Console Administration Interface

2 Introduction

KEMP Technologies leads the industry in driving the price/performance value proposition for application delivery and load balancing to levels that our customers can afford. Our products’ versatile and powerful architecture provide the highest value, while enabling our customers to optimize their businesses that rely on Internet-based infrastructure to conduct business with their customers, employees and partners.

KEMP Technologies products optimize web and application infrastructure as defined by high-availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, security and ease of management. They maximize the total cost-of-ownership for web infrastructure, while enabling flexible and comprehensive deployment options.

2.1 Document Purpose

This document describes the KEMP 360 Central console administration tasks.

2.2 Intended Audience

This document is intended to help anyone who wants to use KEMP 360 Central console administration.

3 KEMP 360 Central Console Operation

The console enables users to interface with KEMP 360 Central using a menu-based series of options.

Access to this feature is only available on hypervisors that provide console-level access and is not available on public cloud platforms such as Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

3.1 Initial Setup

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After initially deploying and powering on KEMP 360 Central, the IP address of the KEMP 360 Central machine may be obtained by using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

If the IP address is not obtained by DHCP, or if the address details of KEMP 360 Central need to be changed, the console can be used to configure the IP address of KEMP 360 Central, the default gateway address and the name server addresses. To go through this menu, log in to the console using the default username (kemp360) and password (1fourall). You are requested to change this password when you first log in. For further information on the Quick Setup flow, refer to the Quick Setup section.

3.2  Console Main Menu

The console main menu appears whenever the console is accessed. Many features of KEMP 360 Central are configurable using the menu system.

3.3 Configuration Menu Basics

The configuration menu system consists of a number of hierarchical menus split into functional groups. Navigate around the menus  by using the Up and Down cursor keys or by using the + and - keys. On menus with numeric entries, you can also type the number.

To return to the previous menu, press the q or Esc keys on your keyboard or use the Cancel button.

To access the OK and Cancel buttons, press the Tab key to toggle between the menu and the buttons.

To ensure all changes made to the configuration are ignored, press Cancel.

3.4 Main Menu

To go to the relevant menu option, select the OK button from the main menu (this is currently highlighted).

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The following options are available on the initial console menu:

1. Quick setup

Configure the network settings for KEMP 360 Central. For step-by-step instructions on Quick Setup, go to the Quick Setup section.

2. Network Setup

Open the Network Setup menu.

The KEMP 360 Central Network Setup menu enables you to configure the following:

Network Configuration: Input the IP address of the KEMP 360 Central machine.

Hostname Configuration: Enter the hostname of the current machine.

DNS Configuration: Enter a space-separated list of name server IP addresses.

Default Gateway Configuration: Enter the IP address of the default gateway. KEMP 360 Central requires a default gateway through which it can communicate with the Internet.

Automatic Configuration: Select DHCP if you want to automatically configure the network settings for KEMP 360 Central.

DHCP automatically sets the IP address, the hostname, the DNS and the default gateway for KEMP 360 Central.  

You must reboot KEMP 360 Central to activate a change in Network Setup.

3. Ping Host

Test the connection to a specified address. Enter any valid address to check if KEMP 360 Central can communicate with it, such as www.google.com.

4. Change Password

Change the password of the KEMP 360 Central console user (kemp360).

5. Reboot

Reboot the KEMP 360 Central machine.

6. Quit

Exit the menu.

3.4.1 Quick Setup

Quick setup automatically begins when you log in to KEMP 360 Central for the first time. It can also be started by selecting option 1 from the main menu.

Quick setup enables the network settings in KEMP 360 Central to be quickly configured. After KEMP 360 Central is configured and running, all other parameters can be changed using the User Interface (UI).

Quick Setup welcomes you with the following message:

The Quick Setup procedure enables the configuration of the following parameters:

IP address of KEMP 360 Central

Default Gateway

IP address or addresses of any associated name servers

After these parameters are set, the configuration should be activated. KEMP 360 Central is then ready for use.

If a parameter is incorrectly set, use the Cancel button until the main menu appears. Quick Setup can then be performed again to correct the error.

To quickly set up your KEMP 360 Central, use the following steps:

1. Log in to the console.

2. From the menu that displays, select Quick Setup and then press OK.

3. From the Quick Setup Help dialog box, press OK.

4. On the DHCP dialog box, select No to not use DHCP.

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5. Enter the IP address and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) you want to assign to KEMP 360 Central and press OK.

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6. Enter the IP address of the default gateway and press OK.

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7. Enter a space separated list of name server IP addresses and press OK.

8. Press Yes on the Reboot screen to activate the setup.

References

Unless otherwise specified, the following documents can be found at http://kemptechnologies.com/documentation.

KEMP 360 Central, Feature Description

KEMP360 Central, Product Overview

Document History

 

Date

Change

Reason for Change

Ver.

Resp

Apr 2016

Initial Draft

First draft of document

1.0

KG

Sep 2016

Release updates

Updates for V1.9 release

2.0

POC

Jan 2017 Release updates Updates for V1.12 release 3.0 LB

 

 

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