You can install Secure Web Gateway to run as a virtual appliance on a KVM host that uses the Ubuntu operating system.
On the KVM host, a virtual machine (VM) is created that serves as platform for the Secure Web Gateway appliance software. You can create more than one virtual machine to run an instance of Secure Web Gateway on each of them.
After completing the installation, you can connect to Secure Web Gateway and work with its features to configure a web policy.
For the installation procedure, see Install Web Gateway as a Virtual Appliance on KVM.
To install Secure Web Gateway on a KVM host, the system requirements for virtual appliances must be met. For these requirements, see Physical and Virtual Appliance Requirements.
When planning the resources for the host, you need to consider how many instances of Secure Web Gateway you want to install and run on it.
Connecting to Secure Web Gateway
You can connect to Secure Web Gateway to work on its user interface or from the console for the virtual machine (VM) that serves as its platform.
This virtual machine is referenced by the name that you configured for it in the installation procedure, for example, swg-test.
- Connecting to the user interface — To connect to the user interface and the proxy ports, you need to know the IP address of the virtual machine. You also need to configure port forwarding rules or DHCP-enabled bridges.
For the port forwarding rules, you can, for example, use IP address commands and SSH tunneling. For the DHCP-enabled bridges, you can, for example, use IP address commands, the brctl utility, and network scripts.
To find the IP address of the virtual machine, you run the following command on the command line interface (CLI) of a system console:
virsh domifaddr swg-test
Using this IP address, you can connect to the user interface and log on. The default user name and password to submit are admin and webgateway.
Connecting to the VM console — To connect to the VM console, you run a suitable command on the command line interface (CLI) of a system console and log on as root administrator.
The command is as follows:
virsh console swg-test
When logging on, the default user name and password to submit are root and changeme.