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In reply to guillerone:
I tested it with a blind install, is the same shit I press y enter and the system reboots. Nice work Sophos you are number one in Scrap software
In reply to ReneeH:
I would say that if it works for others it may not be Sophos fault necesarily. It could be though. If I were you I would try using a different SSD. It could be a matter of the OS not detecting the SSD or something similar. Give it a try. If trying a blind install didn't work I would stick to the normal console install. I used Putty by the way.
Im using it on APU on few sites, my home, my parrents, friends...Everywhere it works just fine, installation since 9.4 is not blind, console on serial port is enabled, so installation procedure is thru putty or whatever serial client easy...
APU with 64GB SSD, at home running all services and filtering, connected AP55C, AP15C and one AP15.
Is there any chance to install XG from a USB Stick? I've been trying this for some time and I can see the system coming up, asking me to press F10 to enter the boot menu (which I can get into) and than I can choose from four options. It doesn't matter though if I choose to boot from USB tick, the systems starts from the built-in msata hard disk.
Edit: I just tried the same procedure as before (all hardware was exactly the same) but I used the UTM image. Now it works. So it has to something with the XG image...
In reply to TimBenkert:
XG on APU works fine, without any issue, you need to change terminal baud speed for installation, APU runs 115200 and i think XG at 38400...
In reply to vikino:
I've been using an APU for my UTM 9.x in the past, always had hard times with no serial console but I've read this is now solved, GREAT!Tough, I've now moved my UTM setup on a ESXi host and i'm not really looking backwards, snapshots, easy migration with fallback etc..
Did you guys ever made some performances testings? i'd wonder how an APU compares to the lower SG HW appliances from Sophos.Cheers,Long life to UTM, tried XG for 10 mins and gave up.M.
My installation experiences with Sophos UTM and Sophos XG on the APU2C4 board:
Forgive my newbie-ness but I am trying to do the blind install of Sophos UTM9 on a PC that only has HDMI/DVI-D connections (install doesnt work on the machine with only those connections) and read through this post and cant find (need instructions) on how to do the serial install. Can someone please post their instructions to do this on the hardware I want to use below?
I7-6700KGigabyte GA-Z170N Gaming 5 mobo16GB DDR4-2400256GB Intel 6 m.2 SSD (yes I know it is NVMe)Intel Pro1000 PT Dual port server NIC
In reply to Jeff Siegel:
- PC with serial connector
- putty (google that, you'll find it)
- serial cable (looks a bit like VGA cable, but connectors have 2 rows of pins instead of 3)
- connect the APU and your computer
- go to hardware manager and look for the COM Port the APU got assigned
- start putty and connect to this COM Port using the baud rates mentioned in this thread.
Thanks for that. Questions though..
The machine I want to install sophos on (mentioned in my post) has no serial ports. I can use a laptop that has a serial port and I have a serial to serial cable as well as a serial to USB cable.
So I am assuming I start on the laptop and then power up the 'destination' machine. Connect to the destination machine's COM port through the laptop (using putty) at the recommended baud rate......then what?
the Sophos UTM work fine on the APU2D4.
How you can install the system on the APU, I have described in a post.
In reply to Mokaz:
i havent done precision testing, but
APU 2C4 is little faster then 2D4, gives me higher througput.
In compare to Sophos SG115 is APU much more faster. With same services enabled and same config SG115 gives me about 95Mbit from WAN to LAN routing and APU about 160Mbit, so almost twice more, boot time is also better on APU as in APU im using mSATA SSD drives.
Btw. virtualized UTM on QNAP TVS-1282T3 with i7 CPU is much faster then SG210 :-))) And not talking about boot time which is on QNAP 5 times faster...
What throughput are you getting on UTM on the APU? When last I used UTM on my 200/20 connection it was unable cope, so I moved to pfSense on an APU2C4 which has been great, but I really like UTM and much prefer it to pfSense so if over the last 2 years it's improved to the point that it'll handle 200Mbit I'd love to go back but don't want to waste my time.
OK, so I did much of what was mentioned here except did the silent install with a USB stick and no serial cable. One thing that was not said anywhere in these threads is how to get the iso file on to a flash drive.
I used Rufus image burning software (use the DD writing version) to write the image file to a flash drive. You only need a 1 gig or larger USB drive (512 mb might work).
So, I took the latest image, loaded it into Rufus, specified the DD writing version and waited for it to complete (1 minute). If you do not use the DD method (not the default) the stick will NOT work. The system will make a loud racket and you will have to burn the image again..
Then, stick the USB drive in the APU2c4 on one port and a keyboard on the other port. Give it some power.. Make sure you have at least a 128gb mSata drive in the computer or Sophos could complain. Give it a minute.. Press y.. Then enter key.. Wait a few minutes and when complete the unit will play a song!
You're golden then!! Pull the power cable, keyboard, USB stick.. Count to 10.. Power back on then connect a network cable to port 1 and use the address:
https://172.16.16.16:4444 and begin configuring! No need for a serial cable, external cd-rom drive or anything else!!
Good luck everyone. I'm kind of new to the forum but wanted to share my experiences.
In reply to Alonzo Eubank:
Is there a more easy and working way to install a bricked (lost admin password with no access to telnet) APU device? I have a working NULL modem cable and tried every single solution without success. I want to install the latest version Sophos UTM and have below hardware config:
PC Engines APU BIOS build date: Jul 8 2014Total memory 4096 MBAMD G-T40E Processor
The last post is from 2017 so I hope there is an easy solution now in 2018 ;-)
Thanks for your help!