Product Documentation

System settings

Jan 11, 2018

You can specify settings for the following system configuration parameters by clicking on the Edit button of each option, making your changes, and clicking the Save button.

Appliance settings Summary

HTTP Certificate Settings

Displays the currently set security certificate. Use the Upload and Generate buttons to upload an existing certificate or to generate a new one. Optionally, enter a comment that describes the changes you made.

Network File Shares

The Network File Share is used to:

  • Package Layers using the NFS connector, rather than a connector for your hypervisor.
  • Publish Layered Images to the NFS file share, rather than a connector for your publishing platform.
  • Serve Elastic Layers.
  • Upgrade the App Layering software.

To configure the Network File Share, you specify the:

  • Network File Share Type
  • Network File Share Path
  • User Name & password

Then, test the connection to the file share by clicking Test Network File Share. The test returns a message stating either "Success" or "Failed to mount network file share path". You can enter a comment describing your changes.

Security Settings

Specify the number of minutes of inactivity before the Management Console logs you out. Optionally, enter a comment that describes the changes you made.

Task Retention Settings

Specify the number of days that the appliance should retain completed Tasks before deleting them. Optionally, enter a comment that describes the changes you made.

Audit Log Retention Settings

Specify the number of days that the appliance should retain audit log files. After that time elapses, the software begins to overwrite the audit log. Optionally, enter a comment that describes the changes you made.

Notification Settings

Configure automatic email notification settings for yourself or other users. When you export logs, the appliance sends the specified recipients an email notification that includes a link to the log files.

To set up email notifications:

  1. In the Mail Server box, enter the name of your email server or the name of the SMTP relay server.
  2. In the Mail Server port, enter the number of the port that the email server uses for communication.
  3. In the User Name box, enter the user name for the email account you want to use for sending notifications. For example,
  4. In the Password box, enter the password for the email account.
  5. In the From box, enter an email address to identify the source of the email message. For example, if you enter, the email message displays the following in the From box of the received notification:
    App Layering Manager []
  6. In the Recipient List box, enter the email addresses that should receive notifications. Use a comma or semicolon to separate the email addresses.
  7. Click Test Email Configuration to verify that the settings for the email server and account work correctly. If the test succeeds, the software displays a success message and sends the recipients a confirmation email.
  8. Enter a comment, if necessary, and click Save to save the email settings. Any comments you enter will appear in the Information view Audit History.

For more information, see Export log files.

Log File Retention Settings

Specify the maximum disk space to use for all logs (in megabytes) and the number of days that the log files should be retained. Optionally, enter a comment that describes the changes you made.

Change administrator passwords

Use the following accounts to manage the App Layering appliance and service. For security, you must change these passwords the first time you access the Management Console.

Warning: You need the root account password to change the other administrator passwords. Be sure to keep the root password in a safe place.

  • administrator account for the Management Console - The account for the management console, which is hosted on the App Layering Appliance. The default password is Unidesk1.
  • root user account for the appliance - The default Linux superuser account, which has access to all commands and files on the appliance's Linux OS. WARNING: This password is required if you ever need to reset your other administrative accounts. The default password is v9Yx*6uj.
  • adminstrator account for the appliance - The account for the command line utility where you can change the appliance's network setting, date, time, ntp server, or time zone. The default password is Unidesk1.

To change the passwords for the administrative accounts on the appliance:

  1. If you are logging on to the management console of a newly installed appliance for the first time, skip to Step 3.
  2. Select User > Set up Login Credentials. On the About Your Credentials tab, the three administrative accounts are described.
  3. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the administrative accounts for the appliance.
  4. For each account, type the new password and then type it again in Confirm Password.
  5. On the Confirm and Complete tab, click Change Credentials.