The Access Gateway runs on any NetWare 6.5 supported platform. The Linux version runs on SLES 9 SP3. It has the same features on both platforms. Select one or the other based on your network preferences. You install the Access Gateway on a separate machine because it clears the hard drive and sets up a soft appliance environment.
The Access Gateway requires the following hardware:
100 GB of disk space recommended, with 20 GB as the minimum. This disk space must be local and not remote (which is a possible configuration with a blade server).
3 GB RAM recommended, with 2 GB as the minimum.
Do not install more than 4 GB RAM on the Linux Access Gateway. The kernel does not support more than this and ignores any RAM above this limit.
3.0 GHz processor or better recommended, with 2.0 GHz as the minimum.
(NetWare Access Gateway) If your machine has hyper-threading (or logical processor) technology, you should use the computer’s setup program to turn it off. The NetWare Access Gateway shows a significant increase in performance and stability when this feature is turned off.
(Linux Access Gateway) supports x86-32 and x86-64 hardware, but runs in 32-bit mode.
The Access Gateway has no software requirements. The installation program for the Access Gateway re-images the hard drive, embeds the operating system (either NetWare or Linux), then configures the embedded operating system for optimal performance.
Before proceeding with the Access Gateway installation, make sure you have a static IP address for your Access Gateway server and an assigned DNS name (host name and domain name). You need to know the following about your network:
The subnet mask that corresponds to the IP address of the Access Gateway.
The IP address of the default gateway.
The IP addresses of the DNS servers on your network. These DNS servers need to be configured to resolve the DNS name of the Access Gateway to the IP address that you assign to it.
The IP address or DNS name of a NTP server, if you have one in your local environment.
You are prompted to enter this information during the install. For installation instructions, see
Clients, when accessing resources protected by the Access Gateway, can use any browser or operating system.