Server Requirement

Production

Minimum

100G Disk Space, 2 CPU, 4G RAM

1 Ethernet interface

10G Disk Space, 1 CPU, 512M RAM

1 Ethernet interface

Install Network Automation Assistant

To install NAA on your laptop, follow these steps.

Note that the free version supports up to 50 devices by default. But you can increase to 100 devices for free. See Update the License.

 

Step 1: Create VM Guest with Virtualbox to run Centos

Download Centos NetInstall iso

Pick the one that says CentOS-7-x86_64-NetInstall-xxxx.iso

 

Create VM Guest. We use Virtualbox as example, you should be able to use any hypervisor of your choice.

Run Virtualbox

New > Name:Ironwood-NAA , Type:Linux , RedHat (64-bit)

RAM: 1024 MB or more

HD: Create HD Now

HD File type: VDI

Storage: Dynamically allocated

File location and Size: 8GB or more

 

 

Settings > Storage > CD icon > Optical Drive > CD icon > Choose Virtual Optical Disk File > CentOS-7-x86_64-NetInstall-1511

Settings > Network > Attached to: NAT

Settings > Network > Advanced > Port Forwarding > Add > TCP Host Port: 22 , Guest Port: 22

Settings > Network > Advanced > Port Forwarding > Add > TCP Host Port: 443 , Guest Port: 443

 

Start VM Guest

 

 

Step 2: Install Centos

Network & Hostname > Ethernet: ON , Hostname: naa.yourdomain.com

Date & Time > Network Time: ON, Region: your choice

Installation Source > On the Network: mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/

Installation Destination > Automatic partition (default, so just hit Done)

Software Selection > Base Environment: Basic Web Server

KDUMP > Disable KDUMP

Begin Installation

 

Root Password > your choice

 

Step 3: Install NAA

From Host laptop

ssh root@127.0.0.1

 

wget -P /root http://www.ironwoodnetworks.com/download/naa_installscript

chmod 744 naa_installscript

./naa_installscript

 

reboot

 

Done

 

[optional]

Test remote login to target device by running

/var/www/html/naa/run/test-install.pl

 

 

 

Login NAA GUI

To login to NAA GUI. Open a browser from your host machine to this URL.

https://127.0.0.1/naa

 

user: admin

password: admin

 

Update to the Latest Version

By default, NAA automatically checks for the latest version daily and update as necessary, so there is no action needed from the user.

 

However, you can update to the latest version manually.

 

If NAA have Internet access…

Step 1:

Login to NAA as user “admin” (default password admin)

At the bottom panel

Licensed Devices > System Update > Software > Download and Update Now

 

Done

 

 

If NAA have NO Internet access…

Step 1:

Open your browser to the Download site.

http://ironwoodnetworks.com/download

          

Download the latest update to your PC

naa-vX.X_<date>.tgz

 

(Note that some browsers rename the file type to “.tar”, it causes NAA’s Software Update to fail because it is expecting a “.tgz” extension. If it happened, please rename the file back to .tgz extension on your PC.)

 

 

Step 2: Login to NAA as user “admin” (default password admin)

At the bottom panel

Licensed Devices > System Update > Software > Choose File > naa-vX.X_<date>.tgz > Software Update

 

Done

 

 

Update the License

You can request a new license when…

i)      you want to increase to 100 devices for free

ii)    you need to support more devices than the free version’s limit, you can purchase a new license

 

To update the license, please follow the follow steps to send a request email.

 

Step 1: Login to NAA as user “admin” (default password admin)

At the bottom panel

Licensed Devices > Request new License

 

Send the email with the included information for license request

 

Our customer support will generate a new license and reply to you with the new license file.

                    

Step 2: Login to NAA as user “admin” (default password admin)

At the bottom panel

Licensed Devices > System Update > License > Choose File > <license file> > Import License