After you have deployed the OVA, you can make changes to the virtual appliance settings from your virtualization platform client interface. You use apcsetup as the username and password.
Network settings: You can configure an additional network adapter to enable the private network (APC LAN) as the apcsetup user or through the Data Center Expert client.
MAC Address settings: A unique MAC address is required for each Data Center Expert virtual appliance. If the MAC address originally assigned to the primary or secondary network interface is changed, an error will occur on the primary interface, and the virtual appliance will not start. A message will be displayed indicating the MAC address expected before normal startup will be allowed.
Hard disk settings: To increase storage for the virtual appliance, you can create additional hard disks. You cannot change the size of an existing hard disk, or remove a hard disk once it has been created. An error will occur on the primary interface, and the Data Center Expert virtual appliance will not start.
Changes in the disk space will take effect once the Data Center Expert virtual appliance has restarted.
The "Storage Settings" display, accessed from the Server Administration Settings option in the System menu, shows the total storage space available for the virtual appliance, not the individual hard disks.
Note: To store large amounts of surveillance data, using a remote repository is recommended.
RAM settings: You can add RAM to the Data Center Expert virtual appliance. You must gracefully shut down the virtual appliance to configure the settings.
CPU settings: You can add CPUs to the Data Center Expert virtual appliance. You must gracefully shut down the virtual appliance to configure the settings.
Note: VMware supports fault tolerance on virtual machines with 1 CPU only. Please refer to your vendor's documentation for more information about fault tolerance.