Installing the PxM Virtual Appliance

This guide introduces you to the PxM Virtual Appliance, provides instructions for deploying into different infrastructures and walks you through the installation and configuration steps required to get started.

Overview

The PxM Platform is made up of the following components:

Component Description
PxM Virtual Appliance Main component which drives the PxM Platform. It incorporates the virtual appliance, database, and Web Management Interface.
The PxM Virtual Appliance is packaged for deployment as either a OVA or VHD file.
PxM Client Allows Superadmins to access the Web Management Interface to manage and configure the PxM Platform and allows users to single sign onto devices and run device tasks.
The PxM Client is included in the PxM Virtual Appliance and can be downloaded for installation on either Windows or macOS workstations.
PxM MAP Server Enables remote applications to be launched from the PxM Client.
The PxM MAP Server software is installed on a 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2016 along with the management applications.

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Together these components provide a solution to help you with:

  • managing privileged access to devices.

  • managing privileged task execution.

  • managing, auditing and recording of privileged user sessions.

Installation of the PxM Platform starts with the deployment of the PxM Virtual Appliance. Once the virtual appliance has been deployed you will be able to install the PxM Client and access the Web Management Interface.

The Web Management Interface is the graphical interface for the PxM Platform and where you will manage users privileged access to device and tasks.

Supported infrastructure

The PxM Virtual Appliance deployment is currently supported on a number of infrastructures for which deployment steps will differ.

Once the PxM Virtual Appliance has been successfully deployed into your infrastructure, the installation and initial configuration will be the same.

Supported infrastructures:

  • VMware vSphere
  • Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Prerequisites

Before deploying the PxM Virtual Appliance review the prerequisites below to ensure the correct resources are available.

Prerequisites

Licencing

A valid license file will be required during the initial configuration step. If you don't have a valid license file contact Osirium Ltd.

Ports

Ensure TCP ports 443 and 9002 are open as they are required for the client-side.

Click here for a full list of ports used by the PxM Platform.

Supporting documentation

Further information relating to the PxM Platform can be found here.