Deploying the Unified Access Gateway Appliance

Now that you have configured the INI file for your Unified Access Gateway deployment, you can run the uagdeploy.ps1 Powershell script and provide this INI file as the configuration to automate the deployment.

1. Execute the Deployment Script

Running the script

As the script starts, a couple of questions ask you to provide the following information.

  1. Enter .\uagdeploy.ps1 .\uag-2NIC VMware1! VMware1! false false no
  2. The first VMware1! is the root password for the Unified Access Gateway appliance.
    The second VMware1! is the admin password for the REST API management access.
    The first false is to NOT skip the validation of signature and certificate.
    The second false is to NOT skip SSL verification for the vSphere connection.
    The no is to not join the VMware CEIP program.
  3. Enter AirWatch as the password for the SSLcert and SSLcertAdmin fields when prompted.

To avoid a password request for the certificate, remove the pfxCerts values and provide a PEM certificate, and set the pemCerts and pemPrivKey for the SSLCert and SSLCertAdmin sections of the INI file.

The deployment starts and you can follow the progress on the same window or on your vSphere Web Client, which you opened at the beginning of this set of exercises.

2. Confirm that the PowerShell Script Deployment Completes

Deployment finished

After successfully finalizing the deployment, the script automatic powers the VM UAG02 on.

The Received IP address presented by the script log is a temporary IP. The final IPs for NIC 1 and NIC2 are assigned to the Unified Access Gateway appliance during the first start. You can return to the vSphere Web Client to validate that as described in the next step.

3. Validate the Deployment

Validating UAG Appliance status
  1. Click VM and Templates.
  2. Click UAG-2NIC.
  3. Click View all 2 IP addresses.

Note: If the Unified Access Gateway appliance does not finalize the configuration during the first startup, you receive an error message from vSphere Web Client. If that happens, wait for the appliance to finalize, and refresh the entire Google Chrome browser.

4. Log In to the Unified Access Gateway Administration Console

UAG Admin UI Login
  1. Click the New Tab button to open a new tab.
  2. Browse to https://uagmgt-int.airwlab.com:9443/admin or click the UAG Internal Admin Console bookmark.
  3. Enter admin for the username.
  4. Enter VMware1! for the password (created for the Admin API in the Deploy OVF Wizard).
  5. Click Login.

5. Confirm the Unified Access Gateway Administration Console Login on the Internal Network

Succesfull login

A successful login redirects you to the following screen, where you can import settings or manually configure the Unified Access Gateway appliance.

  1. Click admin.
  2. Click Logout.

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