Request for upgrade process to not require a GUI display

Request for upgrade process to not require a GUI display

During the NNMi upgrade it is necessary to have a graphical user interface (GUI). This can be challenging to provide when installing NNMi on Linux, as an X -display is needed.  This is to request that the upgrade and also installation process be enhanced so that a GUI is not required at all if desired. 

Some customers can have real difficulty getting a display especially if they are in a secure environment, or if the access the Linux server through a number of levels of putty sessions for example.

An alternative is to use a silent install. However this is not very friendly even though it works. For example the only way to see if it works is to locate the log file and tail it: there is not even a message sent to the screen to show a successful completion.

Something like this was provided for HPUX - for SAM (used for administration). There was a Graphical version and a text only version, so administration could always be carried out even from a simple text window.

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furiouswombat
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This would be a great idea, the GUI can be fiddly to get working and in our secure environment it cant be done.

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Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

The idea has received an initial review to ensure adherence to our idea submission and community guidelines. More information may be needed at this stage and we expect the community to help prioritize the idea with comments and community support (votes/kudos)..

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Status changed to: Under Consideration
 
Andreas Poehlmann Trusted Contributor.
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same should be done for license handling in NNM.

Adding a license is possible n CLI, removing one needs X11...

Visitor.. tka
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We have a infrastructure of 5 Regional Manager pairs of a primary and secondary in a HA setup, were primary and secondary are connected to a corresponding Global Manager.

An upgrade of the infrastructure could be speed up, if a GUI for upgrading and applying licenses wouldn't be necessary.

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