Initial Configuration

The Asset Manager Initial Configuration wizard facilitates entering the global system configuration that tells your Asset Manager system how to communicate on your network (e.g., IP address, network mask, default gateway). You can enter this system configuration manually or automatically via DHCP.  If you chose the automatic setup method (DHCP), you'll need to supply only the host name of your Asset Manager system (e.g., mySpectre) and the name of any interface cards on your host (e.g., int0, int1, int2). This page provides a detailed description of the manual method only, which users prefer and Asset Manager recommends.

To initialize Asset Manager manually, you will need the following:

  • IP address of your system (IPv4 and optionally, IPv6)
  • IP gateway of your system (IPv4 and optionally, IPv6)
  • IP netmask of your system (IPv4 and optionally, IPv6)
  • DNS server address
  • NTP server address

If you lack any of this information, please contact your organization's IT or system administrator for assistance.

Initialize Asset Manager

Follow this procedure to initialize Asset Manager:

  1. With your manual configuration information on hand (i.e., address, gateway, netmask, DNS, NTP), log into the Asset Manager CLI from your VMware console and press Enter.
    The Asset Manager Initial Configuration screen displays.

  2. Confirm or change the system's host name.

    To change the host name type a <new host name> and then press Enter.  This new name must be unique and start with a letter.  Only alphanumeric characters and hyphens are accepted. To keep the default host name, just press Enter.

  3. Choose manual or automatic DHCP configuration. Although DHCP gives you a faster setup, manual configuration is recommended because it assigns a static IP address to the Asset Manager system.

    1. To choose manual configuration, type manual and press Enter.

  4. If you have defined more than one interface card select the appropriate interface you want to configure.

  5. Enter an IP address such as and press Enter.

  6. Enter a netmask such as and press Enter.

  7. Enter the gateway's IPv4 address such as and press Enter.

  8. IPv6 Configuration.  If not configuring IPv6 Hit Enter

  9. If you have more than one interface card you will be asked to configure that interface.  Typing No will continue to DNS

  10. To supply a Domain Name Server (DNS) address manually, type manual and press Enter. 

  11. Enter the IP address of a DNS server such as and press Enter. 

  12. To allow DHCP to supply the Network Time Protocol (NTP), press Enter. Yes supplies default NTP servers from
    Otherwise, type manual to input your own NTP server.

  13. Enter the IP address of an NTP server such as and press Enter or enter yes to accept the system default.  
  14. The system has all the information it needs and begins processing.

    Processing generally completes in less than 10 seconds. 

  15. Your initial system configuration is complete; you are logged in to Asset Manager.

    Notice that you can pull up instructions or a list of commands with the help and ? commands, respectively.

    Next, input your product license key.