Filr appliances are installed and administered in two phases and require two different administrative users, each with different Web-based administrative tools, as explained in the following sections:
vaadmin takes over the installation process after the initial deployment is finished. It then configures appliance services so that they are fully operational.
Use vaadmin to change or adjust appliance settings. For example,
Installing certificates and licenses
Adjusting the network configuration
Setting up Filr clustering
After the appliances are fully operational, most of the administrative work is accomplished using the Filr admin user account.
The first time you log in, the username/password are admin/admin. You are prompted to change this. See Filr 4.3: Administrative UI Reference.
You use this administrative user to do everything within the Port 8443 administrative console, including the following:
Import (synchronize) users and groups from LDAP identity stores
Create additional Filr users
Set up My Files personal storage
Set up Net Folders
Set synchronization schedules
DirectPort 8443 Administrators
There are two types of Port 8443 Administrators
Built in (admin): Has full rights to the Port 8443 console, including the right to add or remove Direct administrators.
Direct: Have rights to administer only
Net Folder Servers
Micro Focus Filr and the appliances associated with it are special-purpose virtual machines. They are designed to be configured and managed using the Web-based management consoles (above). Although it is possible to access the appliance using the terminal prompt or through an SSH connection, Micro Focus strongly discourages this practice because it can result in service disruption or more serious problems, including data loss.
If you contact Micro Focus Support with a Filr support incident, you might be asked to access the appliance’s terminal prompt as the root user. Otherwise, there are no Filr administrative tasks that involve root or the bash interface.