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Installing Anyware Manager - Default Configuration

The following section outlines how to install Anyware Manager with the default database and secret storage.

Installation Time

The default configuration of Anyware Manager uses an internal Vault and MongoDB. It will take roughly 45 minutes to complete the installation.

Data Migration

Anyware Manager does not do any data migration when configuring your database and secret storage application. Any data stored when Anyware Manager is used with the default database and secret storage configuration, will not be transferred if the same Anyware Manager instance is re-configured to run with an external database and secret storage.

Firewall and Load Balancing Considerations

For information on firewall and load balancing ports connected to Anyware Manager and Connector, see Firewall and Load Balancing Considerations

Preparing the Anyware Manager Virtual Machine

The following section outlines how to prepare the system requirements, firewall configurations and proxy configurations on the Anyware Manager virtual machine:

System Requirements

You need to prepare a virtual machine that has the following requirements:

  • Operating System: RHEL 8 and Rocky Linux 8.
  • Minimum 8 GB RAM
  • 4 CPU
  • 60 GB Storage: If you are using LVM and /var is mounted on a separate volume, that volume must have 30GB or more in order for the installation to succeed and for Anyware Manager to function properly.
  • Active Directory permissions set to List contents and Read all properties. If you do not set these permissions you will be unable to connect to specific remote workstations.
  • The VM's hostname should be as per standards defined in RFC1123 and it must:
    • Contain only 253 characters.
    • Contain only lowercase alphanumeric characters, '-' or '.'.
    • Start with an alphanumeric character.
    • End with an alphanumeric character.

Firewall Configuration

You must ensure your firewall is established and configured properly. Ensure port 443 is enabled in the firewall rules for the VM that Anyware Manager is running on.

Configure the firewall that the virtual network Anyware Manager is running by following the commands below:

  1. Login to the Anyware Manager VM by ssh from a bash shell as root.
  2. Check and confirm if firewalld is active by running the following command:
    sudo systemctl status firewalld
  3. If firewalld is active, follow the steps outlined below for firewall configuration. If firewalld is inactive, and your organization does not require firewall on the Anyware Manager VM, then skip the firewall configuration steps below and proceed to the remaining steps.

  4. Run the following commands to configure the firewall:

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=6443/tcp # virtual network flannel

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-source= # This subnet is for the pods

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-source= # This subnet is for the services

sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Proxy Configuration Variables

If HTTP/HTTPS proxy is used, then HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and NO_PROXY must be set. For NO_PROXY, specific IP addresses or domain names of service that are internal must be added. IP address ranges like "" will not work; exact IP addresses or domain names must be used for NO_PROXY for the traffic to be routed through the proxy to work properly. The outlined variables need to be set in the /etc/environment file.

The following steps outline how to modify this file to add these variables:

  1. Run the following command to edit the /etc/environment/ file in vi. You could also use vim or nano:
    sudo vi /etc/environment
  2. Update the file to include the following environment variables.
    NO_PROXY=[list of all host names that should not go through the proxy, such as: localhost,,, ip_address_of_mongo]
    no_proxy==[list of all host names that should not go through the proxy, such as: localhost,,, ip_address_of_mongo]
  3. Save the file. Once you install Anyware Manager you can configure it to use the proxy configuration. From this new terminal, proceed with the installation steps. The proxy configuration will be implemented when Anyware Manager is installed.

Anyware Software Registration Code

Once you have a Anyware Software subscription HP will email a registration code to you. To contact sales and enquire about attaining a Anyware Software subscription, see Contact Sales.

Installing Anyware Manager

The following section outlines how to install Anyware Manager with the default database and secret storage. These steps should be performed on the target machine by connecting via SSH or console.

System Requirements and Prerequisite Steps

Before installing Anyware Manager please ensure you have read through the system requirements, and configured the necessary prerequisites outlined above. Failure to do this will result in an unsuccessful installation of Anyware Manager.

1. Add Anyware Manager Repository

The virtual machine you are adding the repo to must have access to the internet. If it doesn't, you will be unable to download and install the required files.

