NV Profile Manager

NV Profile Manager enables you to create and share network and configuration profiles.

A network profile is a set of parameters enabling you to test your application's behavior under specific network conditions. The parameters include latency, packet loss, and bandwidth.

A configuration profile is a set of excluded IP addresses. When you run a test, the conditions in the network profile are not applied to network traffic to-and-from the excluded IP addresses.

You can use NV Profile Manager with other HPE testing tools that integrate with Network Virtualization. Refer to the integrating tool's documentation for instructions.

NV Profile Manager features

Feature Description For more information

Network profiles

Use the predefined profiles, or create or import new profiles. Network profiles enable you to define specific network conditions to use during testing. Network Profiles
Configuration profiles Create or import a configuration profile to exclude specific IP addresses during testing. Configuration Profiles

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Install NV Profile Manager

On Windows:

From the installation package, run the NV Profile Manager setup file NVProfileManagerSetup.exe (as an administrator), and follow the onscreen directions.

On Linux:

NV Profile Manager is included with the NV Test Manager for Linux installation. If NV Test Manager for Linux is installed on the machine, you do not need to install NV Profile Manager separately.

Install NV Profile Manager on a Linux machine that does not have NV Test Manager:

For Red Hat and similar distributions:

  1. Locate the NV Profile Manager rpm file in the installation package. For example, nv-pm-9.12-0.<build number>.noarch.rpm.
  2. At the Linux prompt run:

    rpm -i nv-pm-9.12-0.<build number>.noarch.rpm

For Ubuntu and similar distributions:

  1. Locate the NV Profile Manager for Linux package file. For example, nv-pm-9.12-0.<build number>.deb.
  2. At the Linux prompt run:

    dpkg -i nv-pm-9.12-0.<build number>.deb

Configure NV Profile Manager settings for Linux

After installation, configure the following:

  1. At the Linux prompt run:

    service nvpmd setting

  2. Create a username and password for the local NV Profile Manager administrator.
  3. Enter the NV Profile Manager port number. By default, 8182.
  4. Choose whether or not to use a secure connection when you access the NV Profile Manager.

    Note: If you choose to use a secure connection, you will be able to connect only over a secure connection.

  5. Choose whether or not to enable remote connections to NV Profile Manager.

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Licensing NV Profile Manager

To create profiles from the Global Library, you must be licensed to access the NV Global Library. A license for accessing the NV Global Library can be purchased separately. For more information, see Network Virtualization Licensing.

To access the NV License Manager, click the Options menu and select License Manager.

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Open NV Profile Manager

  1. Click Start > All Programs > HPE Network Virtualization > NV Profile Manager > NV Profile Manager.
  2. Log in using your Network Virtualization credentials.

    Login credentials are defined during installation.

    If there are multiple Network Virtualization applications installed on the machine, they use the same login credentials.

    If you are working with NV Server, you may have your own username and password.

  3. To log out of NV Profile Manager, click the Options menu and select Log out.

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