Access Point is packaged as an OVF and is deployed onto a vSphere ESX or ESXi host as a pre-configured virtual appliance.

Two primary methods can be used to install the Access Point appliance.

  • The vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client can be used to deploy the Access Point OVF template. You are prompted for basic settings, including the NIC deployment configuration, IP address, and management interface passwords. After the OVF is deployed, log in to the Access Point admin user interface to configure Access Point system settings, set up secure edge services in multiple use cases, and configure authentication in the DMZ. See Deploy Access Point Using the OVF Template Wizard.

  • PowerShell scripts can be used to deploy Access Point and set up secure edge services in multiple use cases. You download the zip file, configure the PowerShell script for your environment, and run the script to deploy Access Point. See Using PowerShell to Deploy the Access Point Appliance.