FastX Gateway Installation

It is often more convenient and secure to have a gateway machine as the access point to more systems.  Machines with sensitive information do not need to be on the outside network.  You can even add a gateway with no access to the LAN for true isolation of systems.  Users get the benefit of one website to connect to.  Admins benefit from the ability to centrally manage FastX sessions.  Gateway configuration is a versatile option as your FastX installation base grows.

Requirements

All systems must meet the minimum requirements of a basic FastX Installation.  The fastx service and web interface are required to enable gateway configuration.  See the following specific features for extra requirements.

Load Balancing

  • A cluster of machines with mounted (e.g nfs) $HOME directories

Installation Instructions

The FastX Gateway installation consists of two or more systems.  The FastX Gateway Server is the system that the user will connect to from a browser.  The FastX Session Server is the system that will do authentication and run the actual FastX sessions.

 

Pre-installation Setup

  1. Install a centralized License Server

FastX Gateway Server Installation

  1. Install the FastX rpm as root according to the FastX Installation Instructions
  2. Log in to the FastX Browser Client as an Admin
  3. Click on the System Configuration Icon
    system-config
  4. Click on Clustering
    clustering
  5. Add a Secret Key
  6. Turn Accept Data from cluster members on
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  7. Optionally, enable Load Balancing
  8. Save the configuration

FastX will now listen for incoming connections, and accept Session Servers with the a valid secret key

 

FastX Session Server Installation

For each Session Server

  1. Install the FastX rpm as root according to the FastX Installation Instructions
  2. Log in to the FastX Browser Client as an Admin
  3. Click on the System Configuration Icon
    system-config
  4. Click Clustering
    clustering
  5. Add the Secret Key
  6. Add the Urls of the Gateway Servers that this system will broadcast to
    cluster member
  7. Save

FastX will now broadcast data to the gateway servers

 

Advanced Configuration