Installing Kerio Operator
Article Number: 822 | Last Updated: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 11:14 AM
Kerio Operator Software Appliance is an all-in-one package of Kerio Operator which also includes a special operating system.
Designed to be installed on a computer without an operating system, this edition is distributed as an installation disc. Software Appliance cannot be installed on a computer with another operating system and it does not allow to install other applications.
A virtual appliance designed for use in VMware products.
VMware Virtual Appliance is a Software Appliance edition pre-installed on a virtual host for VMware. The virtual appliance is distributed as OVF and VMX.
Hardware device ready for network connection. There are two types which differ in performance.
Kerio Operator Software Appliance
For Kerio Operator system requirements, refer to the Kerio Operator product pages.
You obtain Kerio Operator as a standard ISO image which you need to burn on a CD. Boot from this CD and install the Kerio Operator operating system. The Kerio Operator application is also installed during the process.
How to connect Kerio Operator to network
After booting the system, a console with the IP address for Kerio Operator is displayed.
If you use a DHCP service on your network, Kerio Operator will be assigned an IP address automatically and will connect to the network. If you do not use or do not wish to use DHCP for Kerio Operator, you have to set the IP address manually.
The current network configuration is displayed (and can be changed) in the Kerio Operator console in section Network Configuration. To set a static network address:
If you know the DNS name of the PBX, you can connect to it and configure it via the web interface.
Immediately after you connect Kerio Operator to the network, we recommend to read article concerning the security measures. Meeting security principles for Kerio Operator operation is extremely important. If the PBX is not protected by a firewall and supporting security rules, your internal telephone extension can be misused which may result in unexpected financial costs.
Kerio Operator VMware Appliance
For supported VMware product versions, check
Use an installation package in accordance with the type of your VMware product:
If you import virtual appliance in the OVF format, bear the following specifics in mind:
For more information, see section Network Connection.
Kerio Operator Box
For currently supported Kerio Operator Box configurations, refer to the Kerio Operator product pages.
How to connect box to network
Upon the first start, the appliance has a static IP address set to 10.10.10.1 on ethernet port 1. There are two ways to change the configuration:
To shut down the appliance: