Vigilo OSS Virtual Appliance (VA) Installation

General Information

Vigilo is now available as a virtual appliance for those who want to quickly test it without having to deal with the whole installation process.
The appliance is primarily intended for evaluation purposes and can be used to monitor small information systems (< 100 hosts).

The virtual appliance contains:
  • Vigilo (OSS / Community Edition)
Technical information about the VA:
  • ISO format
  • CentOS 7 64 bits
  • Linux credentials: vigilo/vigilo (allowed to use sudo)
  • GUI credentials: admin/admin


We recommend allocating the following resources for the VA:

Resource Minimum Recommended
CPU dual-core quad-core
Disk storage 20 GB 50 GB

Getting started

Downloading the Virtual Appliance

First, you must download the virtual appliance from this address.

Then, load the ISO file into your virtual machine manager.

Depending on your installation, you may need to change the configuration of the VA's network interface from NAT to bridged inside your virtual machine manager to receive an IP address.

Initial setup

Once the VA is fully booted, log into the VA through your virtual machine manager using the root/vigilo login and password.
Now run admin-menu.

The admin-menu command allows you to configure various aspects of the virtual machine, like the default keyboard layout, date/time synchronization, network settings, and so on. It also contains commands to perform various periodic administrative tasks.

By default, the virtual appliance will try to retrieve an IP address using the DHCP protocol. If you'd rather use a static address, navigate to System configuration > Network > Network configuration, then follow the on-screen instructions to reconfigure the network interface.

Once the network is properly configured, you can use the SSH protocol for future remote management, with the vigilo/vigilo regular user account.

Using the VA

Once the VA has been properly set up (see previous chapter), you can access the virtual appliance's web applications by directing your web browser at:

http://<VA IP address>/

If problems are detected, they will appear automatically in the Alarms dashboard.

The checks that apply to the information system can then be configured by following the instructions from the configuration manual

Getting help

This documentation is available by browsing to, or by clicking on the question mark icon in the web interfaces.

You may also ask others for help on our community forums