VMware Workstation deploy tasks

Deploying to VMware Workstation involves the following tasks:

VMWare Workstation deployment tasks

Task Description
Download OVA Download current version of the Access Gateway OVA.
Import OVA Import the OVA into VMWare Workstation.

Post deployment tasks

All Access Gateway deployments require a set of common tasks:



Set Access Gateway instance hostname Access Gateway specifies a known gateway hostname which can be changed.
[Optional] Set Access Gateway instance IP address Many installations require Access Gateway to use a fixed known IP address.
[Optional] Set Access Gateway DNS Servers Many installations use a split DNS process where multiple DNS servers are required.
[Optional] Set Access Gateway proxy server Many installations require a proxy server for Access Gateway.
Determine Access Gateway IP address for non-AWS instances
Configure admin /etc/hosts entry
Configure Access Gateway DNS
Determine Access Gateway IP address.
Configure required /etc/hosts admin entry.
Configure required DNS entries.
Initialize Access Gateway Admin UI console Initialize the cookie domain and instance hostname.
Configure your Okta tenant as an identity provider Configure Okta tenant as an identify provider.
Configure SAML access to from your Okta tenant Configure Okta tenant to allow access to Access Gateway using SAML.
Review security best practices Examine and execute a set of common Access Gateway security best practices.

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.