usage - virtual appliance

The Webinterface will be used to:

  • check the status of your SimplexGate Appliance
  • change network parameter
  • check for updates
  • inspect log files
  • reboot / shutdown

The Status screen is the first screen you will see after connecting to the Appliance via Browser
Here you will see your registered webservices, the sent and received Data, as well as the connection state.

With "refresh webservices" you can reload the list of your webservices, in case you changed them in the Portal.

The log screen will show all log entries that are of interest to the SimplexGate Appliance.
This covers:

  • the Service itself,
  • the established VPN Connection (where you can see IP and Port of the REDDOXX Cloud)
  • access and error logs for your webservices

Here you can adjust network parameter, check for updates and change the login password.

Provide a hostname and domainname if you wish
Configure a nameserver if the appliance is setup with a static ip address.

Network Interfaces
The SimplexGate appliance will aquire ip configuration via dhcp at first.
You can change this to a static ip address if required, but make sure to configure the nameserver in the common settings.

Static Routes


Time Server
One or more Time Servers can be configured to make sure that the appliance has the correct date and time settings.
This is required if the current shown time does not match your time and should be changed to see the time in the log files correctly.

If you want the SimplexGate appliance to be available for your SNMP monitoring software, enable SNMP.

This is an important section.
The SimplexGate appliance will establish an internal network, this has to be unique to the SimplexGate appliance and must not be the same as your company network.
If the internal service network is a part of your company network or even the same, you will not be able to access the webservices.
Change this in case your company network uses

You should change the login password directly after your first login, for security reasons.

When you select "check for update" depending on the SimplexGate update status, the following options will be provided:
1. An update is available but not downloaded yet: you are asked, if you want to download the update
When you confirm to download the update, you are asked if you want to install it
You can deny the installation, the downloaded files will stored until you installed the update
2. An update is available and downloaded already: you are asked, if you want to install it
When you decide to install the update, the SimplexGate will automatically be rebooted afterwards
3. There is no update available: the appliance is at the latest version already

Perform a Reboot.

Perform a Shutdown.

This will drop your gateway registration and restarts the SimplexGate appliance.
Upon restart, you can register your SimplexGate appliance again:

  • with the same or another portal account
  • with the same or another organization
  • with the same or another gateway

Disconnects you from the administration interface.