Install OnCommand Unified Manager 7.2 on Windows - Step-by-Step Guide

OCUM 7.2 went GA on 29th of June.
OCUM 7.2 includes several new features and enhancements, the top one being:
Unified Manager now includes Performance Manager functionality in a single product. Starting with Unified Manager 7.2, the performance collection and analysis functionality of OnCommand Performance Manager is included in Unified Manager. Now you can use a single product to monitor both health and performance status of your ONTAP clusters from a single URL and single user interface”

Note: This installation guide is for Windows; there’s also RedHat and VMware Appliance Version of OCUM 7.2.


1) Check the IMT to see which host OSes are supported*.
*The IMT is the best place to check compatibility, rather than relying on the manuals (which are here.)

Go to:

Solution Explorer > OnCommand Unified Manager for Clustered Data ONTAP

Supported Microsoft Windows Server ‘Host OS (For Installation) (OS)’ OSes are:

2012 SE, 2012 DCE, 2012 R2 SE, 2012 R2 DCE, 2016 SE, 2016 DCE.

For this post we’ll be using Microsoft Windows Server 2016 SE**
**It’s easy to get a 180 day trial from here.

2) Check the OCUM 7.2 Installation and Setup Guide for Hardware Requirements

From the ‘Installation and Setup Guide’ - available from here - recommended hardware requirements for the Windows version are:

12 GB  :RAM
4      :CPUs
100 GB :Disk space for the Unified Manager installation directory
50 GB  :Disk space for the MySQL data directory

3) Check the OCUM 7.2 Installation and Setup Guide for Software Requirements

Assuming we’re using a clean install of Windows Server 2016, the installer with install:

- Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package version 14.0.24212
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
- MySQL Community Edition version 5.7.18 or later
- Oracle JDK or OpenJDK version or later
- p7zip version 9.20.0 or later

The only other installation requirements from the manual are:

- Microsoft .NET 4.0 must be installed.
- You must reserve 2 GB of disk space for the temp directory to extract the installation files.
- You must reserve 2 GB of disk space in the Windows drive for caching the Unified Manager MSI files.
- The Microsoft Windows Server on which you want to install Unified Manager must be configured with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) such that ping responses to the host name and FQDN are successful.
- You must disable Microsoft IIS worldwide web publishing service and ensure that ports 80 and 443 are free.
- You must make sure that the Remote Desktop Session Host setting for Windows Installer RDS Compatibility is disabled during the installation.
- You must configure any installed antivirus scanners to exclude the Unified Manager installation directory and the MySQL data directory.
- UDP port 514 must be free, and must not used by any other service.

4) Download the software

Download the software from here:

The Windows installer is here (it is 1.23 GB in size):

Installation Walkthrough

Once OS and Hardware Requirements are sorted, the installation of OnCommand Unified Manager 7.2 is very simple (an out-the-box Windows 2016 has all the software requirements.)

Note: Here we’re using ‘Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience)’

1) Right-click the OnCommandUnifiedManager-7.2.exe and click ‘Run as administrator’

Image: OnCommandUnifiedManager-7.2.exe ‘Run as administrator’

2) Welcome to the Installation Wizard for OnCommand Unified Manager Version 7.2

Click Next >

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Welcome...

3) Customer Information

Enter User Name and Password for the maintenance user.
Click Next >

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Customer Information

4) Database Connection

Specify the MySQL root Password.
Click Next >

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Database Connection

5) Destination Folder

Chose where to install:
- OnCommand Unified Manager (default = C:\Program Files\NetApp)
- MySQL Data Directory (default = C:\ProgramData\MYSQL\MySQLServerData\)

Click Next>

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Destination Folder

6) Ready to Install the Program

Click Install

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Install

7) Installation Wizard Completed

Click Finish

Image: OCUM Installation Wizard - Completed

To Be Continued...

We left the tick box checked. In the next post we’ll cover first launch of the OCUM web interface.