Installing the Symantec Security Information Manager console

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Installing the Symantec Security Information Manager console

You install the Information Manager console using the Information Manager Web configuration interface. You must also install the Symantec Security Information Manager license before you run the console.

See Installing the Symantec Security Information Manager product license.

By default, the appliance uses a self-signed certificate. If you are connecting using an IP address, you will see a hostname verification dialog box. Because the self-signed certificate is created using the hostname of the appliance, it is best to add the hostname to a DNS controller, or to your local hosts file, and connect by hostname. This is especially true in a multi-appliance environment.

Each appliance should be DNS-resolvable. In addition, you will be prompted to add the certificate to the keystore when connecting by the hostname to each appliance. If you click Yes, the prompt will not appear in future sessions.

To install the Information Manager console

  1. Open a Web browser, and in the address bar, type the IP address of the appliance. By default, this address uses the syntax https://<IP-address>, where <IP-address> represents the IP address of your appliance. For example:

    https://192.168.0.10

    By default, the appliance uses self-signed certificates, which cannot be verified by certificate authentication services. If prompted, click Yes to accept the appliance certificate.

  2. On the Security Information Manager page, click Download Client.

  3. When prompted, click Run, and then follow the prompts to install the console.

    You may be prompted to reboot the computer after the installation is complete.

To run the console

  1. Click the Start menu, point to Programs, and then point to the Symantec Security Information Manager program group.

  2. Click SSIM Client.

  3. When prompted, provide the username, password, domain, and IP address of the Information Manager appliance.