How to: Use a proxy-server to update a server
Posted by Wouter Debie, Last modified by Pieter Vandercammen on 02 November 2020 04:53 PM
In some lab environments the ByteBlower has no direct access to the internet. The ByteBlower updater on the server won't be able to contact its updater server directly. There are 2 work-arounds
This article explains fully the second option. We will explain in easy steps how to configure the proxy server on the ByteBlower system. This article won't explain how to create such a proxy. For help on how to setup the HTTP proxy server itself we suggest to contact your IT department.
The ByteBlower environments currently only support HTTP proxy servers. HTTPS servers are not yet supported.
Connect to the ByteBlower
To update the ByteBlower server, you'll need a console on the ByteBlower. This can be achieved in 2 ways.
Login using root and the password ("excentis" by default)
If you are not already in the update-environment type "byteblower-update" to reboot to the update system. Once the reboot is done, use the same credentials to login
Change the network configuration
Once you are logged-in you will get following menu. Choose item nr 4 "Network configuration".
Here you can review or change the network settings.
Configure a network proxy
Item 6 allows you to configure a HTTP-proxy.
First you will be asked for the proxy server its address. e.g. http://proxy.lab.excentis.com:8080 . If you make this blank, you will erase the previous settings and thus disable the use of a proxy server.
Save/Apply the new settings
Upgrade the server
Now you are ready to upgrade the server. Follow the steps explained in this article on how to upgrade your server.