Anyware Manager Repositories

The new repository teradici-anyware-manager is introduced. If you currently have teradici-cas-manager repository, you must remove it. See Repository Management to remove them. Once the unwanted repos are removed, you can proceed with the installation process below.

  1. To access the scripts and to configure and add the RHEL and Rocky Linux repository, select the Downloads and scripts option from the Anyware Manager support site.

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    If you see a login button instead, click it to log into the site and then proceed.

  2. Accept the End User License Agreement, then click Set Up Repository.

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  3. The window will expand and show the setup scripts for each supported operating system. Copy the command for your system to the clipboard.

  4. Paste command on the target machine where you wish to install Anyware Manager and press Enter.

The command fetches a configuration script from our servers and runs it locally, setting up and configuring the repository on the local machine.

Run the following command to confirm teradici-anyware-manager repos were added into dnf repo.

dnf repolist --enabled teradici-anyware-manager*

The output from this command should list the repo id, names as outlined in the example below:

repo id                                             repo name
teradici-anyware-manager-beta                           teradici-anyware-manager-beta
teradici-anyware-manager-beta-noarch                    teradici-anyware-manager-beta-noarch
teradici-anyware-manager-beta-source                    teradici-anyware-manager-beta-source

2. SELinux Configuration

SELinux policies are required for persistent storage and container logging on Anyware Manager. If SELinux policies are not found, data stored in Anyware Manager will be lost when the Anyware Manager Machine is shut down.

Once configured, and the installation has verified SELinux, all Anyware Manager related data will persist when the target machine hosting Anyware Manager is re-booted. To check if SELinux is already installed on your system, run the following command:

sudo dnf list installed | grep anyware-manager-selinux

The output from this command will notify if you if selinux is already running on your system. If it is not then you need to run the following commands to install the SELinux policies:

  1. Run the following command to install the SELinux policies and set the basic framework for persistent database and Vault:
    sudo dnf install -y selinux-policy-base container-selinux
  2. Run the following command to install a specific version of SELinux that has been tested for K3s:
    sudo dnf install -y
  3. Run the following command to install SELinux from the Anyware Manager repo:
    sudo dnf install -y anyware-manager-selinux

Install Command Alias

The older command sudo dnf install -y cas-manager works as an alias for Anyware Manager installation.

3. Install Anyware Manager

Installation Commands Updated

Anyware Manager installation requires two commands comparing to previous version where only one command is required. If you have automated the installation in scripting, make sure the script is updated accordingly.

Run the following command to install Anyware Manager RPM:

sudo dnf install -y anyware-manager
The installer installs Anyware Manager, as well as all external components required.

These external components are:

  • k3s
  • MongoDB (data store)
  • Vault (secret store from HashiCorp)
  • A self-signed SSL certificate for HTTPS access

Run the following command to install Anyware Manager with the appropriate flags suits your needs, see "Installation Flags and Options" for all supported flags. The command example below will install Anyware Manager with self-signed certificate from teradici-anyware-manager* repo added in the pervious steps. Debug level log will be outputted to help troubleshooting.:

sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --accept-policies --self-signed --debug

Installation Flags and Options

For detailed information on the installation flags and the configuration file parameters that you can pass during installation, see the table outlined below:

Flags Example Description
--accept-policies sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --accept-policies If this flag is set, the installer does not prompt for accepting policies. This flag is optional
--clear sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --clear This flag Removes data and files of an existing or previous Anyware Manager instance.
--manifest sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --manifest This flag is set to provide a path for manifest files. This flag is optional.
!--self-signed sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --self-signed This flag is set to Automatically generate self-signed TLS cert and key. Setting this flag ignores --tls-key and --tls-cert flags.
--tls-key sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --tls-key If this flag is set, it requires the full path and filename of the TLS key to use with the Anyware Manager.
--tls-cert sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --tls-cert If this flag is set,it requires the full path and filename of the TLS certificate to use Anyware Manager.
--registry sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --registry This flag is used to specify the container registry from which the Anyware Manager pulls container images.
--registry-username sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --registry-username This flag is used to authenticate Anyware Manager username to the registery and to pull container images.
--registry-password sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager install --registry-password This flag is used to authenticate Anyware Manager password to the registry to pull container images.

