Download the IT Optimize installation zip file from a location provided by your local technical support team. There are installers for both Linux 64-bit and Windows 64-bit.
The DCO or IT Advisor server must have IT Optimize licenses installed. ITO licenses are also rack based, so you need the same amount of ITO licenses as the installed ITA base license.
IT Optimize is compatible with DCO 8.x and all versions of IT Advisor 9.x.
Installing ITO on Windows
IT Optimize Windows Server minimum requirements
- 2 CPUs
- 4GB RAM
- A minimum of 20GB of free disk space on the disk where ITO will be installed
- Windows 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019
Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 should still work but are no longer tested and qualified.
Download the IT Optimize installer zip file for windows and place it in a temporary folder on the windows IT Optimize server.
Open the folder in which the downloaded zip file was placed and extract the contents of the StruxureWareItOptimizeWithServerAccess-setup-7.5.6.windows.x64.zip file to a temporary folder.
Change to the folder to which the zip file was extracted. The folder for ITO 7.5.6 will contain the following files. The StruxureWareItOptimize-setup.windows.x64.exe is the installer file which will be executed.
DO NOT run any of the other “bat” or “exe” files in this folder as it may lead to unexpected results.
Double-click the StruxureWareItOptimize-setup.windows.x64.exe file and follow the instructions in the wizard to complete installation:
Choose the language and click OK.
Click Next > to continue.
Set the installation directory and default port used by DCO or IT Advisor to access the IT Optimize server.
Default installation folder is C:\Program Files\Schneider-Electric\ITOptimize
Default IT Optimize port is 8090. (This port may need to be opened in Windows firewall to allow connections from DCO or ITA.)
Click Next > to continue. If the IT Optimize server has less than 20GB of free disk space on the target installation directory, then a warning will appear.
Enter the credentials for the Windows user account which will run the IT Optimize service. This user account must be a valid local or domain based Windows user with local administrator rights and the account must belong to the Logon as a Service role.
To see how to enable the user to "logon as a service": http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794944(v=ws.10).aspx)
If a domain-based user account is specified in the above window, the installer will pop-up a window stating it would like to test the user accounts security before proceeding. Follow those directions to complete the test which confirms the domain-based user account has the Logon as a Service privilege.
Click Next > to continue.
Accept the default port (3306) used by the IT Optimize service to connect to its local database which is also installed.
Click Next >
Click Next > to begin the installation.
Wait for the installation to complete. The installation may take several minutes.
The IT Optimize installer will also install Intel’s Data Center Manager (DCM) and Virtual KVM software on the ITO server. Their installers are automatically started by the ITO installer. There is no need to try to install either of them yourself.
When completed, the popup window will ask whether to start ITO services now. Leave this item checked and click “Finish” to complete installation.
The “Programs and Features” view in Control Panel should now have the following three entries (the versions may differ depending on the IT Optimize release).
Verify the installation and connectivity.
To confirm the IT Optimize services are running, open a browser on the IT Optimize server and try to browse to https://localhost:8090
If the IT Optimize services are running, the following logon window should appear. You can logon using apc/apc credentials.
To access the above logon from a system external to the IT Optimize server, you may need to add port 8090 as an allowed incoming TCP port in windows firewall. This port is used by DCO and/or IT Advisor for IT Optimize integrations.
Installing ITO on Linux
IT Optimize Linux minimum server requirements
A minimum of 20GB of free disk space on the disk where ITO will be installed
CentOS 7.x and RedHat 7.x are supported.
Most other Linux OS’s will work but the below prerequisites and firewall commands may change.
Prerequisite Linux modules
# yum install lsb unzip net-tools
Download the IT Optimize installer tar.gz file for Linux and place it in a temporary folder on the IT Optimize server, like /var/tmp.
Log on to the ITO server. Change to the folder where the downloaded tar.gz file was placed and extract the contents of StruxureWareItOptimizeWithServerAccess-setup-7.5.6.linux.x64.tar.gz. DO NOT run any of the “.sh” files in this folder as it may lead to unexpected results.
# tar xvzf StruxureWareItOptimizeWithServerAccess-setup-7.5.6.linux.x64.tar.gz
# ls -lt
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 970393722 Apr 24 11:37 StruxureWareItOptimizeWithServerAccess-setup-7.5.6.linux.x64.tar.gz
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 6501 Nov 27 18:56 intel_vGateway_install64.sh
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 7881 Nov 27 18:56 intel_install64.sh
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 563 Oct 16 2018 install_dcm.sh
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 325 Oct 16 2018 install_vGateway.sh
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 181723501 Oct 16 2018 Intel(R)_Virtual_Gateway64_1_4.tar.gz
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 301674987 Oct 16 2018 StruxureWareItOptimize-setup.linux.x64.bin
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 172810387 Oct 16 2018 Intel(R)_Data_Center_Manager64_upgrade_4_2.tar.gz
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 149356963 Oct 16 2018 Intel(R)_Data_Center_Manager64_upgrade_4_1.tar.gz
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 172138128 Oct 16 2018 Intel(R)_Data_Center_Manager64_4_2.tar.gz
Change the permissions on the ITO installer and shell files to be executable. If this step is skipped the Intel DCM products will not be installed. Go to the temp folder in which the ITO installer zip was extracted.
# chmod 755 *.bin *.sh
Run the IT Optimize installer and answer the installer questions as needed.
Once completed, it may be necessary to open port 8090 on the ITO server if the Linux firewall is active.
To verify whether the firewall is running, run the command firewall-cmd –state to see if it returns running.
# firewall-cmd --state
Verify which firewall zone is active
# firewall-cmd --get-active-zones
Add port 8090 to the running and permanent firewall rules. Substitute the proper "active" firewall zone if "public" is not correct. Also substitute "8090" with the customized port id if this port number was changed during ITO installation.
# firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8090/tcp
# firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8090/tcp
You should be able to access to the ITO server by browsing to https://<ITO-Server-IP>:8090/