Cisco VIM Insight with Internet Access
Complete the following steps to install Cisco VIM Insight on the Cisco NFVI management node.
Since security is paramount to pod management, the web-service hosting the single pane of glass is protected through TLS. Following are the steps to get the TLS certificate setup going.
You can select one of the following approaches for the TLS certificate configurations:
Providing your own certificate: You can bring in your certificate on the management node and provide the absolute path of .pem and cacert files in the insight_setup_data.yaml file. The path must be provided as a value for the key 'PEM_PATH' in the insight_setup_data.yaml file.
Generating a new certificate on the node:
You can create a new certificate on the node using following command:
#./tls_insight_cert_gen.py -f <path_to_insight_setup_data.yaml>/insight_setup_data.yaml
This script will search for the 'PEM_PATH' inside the insight_setup_data.yaml. As the path is not provided it will create a new certificate inside install-dir/openstack-configs.
Before you begin
You must complete all Cisco NFVI preparation tasks described in Preparing for Cisco NFVI Installation and also the management node has to be installed as described Cisco VIM Management Node Networking.
Copy the Standalone insight_setup_data.yaml.Standalone_EXAMPLE file from the /root/installer-<tag_id>/openstack-configs to any other location on the management node or the BOM.
Modify the insight setup data according to your requirements.
Save the edited insight_setup_data.yaml file.
Start the insight Standalone installation process (multimode is not yet supported).
Logs of Insight Bootstrap will be generated at : /var/log/insight/bootstrap_insight/ on the management node. Log file name for Insight Bootstrap will be in the following format : Bootstrap_insight_<date>_<time>.log. Only ten bootstrap Insight log files are displayed at a time. Once the bootstrap process is completed a summary table preceding provides the information of the UI URL and the corresponding login credentials. After first login, for security reasons, we recommend you to change the Password.
To add a new UI Admin in a setup that just got created, login to VIM insight and add a new UI admin user from the Manage UI Admin Users menu. Without doing a fresh install (that is un-bootstrap, followed by bootstrap) of the insight application, the UI admin that was bootstrapped cannot be changed.
Refer Cisco VIM Insight Post Bootstrap Validation Checks to verify the bootstrap status of Cisco VIM Insight.