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In this post I will walk you through creating a Turbo Container for the AppSense Management Center Application, uploading it to your hub, securing the application with Network Routes and deploying the Container to your workload servers.
In my previous post I walked you through adding a pre-defined Turbo application to your hub and securing that. This will follow the same process with the exception that you will be adding your own custom application to the hub and securing that.
Lets get going
First – this procedure has already been written about by Eric and can be found here:
But, not all users end up on the same page and use the same search terms so I figured I would document my process for the AppSense Management Center application.
First get your software you intend to install in a local folder
Open a command prompt as an Administrator and start a new container mounting your installer location
Once the container is open make a note of the Container ID
Install the Pre-Req’s from your mount point
Let the install run through as normal
Install your AppSense Management Center
Run through the installer wizard as normal
NOTE: When prompted for a management server use http://server.domain.com, when the application runs for the first time you can add your server in there.
Let the application install finish then exit the container
Ensure you get an exit code of 0 for a clean exit
Commit the new Container
Change the Container startup file to equal the exe file you wish to launch
Ensure you are logged in as your Turbo User
Push the new Container to your portal
Wait for the push to complete
Switch to your Turbo Management Console to view your application
Click on the Application title to edit the Container properties
Click the Application icon to change the icon
Give the Application a Name
Hover over the application in your portal and click Add to add it to your hub
Select the Network Layer then Routes. At this point we are going to Secure the Management Center. In this example I am going to ONLY allow IP Traffic to my AppSense Management Server. In a real world this would not work as it is FAR to restrictive! I am just using it as an example as to the power of network routes in Turbo. In the real worls you would probably restrict this at a minimum to your AppSense Management Server, SQL Server and the Endpoints with the AppSense Agents on.
Get the IP Address of your Management Server
Add this as an allowed route
OK the routes and then switch back to your workload server and subscribe to your applications
Wait for the command to complete
You will see the new application on your workload server, click it ro download the container
Wait for the download to complete
Hey presto! You can now add your management server to the console and use your new turbo containerized application.
That’s it, once again thanks to Eric from xenappblog.com for making this learning curve a LOAD easier for me and I hope this helps some of you out.
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