Installation Guide

It’s easy to install Zetavault. Here’s what you need to do.

The machine you intend to install to requires a working Internet connection to handle machine activation.

Once activation is complete, you can disable the Internet connection for the machine.

Burn the ISO installation image to a CD, DVD or USB pen drive.

See Bootable USB Guide for details on how to create a bootable USB pen drive.

Make sure the device you install to is 8 GB or larger.

Begin Installation

Boot your system from the CD, DVD or USB pen drive.

You should see a welcome screen prompting you to choose your language.

Please note that for the Zetavault web management application, we only support English.

 

Select “Install Zetavault” from the menu.

Language, Location & Keyboard Layout

Select the language you would like to use for installation.

Please note that for the Zetavault web management application, we only support English.

 

Select your location — this is used to set the time zone.

 

Select “No” when asked to detect your keyboard layout.

 

Select the country of origin for the keyboard.

 

Select the layout for the keyboard.

 

The system will now being to load additional components.

Network Setup

Next the installer will try to use DHCP to obtain it’s networking configuration.

If you do not have a DHCP server running on your network then select “Cancel” or allow the DHCP request to time out and you will be prompted to configure the network manually.

 

Network Setup — Manual

If you are using the DHCP based configuration then you can skip the manual configuration and go straight to setting up the hostname by clicking here.

If you need to setup the network manually you will be prompted as shown. Select “Continue”.

 

Select “Configure network manually” from the list.

 

Enter the IP address for the server.

 

Enter the netmask for the server.

 

Enter the IP address for the gateway on your network.

 

Enter the IP address of the DNS server on your network.

 

Enter the hostname of the server.

 

Enter the domain name of the server or leave blank for no domain name.

 

Check the time zone is correct. If it is, select “Yes”.

Partition Disks

Make sure the device you install to is 8 GB or larger.

Select “Guided partitioning”.

 

Select “Guided - use entire disk”.

 

Select the disk you want to use for the installation.

 

Confirm the partition layout and disk that will be used.
If you are happy with the selection, select “Finish partitioning and write changes to disk”.

 

Last chance. If you are sure, select “Yes”.

 

The installation will now begin.

This will take a few minutes to complete.

 

Boot Loader

The GRUB boot loader will now be installed.

 

Select “Yes” to install GRUB to the master boot record.

 

Select which device you would like to install the boot loader. This will usually be the disk you partitioned and installed the operating system to.

For example, if you selected “sda” for your root partition then you would select “/dev/sda” from the list.

 

The installer will then proceed to install the GRUB boot loader.

 

Finish Installation

The installer will then preform the final stages of the installation.

This will take a few minutes to complete.

 

Once complete the system will be rebooted.

 

Activate Your System

You have now installed Zetavault 3.1. All that is left to do now is point your web browser to your servers IP address and activate your system.

 

Once your system is activated you can login to the web portal with the default username and password:

You can also login to the console using the default username and password:

 

If you configured the server to obtain it’s IP address from DHCP you may need to login to the console and run the following command:

ifconfig

This command will return output as shown:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:37:66:e5:02:f7
          inet addr:192.168.1.10  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: 0000::000:0000:0000:000/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:110177 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:14743 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:8827705 (8.8 MB)  TX bytes:5489997 (5.4 MB)
          Interrupt:44 Base address:0xe000

The line that begins with “inet addr:” shows you the currently configured IP address.

In our example above the address is 192.168.1.10