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titleStep 3: Create a Virtual Machine with a New Workload

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ESLP:Workloads and tiers (snippet)
ESLP:Workloads and tiers (snippet)

  1. In the Armor Management Portal, in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines.
  3. Hover over the plus ( + ) icon, and then click the Virtual Machine icon.
    • If you do not have any virtual machines listed, then click Deploy New, and then select Virtual Machine.
  4. Locate and select the desired operating system and operating system version.
  5. On the right side, use the Region drop-down menu to select the data center to host your virtual machine.
  6. Select the desired virtual machine based on your CPU and memory needs (GB).
    • You can click High CPU or High Memory to filter the list of virtual machines. You can also click Show All Options to see every virtual machine offering.
    • Armor labels virtual machines by CPU and memory features. For instance, 2x4 indicates that the virtual machine has 2 CPU and 4 GB of memory.
  7. In Name, enter a descriptive name for your virtual machine.
  8. In Workload, select New Workload
  9. In New Workload Name, enter a descriptive name.
  10. In New Tier Name, enter a descriptive name. 
  11. In Location, select and verify the data center to host your virtual machine. 
  12. Under Access Credentials, note your username to access the virtual machine. 
  13. In Password, enter a secure password to use to access the virtual machine. 
    • Your password must contain:
      • An upper-case letter
      • A lower-case letter
      • A number
      • A special character: ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) { } [ ]
    • You can also click Generate Password to allow Armor to create a password. 
  14. (Optional) For additional storage, under Storage Substrate and Disk Size, select your desired storage, and then click Add Disk
  15. On the right-side menu, review the pricing information, and then click Purchase
    • When you order a virtual machine, you are also ordering Intelligence Security Model (ISM) for the virtual machine. Prices for ISM will vary based on the number of virtual machines you have ordered. IMS pricing is based on the following tiered structure: 


      Number of Virtual Machines
      11 - 10
      211 - 25
      326 - 100
      4101 - 250
      5251 - 500
      6500 +


      Number of Virtual Machines

      11 - 10
      211 - 25
      326 - 100
      4101- 250
      5251 - 500
      6500 +
  16. To view the status of your newly created virtual machine, in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure, click Virtual Machines, and then search for your newly created virtual machine. 
titleStep 4: Download and Install Your SSL/VPN 

If you run Ubuntu 16.x, then please review Install SSL VPN for Ubuntu 16.x.

If you run Ubuntu 18.x, then please review Install SSL VPN for Ubuntu 18.x.

If you run Mac OS 10.11 or higher, then please review Install SSL VPN for Mac OS 10.11+.


Before you can download and install your SSL VPN, the account administrator must add the following permissions to your account: 

  • Write SSL VPN Devices and Users 
  • Read SSL VPN Devices and Users
  • Read Virtual Data Centers 

Additionally, your account administrator must enable your account to download and install the client.

Confirm with your account administrator before you attempt to download and install.  


This section is for Account Administrators only.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click SSL VPN
  3. Click Members.
  4. Click the plus ( + ) icon.
  5. In the field, enter and select the name of the user, or their email address.

  6. Mark the desired data center or data centers that the user can connect to.

  7. Click Submit.

    • The newly added user will appear in the table; the table is organized in alphabetical order, based on the first name of the user. 
  8. Click Client
  9. Click Download SSL VPN client
    • AMP will automatically detect your operating system; however, you can click Download for another platform to view other operating system options.
    • When you open the client, follow the on-screen installation instructions. 
    • For Windows users, the client will download as a .zip file.

      • Extract the installation files to your local hard drive.
      • Launch the installer.exe file to begin the installation. 

      For Mac OS users, the client will download as a .tgzfile.

      • Extract the installation files to your local hard drive.
      • Access the mac_phat_client folder, and then run the naclient.pkg installer. 
      • When you run the installer, you will see an error regarding the certificate. Click Continue. (In a future release, Armor will resolve the issue.)
      • To launch the SSL VPN client, in your Applications folder, search for naclient.
      • If you run Mac OS 10.11 or higher, then please review Install SSL VPN Client for Mac OS, version 10.11 and higher
  10. After installation, open the client.
    • In the drop-down menu, default will be listed. 


  11. Click Settings.
    • To add a new connection, you must enter a Connection Alias, Hostname/IP Address, and Port, which you can find in AMP. 

  12. Return to AMP, specifically to the Client section of the SSL VPNscreen.
  13. Use the Client Configuration table to locate the data center and corresponding information to add to the client. 

  14. Under Client Configuration, copy the Location information, and then paste that information into Connection Alias.
  15. Under Client Configuration, copy the HOST/FQDN information, and then paste that information into Hostname/IP Address.
  16. Under Client Configuration, copy the Port information, and then paste that information into Port.
  17. Click Add.
  18. Click OK.
  19. In the drop-down menu, select the newly created connection.
  20. Log into the client.
    • Your SSL VPN login credentials are the same credentials you use to access the Armor Management Portal (AMP).