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Update Device Attributes In Bulk With Open-AudIT
Update Device Attributes In Bulk With Open-AudIT

30 June 2015

Open-AudIT provides a simple and powerful way to edit the attributes of multiple devices at...

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The Importance Of Decision Support Systems
The Importance Of Decision Support Systems

30 June 2015

While studying business before my start in Information Technology, we learnt lots of great concepts,...

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[CASE STUDY] – Managing BYOD with Open-AudIT

20 June 2015

IAM, an international aid organization serving the people of Afghanistan was seeking a better method...

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Open Source Software Coming Of Age In Australia
Open Source Software Coming Of Age In Australia

15 June 2015

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Testimonials

Happy Clients

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"We take new ideas to [FirstWave] about how we'd like to see their products work and they add our ideas to the product roadmap. The relationship could not be any easier. I consider them an extension of my team."

Dayle Wilson

Chief Product & Operating Officer

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"After a long and in-depth search for a network monitoring solution, we found [FirstWave] the best fit for all our needs. With their excellent support, onsite training, and almost unlimited ability to be customized to fit our needs, it was no contest."

Kurtis Bredda

Director of Network Services

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"With Open-AudIT we can easily manage our PC/Laptop assets in the office at an affordable price."

Lewis Huang

IT Director

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“NMIS is hands down one of the best data collectionmonitoring suites we have ever used. The data and enrichedalerting it provides is exactly what we were looking for tomake data-driven network decisions for upgrade and growth. It has set us on the path from reactive to proactive!”

Jordan Long

Director of Network Operations

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"We’ve been using Open-AudIT for over a year now and I can say that it’s everything we need and certainly fits our company requirements. Their team has been very responsive and always ready to assist if we have any queries or questions about the software or our account in general."

Edward Nabong

Technical Support Analyst

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"After years of having multiple monitoring systems, we finally have a single one that works and is configurable to meet our needs."

Paul Pyyvaara

Director of Operations

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"Our engineers prefer using opCharts as the speed and responsiveness of the GUI makes it a far more usable product then our previous app."

Art Smolecki

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"NMIS and the [FirstWave] portfolio is, by far, much better than Solarwinds in every aspect, whether scalability, management, monitoring or automation. It’s simply great and there is no limit on what you can do with the backend code to automate anything that comes to mind."

Abood Alakhras

Network & Security Specialist

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"We appreciate that we can get in touch with the [FirstWave] engineers easily. We also like the ability to develop new device models to meet our requirements."

Mike Langen

Systems Engineer Network Manager

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"With NMIS and [FirstWave] we have a true partner that we can rely on to make sure we are on top of any issues on our network and have good data and analytics to make sure our customers get top-notch service."

Bill Farmer

Senior Platform Engineer

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"As a telecommunications provider with a country wide presence, we rely heavily on to-the-minute alerting, live graphical statistics and reporting. NMIS provides the flexibility to satisfy all of those requirements."

Leigh Havas

System Administrator

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"NMIS for the win! I like that it's agentless, and when you do need support you get quickly connected to engineers, not jumping through hoops and waiting."

Phil Shannon

Senior Systems Engineer

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"Great features right out of the box, such as business rules and the ability to model any piece of equipment. All of the key features can be accessed through the GUI, but I can edit everything in the command line if I need it."

Davide Yachaya

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"NMIS is open-source, easy to deploy and maintain. The feature set of this product is amazing as it allows you to monitor every single Network device within our organization."

Hensley Dass

Core Network Engineer

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"It’s not that companies *can* do automation, it's *how* you do automation, and at the end of the day Opmantek showed they were much better at it.’’

Milan Atanackovic

Vice President Of Engineering

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"We are excited to partner with FirstWave and in doing so bring advanced detection and response technology onto FirstWave’s CCSP".

Youssef Abillama

Managing Director

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"The platform based approach allows us to offer greater flexibility and control. It has enabled us too launch a best in class security portfolio."

Sai Pratyush

Group Product Head

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"With the launch of Vi Cloud Firewall, Vi Business has taken another significant step towards providing comprehensive and integrated connectivity and security solutions to our enterprise customers.”

