Deploying the OneFuse Appliance

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In this article, I’m going to walk you through how simple it is to deploy the OneFuse integration platform.  The OneFuse appliance can be deployed and ready to configure in as quick as 5 minutes. 

Have a look at the below list of prerequisites you will need to deploy the OneFuse Appliance.

OneFuse Prerequisites

  • A hostname for the appliance
  • An IP Address and relevant network information (Subnet, Gateway, DNS Servers, etc)
  • Desired DNS zone/suffix for which to register the hostname and IP address
  • Resources to deploy the appliance to (i.e. vCenter, Cluster, Storage, Network, etc)
  • OneFuse OVA appliance downloaded and available
  • OneFuse license key

Once you have all of these available, you can begin the installation and be on your way to a new simpler way to consume integrations within your data center. 

To begin you will need to import the OVA.  If you are using VMware vSphere you can simply import the OVA, determine your cluster, your storage, and select the network that corresponds to the IP information you have readily available for the setup. Once the OVA has been imported into vCenter, you will want to power it on and follow the below steps to get it configured.

Configuration Steps

  1. Once powered on, you will see the below menu:
  2. You will want to work your way from the first menu option all the way until the last filling in the information you have gathered as part of the prerequisites.  First, we will select FQDN.  Fill in your relevant Fully Qualified Domain Name (hostname with DNS suffix) and select OK.
  3. Next, fill in your IP Address and select OK.
  4. Next, add the subnet mask that corresponds to the network you are using and select OK.
  5. Then, input the Gateway and select OK.
  6. Then, input your Primary DNS Server and select OK.
  7. Repeat Step 6 for your Secondary DNS Server and Select OK.
  8. Once you have completed inputting all the required information verify that it looks correct, then choose RUN and select OK.
  9. Once the configuration has finished you will be presented with how you can connect to the OneFuse UI interface as well as the default username and password for the appliance.
  10. Once you connect to the OneFuse Appliance UI you will be asked to provide your license key.  You can either paste the contents of the license.txt file into the field or browse for the license.bin file and attach it.  Once you are finished select “Apply License”.
  11. You will then see the “Welcome to OneFuse!” dialog where you will want to select “Apply License and Configure OneFuse”.
  12. Note:  If the appliance is still being prepared you may see the following dialog.  If so wait a few minutes and select “Retry”.
  13. Once everything is finalized you will see the OneFuse login screen where you may login with the default username: admin and the default password: admin.
  14. You will then be presented with the OneFuse EULA where you will need to scroll to the bottom after you have carefully read the entire agreement as we all know we do and select “AGREE”.
  15. The appliance is now deployed and ready to be configured and used.  During the creation of this article I deployed OneFuse version 1.2 and it was installed and ready in 4 minutes and 48 seconds – of course I was racing to do it as fast as I possibly could.

Now that OneFuse is deployed you can start configuring it for consumption: Configuring the OneFuse Appliance.  As you move through these series, we will cover many items all as easy to do as deploying the appliance itself. 

I hope you have found this walk-through to be of value and I hope you will continue to explore the many benefits of the OneFuse platform.

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