Installing Access Manager VM OVA Packages

This articles shows you just how easy it is to install Access Manager using the prebuilt OVA file.

Note: Network Interface change for VMW6 Virtual Machine releases

All VMW6 releases of the Virtual Machine packages are pre-configured to use NAT Network Interfaces instead of the previously used Bridged Interface. As a result in some environments you may need to change Network Interface back to Bridged for the Virtual Machine to be able to establish a valid network connection.

 

Step 1: Importing VM Image

Whether you're using VMWare ESXi or VirtualBox server or any other each will have its own unique way of importing a virtual appliance. In the example below I have used Virtualbox.

 

Simply choose your appropriate import option, locate the downloaded file and let your VM server do the rest.

Once installed simply start up the virtual machine.

Step 2: Setting the root User Password

The first time the virtual image starts up it will request a root password, this is used to access the VM Centre and conversly the underlying operating system, so a secure password must be used.

 

Once you have entered a valid password for the root account you will be automatically logged into the VM Centre system. In future when the system starts up you will be prompted to enter the root account password that has just been set in order to login.

VM Centre

VM Centre is a powerful system which allows you to manage the underlying operating system and services running. Not only can you access the system via a terminal interface but can monitor system resources, update system packages and configure network settings.

Step 3: Accessing Access Manager Server

Having successfully logged into VM Centre you can locate your server url/ip at the top of the page in the header.

Navigating to this URL/IP you will be presented with the Access Manager Installation Wizard. From this point on you will configure the actual Access Manager server configuration. For more details and instructions on how you can process through this please see the article Access Manager 1.4-RG VM Installation Wizard.

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