HAProxy Enterprise Documentation 13.0

Hardware Appliance

The HAProxy ALOHA hardware appliance ships as a rack mount server. First, you must connect the ALOHA appliance to your network, after which you can complete other configuration tasks using the web user interface.

Package Contents

All ALOHA load balancer packages contain the following items:

  • The ALOHA appliance

  • A European or US electric cable

  • A serial cable to connect to the console

Connect the appliance to your network

You can connect to the ALOHA using either:

  • an RJ45 ethernet cable

  • an RJ45-to-serial console cable

Connect using an ethernet cable

For this method, you need:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with an ethernet port

  • An ethernet cable (both straight or crossover are allowed)

By default, the ALOHA configures eth0 with the IP address: 192.168.0.200/24.

  1. Turn on the ALOHA.

  2. Plug the ethernet cable into the ALOHA's eth0 port. Connect the other end to your computer's network port.

  3. Configure the network adapter on your computer with the static IP address 192.168.0.1/24.

  4. Browse to the ALOHA web user interface at http://192.168.0.200:4444.

  5. Use the default credentials admin / admin to log in.

  6. Run the initial configuration wizard.

Connect using a console cable

For this method, you need:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a serial port

  • An RJ45-to-serial console cable (provided)

  1. Turn on the ALOHA.

  2. Plug the RJ45 connector end of the console cable into the ALOHA's console port. Connect the serial connector end to your computer's serial port.

  3. Start Minicom:

    minicom -s

    Configure it to 115200 8N1, hardware flow control.

  4. Press enter until a login prompt appears.

  5. Use the default credentials admin / admin to log in.

  6. Get root access by typing the command root.

  7. Run the following commands, replacing the uppercase keyword with your own settings:

    1. Set the system hostname:

      config set system hostname <HOSTNAME>
    2. Set a static IP address for the eth0 network interface:

      config set network.eth0 ip-address <IP/NETMASK>
    3. Set the default gateway:

      config set network.eth0 ip-route-default <GATEWAY>
    4. Apply your configuration:

      service network restart
    5. Connect the ALOHA to your network using the eth0 network port.

    6. Try to ping the ALOHA using the IP address you configured. If the ping is successful, save the configuration:

      config save
  8. Browse to the ALOHA web user interface at http://<ALOHA IP>:4444.

  9. Use the default credentials admin / admin to log in.

  10. Run the initial configuration wizard.


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