This article is designed to aid administrators through the installation of PGP Universal Server 3.x.
PGP Universal Server is a single console for managing the applications that provide email, disk, and network file encryption. PGP Universal Server functions as a management console for a variety of encryption solutions.
There are several areas to consider before installing and adding PGP Universal Server 3.x to your network environment. It is important to have at least a basic understanding of PGP Universal Server's functionality and features. This information can be found in the Release Notes as well as in the PGP Universal Server Administrator's Guide.
The .iso image should be burned to a CD/DVD as a .iso image to boot the server.
Note: PGP Universal Server is a customized Linux installation; it cannot be installed on a Windows server. Every PGP Universal Server requires a dedicated computer that meets the system requirements. Installation deletes all data on the system and reconfigures it as a PGP Universal Server.
Before completing the installation steps in this document, make sure your hardware meets the minimum system requirements. Incompatibilities related to hardware that are not on the certified list will not be supported.
Warning: Make sure all data on the system is backed up before you begin the installation.
There are several installation options available with PGP Universal Server 3.x. This article describes the customnet option only, which is the default option. Other options are available by pressing F2 at the initial PGP Installation Screen.
To install the PGP Universal Server using the default option
Insert the PGP Universal Server installation DVD into the drive and reboot or power on the server.
On the initial setup screen, press Enter. This installs the server with the default customnet option.
Note: A warning appears stating that the installation process will erase and repartition the system's disk. You can cancel the installation at this point, if necessary.
Click Continue to install the server. The pre-installation runs for approximately 2 minutes. When the pre-installation is finished, the Network Configuration screen appears.
Type the IP address and Prefix/Netmask for the network interface. Tab to OK and press Enter.
On the Miscellaneous Network Settings screen, type an IP Address for your Gateway, Primary DNS, and Secondary DNS servers. Tab to OK and press Enter.
Type a Hostname for the name of your server on the Hostname Configuration screen.
Note: The hostname must be the name of the first network interface, as the PGP Universal Server listens on the first interface by default.
It is strongly recommended you name your externally visible PGP Universal Server according to the keys.example.com convention, which allows other PGP Universal Servers to easily find valid public keys for email recipients in your domain
Installation takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on the speed of your disk and type of processor.
When the software is installed, the system automatically ejects the DVD and reboots. After the system reboots, a login prompt appears. Complete the PGP Universal Server Setup Assistant via a web browser by typing the following in the address bar:
https://<hostname>:9000 or https://<IP address>:9000
The PGP Universal Server displays a setup assistant to guide you through the initial configuration and licensing of the server.
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