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Stratusphere FIT Documentation

Release Notes

Document Name Description File Type
Stratusphere Release Notes Review Stratusphere product release notes to learn more about what's new, major bug fixes, known issues, system requirements, and upgrading.
Stratusphere Release Notes for 5.x.x Versions Review 5.x.x versions of Stratusphere product release notes to learn more about what's new, major bug fixes, known issues, system requirements, and upgrading.

 

Getting Started

Document Name Description File Type
Preparing Before the Installation
Stratusphere Assessment Preparation Overview Use the Stratusphere Assessment Preparation Overview. This includes system requirement pre-requisites and preparation steps to perform in the week before your Stratusphere FIT Assessment.
Stratusphere Sizing Guide Calculates the amount of space to allocate for your Stratusphere appliances and offers recommendations for CPU, RAM, and disk storage space
Installing the Software & Starting the Assessment
Stratusphere Solutions Deployment Best Practices Guide The Stratusphere Solutions Deployment Best Practices Guide helps you to plan and ensure you are following recommended best practices for installation.
Stratusphere Installation & Configuration Guide The Stratusphere Installation & Configuration Guide covers system requirements, installation, and configuration of Stratusphere FIT & UX.
Stratusphere FIT Quick Start Guide The Stratusphere FIT Quick Start Guide provides a basic overview of Stratusphere FIT, our pre-VDI assessment and readiness solution, and shows how to quickly get started with your assessment.
Completing Your Assessment
Stratusphere Assessment Checklist After your assessment data collection period ends, use the Stratusphere Assessment Checklist to ensure that you have configured Stratusphere™ FIT correctly, used all its key features to analyze data, and generated reports for your FIT Assessment Deliverable.

 

Upgrades & Migrations

Document Name Description File Type
Stratusphere Upgrade Guide for 6.0.x Step-by-step instructions for upgrading appliances (for versions 6.0.0 and higher)
Migrating from 5.8.x or Higher to 6.0.0 Appliances Step-by-step instructions for replacing your 5.8.x appliances with 6.0.0 appliances and migrating your network settings, configurations, and most importantly your data.
Upgrading from 6.0 (P1) to 6.0 (P2) Step-by-step instructions for upgrading Stratusphere Appliances from 6.0.0 (Phase 1) to 6.0.0 (Phase 2). Phase 1 was made available to a small group of users. Stratusphere 6.0.0 Phase 2 is now generally available for all users as of December 14, 2017.
Stratusphere Upgrade Guide for 5.8.x Step-by-step instructions for upgrading any 5.8.x appliances up to 5.8.7
Stratusphere Upgrade Guide for 5.8.x for RHEL Step-by-step instructions for upgrading any 5.8.x RHEL appliances up to 5.8.8
Migrating from 5.6.x to 5.7.0 Stratusphere Appliances Step-by-step instructions for replacing your 5.6.x appliances with 5.7.0 appliances and migrating your data rather than just updating your appliances. This migration offers enhanced performance that will not be achieved with a simple update
Stratusphere Upgrade Guide for 5.0 Step-by-step instructions for upgrading the appliance version to 5.0

 

Help Guides

Document Name Description File Type
Stratusphere FIT Quick Start Guide The Stratusphere FIT Quick Start Guide provides a basic overview of Stratusphere FIT, our pre-VDI assessment and readiness solution, and shows how to quickly get started with your assessment.
How to Import a Custom Report Covers how to create a new report in Stratusphere by importing a report design template created using BIRT
How to Place Signed SSL Certificates on Stratusphere Appliances  
Stratusphere TechBrief: SNMP Overview Explains how to use SNMP traps fired by the Stratusphere Hub and contains OID information for specific alerts
Enabling Privacy Mode Provides instructions on how to enable Privacy mode in Stratusphere to anonymize user and machine names.

 

Architecture & Security

Document Name Description File Type
Architecture Overview The Stratusphere Architecture Overview provides a basic overview of Stratusphere's three virtual appliances (Hub, Database, and Collector) and how those are designed to work with its Connector ID Key Software.
Security Overview The Security Overview is intended for IT Security and Operations audiences who want to understand the product from a security perspective within their IT environment. This document also provides information on communication ports used by the software.
Security Configuration Addendum The Security Configuration Addendum is intended to provide administrators with additional Stratusphere configuration information to meet Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements to enhance overall security.
Hub Basic Facts Covers basic Hub Appliance systems requirements including environments supported and resources required.
Database Basic Facts Covers basic Database Appliance systems requirements including environments supported and resources required.
Collector Basic Facts Covers basic Collector Appliance systems requirements including environments supported and resources required.
Connector ID Key Basic Facts Covers basic CID Key agent software systems requirements including platforms supported and resources required.

 

Tools & Resources

Document Name Description File Type
Stratusphere Sizing Guide Calculates the amount of space to allocate for your Stratusphere appliances and offers recommendations for CPU, RAM, and disk storage space
Connector ID Key Distribution Tool Distribute and install Stratusphere's CID Key software enterprise-wide using PsTools (instructions included)
Importing User and Machine Groups into Stratusphere using CSVs For environments with a large number of user groups, Liquidware Labs recommends using a CSV based import of user and machine group membership rather than importing the groups from Active Directory. Download this ZIP file for instructions, a script, and a sample CSV.
Stratusphere API Builder Available as an Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook, this tool assists with building Stratusphere API queries. For use with versions of Stratusphere 5.6.2 and above.
Chrome Policy Template Administrative Template for Liquidware's Google Chrome Browser Extension. Please refer to the Stratusphere Installation Guide on how to use this file to install and configure the LWL Chrome Browser Extension within the Chrome browser to collect stats with the Connector ID Key.
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