9.3 Starting and Configuring the Content Editor Appliance

Table 9-2 Starting and Configuring the Appliances

Page, Dialog, or Option

Do This


1 - Start the appliance.


  1. After you have configured your appliance, you must start and configure each appliance in turn.

    • VMware: In VmWare, power on the first appliance, then click the Console tab.

    • Hyper-V: In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM and select Start.

    • Citrix Xen: In XenCenter, right-click the appliance and select Start.


2 - Accept the license and specify the keyboard layout.


  1. After the appliance boots, the License Agreement screen displays.

License Agreement

  1. Select your preferred keyboard layout in the Keyboard Language drop-down.

  2. (Optional) use the License Language drop-down to change the license language.

  3. (Optional) use the Keyboard Language drop-down to change the keyboard layout.

  4. Accept the license agreement.


3 - Setting Password and Network Details

Passwords and Time Zone

  1. On the configuration page, specify the following information:

    IMPORTANT:Keep a confidential record of the passwords you set for the root and vaadmin users below.

    Root password and confirmation: The root password provides root access to the appliance terminal prompt. Do not access appliances as the root user unless specifically requested by Filr support personnel.

    Vaadmin password and confirmation: The preferred user for accessing the appliance as requested by Filr support personnel.

    Consider using a different password for each appliance for enhanced security.

    NTP Server: The IP address or DNS name of the reliable external Network Time Protocol (NTP) server for your network.

    Example: time.example.com.

    For the best results, set up NTP in accordance with the VMware best practices guidelines.

    Region: Your local region.

    Time Zone: The time zone of all file servers that Filr will provide access to.

  2. Click Next.

Network Settings

  1. Specify the following:

    Hostname: The fully qualified DNS host name associated with the appliance’s static IP address.

    Example: myFilr.mynetwork.example.com.

    IP Address: The static IP address for the appliance.


    Network Mask: The network mask associated with the appliance’s IP address.


    Gateway: The IP address of the gateway on the subnet where your Filr virtual appliance is located.


    IMPORTANT:Content Editor appliance does not tolerate latency and should be installed in the same subnet or a near-subnet.

    DNS Servers: The IP address of a primary DNS server for your network.


    Domain Search: The domain that is associated with the Filr host name.

  2. Click Next.

Data Store Location

  1. Hard Disk 2 is automatically detected and the disk designation is displayed in the hard drive drop-down.

    Accept the defaults for the other options on this page by clicking Next.

    WARNING:If you have not already created additional disks 2 and 3 for each of your VMs, power off the virtual machine and make sure you have the required disk space in place for your deployment before proceeding. Otherwise, there is a substantial risk that your deployment will not meet your organization’s needs.

Data Store Location

  1. Hard Disk 3 is automatically detected and the disk designation is displayed in the hard drive drop-down.

    Accept the defaults for the other options on this page by clicking Next.

Configuring Password, Time, and Network Settings

  1. The settings you have specified are configured, storage is verified, and the appliance starts.

9.3.1 Configuring Content Editor Appliance

Specify the vaadmin or root user password to manage virtual-machine-level settings and Content Editor service configuration.

Path: https://content_editor_appliance_ip_or_dns:9443

After installing a Micro Focus Content Editor appliance, configure it with the DNS hostnames of each Filr appliance that you want to be able to connect to it.

Path: Port 9443 Appliance Console > Content Editor Appliance Tools > Configuration icon

Table 9-3 Allowed Hosts Dialog

Field, Option, or Button

Information and/or Action

Allowed Hosts

  1. To allow Filr appliances to access the appliance’s editing services, type their DNS hostnames, one per line.

  2. Click Submit.

    The hosts you enter are listed in the left panel.

Submit button

Click this to add the typed DNS hostnames to the list of allowed hosts.

Cancel button

Click this to cancel any changes and return to the Home panel.