Several hardware models are available to serve as a platform for installing the appliance software and running Secure Web Gateway as a physical appliance.
Each model has a short name that begins with WBG for Web Gateway and is followed by a number. The model generation is indicated by a letter at the end of the name. The following models are available:
- WBG-5000-E and E2
- WBG-5500-E and E2
The model name can also be found on a label on top of the hardware chassis. The serial number of an appliance hardware box can be retrieved using a command run on a system console.
Model Name on the User Interface
When you are running Secure Web Gateway as a physical appliance on a hardware platform, you can view the model name on the user interface under Configuration > Appliances.
The appliance you are currently working on is displayed in a tree structure with its system settings. When the appliance is connected to others in a cluster, these are also displayed.
Each appliance has an ID, which is also shown, consisting of mwgappl as prefix and a number.
Retrieving the Serial Number
An appliance hardware box has a serial number, which you can retrieve using a command that you run on a system console.
The command is:
dmidecode -s system-serial-number
Here is an example of how this command is run to have a serial number returned.
[root@swgappl ~]# dmidecode -s system-serial-number A0C9123041 [root@swgappl ~]#