Manager to backup, restore, and compare configuration files. See Top Configuration Backups.

Problem Diagnosis -- See Alarms for information about Fault Management.

Network Troubleshooting -- See Alarms, and Monitoring for details of Open Manage Network Manager’s performance management capabilities.

Reports -- Run reports to clarify the state of your network and devices. See Reports for details.

Real-time Diagnosis through Collaboration -- Collaborate with others about network issues, both by sending them messages that display the device conditions of concern, and with online chat within Open Manage Network Manager. See Sharing, and Status Bar Alerts for details.

Unified View -- You can scale your Open Manage Network Manager installation to handle the largest, most complex environments with distributed deployment.

Finally, after you begin using Open Manage Network Manager, make sure you attend to what Common Setup Tasks describes.