2.2 Requirements

Use the information in the following table to verify you meet the requirements for Access Gateway for Cloud before deploying the appliance.

Table 2-1 Access Gateway for Cloud Requirements




One of the following versions of VMware:

  • vSphere Hypervisor 5.0

  • vSphere 5.0

  • ESXi 4.1

  • ESX 4.1


Minimum hardware requirements for each node in the appliance:

  • 60 GB disk space

  • 2 Cores

  • 8 GB RAM


Administration: The supported browsers for administration tasks are:

  • Firefox 10 and 11

  • Chrome

Users: The supported browsers for users are:

  • IE 9 on Windows 7

  • Firefox 10 and 11 on Windows 7


Supported cluster configuration:

  • Up to a five node cluster

  • Each node must reside in the same time zone

  • Each node must reside in the same IP subnet

Email Clients

Supported email clients for the email proxy are:

  • Windows Live Mail 2011

  • Latest iPhone iOS


Access Gateway for Cloud requires that all appliance nodes, administration workstations, end user workstations, and identity sources be able to resolve the public DNS name of the appliance.


Obtain the following required items:

  • A full or developer account with provisioning APIs enabled

  • Administrative account with password

  • Security token from Salesforce

  • Login URL from Salesforce

Google Apps for Business

Obtain the following required items:

  • A valid Google Apps for Business account

  • Provisioning APIs enabled on the account

  • An administrative account and password

Active Directory

Verify that your Active Directory meets the following requirements:

  • Windows 2008 R2 only.

  • A unique identity for each user account whether you have one or more domains. Access Gateway for Cloud uses the sAMAccountName as the unique identifier for the users.

  • Populate all of the required Active Directory attributes on the Active Directory users. For more information, see Section 3.4, Verifying the Identity Source User Attributes.

Obtain the following required items:

  • The password and the fully distinguished LDAP formatted name of a user in Active Directory that has read access. This user makes LDAP binds to Active Directory.

  • The name and password of a user in Active Directory that becomes the administrator of the appliance. The user must reside in the search context of the domains.

  • The IP address of one or more Active Directory servers that contain the users.

  • The context of the users in Active Directory.