VMWare vSphere/EXSi deploy tasks

 Deploying to VMWare vSphere/ESXi involves the following tasks:



VMWare vSphere/EXSi deployment tasks

Task Description Related Topic(s)
Download the latest OVA Download current version of the Access Gateway OVA. Download the latest OVA image
Import Import the OVA into VMWare vSphere/ESXi. Deploy OVA to VMWare vSphere/ESXi

Post deployment tasks

All deployments of Access Gateway require a set of common tasks including:

Task Description Related Topic(s)

First Login

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

First login to Command Line Console
Initialize Access Gateway Command line

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

Configure required /etc/hosts admin entry
Configure required DNS entries.
Determine Access Gateway IP address, for non-AWS instances.
Configure Admin /etc/hosts entry
Configure Access Gateway DNS
Initialize Access Gateway

Initialize the cookie domain and instance hostname.

Initialize Access Gateway Console
Configure an identity provider

Configure Okta tenant as identify provider

Setup SAML Access.

Configure your Okta tenant as an Identity Provider

Configure SAML access to Access Gateway from your Okta tenant

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

Configure Administration Access using SAML

Important Note


When creating a set of Access Gateway nodes, for use in a High Availability Cluster, care should be taken to name the nodes appropriately.
Note also, node names must be resolvable between Access Gateway instances before configuring High Availability.