When you deploy the OVF, you configure how many network interfaces (NIC) are required, the IP address and set the administrator password. The other deployment properties can be set from the Access Point administration pages.

Table 1. Deployment OptionsAccess Point

Deployment Property

Description

Deployment configuration

Specifies how many network interfaces are available in the Access Point virtual machine.

By default, this property is not set, which means that one network interface controller (NIC) is used.

External (Internet-facing) IP address

(Required) Specifies the public IPv4 or IPv6 address used for accessing this virtual machine on the Internet.

Note:

The computer name is set through a DNS query of this Internet IPv4 or IPv6 address.

Default: none.

Management network IP address

Specifies the IP address of the interface that is connected to the management network.

If not configured, the administration server listens on the Internet-facing interface .

Default: none.

Back-end network IP address

Specifies the IP address of the interface that is connected to the back-end network.

If not configured, network traffic sent to the back-end systems is routed through the other network interfaces.

Default: none.

DNS server addresses

(Required) Specifies one or more space-separated IPv4 addresses of the domain name servers for this virtual machine (example: 192.0.2.1 192.0.2.2). You can specify up to three servers.

By default, this property is not set, which means that the system uses the DNS server that is associated with the Internet-facing NIC.

Caution:

If you leave this option blank and if no DNS server is associated with the Internet-facing NIC, the appliance will not be deployed correctly.

Password for the root user

(Required) Specifies the password for the root user of this virtual machine. The password must be a valid Linux password.

Default: none.

Password for the admin user

(Required) If you do not set this password, you will not be able to access the administration console and REST API on the Access Point appliance.

Passwords must be at least 8 characters long, contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, one digit, and one special character, which includes ! @ # $ % * ( ).

Default: none.

Locale to use for localized messages

(Required) Specifies the locale to use when generating error messages.

  • en_US for English

  • ja_JP for Japanese

  • fr_FR for French

  • de_DE for German

  • zh_CN for Simplified Chinese

  • zh_TW for Traditional Chinese

  • ko_KR for Korean

Default: en_US.

Syslog server URL

Specifies the Syslog server used for logging Access Point events.

This value can be a URL or a host name or IP address. The scheme and port number are optional (example: syslog://server.example.com:514).

By default, this property is not set, which means that no events are logged to a syslog server.