Installing the NetYCE software

Installing the NetYCE software

After successfully applying for the free download you will receive an email which allows you to verify your account, after clicking the  button,

a webpage will open with the actual download link: 

Click the "Download" button to download the .ova file, and please take note of the credentials mentioned above as you are going to need them later on. 

In this article I will be using Virtualbox and am going to assume your hypervisor has a host-only network interface present with an enabled DHCP Server.

Import the VM by double clicking the .ova file, wait for the "Import Virtual Appliance" window to appear and click "Finish" or "Next" depending on which version of Virtualbox you are running

Review the terms and conditions and click “Agree” to start the import process

When you start the VM for the first time you will see the following message, hit enter to start the setup process:

Set the desired passwords for the root and yce user by entering these passwords twice:

Confirm the FQDN for the VM by hitting enter.

Next the current network interface setup will be shown, hit enter to start the network configuration part:

As we are setting up this VM for evaluating purposes I will stick to DHCP and only enable IPV4 on this interface: hit enter 5 times to confirm these default choices, and after the overview has been shown regarding the planned interface setup hit enter one time more to save this configuration

Now we get to set the interface roles, first an overview is shown: as you can see nothing had been configured yet, hit enter to confirm no NAT address has to be configured

Enter 'no' regarding the ntpdate question, and hit enter to save this configuration

After network configuration files have been generated hit enter to restart the networking service

type 'ifconfig' to find out which ip address has been assigned to the VM by DHCP

Navigate to this ip address in your webbrowser and you are able to login to the GUI using the username NetYCE and password NetYCE01

For more in-depth information and configuration options, please look at these articles:

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