Sentinel setup guide

For an overview of the Apteriks architecture and the role of Sentinel agent in it please refer here.

 

Step 1. Download and install the Sentinel

Sentinel needs to be installed just once per managed IT environment, and while it stays online and connected to the portal, all users belonging to your Apteriks account will be using it. It is therefore recommended to perform the installation on server that is not occasionally switched off.

Download Sentinel (6.8MB, Windows)

Where to place the Sentinel? Place it inside or as close as possible to the managed IT environment. Make sure that the communication between the Sentinel and the managed networks is not blocked by the firewall.

Do you have several VRF's that cannot communicate to each other, or several distinct customer environments? You need to install one Sentinel agent for each of them.

Step 2. Activate the Sentinel functionality

As a security precaution, by default the sentinel functionality is disabled and it must be explicitly enabled per IP Address space.

On the web portal, go to the account management page and find the "Sentinel settings" section.

Choose the desired IP Address Space; select the activation checkbox and save changes.

Step 3. Obtain the Sentinel login credentials

Sentinel uses its own credentials to log in to the portal.

On the web portal, once you activated the sentinel, you can see the sentinel login name.

Click on "Change sentinel password" button and generate a new password for it.

Step 4. Configure the Sentinel

On the computer where you have installed the sentinel, upon the very first launch you will see the message about missing login credentials.

Click on "Enter credentials" and fill in the sentinel login name and password.

Once done, you shall see the successfully connected sentinel.

That's it!

Once the Sentinel is installed, you can Ping, Scan and Inventorize the managed networks