Section - 5 System Configuration
This section will take you step by step to the completion of a basic setup of your appliance.
The following section will explain in more detail how Mutiny functions including alerting and graphing.
5.1. System Settings
5.1.1. Start Web Browser (Chrome, IE, Safari or Firefox supporting web standards)
5.1.2. Browse to the IP address you entered for eth1. http://your.mutiny.add
5.1.3. Login to the appliance using "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "password".
5.1.4. Click on the (admin) button
This is the first screen of the admin interface.
5.1.5. Fill in the following fields;
System Name The node name and domain name you wish your mutiny to use.
Email Relay IP Address The IP Address of a SMTP server that will relay your email alerts.
Email From: Address The email address mutiny will use when it sends alert messages.
System Contact Your Name
System Contact Email Address Your email address
5.1.6. Change the Hardware type to "AP4" or "Virtual" if the system is virtual.
5.2. Changing the role of the unit
Deprecated. The role can no longer be changed and the step is no longer required,
5.3. Adding Custom Views
Custom views can also be added and nested from the main interface described later.
5.3.1. Click the Views Administration menu item
This will display the custom views admin screen. The default views will be listed. You can add your own to the list.
5.3.2. Type "My new view" in the new field and press
5.3.3. Type "another" in the new field and press
You will see the new custom views added to list above. Add a few more views if you require.
Views can also be created and moved using the Edit Views button to open a drag and drop panel for view administration.
5.4. Checking SMS settings (appliance with modem attached)
5.4.1. Click the SMS/Modem menu item
5.4.2. Press and wait for the screen to refresh
5.4.4. A response from the modem will appear in the box below the serial port. If successful, the message will look similar to;
Modem looks OK
If your Mutiny modem is connected to a line that requires a "9" or other line access number, add it to the "External Line Prefix" field and press . If your CLI is withheld by default add 1470 to the prefix field.
5.5. Adding a contact
5.5.1. Click the Contact Administration menu button
5.5.2. Type your Name in the new contact field and press
This displays a new contact record to allow you to receive alerts generated by Mutiny.
5.5.3. Fill in the following fields;
Name your full name
Email Address your email address
Page number your mobile number
Tick the following options "Enable Contact", "Email Enabled", "Page Enabled" and all 3 shift patterns.
Select O2 as the paging service using the pull-down option field. (O2 and Vodafone are the only 2 viable dial-up SMS services and will receive SMS request for any network)
5.5.4. Press email to send a test email message through your SMTP server
A panel will pop up to indicate success or failure with errors indicated in red.
5.5.5. Press page to send a test SMS message
If your modem is correctly connected then a text message should arrive after a short delay.
5.6. Setting a time server
5.6.1. Click the System Operations menu button
5.6.2. Click the menu button
5.6.3. Change the "NTP server settings" to the IP address of one of your domain controllers
5.6.4. Press to the right of the IP address to save the changes
5.6.5. Press to close the panel
5.7. Create an initial backup
5.7.1. Click the Backup/Restore menu button
5.7.2. Change the tick boxes to look like and press
5.7.3. Click the button to add a snapshot file to the list.
You can click on the snapshot link to download the file.
5.7.4. Close the Admin browser window
5.7.5. Double click on the Mutiny node
5.7.6. Select =>
5.7.7. Close both panels with
To start using Mutiny, you will need a temporary licence. This can be obtained by completing the licence request form at https://www.mutiny.com/mutiny-support/licence-request/ if you require information on mutiny licences please see; https://www.mutiny.com/mutiny-support/licencing/
Once you have obtained your temporary licence paste all the text into the Licence panel at the bottom of the configuration settings panel.
Press to apply the licence.
You have now completed enough steps to start adding nodes (devices) to your Mutiny system.