Access Manager is now available as a LiveCD .ISO file, this provides a simple installation solution that will run on any hypervisor the steps below show you how.
Step 1: Setup the VM template
Create a new virtual machine template in VMWare ESXi 5.1 simply select File->New Image. The following configuration options should be set.
- VM Operating System Type - Linux
- Operating System Version - Debian x64/64 bit, or Other
- 1 CPU Core
- Memory - 1Gb
- 32GB HDD
- CD/DVD/Virtual Disk Drive - Load your ISO into the virtual drive created for the VM
Step 2: Loading the ISO and Making Your Choice
To install from the ISO attach it to the Virtual Machine's CD/DVD Drive and ensure it is set to 'Connect at Power On' and start the Virtual Machine. During the startup of your system the Live CD will be detected and will prompt you with a number of choices.
- Live (failsafe)
- Graphical Install
- Advanced Options
Step 3: Installing Access Manager from the ISO
The two installation options, text based and graphical, both cover the entire installation processes and provide the same setup options, so select the process you prefer.
To begin set your regional settings, starting with the language used for the installation process, this will also be used as the default language for Access Manager after installation completes, your location, continent/region and country, and keyboard layout.
The installation components will now be loaded from the LiveCD
The LiveCD will attempt to configure the network settings, you will need to provide a hostname for the system and name the domain the system will join.
The installation will move on to hard disk setup, you'll be prompted to confirm the creation of 3 partitions on the hard drive. We recommend that these values are not changed.
Following this Access Manager will now be installed to the disk. You will be prompted to choose the encoding that is used by the system console.
Before installation completes you can configure a package manager network mirror for updating the Debian OS. We recommend setting a network mirror, this ensures that all update packages are installed correctly, simply select the mirror which is closest to your location. then set an HTTP proxy if your network uses one.
Finally you must install the GRUB boot loader, this must be installed to the /dev/sda/ location or the Access Manger VM Console will not be able to load.
Once installation completes the system will automatically reboot and launch Access Manager.
The URL to access the Nervepoint Access Manager will be shown on the VM Console, as in the image above, i.e. https://192.168.74.128 as shown.
For a guide to the Access Manager Installation Wizard please see the article, Running the Installation Wizard.