- Connect the power adapter to an AC power outlet. Connect the other end of the power adapter to the power port on the Edge system. When the Edge system powers ON, verify that the status LED on the front of the Edge system is on.
- Connect an Ethernet cable to an available Internet connection, and then connect the cable to one of the four WAN ports labeled GE3, GE4, GE5, or GE6.
Note: By default, the Edge system is configured to acquire a DHCP IP address from the ISP on the WAN uplink. When the WAN connection is fully operational, the LED on the front of the Edge system is green.
- Once you have powered on the Edge system and have connected the system to the Internet, connect to the default Wi-Fi SSID.
Note: When prompted for the Wi-Fi password, enter vcsecret in the field provided.CAUTION: If you are prompted to Allow PCs to be discovered, select No.The following figure shows examples of the Wi-Fi SSD that is broadcasting.
- Locate the Edge Activation instructions that were sent to your email address from email@example.com follow the instructions in the email to complete the Edge activation.
Note: Before clicking the URL in the activation email, verify that you are connected to the VeloCloud Edge Wi-Fi.
- Click the link in the email to complete activation. The link opens your default browser and populates the details needed to complete the activation.
Note: Do not share the link within the email, as it is unique and can only be used once.After the Successful Activation screen displays, the Edge system may perform an upgrade to the latest recommended firmware based on the settings of your internal IT department administration. The Edge system will automatically perform the necessary actions and will reboot automatically.
After the software update is complete, the Activation successful window displays, and the system will perform a reboot.
- Monitor the Edge system reboot process. Once the Edge has completed activation, the Success! Your VMware SD-WAN Edge is now activated message displays.
Note: After receiving the Activation successful! notice, the Edge system may continue to complete the reboot process. Allow up to five minutes for the device to start all services.
Edge Self Activation
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