High-level steps for setting up Web Gateway

To set up a Web Gateway appliance, complete the following high-level steps.

Task

  1. Verify the requirements for the setup.
  2. Review the default initial configuration settings.
  3. Install the appliance software.
    • When setting up Web Gateway as a physical appliance with pre-installed software, connect and turn on the appliance.
    • When setting up Web Gateway as a physical appliance with downloaded software:
      • Download the software and copy it to some installation media.
      • Connect the appliance, insert the installation media, and turn on the appliance.
      • Work with the Boot Manager to install the software.
    • When setting up Web Gateway as a virtual appliance:
      • Download the software and copy it to some installation media.
      • Insert the installation media into a suitable host system.
      • Create a virtual machine on the host system.
      • Start the new virtual machine.
  4. Implement the initial configuration settings.
  5. Log on to the user interface.
  6. Review online documents and import a license.
  7. Activate the product.

Results

After completing the setup, you can work with the user interface of Web Gateway to perform more administration activities.

Note: For information on how to upgrade Web Gateway, see the release notes that are provided with each new product version.