Basic Virtual Appliance Configuration – Initial Setup

Introduction

The Foldr appliance will run a configuration wizard when it first boots, this allows you to change the administrative password, configure network settings, apply static routes and set time specific settings.

picture1
Select ‘Let’s Go’ and follow the onscreen prompts.


Configure Keyboard Layout

Select the relevant keyboard layout for your region.

keyboard


Change Administrative Password

Change the fadmin account administrative password:
password

Use the down arrow key to drop down to ‘Confirm New Password’


Configure Network Settings

network-settings1

Select option 2 if you would like to configure a static network configuration rather than DHCP (static configuration is always recommended)

Example settings are shown below, note the hostname is configured fully qualified and set to the internal domain.
network-settings2
Click Save to confirm and apply the configuration.


Configure Static Routes

static-routes

Note the correct format to enter static routes is shown as an example:

192.168.2.0/24 via 192.168.1.1

If you require an appliance using more than one virtual network interface, please contact support ([email protected]).


Set the Timezone (default is UTC)

ntpSet the time to synchronise with the host clock or use NTP.  Note the syncing with the Host only applies to the VMware hypervisor.

ntp2

 

If NTP is selected, multiple entries can be configured separated by a space.  Typically, you would point this at your ISP-provided NTP server or domain controller IP address.
Once you have completed the wizard you will be prompted to restart the appliance, press enter / click OK and the system will restart:

ntp3

Once the system has restarted you will be presented with the main system login screen.

The system’s IP address will be shown at the top of the console screen.

ipconf ipconf2
You can now browse to the URL shown above to configure the system.

Need more help?

Get in touch and we'll be happy to assist you, [email protected]

© Minnow IT. Registered in England and Wales with company number 07970411.

Made with in Bristol, UK

<