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Hardware Installation Guide
Serial Console Settings
Please ensure you have plugged in a live ethernet cable into eth0. On first boot the jetNEXUS ALB-X will try and obtain an IP address using DHCP. If there is no DHCP server present it will boot with it’s default IP address of 192.168.100.100. On subsequent boots DHCP is disabled.
You now have three ways to setup your jetNEXUS ALB-X. The simplest way to initially configure your jetNEXUS ALB-X is via the edgeNEXUS Discovery Application.
You can obtain the edgeNEXUS Discovery Application from here
edgeNEXUS Discovery is designed to make the initial configuration of the jetNEXUS ALB-X easy. The application can be installed onto a desktop and will scan the local network for edgeNEXUS devices. Please ensure the jetNEXUS ALB-X and the computer that is running jnDiscovery are on the same network. Once found, essential information such as an initial management IP address can be easily assigned.
How to use edgeNEXUS Discovery
Copy the edgeNEXUS application onto your desktop and run the installation. After the installation is complete double click on the Discover Icon to launch the edgeNEXUS discovery application.
The edgeNEXUS Accelerating Load Balancer Discovery will then open, showing you a list of edgeNEXUS appliances in your network.
Right click on the on device you would like to configure and select “configure”.
A message box like the following below will then pop up. Note this ALB-X has not been able to find a DHCP serer so has assigned the default IP Address of 192.168.100.100/24.
You will be prompted for the following information:
The management IP address of the jetNEXUS ALB-X.
The Network Mask of the jetNEXUS ALB-X management IP
The Configuration Port of the secure Graphical User Interface (GUI)
The Default Gateway. This is needed to gain access from browsers not on the local subnet.
A name to identify the jetNEXUS ALB-X
In this example we have configured the following details:
Once you click on the Apply button you will be prompted for the password:
The default password is: jetnexus
Your Configured device with the new IP,Subnet and ServerRef will now show in the discovery screen.
Double click on the ALB you would like to configure and it will load the web admin in a browser:
Please ignore the warning and click “Continue to this website”. This will take you to the GUI for further configuration.
Upon first boot you will have a 10s opportunity to interupt automatic assignment of IP details via DHCP
To interupt click into the console and press any key
You can then enter the following details manaully
First Boot – DHCP successful
If you do not interrupt when prompted then your jetNEUXS ALB-X willl then try to conntact a DHCP server to assign it’s network details
If contact is successful then your machine will be assign the following details
These changes will survice after reboot and dont need to be configured again on the GUI
First Boot – DHCP Fails
If you do not have a DHCP server or the connection fails then the IP Adress 192.168.100.100 will be assigned
The IP address will increase by 1 untill a free address is found
If 192.168.100.100 is already assigned to the network then it will assign 192.168.100.101 and so on
Change the Management IP Address
Change the Subnet Mask for eth0
Assign a Default Gateway
Check the Default Gateway has been added
You should now be able to access the Graphical User Interface (GUI)