VMware vSphere/EXSi deploy tasks

 Deploying to VMware vSphere/ESXi involves the following tasks:


VMWare vSphere/EXSi deployment tasks

Task Description Related Topics
Download the latest OVA Download current version of the Access Gateway OVA.
Import Import the OVA into VMWare vSphere/ESXi.

Post deployment tasks

All Access Gateway deployments require a set of common tasks:

Task Description Related Topics

First sign in

Reset the Access Gateway Management console password.
Reset the virtual appliance at the command line.

[Optional but recommended]
Specify the hostname

Access Gateway defaults to a known gateway hostname which can be changed.

[Optional] Specify a fixed IP address

Many installations require Access Gateway to use a fixed known IP address.

[Optional] Specify DNS servers

Many installations use a split DNS process where multiple DNS servers are required.

[Optional] Specify proxy

Some installations require a proxy server for Access Gateway

Determine the IP Address assigned and configure DNS Determine Access Gateway IP address.

Configure required /etc/hosts admin entry.
Configure required DNS entries.
Initialize Access Gateway

Initialize the cookie domain and instance hostname.

Configure an identity provider

Configure Okta tenant as an identify provider.

Configure SAML access to Access Gateway from your Okta tenant

Configure Okta tenant to allow access to Access Gateway using SAML.

Important Note


When creating a set of Access Gateway nodes for use in a high availability cluster, ensure that nodes are named appropriately.
Also, node names must be resolvable between Access Gateway instances before configuring high availability.