Vault Data Encryption

The Vault data that is installed as part of the Anyware Manager installation, is installed on the Anyware Manager virtual machine, and is encrypted at rest. It is recommended that you take appropriate measures to secure access to the filesystem. For information on this, see the Filesystem Storage Backend section of the HashiCorp Vault guide.

The installation process takes 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on your network connection speed and other environment variables. During this process, Anyware Manager is running a health check every 15 seconds to confirm that all required services are deployed and running successfully before reporting that the installation is complete.

Once the installation has been successful you should see a message stating Anyware Manager installation complete. The IP address of your Anyware Manager instance will also be displayed. The Anyware Manager version that has been installed will also be displayed.

If the installation appears unhealthy, you should generate a support bundle and send this to HP for investigation. For more information on generating a support bundle, see Support Bundle. For more information on monitoring and assessing the health status of Anyware Manager, see Health Status.

Generated Credentials

The installer will automatically generate a password. This password is important as it will be required when accessing the Admin Console. This password can be found in the temp-creds.txt file which is located at /opt/teradici/casm/temp-creds.txt. This location will be displayed in the CLI window once the the installation has been successful, as seen in the image above.

Generated Self-Signed Certificates

The installer will automatically generate several certificates to ensure that internal communication within the Anyware Manager and communication to the Anyware Manager itself are done over encrypted TLS connections. These certificates will be automatically generated as needed when Anyware Manager is initially installed or when upgrades are done. If for whatever reason you do not wish to upgrade, certificates will need to be periodically renewed, see TLS Certificates for steps on how to do this.

4. Configure Anyware Manager to use Proxy

The following section outlines the steps involved in enabling the proxy configuration with Anyware Manager:

  1. If the proxy environment variables were not set before installing Anyware Manager, please see the Proxy Configuration Variables section above for the steps involved in setting these variables. If you already have these variables set, continue to step 2.
  2. Establish a new ssh/shell session.
  3. Configure Anyware Manager to use the proxy configuration by running the following command:
sudo /usr/local/bin/anyware-manager configure -–enable-proxy

5. Access the Admin Console

The following section outlines how to access and unlock the Anyware Manager Admin Console.

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://{public-or-private-ip-address-of-anyware-manager}. This is the external IP address of the target machine that Anyware Manager has been installed on. You will be presented with the Anyware Manager login page. Alt Text
  2. Use the following credentials to begin setting up the admin user:

username: adminUser

password: The password generated by the installer.The initial password can be found at /opt/teradici/casm/temp-creds.txt. You can run the following command to view the password:

sudo cat /opt/teradici/casm/temp-creds.txt
3. Upon successful login, you will be required to immediately change this password. The new password will be stored in the Vault. Do not change the configuration to connect to a different Vault after resetting the password. Alt Text

After updating the password you will be able to use Anyware Manager as the adminUser user.

To unlock the Admin Console enter your Anyware Software registration code into the Unlock dialog that appears when you first log-in. Anyware Manager will verify the registration code and then create a new deployment on your behalf. For further information on using the Admin Console, see Admin Console.

6. Anyware Manager dnf Repo Management

By default, Anyware Manager will install any updates that are available, when you update all managed packages with the following command:

dnf upgrade anyware-manager


dnf update anyware-manager

This system wide update will include any new Anyware Manager version updates. If you do not want this system wide update, the Anyware Manager repo(s) should be disabled once installation is complete. The following section outlines how to lock the Anyware Manager in the dnf repo.

Locking Anyware Manager version in the dnf repo

The following command will lock the Anyware Manager version in the dnf repo:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-disabled teradici-anyware-manager*

You can confirm the settings by running the following command:

dnf repolist teradici-anyware-manager*

The output from this command should list the repo id, names and their status, as outlined in the example below:

repo id                                         repo name                                       status
teradici-anyware-manager                            teradici-anyware-manager                            disabled
teradici-anyware-manager-noarch                     teradici-anyware-manager-noarch                     disabled
teradici-anyware-manager-source                     teradici-anyware-manager-source                     disabled

Installing the Anyware Connector

Once you have installed the Anyware Manager you can install Anyware Connector(s) by following the instructions outlined in the Installing the Connector section.