Follow the steps to deploy Faddom as a virtual appliance in a VMWare environment.
For windows-based installation, follow Server Installation - Windows-Based Installation.
The Faddom Server Virtual Appliance includes a Network Sensor that can be used to capture network traffic. When using our virtual appliance the sensor is included, no need for further action to install the sensor.
- Deploy the Faddom Appliance OVF Template to a VMware ESX Server.
- Optional: Configure a static IP address for the Faddom server
- Login to the machine with default credentials: root/admin.
- Run the ~/configIp.sh to set up all the connected network cards and assign a static IP address to the VM.
- Open a web browser (Chrome is recommended) and navigate to:
HTTPS://<Faddom Server IP>
- The first time you connect to the UI, you set the password for the built-in Administrator user
- Log in to the UI and follow the on-screen getting started guide
Installation is complete. You have a server+sensor installed and ready to enjoy the powerful benefits of Faddom.
If additional sensors are required, follow the sensor installation.
Locating Faddom log files on the Faddom Machine:
The Faddom Server and Proxy log files can be accessed from the Faddom UI from the About screen.
Open Help -> About and select Server Log to open the log viewer screen.
If you need to access the log files on the server, they can be found at the following locations:
- The Faddom Server log file can be found under /usr/local/tomcat9/logs/IlluminIT-Server.log
- All other Faddom log files can be found under /var/log/illuminit
- The PostgreSQL database server log file can be found under /var/lib/pgsql/12/data/pg_log
Faddom components installation locations
- Faddom Tomcat Application Server is installed under /usr/local/tomcat9
- Postgres database data location - /var/lib/pgsql/12/data
- Faddom Network Sensor is installed under /opt/illuminit/networksensor
Restarting Faddom components
To restart, stop or start the Faddom Server, use systemctl restart/stop/start tomcat.
To restart, stop or start the Faddom Network Sensor service, use systemctl restart/stop/start networksensor
To restart, stop or start the PostgreSQL database service, use systemctl restart/stop/start postgresql-12.
Upgrading Faddom Server VA (Virtual Appliance)
To upgrade the Faddom Virtual Appliance, transfer the ‘rpm’ upgrade file to the Virtual Appliance, and then type, in the Virtual Server console:
rpm -U FaddomServerUpgrade-<version>.x86_64.rpm