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ISO Installation Guide

Scope

The aim of this guide is to provide assistance with the installation of jetNEXUS ALB-X appliance on your own hardware.

Download and create CD-ROM

Please download the latest ISO package from our FTP site here or our dropbox here

You can use your default CD burner application to burn the ISO image to a CD-ROM or USB.

Note the hard disk will be completely wiped and reformatted as part of the install process.

Specification

Resource

Minimum Spec

Medium Spec

High Spec

CPU 2 Core 4 Core 12 Core
Memory 2GB 4GB 8GB
Disk Space 80GB (SDA) 120GB SSD (SDA) 120GB SSD (SDA)
Network Ports 2 Intel/Broadcom 2-4 Intel/Broadcom 2-8 Intel/Broadcom

 

Installation

Boot your server hardware from the newly created CD-ROM

The server will boot to the edgeNEXUS install screen

Type “install” if you are using a CD-ROM/Virual CD-ROM and hit enter as per the on screen instructions.

Type “install-usb” if you are using a USB drive and hit enter as per the on screen instructions.

The install process will start, giving you time for a coffee break.

You should then see and status bar indicating progress

Once the CD-ROM is ejected, the server hardware will reboot.

Congratulations you now have a jetNEXUS ALB-X load balancer.

Please refer Basic Configuration to assign an IP Address and log on to the GUI.

Basic Configuration

 

First Boot

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 two ways to setup your jetNEXUS ALB-X.

Command LIne

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

 

Command Line

Login Details

 

Default username= admin
Default password = jetnexus

 

First Boot – Manual Network Details

  • Upon first boot you will have two options to proceed futher
  • Press 1 to enter networking details manually
  • You can then enter the following details
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway
    • DNS Server

 

First Boot – DHCP successful

  • Press 2 to configure the network settings automatically via DHCP
  • If contact is successful then your machine will be assign the following details
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway
    • DNS Sever
  • 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)

Default GUI address = https://<ip address eth0>
Default Secure port    = 443
Default Username      = admin
Default Password       = jetnexus

 

The User Guide is available here

 

Command Reference Table

Command

Parameter 1

Parameter 2

Description

Example

date This will show the configured date and time that is currently configured Tue Sept 3 13:00 UTC 2013
defaults Assign the factory default settings for your appliance
exit Log out of the command line interface
help Displays all valid commands
ifconfig [blank] View the interface configuration for all interfaces ifconfig
eth0 View the interface configuration of eth0 only ifconfig eth0
machineid This command will provide the machineid used to licence the jetNEXUS ALB-X EF4-3A35-F79
quit Log out of the command line interface
reboot Terminate all connections and reboot the jetNEXUS ALB-X reboot
restart Restart the jetNEXUS ALB-X virtual services.
route [blank] View the routing table route
add deafault gw Add the default gateway IP address route add default gw 192.168.100.254
set greenside Set the management IP address for ALB-X. set greenside=192.168.101.1
mask <interface> Set the subnet mask for an interface. Interface names are eth0, eth1…. set mask eth0 255.255.255.0
show Displays the global configuration settings
shutdown Terminate all connections and power-off the jetNEXUS ALB-X
status Displays the current data statistics
top View the process information such as CPU and  Memory
viewlog messages Displays the raw syslog messages viewlog messages

Please note: Commands are not case sensitive.There is no command history.

 

Graphical User Interface

Please access your GUI interface at location
https://<management ip address>:27376 for all builds prior to
3.54.1 (Build 1540)

The default
port has now been changed to 443 for all builds deployed after
April 2014 and Software version 3.54.1 (Build 1540)

https://<management ip address>

View the User Guide here

 

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