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    Default rPath default login information

    I am trying to test the rPath appliance ISO within Xen, but as all our servers are given static IPs and not DHCP, as it appears to be expecting, there is no way to connect to the web frontend for configuration purposes.
    The install, both graphical and text based, is performed entirely without user interaction or prompting for network information or anything else for that matter. It results in a login prompt and an incomplete sentence referring to the web frontend for it, since it couldn't get an IP via DHCP.

    • Is a DHCP server required to setup the rPath appliance ?
    • Is there no way to login and set the network information so that you can connect via the web frontend as the docs explain ?
    • Is there another way to configure it initially in the absence of a DHCP server ?


    I realize the rPath appliance is 2 patch releases out of date at the moment but I would like to evaluate it as a platform to migrate our current NE installation to once it is ready. I really think that a virtual appliance is the future for Zimbra!

    Update: I've just attached a screenshot of what I meant about the blank screen referencing how to configure it had there been a DHCP server to give it an IP.

    Cheers,

    RioGD
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    OK, I don't have access to a Zimbra instance anymore but this should be simple.

    At this point you want to reboot the machine and go to single user mode. Then you can edit /etc/hosts and set-up static networking and disable dhcp. When it's all done then you can go back and finish configuration.

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    The rpath installer requires DHCP for the initial configuration.
    Short of that I sent you a private message with the default password information so you can log in and change the networking configuration.

    This used to be covered in the installation guide but looks like it may have gotten dropped.
    http://downloads.zimbra.com/applianc...stallation.pdf
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    Thank you Brian, that worked brilliantly!
    And your right I checked the pdf first thing, then I googled, then I checked the forum, then I checked bugzilla, and then finally I posted here.
    You should prepare some branches and coal for whoever dropped it from the PDF

    Cheers,

    RioGD

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    I have this exact same problem.

    Please could you also send me the password, in fact why not just post it into this thread?

    It isn't confidential I imagine, any admin that doesn't change default passwords deservers everything they get and it's only a beta anyway, so shouldn't be in production anywhere anyway.

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    markvr> I've just pm'd the info to you. I agree that perhaps it should be noted in the thread but since it apparently was removed from the documentation and a Zimbra employee chose to pm it to me instead of post it in the thread I will follow their wishes and not post it in the thread myself.

    Any Zimbra employee> It may be helpful to put the password information back in the documentation or post it into a publicly accessible thread or perhaps even the wiki.

    rPath manual network setup: Since the rPath config files are a bit different than the distros I am used to I thought I would add to this thread the needed information to manually set the network settings for eth0 (and whatever other NICs are configured after install from the virtual appliance rPath ISO).

    Code:
    vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0       (replace eth0 with the device your configuring)
    <<<
    # Replace eth0 with the device you are configuring
    DEVICE=eth0
    # Set the static IP you've chosen
    IPADDR=AA.BB.CC.DD
    # Set your netmask
    NETMASK=AA.BB.CC.DD
    # Set your gateway
    GATEWAY=AA.BB.CC.DD
    # Leave whatever MAC address was preconfigured
    HWADDR=HX:HX:HX:HX:HX:HX
    # Make sure it comes up on boot
    ONBOOT=yes
    # Its an ethernet IF
    TYPE=Ethernet
    # Make sure to either comment out or delete the dhcp line
    #BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    >>>
    Also naturally be sure to reset your root password from the defaults after logging in:
    Code:
    login: root
    password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# passwd
    # Enter a new password twice
    # and your all set.
    Cheers,

    RioGD
    Last edited by riogd; 07-02-2007 at 08:59 AM.

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    Thanks riogd,

    I actually switched my linux head on about 2min after posting and reset the root password by booting into single user mode.

    If anyone else has this problem google "reset linux root password" or something and follow the instructions about how to do this.

    Then edit the file:
    /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX
    /etc/sysconfig/network

    To set the static IPs & gateway.
    Mine look like this:

    DEVICE=eth0
    BOOTPROTO=static
    HWADDR=00:0C:298:75:14
    ONBOOT=yes
    IPADDR=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    NETMASK=255.255.255.0
    TYPE=Ethernet

    and

    NETWORKING=yes
    HOSTNAME=abcd.efgh.ij
    GATEWAY=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

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    I to am having the same issue.

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