Deploying an AppsAnywhere Appliance
AppsAnywhere servers are provided as a virtual appliances, so they must be imported into customer environments to create new servers. The AppsAnywhere team will then connect and complete the configuration.
Additional AppsAnywhere servers can be added to an environment by importing the virtual appliance multiple times.
Importing the Virtual Appliance
The current appliance is available to download from Latest Releases within the AppsAnywhere Support portal.
A number of formats are available
OVA format for VMware vSphere hypervisors and Amazon AWS
VDMK disk format for Hyper-V hypervisors
VHD format for Microsoft Azure
Server administrators are usually familiar with importing a virtual appliance, but guidance is available via
Note: The Amazon AWS build is configured by default with the following enabled/configured:
Networking and DHCP enabled by default.
Unrestricted SSH access.
The setup user account is allowed SSH access.
Amazon SSM Agent installed and enabled.
Due to the above it is advisable that a security group is linked to the EC2 instance that restricts access via SSH/22 to specific IP addresses/ranges.
Once your appliance is up and running, there are a few additional first-time configuration steps required via the built-in Appliance Configuration Console. These include the network configuration of the appliance and enabling SSH access.
Details of the first-time configuration options and requirements can be in the following article:
Once servers are online and accessible to the AppsAnywhere team, a time will be arranged to complete the configuration of AppsAnywhere.