3.1. The initial connection to PSM

PSM can be connected from a client machine using any modern web browser.

Note

For details on supported browsers, see Section 4.1, Supported web browsers and operating systems

PSM can be accessed from the local network. Starting with version 3.1 , PSM attempts to receive an IP address automatically via DHCP. If it fails to obtain an automatic IP address, it starts listening for HTTPS connections on the 192.168.1.1 IP address. Note that certain switch configurations and security settings can interfere with PSM receiving an IP address via DHCP. PSM accepts connections via its interface 1 (labelled 1 or EXT). For details on the network interfaces, see Section 2.15, Network interfaces).

Tip

The PSM console displays the IP address on which interface 1 is listening.

If PSM is listening on the 192.168.1.1 address, note that the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet must be accessible from the client. If the client machine is in a different subnet (for example, its IP address is 192.168.10.X), but in the same network segment, the easiest way is to assign an alias IP address to the client machine. Creating an alias IP on the client machine virtually puts both the client and PSM into the same subnet, so that they can communicate. To create an alias IP complete the following steps.

Warning

The Welcome Wizard can be accessed only using interface 1, as the other network interfaces are not configured yet.

Open the page https://192.168.1.1 from your browser and accept the certificate shown. The Welcome Wizard of PSM appears.