Ensure that you have backed up all data and software on the disk to another machine. The Linux Appliance installation completely erases all the data on your hard disk.
Make sure the machine meets the minimum hardware requirements. See Section 2.6, Access Gateway Requirements.
An Administration Console must be installed before you can install the Access Gateway Appliance. See Installing the Access Manager Administration Console.
(Optional) If you want to try any advanced installation options such as driver installation or network installation, see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Installation Guide.
If a firewall separates the Access Gateway Appliance and the Administration Console:
Ensure that the required ports are opened. See Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP5 Setup Guide.
To import the Access Gateway Appliance into the Administration Console, you must enable the ICMP protocol. For information on how to do this, see Section 3.2, Configuring the Administration Console Firewall.