Raúl Unzué Pulido, virtual systems and IT infrastructures administrator, passionate about technology and Linux in particular, has tested and reviewed ThinMan Gateway.
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Today I want to show you how to improve the management and versatility of business devices, managing them from anywhere in the world.
This is what ThinMan Gateway does: it offers the possibility of managing different offices from anywhere in the world directly from the headquarter. I’ll give you all the data in the article, but I’ll leave you some reference links here:
ThinMan Gateway is available in three different versions: software, virtual appliance and hardware. These are the differences:
|Software version||Virtual Appliance||Hardware Appliance|
|Image repository||–||available soon||available soon|
|Double Network Speed||–||–||yes|
I will show you the software version, but you can install the virtual appliance version on any hypervisor like VMware, Citrix, Virtual Box or Hyper-V.
The ThinMan Gateway architecture
One of the features of ThinMan Gateway is that it manages Wake On LAN commands to remotely switch devices on and off, making remote management easier.
You don’t need a VPN to work, as the infrastructure is manageable through the console.
The ports that need to be managed are:
This is a traditional architecture:
Installation of ThinMan Gateway virtual appliance
I will show you how to install ThinMan Gateway both from the appliance and Windows. At the bottom of the article you will find the link for downloading. The first step is to register on MyPraim and download the OVA image before uploading it to the VMware lab environment:
VMware installation of ThinMan Gateway Appliance
Once downloaded the OVA, we load it through our vCenter:
We click Next:
The installation is easy, we chose the computer resource and the storage space, which requires 128 GB:
We wait for the import to finish:
Once the OVA is loaded, we turn on the ThinMan Gateway Appliance virtual machine, access the system and configure the access data.
Windows ThinMan Gateway client installation
For the Windows client, I use Windows Server 2019. We downloaded the executable file from MyPraim and launched it:
We accept the license:
And click Next:
We enter the connection data in the ThinMan console:
And wait for the process to finish:
We click Finish:
We introduce the credentials we entered before:
If we want to change some data or check the interconnection between Gateway and the console, we can do it:
ThinMan Gateway configuration from the console
Now let’s see the configuration from the console. First I updated my console to the latest version:
In this way we have a new section for ThinMan Gateway:
We proceed with the update and if there is communication through the 443 port and the components, we will see it in the console:
Now we simply need to open the 20080 port or to change it to HTTP or HTTPS to manage our Praim platform: