Setting up a Web Gateway appliance To set up a Web Gateway appliance, you need to complete several activities, such as checking your installation materials, configuring initial settings, and logging on to the interface. The setup procedure differs according to the platform where you install the appliance software and the way the software is provided. When the installation is complete and you log on to the interface for the first time, you also need to import a license and activate the product. Overview of the setup procedure Setting up a Web Gateway appliance includes several high-level steps. Requirements for the setup Before you set up Web Gateway as a physical or virtual appliance, you must make sure that you have available what is needed. Default initial configuration settings You can set up an appliance with default initial configuration settings or implement your own settings, using the configuration wizard that appears during the process. Default serial system console settings When using a serial system console to connect to a Web Gateway appliance for administrative purposes, particular settings are configured by default on the console. Set up a physical appliance with pre-installed software On a newly purchased hardware platform, the appliance software is pre-installed. Connect the appliance and turn it on. Set up a physical appliance with downloaded software When setting up a physical appliance, you can install software that you downloaded from the McAfee Content & Cloud Security Portal. Set up a virtual appliance To set up a virtual appliance, download the appliance software from the McAfee Content & Cloud Security Portal and install it on a virtual machine. Setting up a virtual appliance with Hyper-V You can set up a virtual machine with Hyper-V and use it as a platform for running the Web Gateway appliance software. Setting up Web Gateway in an AWS environment Web Gateway can be set up and run in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. Implement the initial configuration settings Work with the configuration wizard to implement the default or your own initial configuration settings on an appliance. Log on to the interface of Web Gateway To log on to the interface of Web Gateway, use a browser on your administration system or access the interface without a browser. Activate the product To activate the product, review two online documents on licensing and data usage, then import a license and click the activation button. Configure more initial settings Configure initial settings for the time zone, network interfaces, and DNS servers. Solve problems with connecting to the download servers Complete this procedure if the download that is started after activating the product fails due to problems with connecting to the download servers. Activate Web Gateway with a temporary license key If you have not yet received a file with a license key from McAfee, you can use a temporary key to activate Web Gateway. Re-image an appliance To re-image an appliance, use the appliance software on the CD/DVD or USB drive that is shipped with it. Upgrading Web Gateway offline You can perform an offline upgrade of Web Gateway using an ISO file with the appliance software.