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NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of Opmantek’s individual modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the Opmantek Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all Opmantek software modules.
1. Download the Opmantek installer
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the NMIS Installer.
The Installer comes as a .run file.
2. Run the Installer in Linux Terminal
Open the Linux Terminal.
Start a Terminal instance as the root user through the following command, entering your password when prompted:
If you have not been granted access to the root user, contact your system administrator.
Once your terminal session is run by the root user, run the shell command to begin the installation process
sh nmis9-<version number>.run
Press Y or Return/Enter when the installer prompts you.
Several times throughout the installation process you will be prompted to approve the various components as they are installed on your machine. Please take note of any relevant information as you approve each step.
When the installation is complete, the following will print on the Terminal:
You’re now ready to configure NMIS.
1. Open NMIS
Open NMIS in a browser using the address provided by the installer. If you’re accessing the software on the same machine the address will be localhost/nmis9. If you are using a different machine, use <IP_OR_hostname>/nmis9 to connect. You can find your host machine’s IP address in Network Settings.
2. Login to NMIS
You will be prompted to log in. The default credentials you will need to use are: Username: nmis Password: nm1888
3. Configure Basic Setup
We recommend that you begin by configuring the Server Name, NMIS Host, and Authentication Secret.
Choose your Server Name yourself — we went with ubuntuHost. The NMIS Host should be the IP address of the host machine. You can find this address in your network settings. The Authentication Secret creates authentication cookies and should be a unique string. As an example, we chose opmantekTutorial, but you may want to use something more complex. When you are done, click Save Settings, and then click Done.
4. NMIS Setup Complete
Congratulations! You’re now running NMIS on your machine. You can begin adding devices and nodes to your network under the Setup menu, and explore the platform’s power via the extensive documentation on the Opmantek Wiki.