Deploying LogonBox VPN via installable ISO

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This article details steps on completing the installation of LogonBox VPN from the original ISO image. The ISO image is unique in that you need to configure the OS as well as the application.

This install method can be useful if you need to install on a Hypervisor that we don't have images available for, or if you need to install the server directly on to your own hardware.

 

1. Pre-requisites

You need to download the ISO image.

Open your browser and navigate to https://www.logonbox.com/en/logonox-vpn-registration

Enter your details and click Get LogonBox VM, this should send you an evaluation license.

Select ISO from the dropdown menu and click on the Download button.

If you already have a license you can go directly to the download page at https://www.logonbox.com/en/LogonBox-VM-Download and click the Download button.

 

 

Note: If installing on a Hypervisor, you must first create a new Virtual Machine to install the ISO on.

It is recommended to set the following options:

  • 2 CPUs (the server will be more responsive on user updates with 2 CPUs)
  • At least 2Gb of RAM
  • 32Gb hard disk (8Gb as a minimum)
  • CDROM with ISO mounted

 

2. Choose Graphical Install

With the newly created VM started you should see the LogonBox VPN installation menu, from here choose Graphical Install, the Install option does the same but lacks any gui.

 

3. Language and Locale Settings

The initial steps require you to configure the language, location and keyboard mapping to use, please choose your country and location as appropriate then click Continue.

 

On the next page, select your location, then click Continue.

 

Now select your keyboard mapping and click Continue again.

 

4. Network Settings

The next step requires you to set the hostname for the system and the domain name, this will be the name of the server and how users will access this machine. In my example I have chosen:

  • Hostname: vpnvpn
  • Domain name: logonbox.local

Click Continue.

 

5. Root Password

The root password is the secure account used to access the underlying operating system if ever needed. So it is vital you set a secure password and something you will remember if ever needed.

Enter a password and verify it, then click Continue.

 

6. Configure clock

Now select your desired timezone and click Continue.

 

7. Partition Disks

The next step requires partitioning of the 32 GB of disk space assigned to this VM. The simplest method is to use the default settings.

Select Guided - use entire disk and click Continue.