Logging into the Video Gateway for the first time

The information in this topic assumes you have installed and cabled the Video Gateway, as described in one of the relevant hardware installation manuals (see Related documentation).

The Video Gateway is shipped from the manufacturer with the following default IP network configuration for the first Ethernet interface (eth0):

You can configure the Video Gateway to use a static IP address (recommended) or DHCP.

Configuring the gateway to use a static IP address

To configure the Video Gateway to use a static IP address, follow these steps:

Step

Action

1

Assign IP address 192.168.0.100 to the computer that will access the Dialogic® Vision™ Console.

2

Connect the Vision Console computer to eth0 on the Video Gateway either directly using a crossover cable, or connect through a standalone Ethernet hub or switch.

3

Enter the following URL from a Microsoft® Internet Explorer® or Firefox browser on the Vision Console computer:

http://192.168.0.1

You are redirected to secure HTTP (HTTPS) connection. A message related to the web site's security is displayed. You can click to continue to the web site, or you can install a security certificate on the system. For information, see Installing a security certificate.

For terminal or command line access, you may use secure shell (SSH) or optionally connect via KVM (but KVM is not recommended for deployed systems).

4

Log into the Vision Console using the following information:

  • User: admin

  • Password: vision

The Overview page appears.

5

Click Host IP information in the Configuration menu.

The Host IP information page appears.

6

Change the value of the IP address field for eth0 to the desired IP address. Then set appropriate values for the Subnet mask and Gateway fields.

7

Configure the server’s unique hostname, and then enter DNS server addresses in the DNS servers section, if required.

8

Double check the host IP information, and click Submit to apply the changes.

The Vision Console attempts to reconnect after 15 seconds. If the gateway is on a different IP subnet than the Vision Console computer, the connection fails.

9

To validate that the gateway IP address is correct, change the IP address of the Vision Console machine to match the IP address subnet of the Video Gateway. Then access the Vision Console by entering the IP address used in Step 6.

Obtaining an IP address through DHCP

If you need to use DHCP for the gateway IP address, follow these steps:

Step

Action

1

Set up the DHCP server so the hostname and IP address assigned to the Video Gateway are predetermined, for example, based on the gateway's MAC address.

2

Assign IP address 192.168.0.100 to the computer that will access the Dialogic® Vision™ Console.

3

Connect the Vision Console computer to eth0 on the Video Gateway either directly using a crossover cable, or through a standalone Ethernet hub.

4

Enter the following URL from a Microsoft® Internet Explorer® or Firefox browser on the Vision console computer:

http://192.168.0.1

You are redirected to secure HTTP (HTTPS) connection. A message related to the web site's security is displayed. You can click to continue to the web site, or you can install a security certificate on the system. For information, see Installing a security certificate.  

For terminal or command line access, you may use secure shell (SSH) or optionally connect via KVM (but KVM is not recommended for deployed systems).

5

Log into the Vision Console using the following information:

  • User: admin

  • Password: vision

The Overview page appears.

6

Click Host IP information in the Configuration menu.

The Host IP information page appears.

7

Click DHCP next to eth0 to enable DHCP.

8

Click Submit.

9

Connect the Video Gateway to the network.

10

Once the Video Gateway has acquired its IP address and is reachable through a ping, access the Vision Console.

11

Click Services on the Operations menu.

12

Click Reboot, and wait for the system to restart before continuing.