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Getting started

Using Auvik starts with installing  the Auvik collector using an OVA, bash script or Windows service on a network. Before you can start the Auvik collector, you must first do a few things.

  1. Register for a trial.
  2. Add a new client.
  3. For the Auvik OVA/scripted version: Have a supported virtualization platform ready. Desktop virtualization platforms such as Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, or VMware Workstation are fine for quick use, but aren’t recommended or supported for enterprise implementations. Below are the virtualization platforms and host operating systems Auvik supports:

Virtualization Platforms

Host Operating Systems

Commercial cloud* (e.g., Amazon AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure)

* Supported only for bash script installation

N/A 

Microsoft Hyper-V*

* Supported only for bash script installation

Windows Server

Citrix Xen

* Supported only for bash script installation

N/A

VMware ESX / ESXi 5.5+ (Download here)

NA (barebones hypervisor)

  1. For the Windows service version: Have any Microsoft Windows desktop running Windows 7 or higher, or any server running Windows Server 2008 or higher.
  2. Sign into your Auvik account and access a new client (*) to see the installation options available.

* There are have additional deployment strategies to consider before setting up an Auvik collector. For more detail about these strategies, see Auvik collector deployment strategies for MSPs.

Installation options

NOTE: The Auvik collector (OVA/scripted) requires a minimum of one virtual CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of disk space.

OVA file import: Download an Open Virtual Appliance (.ova) file by clicking Download the collector from the installation wizard. Once the download is done, you’re ready to import the collector into your preferred virtualization platform.

Bash script install: The bash script option is for advanced users who know how to install Ubuntu. Create a new blank virtual machine (local server or cloud environment), then complete the remaining steps.

Windows service: The Windows service can be installed on any Microsoft Windows desktop running Windows 7 or higher, or any server running Windows Server 2008 or higher. The system should have at least one CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 1GB of available disk space. Be aware that the Windows service will bind to ports 21 and 69. We recommend you install the service on a system that doesn’t already have services bound to these ports.

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