Virtual appliances

The following virtual API Gateway appliances are prehardened appliances running the API Gateway runtime:

  • VMware
  • Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

Virtual appliance

The API Gateway VMware appliance is a prehardened virtual appliance running the API Gateway runtime.

The VMware virtual appliance is available from Axway Support at https://support.axway.com in OVA format. For more information on installing the OVA and details of the supported hypervisors, see Install your Axway virtual appliance and product.

Limitations

There are some differences to the underlying hardware between the physical appliance and the VMware virtual appliance. These differences should not impact the user experience; however, some of the pages on the Web Administration Interface are redundant or differ for the VMware appliance. Do not use the following Web Administration Interface pages, as these are not relevant on the VMware appliance:

  • RAID Status: The VMware appliance does not have a RAID configuration. The RAID status page shows the message Unable to retrieve RAID status on the VMware appliance.

The following limitations also apply to the VMware virtual appliance:

  • No iDRAC
  • No RAID

Documentation

You can access VMware documentation on the VMware documentation website.

AMI virtual appliance

The API Gateway Amazon Machine Image (AMI) appliance is a prehardened virtual appliance running the API Gateway runtime, which is hosted in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

AMI-specific features

The AMI appliance can use an AWS CloudHSM for generation and storage of certificates and keys. For more information, go to:

http://aws.amazon.com/cloudhsm/

AMI limitations

There are some differences to the underlying hardware between the physical appliance and the AMI cloud image. These include the kernel, network card, and hard disk configuration. These differences should not impact the user experience; however, some of the pages on the Web Administration Interface are redundant or differ for the AMI appliance. Do not use the following Web Administration Interface pages, as these are not relevant on the AMI appliance:

  • RAID Status: The AMI appliance does not have a RAID configuration. The RAID status page shows the message Unable to retrieve RAID status on the AMI appliance.
  • Network Time Protocol: The system time is handled by the EC2 environment.
  • System Time: The system time is handled by the EC2 environment.

The following limitations also apply to the AMI virtual appliance:

  • No iDRAC
  • No RAID

AMI documentation

For more information on Amazon EC2 and AMI, visit the Amazon Web Services documentation website.

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