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Installing SonicWALL ViewPoint

This chapter describes how to install and activate SonicWALL ViewPoint.

To install and use SonicWALL ViewPoint, complete the following tasks:

 
Review the installation requirements
 
Install SonicWALL ViewPoint
 
Activate SonicWALL ViewPoint

See the following sections:

 
Installation Platform Requirements
 
Installation
 
Logging In and Out of SonicWALL ViewPoint
 
Activating SonicWALL ViewPoint

Installation Platform Requirements

Operating Systems

In order to install and run SonicWALL ViewPoint, you must be logged in as the administrator. ViewPoint is supported on the following operating systems:

 
Windows 2003 Server (SP1)
 
Windows 2000 Server (SP4)
 
Windows 2000 Professional (SP4)
 
Windows XP Professional (SP2)

Databases

On all supported operating systems, ViewPoint automatically installs the following database:

 
Built-in MSDE footprint of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SP4)

On Windows 2003 Server, ViewPoint also supports the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (SP1) database.

On Windows 2000 Server, ViewPoint also supports the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SP4) database.

Hardware Requirements

The hardware platform where ViewPoint is installed must meet the following requirements:

 
3 GHz or faster processor
 
Minimum 2 GB RAM
 
At least 100 GB of free disk space
 
Note
Ensure that the drive where ViewPoint is installed has ample space to store the ViewPoint log files.

ViewPoint requires large amounts of disk space for database storage. In previous versions, the maximum raw syslog database size was 2 GB. ViewPoint 4.1 provides enhanced database capacity by creating a new 2 GB database everyday. Each file name includes the date it was created for easy reference.

Java

SonicWALL ViewPoint services automatically download and use the following versions of Java, Java applications, and Java driver software:

 
JRE 1.5
 
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06
 
Tomcat 5.5.15
 
Microsoft JDBC driver for fresh ViewPoint installations only

Note that existing ViewPoint installations originally installed prior to ViewPoint 4.0 will continue to use the Sprinta™ 2000 JDBC driver version 6.03.

SonicWALL Appliances

You can use ViewPoint reporting for the following SonicWALL security appliances:

 
SonicWALL firewalls running SonicOS 1.0 or higher, or SonicWALL firmware 6.1.2.0 or higher
 
SonicWALL SSL VPN 200 / 2000 / 4000 running SonicOS SSL VPN 2.1 or higher
 
SonicWALL CSM Series running SonicOS CF 1.0 or higher

Static IP / DHCP

If accessed from the WAN interface, the SonicWALL appliance must have a static IP address. Otherwise, it may have either a static or dynamic IP address.

HTTP / HTTPS

HTTP and HTTPS access for adding a SonicWALL appliance to ViewPoint is supported as follows:

 
HTTP for access to a LAN IP address only
 
HTTPS for access to a LAN IP or WAN IP address

Web Browsers

For local and remote browser access, the following browsers are supported:

 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher

Installation

When you are ready to install SonicWALL ViewPoint, perform the following steps:

1.
Log on to the computer as administrator.
2.
Using a Web browser, log into your mysonicwall.com account at:

https://www.mysonicwall.com/

3.
In the left pane, click Download Center.
4.
In the Download Center page, select the language you prefer in the Language drop-down list.
5.
Select ViewPoint in the Type drop-down list.
6.
After the screen refreshes, click the link for ViewPoint 4.1. The ViewPoint41.zip file will be downloaded to your system.
7.
Extract the VPS.exe file and double-click it. The Introduction screen displays.
8.
Click Next. The License Agreement screen displays.
9.
Select from the following:
 
To accept the terms of the license agreement, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next. The Choose Install Folder screen displays.
 
To not accept the terms, select I do NOT accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next. The SonicWALL ViewPoint installation program closes and the product will not install.
10.
To accept the default location, click Next. To select a different location, click Choose and select a folder. Click Next.

The Settings screen displays. Do the following:

 
Enter the IP address or host name of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server in the SMTP Server Address field.
 