Abhijit Kishore

Chief Enterprise Business Officer

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“FirstWave offers a unique SMB security offering to our partners who will benefit enormously from the access to an accessible, affordable and comprehensive email and web security solution for their SMB customers.”

Nathan Marke

Chief Digital Officer

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"We are excited to bring FirstWave’s leading global cybersecurity technology to Vietnam. We plan to develop the enormous opportunity within the small to medium business sector to deliver FirstWave’s cloud-based security products."

Mr. Vu Phi Long

Global CEO

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"FirstWave’s unique public cloud security service orchestration platform, coupled with its leading email security solution, provides a powerful solution that we can offer to existing and new customers.”

Damian Higgins

Managing Director

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“We are very excited to have signed with Celcom to provide a leading- edge email security solution to Malaysian business customers."

Haji Yusof Kadir

Mindflow CEO

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"Through this collaboration, FirstWave’s customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of Fortinet’s Security Fabric, allowing them to be protected across the expanding attack surface.”

Jon McGettigan

Senior Director

Downloads And Free Trials

Download Virtual Machine

Experience the power of FirstWave solutions in one easy-to-install Virtual Machine. This package is curated by FirstWave and is the easiest way to install our apps, including NMIS and Open-AudIT, without the hassle of setting up a server.

Download Virtual Machine

Download FirstWave VM

FirstWave’s Virtual Machine is an all-in-one package to allow you to begin taking control of your network without the hassle of setting up a server. To help you get started, download the FirstWave VM which includes NMIS along with all of our latest network management modules, or find the installer for just NMIS in the next section.

This bundle includes NMIS 9, Open-AudIT 4, opCharts 4, opConfig 4, opEvents 4, opReports 4, opHA 3, opAddress 2.

The best part is that you can get a time-unlimited license for up to 20 nodes for each of these modules, absolutely free!

Download FirstWave VM

Quick Setup

Install +

1. Download the FirstWave Virtual Machine

If you haven’t already, hit the download button to get the FirstWave VM.

The virtual machine comes as an uncompressed .ova (Open Virtual Appliance) package, just over 1GB in size. Unless you have specific needs, we recommend you download the latest build.

2. Open your hypervisor

A hypervisor is a piece of software used to run virtual machines. FirstWave provides instructions for running our Virtual Machine on most popular hypervisors—but if you’ve never used a hypervisor before, we recommend the free VirtualBox solution, which you can download here.

4. Deploy the FirstWave Virtual Machine

The specific method of deploying the FirstWave Virtual Machine depends on your hypervisor. This page offers installation guides for VirtualBox and VMware Desktop Applications.

If you are deploying on another hypervisor, please use the appropriate guide:

To use OVF/OVA files with other virtualisation systems like KVM you may have to convert the OVF file to a native format; Two well-known tools for this purpose are virt-v2v (available in CentOS6/RHEL) and virt-convert (in Debian).

If you have the VM already deployed you can jump to Section 5.

3a. Deploy on VMware

Go to File –> Open and select the FirstWave Virtual Machine .ova package you just downloaded. The Virtual Machine should import with all settings automatically.

Ensure that you have granted Accessibility permissions in System Preferences for VMware to allow the Virtual Machine to run properly.

4a. Run the Virtual Machine

Now that you’re all set up, you’re ready to run the Virtual Machine. In VMWare’s Desktop applications, this is done by pressing the triangular “Play” button.

You can jump to Section 5.

3b. Deploy on VirtualBox

This guide shows screenshots of the macOS version of VirtualBox (6.1). For Windows and Linux equivalent screenshots, please visit the FirstWave Wiki here.

