Generating a certificate
Install a web certificate to access the OBWI without having to acknowledge the switch as a trusted web
device each time you access it. Using the Install Web Certificate window, generate a new self-signed
OpenSSL or upload a certificate. Uploaded certificates must be in OpenSSL PEM format with an
unencrypted private key.
To install a web certificate:
Click Unit View>Appliance>Overview.
Click Manage Appliance Web Certificate.
Select the Generate a new Self-Signed Certificate radio button, and then enter information in the
Common name: your name. Because this is your root certificate, use an appropriate name, such
as "Company_Name Certificate Authority."
Organization: organization unit name (for example, "marketing").
City or Locality: the city where the organization is located.
State or Province: the unabbreviated state or province where the organization is located.
Country: the two-letter ISO abbreviation for the country.
Email Address: the email address for the Certificate Authority to contact.
Click Generate to create the certificate.
To upload a new certificate:
Click the Upload a New Certificate radio button.
Select the upload method:
Click Browse to search for the certificate or enter the certificate filename.
Click Install. Close the web browser, and then launch the OBWI again for the same IP address.
If importing a company certificate file, it might take up to 30 seconds to launch the OBWI.
When prompted, click to view the certificate and follow the instructions to import the certificate into
the Root Certificate Authority folder. After the certificate is stored, you do not see the certificate
Rebooting and upgrading the KVM console switch
From Unit View>Appliance>Overview, view the switch name and type, reboot the switch, and then
upgrade the switch firmware.
Rebooting the KVM console switch
To reboot the KVM Console Switch:
Click Unit View>Appliance>Overview to open the Unit Maintenance screen.
A dialog box appears warning that all active sessions will be disconnected.
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