Enter the number of the web server port in the Web Server Port field (default: 80).
 
Enter the e-mail addresses of administrators who will receive e-mail notifications from SonicWALL ViewPoint.
 
Enter and confirm the database password in the Database Password and Confirm Password fields.
 
To configure SonicWALL ViewPoint to validate these settings, select the Validate fields on this screen check box.

Click Install. The installation program begins copying SonicWALL ViewPoint files.

11.
After the files are copied, restart the server. Installation is complete.

Activating SonicWALL ViewPoint

To use SonicWALL ViewPoint, you must license it on each SonicWALL security appliance that you want reports about. The SonicWALL appliance must be registered on mysonicwall.com before you can purchase and activate the ViewPoint license for it. You must also enable the ViewPoint license on the appliance itself.

See the following sections:

 
Creating a mysonicwall.com Account
 
Registering the SonicWALL Appliance
 
Activating the ViewPoint Software
 
Enabling the ViewPoint License on the SonicWALL Appliance

Creating a mysonicwall.com Account

If you do not already have a mysonicwall.com account, open a Web browser and navigate to the following website:

http://www.mysonicwall.com

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a user account.

Registering the SonicWALL Appliance

To register the SonicWALL appliance that ViewPoint will monitor, perform the following steps:

1.
Log on to mysonicwall.com.
2.
Click My Products. The SonicWALL My Products page displays.
Figure 7
mysonicwall.com My Products Page

3.
Enter your SonicWALL serial number in the Serial Number field.
4.
Enter a descriptive name for the SonicWALL appliance in the Friendly Name field.
5.
Select the Product Group from the drop-down list.
6.
Click Register. The mysonicwall.com website registers the SonicWALL appliance.

Activating the ViewPoint Software

To activate the SonicWALL ViewPoint software, perform the following steps:

1.
Log on to mysonicwall.com.
2.
Click the label of the newly registered SonicWALL appliance. The Service Management page displays.
3.
Scroll down to locate the ViewPoint service and click Enter Key. The Activate Service page displays.
4.
Enter the ViewPoint Activation Key in the Activation Key field. The ViewPoint Activation Key is printed on the ViewPoint Software License Certificate shipped with the ViewPoint package. If you purchased ViewPoint on mysonicwall.com, the key is emailed to you.
5.
Click Submit. After the Activation Key is registered, a ViewPoint License Key will appear. Carefully write down the ViewPoint License Key in a safe place.

Enabling the ViewPoint License on the SonicWALL Appliance

To enable the SonicWALL ViewPoint license, perform the following steps:

1.
Log into the SonicWALL appliance.
2.
Navigate to Log > ViewPoint. The ViewPoint page displays.
3.
Enter the ViewPoint License Key provided by mysonicwall.com in the Enter Upgrade Key field.
4.
Click Apply.
5.
Restart the SonicWALL for the change to take effect.

Logging In and Out of SonicWALL ViewPoint

To start and log into SonicWALL ViewPoint, perform the following steps:

1.
Do one of the following:
 
If you are logging in locally, double-click the SonicWALL ViewPoint icon on your desktop.
 
If you are logging in from a remote location, open a Web browser and enter http://viewpoint_ipaddress/sgms/login or http://viewpoint_ipaddress or http://localhost .

The SonicWALL ViewPoint login page displays.

Figure 8
SonicWALL ViewPoint Login Page

1.
Enter the SonicWALL ViewPoint user ID (default: admin) and password (default: password).
 
Note
After the password is entered, an authenticated management session is established that times out after 5 minutes of inactivity. The default time-out can be changed from the General/ViewPoint Password page on the Console Panel.

For security purposes, it is highly recommended to change the default password for the user admin. The maximum size of the SonicWALL ViewPoint User ID is 24 alphanumeric characters. If the password is more than 32 characters long, it will automatically be truncated.

2.
Click Submit. The SonicWALL ViewPoint UI opens.
3.
To logout, click the Logout button in the SonicWALL ViewPoint UI.

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