In VirtualBox, go to File>Import Appliance, and then select the FirstWave Virtual Machine .ova package you just downloaded. Select the FirstWave Virtual Machine once it’s loaded into the left sidebar of the application. Then, click on the yellow “Settings” cog. You will need to change four separate settings to allow the FirstWave Virtual Machine to run correctly. The first setting we’ll change can be found under the System tab. You need to ensure that the hardware clock is in UTC time, as below:

Second, select Display settings, and ensure you have allocated at least 16MB of Video Memory, and that the Graphics Controller is set to “VMSVGA”, as below:

Then, select Storage settings, and ensure that “Use Host I/O Cache” is selected, as below:

Finally, select Network settings, and ensure that Adapter 1 is attached to “Bridged Adaptor”, as below:

4b. Run the Virtual Machine

Now that you’re all set up, you’re ready to run the Virtual Machine. In VirtualBox, this can be done by clicking the green start arrow.

If the text is too small to read, go to Virtual Box’s View settings and select Scaled Mode, which will allow you to resize the window to your preference.

Please note that when you click within the Virtual Machine, your cursor will disappear and you will not be able to interact with your OS until you press the Host key on your keyboard. By default this key is set to Left Command ⌘ on Mac, <<<>>> on Windows, and <<<>>> on Linux.

5. Log in to the FirstWave Virtual Machine

Congratulations! You should now be running the FirstWaveVirtual Machine. You’re almost there. The login screen should have loaded in the Virtual Machine.

The authentication credentials are as follows:

User: root

Password: NM1$88

Enter these details as prompted to initialize the Virtual Machine.

You will see the IP address displayed.

The default hostname for the virtual machine is omk-vm9-centos7.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

1. Download, Install and Run.
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the the Virtual Machine. From there go to the URL http:///omk (using from above).

2. Add Nodes to your network
Click Add Nodes on the left side menu and you will be prompted to log in. The default credentials are: Username: nmis Password: nm1888

The localhost node will have been added by default.

Click the blue + icon to add a node.

You can set a custom name for any node, and enter the IP address, SNMP type and SNMP community. There are also lists of select Locations and Groups which you can use to classify your nodes. If you don’t see an appropriate Group or Location, don’t worry—you can customize these lists later. Try adding your router first, and then repeat these steps for as many nodes as you would like.

3. Congratulations!
You are now monitoring nodes on your network!

Now you can select NMIS or opCharts and view the data you need to effectively monitor the devices on your network.

For more detailed information on configuring the applications on the VM, please see the FirstWave Wiki.

Download and Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download NMIS

Network Management Information System (NMIS) is a tool for monitoring and managing all aspects of your network, and it works even better with FirstWave’s software modules.

This bundle includes NMIS 9, Open-AudIT 4, opCharts 4, opConfig 4, opEvents 4, opReports 4, opHA 3, opAddress 2.

The best part is that you can get a time-unlimited license for up to 20 nodes for each of these modules, absolutely free!

Quick Setup

Install +

1. Download the FirstWave Virtual Machine

If you haven’t already, hit the download button to get the FirstWave VM.

The virtual machine comes as an uncompressed .ova (Open Virtual Appliance) package, just over 1GB in size. Unless you have specific needs, we recommend you download the latest build.

2. Open your hypervisor

A hypervisor is a piece of software used to run virtual machines. FirstWave provides instructions for running our Virtual Machine on most popular hypervisors—but if you’ve never used a hypervisor before, we recommend the free VirtualBox solution, which you can download here.

4. Deploy the FirstWave Virtual Machine

The specific method of deploying the FirstWave Virtual Machine depends on your hypervisor. This page offers installation guides for VirtualBox and VMware Desktop Applications.

If you are deploying on another hypervisor, please use the appropriate guide:

To use OVF/OVA files with other virtualisation systems like KVM you may have to convert the OVF file to a native format; Two well-known tools for this purpose are virt-v2v (available in CentOS6/RHEL) and virt-convert (in Debian).

If you have the VM already deployed you can jump to Section 5.

3a. Deploy on VMware

Go to File –> Open and select the FirstWave Virtual Machine .ova package you just downloaded. The Virtual Machine should import with all settings automatically.

Ensure that you have granted Accessibility permissions in System Preferences for VMware to allow the Virtual Machine to run properly.

4a. Run the Virtual Machine

Now that you’re all set up, you’re ready to run the Virtual Machine. In VMWare’s Desktop applications, this is done by pressing the triangular “Play” button.

