2.2. Nextron Universal Installer

The Nextron Universal Installer is a web based installer which will guide you through the installation of our ASGARD products. The Nextron Universal Installer will install one of the following products on your server (this manual focuses on the Broker, Gatekeeper and Lobby components):

Hint

You need a special ASGARD Management Center license to install all three components. Please make sure you have your license ready before you start the installation.

  • ASGARD Management Center; alternatively if your license permits:

    • ASGARD Broker

    • ASGARD Gatekeeper

    • ASGARD Lobby

  • Master ASGARD

  • ASGARD Analysis Cockpit; alternatively:

    • Elasticsearch Cluster Node for ASGARD Analysis Cockpit

  • ASGARD Security Center, in the following variants:

    • ASGARD Security Center (Backend Only)

    • ASGARD Security Center (Frontend Only)

    • ASGARD Security Center (All-in-one, unrecommended)

Note

You can only install one product on one server, since the products are not designed to coexist on the same server. The exception being the ASGARD Security Center (All-in-one).

The installation takes roughly between 5-15 minutes, depending on your internet connection and the server you are installing the product on.

If you encounter problems during your installation, please see Diagnostic Pack for further instructions.

2.2.1. Requirements

The installation of the ASGARD Broker Network components requires the following:

  • A valid license file for the ASGARD Management Center (with the Broker Network feature enabled)

  • A configured FQDN (with some exceptions, see Valid FQDN)

  • Internet access during installation (see Connectivity Check)

2.2.2. Installation

After the ISO installer is finished with the setup, you will be greeted at the console login prompt with the following message:

Login prompt ASGARD Server

Follow the instructions and navigate to the webpage displayed on your console. You will most likely get a browser warning when you connect the first time to the page. This is due to the page using a self signed certificate, since it will only be used to install the Broker Network components. You can safely ignore this warning and proceed to the page.

You will be greeted with a small introduction as to what the Nextron Universal Installer is and what it does. After you click Next, you will be presented with the landing page of the Nextron Universal Installer.

landing page of the Universal Installer

Enter the Installation Code from the terminal and click Next. The Installer will now guide you through the installation.

2.2.3. Connectivity Check

The Nextron Universal Installer will try to connect to our update server in order to download all the necessary packages once the installation starts. Make sure you can reach the update servers (see Network Requirements).

Please configure your proxy settings if you are behind a proxy (see Proxy and NTP Settings).

2.2.4. Valid FQDN

The Nextron Universal Installer will prompt you to verify the FQDN which you configured during the installation of the base system (see Network Configuration). This is needed in order for your ASGARD Agents to communicate via a HTTPs connection with the ASGARD Management Center. The Agents will use the FQDN to connect to the ASGARD Management Center and also verify the Common Name of the certificate to verify its authenticity. If there is a mismatch the Agents will not be able to connect to the ASGARD Management Center.

If the displayed FQDN is not correct, you can change it by clicking on the View FQDN Change Instructions button. This will open a dialog with instructions on how to change the FQDN of your server. Once you have changed the FQDN, you can continue with the installation.

FQDN Verification of the Universal Installer

2.2.5. Proxy and NTP Settings

If you need to configure a proxy or change the NTP settings of your system, you can do so by clicking on the Settings button in the left menu of the Nextron Universal Installer.

Settings of the Universal Installer

If you configured a proxy during the ISO installation, those settings will be carried over into the Universal Installer. The settings will also be carried over into your ASGARD Management Center. The same goes for NTP.

2.2.6. Diagnostic Pack

In case of errors or problems during the installation, you can download a diagnostic pack by navigating to the Diagnostics tab in the left menu of the Nextron Universal Installer. Click on the Download Diagnostic Pack button to download the diagnostic pack. You can then send the diagnostic pack to our support team for further analysis.

Diagnostics of the Universal Installer