Gathering required information

Use this list prior to installing your Exinda Appliance to check that you have the requisite physical hardware and information to ensure a smooth installation.

  1. Inspect the package contents. The package contents vary slightly depending on the model. In general, the package includes the following items:
  • 1 × Exinda Appliance
  • 2 × Power Leads
  • 1 × UTP Straight Cable (usually blue)
  • 1 × UTP Crossover Cable (usually red)
  • 1 × Serial Cable
  • 1 × Quick Start Guide
  1. Determine the location of the appliance in your network. For more information refer to Deployment options.
  2. Collect all the information needed for system configuration. The initial configuration wizard requires the following:
  • Host Name – A name you give the Exinda Appliance to refer to and remember it more easily.
  • Ethernet Negotiation Settings – Any Ethernet negotiation settings with any particular equipment that connects the Exinda appliance, such as hard-coded Ethernet speed and duplex settings.
  • IPInternet protocol Address and Netmask – An available IP address and netmask.
  • Default Gateway – The default gateway IP address.
  • DNSDomain Name Server Server(s) – At least one DNS server is required so the Exinda Appliance can resolve host names.
  • SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol Server – An SMTP server, if you wish to receive e-mail notifications from the Exinda Appliance.
  • Time Zone – The time zone the Exinda Appliance will be in.