Posted on March 17, 2018 September 24, 2018
This article will guide you through deploying a New Edge Publisher in your datacenter in a VMware ESXi environment.
Please refer to our
Getting Started Guide for general deployment information. Create a Publisher
Publishers are New Edge software components which are deployed in your virtual network at your public cloud provider (e.g. AWS VPC) or internal network in your private datacenter. Publishers make your private applications and services available to authorized users and devices without granting network access.
New Publisher Click Publishers in the left sidebar menu. Click + New Publisher. Enter a name in the Name field, e.g. “AWS VPC 1”. Click Save Publisher. Additional tabs will appear. Click the Services tab. Find your service in the Unassigned Services list. Click + next to your service to assign it to this publisher. Click the Register tab. Click Generate to generate a registration token. Click Copy to copy the registration token to your clipboard. Deploy a Publisher to VMware ESXi Download Publisher Image in OVA Format Download the New Edge Publisher OVA file. Review the OVA file checksum to validate that the OVA file was downloaded correctly (optional) Import OVA image to VMware ESXi Log in into your ESXi web console Click Create/Register VM Choose Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file Enter a name for this machine, e.g. “New Edge Publisher” Click Click to select files or drag and drop and choose the previously downloaded OVA image Click Next Click Next on the Selecting Storage page Select a network from Network mappings. Choose the network where your services reside. (your publisher should be able to access them) Leave Disk provisioning as “Thin” Click Next Click Finish Initial configuration Choose your VM under Virtual machines on the left Wait until your VM is imported and started Click Console and choose “Open browser console” You will be prompted with a login prompt Enter username: centos Enter password: centos You will be forced to change the password Enter old password again: centos Enter a new password and confirm it. You will see be prompted to configure your New Edge Publisher. Static IP configuration (required only if your network does not provide DHCP) New Edge Publisher Configuration will show that Local IP and Gateway are not set. Enter 1 to configure network settings Enter 2 to configure static IP address Enter IP address and mask for this computer in CIDR format, e.g. 10.0.0.100/32 Enter Gateway, e.g. 10.0.0.1 Enter information for DNS server #1 Enter information for DNS server #2 Enter DNS search domains (if any) Your Publisher VM is now configured now with a static IP address Publisher Registration Connect your SSH client to your VM at either the DHCP provided IP address or configured static IP address You will be prompted with New Edge Publisher Configuration utility. Enter 1 to Register. Enter the publisher registration token from the Create a Publisher step. Your Publisher should display a message indicating that registration was successful.
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