5.0 Installing the Linux Access Gateway Appliance

Installation time: 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon the hardware.

What you need to know

  • Username and password of the Access Manager administrator.

  • IP address of the Administration Console.

  • Static IP address for the Access Gateway.

  • DNS name (host and domain name) for the Access Gateway that resolves to the IP address.

  • Subnet mask that corresponds to the IP address for the Access Gateway.

  • IP address of your network’s default gateway.

  • IP addresses of the DNS servers on your network.

  • IP address or DNS name of an NTP server.

The Linux Access Gateway Appliance can be installed on all supported hardware platforms for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.

IMPORTANT:After you have completed installing the Linux Access Gateway Appliance, upgrade the Linux kernel to the latest security patch to avoid any security vulnerabilities. For more information on upgrading the kernel, see Section 8.6.5, Installing or Updating the Latest Linux Patches.

This section provides the following information on how to install the Linux Appliance: