Configuring Teradata Viewpoint

After deploying a Teradata Viewpoint VM, you must connect to the VM from your browser, and log on to the Teradata Viewpoint portal to add the Teradata Database system as a monitored system using the Viewpoint Monitored Systems portlet before using the software.

You can use Teradata Viewpoint to connect to a Teradata Database system on Azure or an on-premises Teradata Database system.

Teradata Viewpoint on Azure offers a limited number of Teradata Database console utilities in the Remote Console portlet. These utilities are Abort Host, Check Table, Gateway Global, Lock Display, Query Configuration, Query Session, Show Locks, and Update Space.

The time zone for the Teradata Viewpoint VM defaults to the selected Azure region time zone.

  1. If you are using Teradata Viewpoint to connect to a Teradata Database system on Azure, start a VM in the system from the Azure portal.
  2. From the Azure portal, note the following of the Teradata Database and Viewpoint VMs:
    • The private IP address.
    • If applicable, either the public IP or public DNS.
  3. From the SSH client console, log on to the Viewpoint VM using the same authentication type you chose when you deployed the VM using the Teradata ecosystem solution template or the single VM from an image.
    Authentication type Action
    SSH public key Enter the following:
    # ssh -i ssh-private-key.pem azureuser@VM-public-IP-address or VM-public-DNS-address
    where:
    • The ssh-private-key is the private key file (.pem) specified when you deployed the VM.
    • The azureuser is the user name specified when you deployed the VM.
    • The VM-public-IP-address or VM-public-DNS-address is the DNS host name or public IP address of the Viewpoint VM.
    Password Enter the following:
    # ssh azureuser@VM-public-IP-address or VM-public-DNS-address
    Password: password
    where:
    • The azureuser is the user name specified when you deployed the VM.
    • The VM-public-IP-address or VM-public-DNS-address is the DNS host name or public IP address of the Viewpoint VM.
    • The password is the password specified when you deployed the VM.
  4. Obtain an admin password for the Viewpoint portal.
    1. Open an SSH client and connect to the Viewpoint VM:
      # ssh azureuser@VM-public-IP-address
      where:
      • azureuser is the user name specified when you deployed the VM.
      • VM-public-IP-address is the public IP address of the Viewpoint VM.
    2. Switch to the root user environment.
      # sudo su -
    3. Run the following command to generate the password for the admin user:
      # /opt/teradata/viewpoint/bin/vp-password-generate

      Note the resulting password, which you will use to log on to the Viewpoint portal.

  5. From your browser, display the Viewpoint portal logon screen using either the DNS name or the IP address.
    http://VM-public-DNS/login.html
    http://VM-public-IP-address/login.html
    where: VM-public-DNS is the DNS host name and VM-public-IP-address is the public IP address of the Viewpoint VM.
  6. Log on to the Viewpoint portal as admin.
  7. Do the following from the Monitored Systems portlet:
    • Add, configure, and enable the system.
    • Add the TDPID of the database VM.
      Note
      This could be a private DNS or a public DNS depending on your setup. See Connection Considerations.
    • Configure the login credential to be used by system tasks.
    • [Optional] Select a time zone for the system you are configuring.
      Note
      Changing this setting overrides the default time zone of the Viewpoint VM, which is the Azure region time zone where the VM was deployed.
    • Enable data collectors.
    • [Optional] Configure system health values.
    For more information, see the Teradata Viewpoint User Guide.

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