Fluke Visual TruView [VNS Visual Performance Manager Connex] pimA

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This page documents the enPortal integration for Fluke Visual TruView [VNS Visual Performance Manager Connex].

  • Vendor: Fluke Networks
  • Product: Visual TruView [VNS Visual Performance Manager Connex]
  • Supported Version(s): 7.1
  • Name of enPortal Integration Package: vns.vpm_pimA
  • Required enPortal Version: 4.5.2-20070711.0230 and above


The following section documents supported platforms, installation, and configuration of the VNS Visual Performance Manager Connex Product Integration Module on enPortal versions 5.0 and above.


Page Contents

1. Support Matrix

The following Operating System, Database, and Web Browser platforms are supported:


1.1. Operating System

Please see the list of supported Operating Systems on the System Requirements page.


1.2. Database

A special database is not required to implement this integration module. The AppBoard/enPortal database is used to store all configurations related to this integration module.


1.3. Web Browser

Please see the list of supported Web Browsers on the System Requirements page.


2. Installation

Perform the following steps to install the Visual Performance Manager Connex PIM:

  1. Install AppBoard/enPortal as detailed in the Installation documentation
  2. Download the file vns.vpm_pimA.jar
  3. Start AppBoard
  4. Log in to AppBoard as an administrator
    1. User Name: administrator
    2. Password: administrator
    3. Domain: System
  5. Under the Advanced tab, select PIMImport
  6. Click the Choose File button
  7. Locate the vns.vpm_pimA.jar file in the Open dialog
  8. Click the Start button to extract the files from the PIM .jar archive
  9. Under the Advanced tab, select XMLImport
  10. Click the Start button to load the PIM into the system
  11. Confirm that the following message is displayed: "Import completed; loaded the following file(s): load_vns.vpm_pimA.txt"
  12. Under the Advanced tab, select Explore System
  13. Navigate to the /Directory/system/proxy/ folder and locate the “Manage Proxy” channel
  14. Right-click on the “Manage Proxy” channel and select Open to launch the channel
  15. In the Manage Proxy tool, click “Reset All”
  16. Refresh the browser

3. Integration Details

This sections provides special details for configuring the integration module after installation.


3.1. Channel Types

  • Home - Channel that displays the user's Home page


3.2. Configuration

After installing the Visual Performance Manager Connex PIM, perform the following steps to configure access to the host Visual Performance Manager Connex server:

  1. Click on the Applications tab
  2. Right-click on the name "sample" in the row labeled "vns.vpm_pimA" and select "Modify"
  3. Fill in the items in the Modify Application Wizard dialog:
    1. Select the protocol used to access your VPM server (http or https)
    2. Change the host name from "changeme" to the hostname or ip address that will resolve to your VPM server
    3. Change the port from "80" to the port number of your VPM server
  4. Click on the Integrations tab
  5. In the Explorer, under Packages, expand the vns.vpm_pimA tree and click on the Sample target. Confirm that the information you entered is displayed for your Visual Performance Manager Connex server
  6. Under the Sample target, click on the Home channel. A login prompt should be displayed.
  7. Log in using the same credentials you would use for accessing the Visual Performance Manager Connex application in a browser. Confirm that the Visual Performance Manager Connex Home page is displayed.


3.3. Create Channels

After installing the Visual Performance Manager Connex PIM, and configuring access to the host Visual Performance Manager Connex server, perform the following steps to create channels to display Visual Performance Manager Connex content:

  1. Click on the Applications tab
  2. Right-click on the name "sample" in the row labeled "vns.vpm_pimA" and select a channel type
  3. In the "Channel Name" box, enter the name you want to give to the new channel
  4. For "Channel Type", select "3rd Party Pims"
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Finish
  7. Click on the Integrations tab
  8. In the Explorer, under Packages, expand the vns.vpm_pimA tree and click on the Sample target. Confirm that the new channel is listed along with the other sample channels

Repeat the above steps to create additional channels. Select a different Channel Type in step 2 to create a different type of channel.


3.3.1. Custom Channel Settings

There are no custom channel settings for the VPM Connex PIM.


3.4. Known Issues

There are no known issues associated with this PIM:


3.5. License Usage

In order for the AppBoard/enPortal administrator to configure the vns.vpm_pimA PIM, the AppBoard/enPortal license.properties file must include licensing for at least one vns.vpm_pimA server. The administrator can create one additional host ("target") in AppBoard/enPortal for each server license included in the license file.

Each AppBoard/enPortal user maintains one user session with the Visual Performance Manager Connex server. The Visual Performance Manager Connex application must be licensed to support the number of users that will be accessing the application through AppBoard/enPortal.


3.6. Version Support

The following matrix details the supported Visual Performance Manager Connex and compatible AppBoard/enPortal versions:

Version Support
Package Name enPortal Version Visual Performance Manager Connex Version
vns.vpm_pimA 5.0+ Visual Performance Manager Connex version 7.1
To see the current enPortal version, run the portal version command from the [AppBoard_Home]/server/bin directory.

4. Visual Performance Manager Connex Upgrades

4.1. Upgrading from an older version of Visual Performance Manager Connex to Visual Performance Manager Connex 7.1

Older versions of Visual Performance Manager Connex are not supported by this PIM, so this upgrade path is not supported

4.2. Upgrading from Visual Performance Manager Connex 7.1 to a newer version of Visual Performance Manager Connex

Perform the following steps when the Visual Performance Manager Connex 7.1 server is upgraded to a newer version of Visual Performance Manager Connex:

  1. Check the AppBoard/enPortal PIM online documentation to see if the new Visual Performance Manager Connex version is supported by the existing vns.vpm_pimA PIM
    1. If the new Visual Performance Manager Connex version is supported by the existing PIM that you have installed, perform the following steps:
      1. Click on the Applications tab
      2. Right-click on the row for the old Visual Performance Manager Connex server and select "Modify"
      3. Update the protocol, host, and port to reference the server where the new version of Visual Performance Manager Connex is running
    2. If the new Visual Performance Manager Connex version is not supported by the existing PIM that you have installed, perform the following steps to upgrade the PIM:
      1. Download the new PIM version from the PIM download site
      2. Follow the steps in the Installation section above to install and configure the new PIM version
      3. Re-create all Visual Performance Manager Connex channels to reference the new PIM
      4. [Optional] Perform the steps outlined in the Uninstall section below to remove the old PIM from the system

5. Uninstall

Uninstalling the vns.vpm_pimA PIM will break all of the channels in your AppBoard/enPortal system that reference this integration.

Perform the following steps to uninstall the vns.vpm_pimA PIM:

  1. Click on the Integrations tab
  2. In the Explorer, under Packages, locate the vns.vpm_pimA integration
  3. Right click on the integration name, and select "Delete"
  4. Click "Ok" to confirm that you want to delete the integration package