Verifying the installation

To verify that the installation was successfully completed, install a SafeLinx Client and make sure you can log in and connect with the SafeLinx Server.

This procedure documents how to install the SafeLinx Client on a Linux distribution or Windows operating system. However, you can use any supported operating system to test the connection between a SafeLinx Client and the SafeLinx Server.

Note: When you connect from the SafeLinx Client to the SafeLinx Server and they are both installed on the same machine, you can log in successfully, but you cannot transmit any data. To fully test your installation and all network connectivity, make sure your SafeLinx Client is on a separate machine from the SafeLinx Server and is set up to use the networks you need. To verify the end-to-end installation and configuration, make sure that you log in using the SafeLinx Client and are able communicate with backend application servers.

If you do encounter any problems, use the Troubleshooting guide in the information center. This guide can assist you with problems you might be experiencing, including problems with installation. It is designed to serve as a self-help tool to help you resolve your problem without having to call HCL support.

If you do need to call HCL support, this guide provides the information you need to help your HCL service representative better diagnose and resolve your problem. For more information, see the HCL Product Support website.

For advanced configuration topics, such as how to start the SafeLinx Administrator, how to add more users, and how to assign connection and transport profiles, see the Administrator's guide in the information center.

Installing the SafeLinx Client on a Linux distribution

  1. Make sure that you are logged in as root and load the installation image.
  2. Enter cd /clients/Linux_x86/, then enter ./install_wc.
  3. Follow the wizard instructions. After installation successfully completes, exit from root and start the SafeLinx Client by entering wcguicfg.
  4. Double-click the Create Connection icon in the Connections window to start the Create Connection wizard.
  5. As you progress through the wizard, either review the default values or provide values to define and name this connection. You need to know the SafeLinx Server internal IP address as gathered in Table 1.
  6. An icon is added to the Connections window. Double-click the connection and enter the user ID and password in the Connect window, then click Connect to start the connection.

Installing the SafeLinx Client on a Windows operating system

  1. Load the installation image. If the installation launch pad does not display, start the HCL-SafeLinx-100-X64.exe in the root directory.
  2. Click Install > Install SafeLinx Client > Install the SafeLinx Client on Windows.
  3. Follow the setup wizard through the installation process. When a message about a digital signature displays, click Yes to continue the installation. When the setup wizard is complete, click Finish.
  4. Restart your computer only if you receive a message that directs you to do so.
  5. Double-click the Create Connection icon in the Connections window to start the Create Connection wizard.
  6. As you progress through the wizard, either review the default values or provide values to define and name this connection. You need to know the SafeLinx Server internal IP address as gathered in Table 1.
  7. An icon is added to the Connections window. Double-click the connection and enter the user ID and password in the Connect window, then click Connect to start the connection.