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Once the VM has rebooted and the login screen has appeared, the Avalon system is ready to use.  To use Avalon, go to the access URL that was displayed and log in as the user that was created during the first bootprior to rebooting.


If the URL that was displayed on the reboot screen doesn't work, the IP of the VM may have changed during the reboot.  There are a couple of ways to determine the access URL:

  • If a hostname is displayed on the login screen then CentOS was able to determine a name from the IP that was assigned to it and that name should be used.  If this hostname doesn't work, try the next method.
  • If the login window displays a generic CentOS version string, then it was unable to find a DNS entry for the address it was given.  Log in to the machine and run

    Code Block
    /etc/init.d/avalon_host_config hostname

    and the name displayed will be the access hostname.  This is the value that is inserted into the Avalon configuration files on boot, so it should work.

  • If your organization requires DHCP clients to register their MAC address, a web browser is available on the VM to register the machineThe machine After the machine has been registered according to your organization's policies, it will need to be rebooted to get reconfigure Avalon with the new networking information.

After you have connected to the VM via a web browser, Avalon VM can be used like any other Avalon installation. The Collection Manager's Guide contains information for using Avalon.  The Avalon user created during the first boot process will be able to manage both collections and groups.



Troubleshooting the Avalon VM