You can jump to Section 5.

3b. Deploy on VirtualBox

This guide shows screenshots of the macOS version of VirtualBox (6.1). For Windows and Linux equivalent screenshots, please visit the FirstWave Wiki here.

In VirtualBox, go to File>Import Appliance, and then select the FirstWave Virtual Machine .ova package you just downloaded. Select the FirstWave Virtual Machine once it’s loaded into the left sidebar of the application. Then, click on the yellow “Settings” cog. You will need to change four separate settings to allow the FirstWave Virtual Machine to run correctly. The first setting we’ll change can be found under the System tab. You need to ensure that the hardware clock is in UTC time, as below:

Second, select Display settings, and ensure you have allocated at least 16MB of Video Memory, and that the Graphics Controller is set to “VMSVGA”, as below:

Then, select Storage settings, and ensure that “Use Host I/O Cache” is selected, as below:

Finally, select Network settings, and ensure that Adapter 1 is attached to “Bridged Adaptor”, as below:

4b. Run the Virtual Machine

Now that you’re all set up, you’re ready to run the Virtual Machine. In VirtualBox, this can be done by clicking the green start arrow.

If the text is too small to read, go to Virtual Box’s View settings and select Scaled Mode, which will allow you to resize the window to your preference.

Please note that when you click within the Virtual Machine, your cursor will disappear and you will not be able to interact with your OS until you press the Host key on your keyboard. By default this key is set to Left Command ⌘ on Mac, <<<>>> on Windows, and <<<>>> on Linux.

5. Log in to the FirstWave Virtual Machine

Congratulations! You should now be running the FirstWaveVirtual Machine. You’re almost there. The login screen should have loaded in the Virtual Machine.

The authentication credentials are as follows:

User: root

Password: NM1$88

Enter these details as prompted to initialize the Virtual Machine.

You will see the IP address displayed.

The default hostname for the virtual machine is omk-vm9-centos7.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

1. Download, Install and Run.
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the the Virtual Machine. From there go to the URL http:///omk (using from above).

2. Add Nodes to your network
Click Add Nodes on the left side menu and you will be prompted to log in. The default credentials are: Username: nmis Password: nm1888

The localhost node will have been added by default.

Click the blue + icon to add a node.

You can set a custom name for any node, and enter the IP address, SNMP type and SNMP community. There are also lists of select Locations and Groups which you can use to classify your nodes. If you don’t see an appropriate Group or Location, don’t worry—you can customize these lists later. Try adding your router first, and then repeat these steps for as many nodes as you would like.

3. Congratulations!
You are now monitoring nodes on your network!

Now you can select NMIS or opCharts and view the data you need to effectively monitor the devices on your network.

For more detailed information on configuring the applications on the VM, please see the FirstWave Wiki.

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opCharts

With interactive charts and dashboards, opCharts is a complete dashboarding solution that visualizes your IT infrastructure.

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opCharts or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opCharts. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opCharts Wiki.

1. Download the opCharts installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opCharts 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: sudo -i

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 opCharts-<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 opCharts 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 license opCharts.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opCharts 

opCharts allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opCharts to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opCharts to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

Video Setup Guide +

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opReports

Gain insight into service levels and measure the performance of your environment with advanced analysis and reporting from opReports.

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opReports or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opReports. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opReports Wiki.

1. Download the opReports installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opReports 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: sudo -i

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 license opReports.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opReports 

opReports allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opReports to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opReports to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opEvents

Centralized Log and Event Management Reduce the impact of network faults and failures using proactive event management.

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opEvents or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opEvents. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opEvents Wiki.

1. Download the opEvents installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opEvents 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: sudo -i

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 opEvents-<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 opEvents 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 license opEvents.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opEvents 

opEvents allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opEvents to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opEvents to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opAddress

Eliminate IP address conflict by regaining control of IP address usage in your organization
using opAddress.

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opAddress or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opAddress. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opAddress Wiki.

