Secure Mobile Access 12.4 CMS Administration Guide
Setting Up a CMS
To setup a Centrally Managed VPN infrastructure
For setting up a CMS on AWS, Azure and KVM, refer to the respective Getting Started Guide.
- Setup a virtual instance (ESX, Hyper-V) of the release firmware.
- Start the virtual machine and wait for a login prompt to appear.
- Login as root (no password is required).
- Press any key to continue.
Enter the network settings for the internal interface (labeled 2 on the appliance).
- IP Address
- Subnet mask
If you are on the same network as the appliance, press Enter when prompted for the gateway.
Continue until instructed to access the console from a browser at https://<Internal-IP-Address>:8443
Click Next to view the License Agreement.
- Read the agreement and, if you agree, select I accept the terms of the license agreement.
Click Next to select Basic Settings.
- Select Install this appliance as the central management server for a pool of appliances.
Under Administrator password, enter the password you want for the administrator and confirm it.
Be sure to save or write this password down in a secure location. It is encrypted and is difficult to recover if you forget it.
- Under Date and time, select the time zone from the Time Zone menu.
The Network Settings page is displayed.
- Enter a descriptive name in the Appliance name field.
Select the Single interface option.
CMS is restricted to a single interface; it cannot be set up with dual interfaces.
- Enter the Internal Interface IP address and Subnet mask.
- From the Routing mode menu, select Default gateway.
- In the Default gateway IP address field, enter the gateway IP address.
- Enter your domain in the Default domain field.
- Enter the IP address of the primary DNS server into the DNS Server field.
- Under Locale, enter the Country and the Location.
- Select Enable pushing policy configuration from this server to managed appliances.
The configuration changes are applied and a Log-in screen appears.
Log in with user name as admin and the password that you just configured.
The Central Management Console (CMC) Dashboard page appears.
You can now download and install a CMS license from MySonicWall.com. Refer to Licensing.
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