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Airlock WAF installation on VMware

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Airlock WAF
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Supported virtualization environments

  • VMware ESXi 5.5 or newer
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 6.x or newer


The following components are needed for the installation:

  • Airlock WAF Release notes 
  • latest Airlock WAF CD/DVD available here
  • supported virtualization environment, see above
  • a virtual machine according to System and hardware requirements

Airlock WAF installation on the virtual server

Note: Airlock WAF is not installable by "Easy install". You have to create the VMware instance first, then boot from the Airlock WAF CD/DVD.

  • Start VMware vSphere Client and open the VM console
  • Power on the new VM. If the Network Boot message is displayed press ESC to enter the Boot Menu
  • Click on the CD icon in the toolbar and choose "CD/DVD Drive 1" > "Connect to ISO image on local disk..."
  • Select the Airlock WAF Installation ISO and click on "Open"
  • Select the "CD-ROM Drive" in the Boot Menu and press ENTER
  • In the GRUB menu choose "Install Airlock"

Follow the installation instructions from the Quick installation guide.

Other virtualization environments known to work with Airlock WAF

Airlock WAF also officially supports some cloud services as virtualization platform. See cloud image and deployment guides for more information.

Airlock WAF is or has also been running on following platforms, but is not officially supported. Use these platforms for evaluation tests only:

  • VMware ESXi 5.0 or newer
  • VMware Player 5.x or newer
  • VMware Workstation 11.x or newer
  • Oracle VirtualBox 5.x or newer
  • XenServer 6.5 or newer

For further information and questions please contact the Airlock Support.

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