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Install MSP N-central on a physical server

Before you install MSP N-central on a server, create a CD image of the installation ISO file.

  1. Insert your burned MSP N-central installation ISO into the server’s optical drive and restart the server.
  2. When the installation prompt appears, type install and press Enter.
  3. If you are installing MSP N-central on an HP ML-150G6 server, type the command install nodmraid.

    If you are not prompted for network information during the installation process, MSP N-central was unable to locate a suitable network card. The installation will continue to conclusion, however you will not be able to access MSP N-central. To resolve this issue, verify that the server has a network card compatible with CentOS 5.5 and re-start the installation process.

  4. Select the type of network configuration. It is recommended that Manual address configuration is used whenever possible.
  5. Click OK and press Enter.
  6. If you selected Manual address configuration, enter the IP Address and Netmask, click OK and press Enter. If you selected Dynamic IP configuration (DHCP), skip to step 7.
  7. Enter the Gateway, Primary DNS and Secondary DNS addresses, then click OK and press Enter.
  8. In the Hostname Configuration screen, select the hostname configuration. You can do this either automatically via DHCP, or manually.
  9. A hostname is the FQDN or public IP address that the MSP N-central agents and probes will use to communicate with the MSP N-central server.
  10. Click OK and press Enter.
  11. Ensure System clock uses UTC. It is recommended that UTC is enabled.
  12. Select the time zone appropriate for your system.
  13. Select OK and press Enter.

The MSP N-central installation begins. When the installation finishes, the MSP N-central server will restart.