- Change administrative passwords
- Set up a file share for the App Layering appliance
- Open firewall ports for App Layering, as needed
- Connect to a directory service
- Assign App Layering roles to users
- Enable Labs features
- Add a Connector Configuration
Connectors are the interfaces to environments where you create Layers and publish Layered Images. You create one or more Connector Configurations for each platform where you intend to package Layers or publish Layered Images.
A Connector Configuration is a stored set of values for connecting to a storage location in your environment. A configuration typically includes credentials for authentication, a storage location, and any other information required to interface with the environment where you will be creating layers or publishing images. You can create multiple Connector Configurations, each configured to access a unique location in your environment.
You are asked to select a connector configuration when:
You may be able to use the same connector configuration to accomplish all of the above. It depends on the environment.
How and when to add a new Connector Configuration
If this is your first time using the App Layering Service, you will need to add one or more Connector Configurations in the process of adding Layers and publishing Layered Images. In the Management Console, the wizards for Creating Layers, Adding Versions, and Publishing Layered Images each include a page for selecting and creating Connector Configurations.