Installing (or Upgrading) opEvents

As of February 2016, opEvents is distributed in a self-extracting download format that simplifies the installation process quite a bit. More information on running the installer can be found HERE: The Opmantek Installer

Transfer the opEvents installer onto the server in question, either by direct download from the Opmantek website (using wget as demonstrated below), or from your desktop with scp, sftp or a similar file transfer tool.
Make a record of where you put the installer (we recommend using root's home directory or /tmp as good locations).

The installer for opEvents 1.2.3 may warn about two "incorrect checksum detected" for two files, if you install this version on top of the Opmantek Virtual Appliance version 8.5.6G, or after other Opmantek applications that were released since opEvents 1.2.3. These warnings are benign and you can safely confirm that the installer is allowed to 'overwrite' those files.

Initial Configuration

you'll need to initialize your MongoDB with suitable indices. opEvents version 1.2.2 and later take care of that step for you automatically.

To perform this operation, run the following command as root:

/usr/local/omk/bin/ act=setup
# you can also get an overview of opeventsd's capabilities by running --help

Where to go from here

First you should test opEvents: open up a web browser, and point it to "http://<yourserverip>/omk/opEvents"; you will have to enter your license first, then you will see opEvents' main dashboard.

opEvents offers a rich and flexible set of configuration options to ensure it meets your requirements, but there are many more options than can be listed here. Please consult the opEvents documentation for details.