System Configuration

Using the web GUI portal page

The easiest way to configure your OP5 Monitor system is to use the web interface at https://<your ip>/ and click Configure System.

This is only valid if you have enabled DHCP on the network where your OP5 Monitor system is placed. If not you have to set up your network from the console.

Important: Note that the graphical 'Configure System' interface has been deprecated and is only available on installations running Enterprise Linux 6. If you are running EL7 or later, please see the following page for similar settings:

https://support.itrsgroup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020061234-OP5-Basic-Configuration-FAQ

To start configuring you need to log on using the password for the root account. Initial login information is:

password: monitor

Settings

Configuring step by step

The settings can be configured step by step. On every object, except for the last one (Network), you can click on either Apply & continue or Skip & continue to either save the new settings or leave them with the old value and continue.
To save the new value and stay in the same settings section click Apply.

Time Settings

Here you configure NTP (Network Time Protocol), timezone and hardware clock settings.

To add a new time server: Type in the new server name in the NTP server text field and click on Add. Remember to click Apply to save the new settings.

To remove an NTP server, mark the one in the list that you want to remove, and click Remove.

Email

Here you configure settings for the email server on you OP5 system.

If you don't configure any relay host or fallback relay, then OP5 Monitor system will act as a regular MTA and send the emails to whatever mail server that is responsible for the receiving mail domain.

Besides adding a relay host, fallback relay host you can also send a test message.

To send a test message type in the receiving email address in the Email Address field and click Send  test message.

SMS

Here you configure settings for the SMS modem.

  1. Select Add new device
  2. This will add a new SMS gateway to your setup.

  3. Click on edit to configure the SMS gateway
  4. Edit the settings for the SMS gateway.
    1. Enter a PIN code, if any
    2. Select the correct modem type
    3. OP5 have two types of modems select your modem from the dropdown menu. If you are using another modem use the other option.

    4. Click on save

To add another SMS gateway click on Add new device and go through step 1-3 again.

Network Settings

Here you can set up a static address on your interfaces or turn on DHCP instead. You can also add a bonding interface here and decide which interfaces to bond. The bonding configuration uses mode-1 (active-backup) which is the supported way to bond interfaces. More information about bonding and modes can be found on the CentOS Bonding wiki.

As default the OP5 Appliance system uses DHCP on all network interfaces, this is also the case for the DNS settings.

To change the hostname

  1. Click Staticon the DNS settings.
  2. Change the hostname in the Host name text field.
  3. Click Applyand then Apply at the bottom of the page.

Editing DNS settings

You can choose between static DNS settings or use DHCP to set the DNS settings.

To change the DNS settings

  1. Click Static or DHCP, in this case, we use Static.
  2. Type in the IP address of your primary, secondary and tertiary DNS servers (the last two are optional) and click Apply.
Configure a static address

Configure a static address on an interface

  1. Click on Static on the interface you like to configure.
  2. Fill in IP Address, Netmask and Gateway then click on Apply.
  3. Click Apply on the bottom of the page.

To set up DHCP on an interface

  1. Click DHCP on the interface you like to use DHCP.
  2. Click Apply.
  3. Click Apply on the bottom of the page.

Setting up a bonding interface

Setting up a bonding interface is divided into two steps:

  • Adding the new interface
  • Assign physical interfaces to the newly created bonding interface.

To set up a bonding interface

  1. Click Create a new bond interface.
  2. Click either Static or DHCP, in this case, we use Static.
  3. Fill in IP AddressNetmask and Gateway then click on Apply.
     

To assign physical interfaces to a bonding interface.

  1. Click on Bond on the interfaces you like to assign to this bonding interface.
  2. Chose bonding interface and click Apply repeat this for every interface you like to add.
  3. Click Apply at the bottom of the page.

IPv6 is not supported by OP5 APS

Backup

Here you configure automatic backup of your OP5 Monitor system. A local storage path can also be set to a mount point for a mounted external file system, i.e. a shared folder at a remote server.

There are three types of storage to chose between:

  • local
  • ftp
  • sftp

OP5 backup will not backup logs of op5-logserver, so you better have remote archive setup for this, or backup them manually.

Enter a storage path. If storage type is Local enter a local path. If you are using FTP or SFTP enter the path on the remote server.

Change root password

Here you can change the password of the root user. Note that this is the root user of the system so its important to keep it safe.

SSL Certificate

Here you can upload new certificates for the apache web server.

To upload new certificates click on choose file and select the corresponding certificate file.
Then click on upload.

Maintenance

Update system

If your server has got Internet access you can use this as a front-end to the command line tool yum.

Enable nightly updates if you like the updates to be installed automatically as soon as they are released.

If you have any packages listed in Available updates select the one you like to install and click Install. During the update process, you will not be able to start another update.

Updates bar

If updates are available to OP5 Monitor or OP5 Appliance system a bar will notify the user about this. 

The update check is scheduled to run once per hour.

Backup now

Starting from OP5 Appliance system 3.5 you can make manual backups.
There are two types of backups that can be made here:

  • default
  • change arch

The default backup type will backup up the same things that are backed up in the automated one.
The change arch backup is excluding things like binaries and other architecture dependent stuff. This makes the arch backup perfect to use if you are changing from op5 appliance system 32 bits to 64 bits.
To make a manual backup

  1. Click Backup now.
  2. Chose what type of backup you like to perform.
  3. Chose what parts you like to include in the backup.
Module Description
docuwiki The wiki part of OP5 Monitor
nagios-plugins All custom plugins added to OP5 Monitor.
op5-geomap OP5 Monitor Geomap
op5-notify The notify folder, including custom notify skins
op5-synergy OP5 Monitor Business Services module
op5-system Backup of the OP5 configurations files
ssh SSH keys, including keys for distributed/redundant systems
sysconfig The systems configuration, including network settings, mounts, etc. Use this only for disaster recovery
op5-logserver backs up the OP5 logserver settings
  • Give the backup file a name and click Backup.
  • Now when your backup is done you should save your backup file.

    The backup file is actually a normal tar file but with .backup as an extension instead and it can be used with the normal op5-restore utilities.
    The file will be saved in the filesystem (/var/www/html/backups/) on your OP5 Appliance system so you might download it over SCP.

    To save the newly created backup file click download and save it where ever you like.

    Restore backup

    To restore a backup, select a backup from the dropdown menu and select restore

    The backups must be in the local backup directory,/var/www/html/backups

    Services

    Sometimes you might want to stop, start or restart a service on your OP5 Appliance system. Here you have the possibility to do that without logging into the server over SSH or directly on the console.

    The list does not contain all services on the server.

    To stop, start or restart a service

    1. Click Services.
    2. Click stop, restart or start on the same line as the service name of the service you like to change the state of. The service will change state at once.

    Miscellaneous

    SMS pool

    To clean up the SMS pool, click the cleanup button. This will remove any unsent text messages.

    License Management

    Here you add your OP5 Monitor license. Make sure that your license corresponds to your usage. By adding your license file you also gain access to updates using the 'yum update' command. Please see the sections System Configuration or YUM update manager, for more information.
    To add a license file

    1. Click License Information in the main menu.
    2. Click Browse and chose the license file.
    3. Click Upload.
    4. Click Install.

    If you do not have a license there is also an option to go the OP5 webshop to purchase one.

    Factory reset

    Restore your server settings to the factory settings.

    Factory reset all settings done in the portal. The configuration in OP5 Monitor and other products will not be affected.

    The update check is scheduled to run once per hour.