1. Download the opAddress installer
If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opAddress 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: sudo -i
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 opAddress-.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 opAddress 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 license opAddress.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opAddress

opAddress allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opAddress to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opAddress to exactly your needs and to begin discovering devices on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opHA

Ensure that your network data remains ready and available when you need it most..

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opHA or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opHA. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opHA Wiki.

1. Download the opHA installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opHA 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: sudo -i

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 opHA-<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 opHA 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 license opHA.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opHA 

opHA allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opHA to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opHA to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

Setup Guide

Need Help Getting Started?

Download opConfig

Interactive Dashboards and Charts opConfig is a complete dashboarding solution that visualizes your IT infrastructure.

Quick Setup

Install +

Please note that NMIS must be installed on your machine before adding opConfig or most other FirstWave network management modules. Please ensure you have installed NMIS before installing opConfig. NMIS is the underlying software required to run any of FirstWave’s individual network monitoring and management modules and can be installed on Linux. If you do not have a machine currently running Linux, you can download and install the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all FirstWave network monitoring software modules. The following installation guide should be sufficient for most users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the opConfig Wiki.

1. Download the opConfig installer

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the opConfig 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: sudo -i 

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 opConfig-<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 opConfig 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 license opConfig.

License +

Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

Configure +

Open opConfig 

opConfig allows you to explore the details of the network which you have configured in NMIS. You can use opConfig to improve visibility and maintain consistency across your whole IT environment through advanced tracking of device and network configuration settings.

Explore FirstWave’s extensive software documentation

You’re now ready to configure opConfig to exactly your needs and to begin monitoring events on your network using the guides on the FirstWave Wiki. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

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Open-AudIT is a powerful network management tool used by over 130,000 organizations internationally to collect data from large and complicated networks.

Note: Windows download is not compatible with Windows 10. FirstWave use and recommend Windows Server 2016.

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Open-AudIT is one of FirstWave’s software packages available either standalone or as part of our network management suite. While this guide covers a standalone Linux installation, Open-AudIT may also be installed as part of the FirstWave Virtual Machine, which includes NMIS and all network monitoring software modules, or on Windows. You can find links to the alternative installation guides below:
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<li aria-level=”1″><a href=”https://firstwave.com/products/network-management-information-system/#setupGuide”>Installing Open-AudIT as part of the FirstWave Virtual Machine</a></li>
<li aria-level=”1″><a href=”https://community.opmantek.com/display/OA/Windows+-+Installing” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Installing Open-AudIT on Windows</a></li>
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The following installation guide should be sufficient for most Linux users’ needs. Advanced instructions and troubleshooting are available on the <a href=”https://community.opmantek.com/display/OA/Home” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Open-AudIT Wiki</a>.

<strong>1. Download the Open-AudIT installer</strong>

If you haven’t already, hit the download button above and download the Open-AudIT Installer. The Installer comes as a .run file.

<strong>2. Run the Installer in Linux Terminal</strong>

Open the Linux Terminal. Start a Terminal instance as the root user through the following command, entering your password when prompted: <i>sudo -i</i>

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

<i>sh OAE-Linux-&lt;version number&gt;.run</i>

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 Open-AudIT 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:

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You’re now ready to license Open-AudIT.

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Good news! Each of FirstWave’s network monitoring software modules offer a free time-unlimited 20-node license. The first time you open each program, you will be given the opportunity to activate a free license.

Time-limited trials are also available if you want to test the software on a larger network, and licenses for running FirstWave’s software modules on larger networks are available by request.

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<strong>Launch Open-AudIT </strong>

Launch Open-AudIT 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/omk/open-audit. If you are using a different machine, use &lt;IP_OR_hostname&gt;/omk/open-audit to connect. You can find your host machine’s IP address in Network Settings.

<strong>Open-AudIT</strong>

Open-AudIT allows you to discover devices and to take inventory of who and what is connected to your network. When you open the software, you should be greeted by the landing page below.

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You’re now ready to configure Open-AudIT to exactly your needs and to begin discovering devices on your network using the guides on the <a href=”https://community.opmantek.com/display/OA/Home” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>FirstWave Wiki</a>. In no time at all, you’ll have a fuller view of your network than you’ve ever had before.

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