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cloudappliance/applinstallv1901 [2019_06_14 16:56]
steven [Preparation]
cloudappliance/applinstallv1901 [2019_07_17 20:24] (current)
steven [Enterprise File Fabric Appliance Installation Guide v1901]
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-# Enterprise File Fabric Appliance Installation Guide v1901+# Enterprise File Fabric Appliance Installation Guide version 1901
  
 # Introduction # Introduction
  
-The SME File Fabric platform is shipped as a virtual appliance, and once you have deployed it into your environment you have to follow a few steps to get the product set up and ready for use. This document will walk you through the initial steps needed to get started.+The SME File Fabric platform is shipped as a virtual appliance. Once you have deployed it into your environment you have to follow a few steps to get the product set up and ready for use. This document will walk you through the initial ​install ​steps needed to get started.
  
 This document does not cover how to deploy the File Fabric in your virtual environment,​ only how to configure the software once the virtual appliance is deployed. For production deployments see [[sizingguide|]]. This document does not cover how to deploy the File Fabric in your virtual environment,​ only how to configure the software once the virtual appliance is deployed. For production deployments see [[sizingguide|]].
  
-For deployment on the Google Cloud Platform see [[googlecloud-gettingstarted]].+For the Google Cloud Platform see [[googlecloud-gettingstarted]]
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 +For VMWare, vSphere 5.5 or above is required.
  
 # Preparation # Preparation
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 # Part I - Configure Networking # Part I - Configure Networking
  
-Out of the box, the SME appliance comes configured for DHCP. For most production environments you want to assign a static address. You can easily do this with tools provided and installed on the appliance. If you have DHCP with dynamic DNS enabled, you should be able to simply connect to “appliance.yourcompany.tld”. If not, and you do not know the IP of the appliance, connect over a console session from your hypervisor.+Out of the box, the SME appliance comes configured for DHCP. For most production environments you will assign a static ​IP address. You can easily do this with tools provided and installed on the appliance. If you have DHCP with dynamic DNS enabled, you should be able to simply connect to “appliance.yourcompany.tld”. If not, and you do not know the IP address ​of the appliance, connect over a console session from your hypervisor.
  
 Once the SME appliance is booted and you are ready to start, you need to log in with “smeconfiguser” to the Linux shell and start the configuration server. Before we start the web-based configuration tool, let us update the hostname. Once the SME appliance is booted and you are ready to start, you need to log in with “smeconfiguser” to the Linux shell and start the configuration server. Before we start the web-based configuration tool, let us update the hostname.
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-Once you save the license, you will see the features available to you:+A trial key can be requested from https://​www.storagemadeeasy.com/​appform/​.
  
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-## 2.     Set up outbound email:+## 2. Outbound Email (Recommended)
  
-{{ :​cloudappliance:​applinstallv1901:​image008.png?nolink&250 |}} +An SMTP server is used by the appliance to send registration and notification emails to usersIt can be configured under **Settings > Email Filebox**.
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-Below is a sample what my screen looks like, for a Gmail SMTP setup, but you will have to ask your email administrator for your specific details, or sign up for a free Gmail address:+If you do not configure an email server remember not to use email notification when adding users.
  
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 +Below is a sample what the configuration looks like, for an SMTP setup using a Gmail account. You will have to ask your email administrator for your specific details, or sign up for a free Gmail address: 
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 The “Notification Email” address will receive emails from the system warning of license expiration etc. You should enter your email here. The “Notification Email” address will receive emails from the system warning of license expiration etc. You should enter your email here.
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 +### Change Appliance Admin Email
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 +With an SMTP server configured you can change the email of the Appliance Admin. Go to the main menu (Hamburger icon) to Password/​Login.
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 +You can also set up Two Factor Authentication (2FA) for the Appliance Admin from this screen.
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 ## 3.     Look & Feel ## 3.     Look & Feel
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