Installing Hypersocket Server ISO

This article details steps on completing the installation of Hypersocket from the original ISO image. The ISO image is unique in that you need to configure the OS as well as the application. Using the software installs or VMWare, HyperV images the operating system is already configured.

Note: before proceeding you should have completed, 'Creating VM for Hypersocket ISO' first, this creates a virtual machine required for the ISO to run effectively.

Step 1: Choose Graphical Install

With the newly created VM started you should see the Hypersocket installation menu, from here choose Graphical Install, the Install option does the same but lacks any gui.

Step 2: Language Settings

The initial steps require you to configure the language, location and keyboard mapping to use, please choose your country and location as appropriate.

Step 3: Network Settings

The next step requires you to set the hostname for the system and the domain name, this will be the name of the server and how users will access this machine. In my example I have chosen:

  • Hostname: Hypersocket
  • Domain name: hypersocket.local

Step 3: Root Password

The root password is the secure account used to access the underlying operating system if ever needed. So it is vital you set a secure password and something you will remember if ever needed.

Step 4: Partition Disks

The next step requires partitioning of the 32 GB of disk space assigned to this VM. The simplest method is to use the default settings of Guided - use entire disk option.

Hitting Continue with ask you to choose the disk to partition, in most cases you should only have one to choose from and if you followed the previous article this will be around 32 GB in size.

Pressing Continue then select Finish partitioning and write changes to disk. You will notice that the whole disk is being used for all your files, if you require better structure then you can choose manual parititioning and configure your own splits, our recommendation for seperate partitions is:

  • /root 8G
  • /swap 4G
  • /var 20G

Step 5: Package Manager

The final steps require setting up of the package manager, this is required to get Debian operating system updates, it is recommend you select Yes to use a Network Mirror and choose a mirror in your country as close to you as possible.

 

If you need to use a proxy to access this server then you can provide these settings on the next step.

Step 6: Restarting VM

The wizard will now take the above settings and create the and configure the operating system and also install Hypersocket. The VM will eventually shutdown and you should remove the Hypersocket ISO from the CD/DVD by navigating to Storage->Settings again.

With the ISO removed the VM will start up and you will be presented with the VM centre login menu dialog, using your root account credentials defined earlier you can log into VM Centre.

VM Centre

VM Centre is a powerful system which allows you to manage the underlying operating system and services running. Not only can you access the system via a terminal interface but can monitor system resources, update system packages and configure network settings.

Step 7: Accessing Hyersocket Server

Having successfully logged into VM Centre you can locate your server url/ip under the Network chart.

Navigating to this URL/IP you will be presented with the Hypersocket server login page. To login for the first time use:

  • username: admin
  • password: admin

You will be required to set a new password for the admin accunt.

You have successfully setup Hypersocket server.

Summary

This article showed you how to setup the ISO installation, from setting up the operating system right through to logging into your Hypersocket server.

With the server fully operational you are now ready to begin configuring users, permissions, access rights as well as application resources for your users to one-click sign into. For examples of SSO in action take a look at the article titled, 'Setting up SSO Browser Reource'.

 

 

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