Please note that NMIS must be installed on the your machine before opReports or most other Opmantek Modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opReports. 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.
The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opReports Wiki.
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opReports Installer.
The Installer comes as a .run file.
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 /…/opReports-<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 of the opReports Module 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 select a licence for the opReports Module.
The opReports module offers several licencing options:
If you already have a licence key, simply enter it to activate the module. Otherwise, please follow the instructions below to acquire a trial licence.
This can be found by accessing the host machine on which you set up opReports.
If you’re accessing the software on the same machine the address will be localhost/omk. If you are using a different machine, use <IP_OR_hostname>/omk to connect. You can find your host machine’s IP address in Network Settings.
From the list of applications on this page, select opReports. This will open up licencing options.
To get a free, fully-featured trial licence, click the first option on the licencing page: Get a Free Trial License from Opmantek.com.
If you haven’t got an Opmantek account, you can also register on this page for free.
Once you log in, you will be given the option to request trial licences for a number of Opmantek products. Select the modules you wish to trial in order to receive your licence keys.
These keys will be long strings that you will need to copy into the Modules in order to activate them for your use.
Return to the opReports Module and enter the licence key. You can try typing it manually, but we recommend cut-and-paste.
Congratulations—all being well, you should now be on the opReports landing page. You’re ready to start using the software.
opReports enables you to automate the creation and distribution of detailed operational and executive-level reports. This module allows you to delve into, filter, and select the details about your network most important to you and your stakeholders.
You’re now ready to configure opReports to exactly your needs and to begin discovering devices on your network using the guides on the Opmantek Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.