Virtual Appliance Setup

once you create a remote control in SecureX orchestration, you can deploy the virtual appliance OVA and apply the shape you downloaded. here ’ s a summary of this process :

  1. Download the latest version of the SecureX orchestration remote OVA.
  2. Generate an SSH key pair and console password.
  3. Deploy the OVF template.
  4. Verify remote connectivity.
  5. (Optional) Define NTP servers.

Remote Overview

Download the OVA

  1. In SecureX orchestration, navigate to the Remote Configuration page (under the Admin section).
  2. Click the Download Appliance link next to the New Remote button:

If you want to verify the charge hashish of the OVA, please refer to the following table :

File Name SHA256 Hash
sxo-remote-5.10.0-14-20220421T1535-41ffac7.ova 73a563aa019a37aeb1ec36fe93aae47c8dabcb08369d23bcf6f8e044e0e26284

Deploying the VM

  1. In your VMware vCenter node, correct cluck on the booklet you want to deploy the remote control in and choose Deploy OVF Template :
  2. Select the Local file choice, select the distant OVA you downloaded, and click Next :
  3. Give the virtual appliance a unique diagnose, confirm the machine ’ second placement, and click Next :
  4. Select the calculate resource to deploy the virtual appliance on and chink Next :
  5. Review the details of the deployment and click Next.
  6. Select the datastore you want to use for the virtual appliance and click Next.
    • Note: We recommend a minimum of 30 GB of disk space be available for an orchestration remote.
  7. Select the network you want to deploy the virtual appliance on and suction stop Next :
  8. On the customize template screen, you’ll need to provide some information:
    • Provide a unique ID and hostname for the virtual appliance :
    • (Optional) Provide an SSH public key for SSH access (see these instructions).
    • Set Encoded user-data to the contents of remoteconfig.txt (from the you downloaded during remote creation).
    • Provide a password for the virtual appliance for cabinet entree ( the username will be ubuntu ).
    • Click Next.
  9. Review all of the virtual appliance’s details and, if everything looks correct, click Finish.

once the virtual appliance finishes deploying, be certain to power it on ! Once on-line, the outside ’ second condition should change from Not Connected to Connected on the remotes list in SecureX orchestration. eminence that a newly deployed distant can take up to 10 minutes to show as connect !

(Optional) Define NTP Servers

After deploying your SecureX orchestration distant, you can configure the virtual appliance to use custom NTP servers using these steps :

  1. Log in to your virtual appliance by either:
    • Opening a console to the VM in vCenter and logging in with your password; or
    • SSHing to the VM using the key pair you created during setup.
  2. Open the file /etc/chrony/chrony.conf and change the NTP servers to your preferred servers.
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Run the following command to restart the NTP service and check that the time is correct: systemctl restart chronyd ; watch chronyc tracking.

Generating an SSH Key Pair

If you want to be able to SSH to your distant appliance, you ’ ll necessitate to generate a key pair for authentication. You can use any key couple you want, american samoa retentive as it ’ south valid for a standard Ubuntu authorized_hosts file. Below, we give examples of how to generate a default option RSA winder couple.

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Execute the command: ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -f /path/to/output/keypair (for a 4096-bit RSA key).
  3. If you want to use a passphrase, provide it and then confirm it. If not, press enter twice.
  4. A public and private key will be generated at the path you provided. In this example:
    • keypair will contain the private key.
    • will contain the public key.


One of the easiest ways to generate a key match on Windows is by using the PuTTygen utility :

  1. Download PuTTygen from this page (look for puttygen.exe under Alternative binary files).
  2. Run puttygen.exe.
  3. If you want a passphrase on your key pair, provide it in Key passphrase and Confirm passphrase.
  4. Select the type of key and key length at the bottom of the window (we recommend at least a 2048-bit RSA key).
  5. Click the Generate button.
  6. Use the Save public key and Save private key buttons to export the keys.

Next Steps

now that you ’ ve deployed the SXo remote virtual appliance, you can configure your on-premises targets to use it ! prey shape

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