HAProxy Enterprise Documentation 10.5

VMware Workstation Player

Follow these steps to install HAProxy ALOHA on VMware Workstation Player.

  1. From the HAProxy Technologies Customer Portal, create a new support ticket to request your download credentials.

  2. Browse to the URL https://www.haproxy.com/download/aloha/10.5/va-installer. Enter your credentials to access the folder.

  3. Download the file aloha-albva-vmx.zip and extract its contents.

  4. Open VMware Workstation Player and create a new virtual machine:

    1. Choose Player > File > Open and browse to the file aloha-albva.vmx.

    2. Once the virtual machine has been created, click Edit virtual machine settings.

    3. Under Network Adapter, change Network connection to Host-only so that you can access the VM.

    4. Exit the Virtual Machine Settings window and click Play virtual machine.

Assign an IP address

You must assign an IP address belonging to the internal network to your HAProxy ALOHA appliance. Although you have the option of using DHCP to assign an IP address dynamically, which is useful for connecting to the HAProxy ALOHA for the first time before you've set up a static IP, it is typical to prefer a static IP, since you will want HAProxy ALOHA to have a predictable address on your network.

When starting your appliance for the first time, you can either:

  • use DHCP to assign an IP address dynamically, then assign a static address either through the web user interface or the CLI, or

  • assign a static address to the appliance immediately.

Once you have assigned an IP address, you can then connect to the HAProxy ALOHA web UI and change IP address assignments using the graphical interface.

Use DHCP

By default, DHCP automatically assigns an IP address to your HAProxy ALOHA virtual appliance at first boot.

  1. Start your virtual appliance.

    The following message displays:

    Retrieve IP using DHCP or configure static ... 10sec (D/s)?
  2. Enter D for DHCP or wait for 10 seconds.

    The web UI's URL displays, for example:

    Access WEB User Interface:
    http://192.168.1.71:4444

Later, you should assign a static IP address to the appliance.

Assign a static IP address

  1. Start your appliance.

    The following message displays:

    Retrieve IP using DHCP or configure static ... 10sec (D/s)?
  2. Enter s to enter a static IP address.

    Note

    When no DHCP server is available, this is the default mode.

    The following message displays:

    Configure IP manually
    Use IP address (192.186.0.200)?
  3. Enter the IP address you want to assign to the appliance.

    The following message displays:

    Use netmask (255.255.255.0)?
  4. Enter the netmask you want to assign to the appliance.

    The following message displays:

    Use default gateway (192.186.0.1)?
  5. [Optional] Enter the IP address of the appliance's default gateway.

    The following message displays:

    Commit and save this configuration (N/y)?
  6. To save your configuration, enter y.

    The web UI's URL displays, for example:

    Access WEB User Interface:
    http://192.168.0.200:4444

You can now access the HAProxy ALOHA web UI at the address http://<IP Address>:4444/.

Log in to the web user interface

Copy the Access WEB User Interface address that's displayed when you connect to the command-line terminal. This takes you to a login screen.

To log in, use the username and password admin.

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Once logged in, run the initial configuration wizard.


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