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Immediate Insight KnowledgeBase - Installation

Advanced Commands - Immediate Insight



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This document highlights valuable installation and setup-related commands and other command-line interface (CLI) commands for advanced users.

Installation Script – “install”

When you first install Immediate Insight, you initiate the “install” command. This command is a collection of the scripts outlined below (along with verification and other sanity-type checks).

    1. “install-tools storage”
      • Formats the data volume and mounts it at “/data”
    2. “install-tools network”
      • Establishes network connectivity (IP, netmask, DNS, etc.)
      • Enter “dhcp” under the IP address prompt if you would like to use DHCP (not recommended for production environments).
    3. “set-timezone”
      • Sets the timezone for the machine.
    4. “set-ntp”
      • Sets the NTP servers used by the machine.
    5. “install-tools application”
      • Gets the latest updates for the Immediate Insight application.
    6. “set-ssd on”
      • If you are using SSD for storage – set this to “yes” (“on”) – for some additional tuning parameters optimized for SSD storage.
    7. “install-tools database”
      • Initializes the database. This uses the “reset-datastore” command to create a fresh, new datastore (erases all previous data).
    8. “install-tools joinCluster ” (if you answer “yes” to joining a cluster)
      • Joins the Immediate Insight server to an existing cluster – or to another server to create a new cluster.

    Other Commands

    • “install-tools verify” or “install verify” – runs the “install” script in a more verbose fashion – outlining everything the script is doing on-screen (instead of just logging to ~/logs/update.log). This is helpful should you be troubleshooting install issues.
    • “install-tools check” or “install check” – tells you the current state of the system (version running, configuration details, storage status, memory utilization, network details, disk volume outline, and agent details).
    • “status” – a more compressed “install-tools check” command outlining version info, the IP address, what Immediate Insight components are running, data storage utilization, cluster status (if applicable), and memory utilization.
    • “install-tools deleteServer ” – remove a system from the cluster. Be sure to do this from the system that you are keeping in the cluster.
    • “diags-search indices” – check the status of the database indexes – red is bad, yellow is OK depending on the situation (may be the cluster syncing).
    • “reset-settings –x” – factory reset.
    • “reset-settings –d” – delete the database and start fresh.
    • “reset-settings -?” – other reset options.
    • “update only” – load the latest version of application code for Immediate Insight but do not activate it.
    • “update search” – update the search engine to the latest version.
    • “revert” roll back to the previous version of the Immediate Insight application after an update. Previous versions are stored in ~/versions.
    • “stop-all” – stop both the database and the Immediate Insight application components.
    • “reload server” – bounces the Immediate Insight application without restarting the database. The database is slow to restart (since it has to verify data integrity and build caches) versus the Immediate Insight application – so this can save time if you just need to restart Immediate Insight.
    • “sudo reboot” – reboot the server (“stop-all” should be issued prior to a shut down or restart of the system)
    • “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade” – update Linux with the latest OS security patches.
    • “ii” – command-line search. It returns some results – so you can verify that everything is running without having to use the browser-based console.

    More Helpful Commands

    • “?” – show a list of all CLI commands.
    • “set-ssl on” – enable SSL for the browser-based console (https). Certs are stored in the ~/app/config directory.
    • “set-certs” – install newly added certs or generate a self-signed certificate.
    • “set-ip” – change the IP address (/etc/network/interfaces).
    • “set-api” – activate the API and set keys.
    • “set-agent” – configure the agent (used for the Drag & Drop and Remotes features)
    • “set-updateproxy” – enable/disable HTTPS proxy server for the “update” command to use.
    • “firewall show” – show the current local port controls.
    • “firewall clear” – disable the local firewall (not recommended for production use, but helpful when troubleshooting connectivity issues).

    Please contact iisupport@firemon.com for any other inquiries.

    Jeff, as VP of Product Management for Immediate Insight, is continuing his pursuit of making data analysis more accessible. Jeff cofounded the Immediate Insight data analysis platform, which ws acquired by FireMon in 2015. He leverages 25 years of successes and failures in creating and developing markets, driving product strategy, and leading teams in both startup and public networking and security companies to create a new breed of data analysis required to discover the unknown in today’s mobile, virtual, and cloud-enabled environments.

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