Antsle One Setup

Congratulations! You're a proud owner of the Antsle! 🎉

Setup is easy! Actually, it’s super easy. Here’s our famous five minute installation process:

1. Unpack your Antsle

2. Connect Power and Network

Important: Make sure you connect your LAN cable to the correct LAN port on the backside of the Antsle, as depicted.

Connect the other end of the LAN cable to a free LAN port on your router.

Power on your Antsle and allow a few minutes for the boot process.

3. Set up antMan

Windows user? Install Bonjour Print Services or iTunes. See why.

Go to http://myantsle.local

Login with username: 'root' and password: 'antsle'

Trouble getting the login screen? Try adding port 3000 to the URL: Use http://.local:3000, or if you know the IP address: http://x.x.x.x:3000


You should now be presented with the on-boarding screen:

Choose "New Antsle hardware" and follow the instructions.

When prompted for your e-mail address enter the address you used to purchase your Antsle so that we can verify your order. If you need to use another email address for some reason, please contact support.

You will receive an email with a list of Antsle serial numbers associated to your email. Enter the token for your serial number which is printed on the bottom of the antsle (also printed on the delivery note in the box with the antsle).

You'll be asked to register your device with antHill. antHill is a central account, hosted on Antsle which is used to link ownership of your physical servers to a single profile. antHill allows you to restore backups between servers and also is where you manage your subscriptions, or can get support.

After you finish the onboarding process, wait a few minutes for antMan to restart, login again and you should now see the following:

Use antMan™ (antlet manager) to create a few antlets.

When your Antsle is on, it will periodically send a "heartbeat" signal to our servers so that you can see it in antHill. (You can turn this feature off in antMan Services once the Antsle is activated, if you so choose).

That’s it, you are done!

Go do great things with your private cloud! 🙂

Some exciting videos are next! We invite you to watch our popular FreedomCasts. They will show you in an entertaining manner how easy it is to master some real-life situations with your new Antsle.

Problems? Check our troubleshooting page.

It's also a best practice to configure your IPMI. See below.

4. IPMI (Optional)

The IPMI port gives you remote access to the Antsle's console and the ability to power up/down the Antsle remotely. Please change the username and password as described below. Keep these credentials in a safe place as it is difficult to recover.

The default username/password is ADMIN/ADMIN.

Some Antsle one D models have a custom IPMI password that you can find on a sticker above the IPMI port on the back of your Antsle.

Out of the box, the IPMI shares the 'br0' interface (bottom left port in the group of four) and will obtain its own IP address from DHCP. This address is not seen in antMan. The address is displayed during the POST when booting the antsle. The single ethernet port above the two USB ports is a dedicated IPMI port and is configured in the BIOS setup of the Antsle. Once configured the IPMI can only be accessed via the dedicated IPMI port.

Connect a keyboard and monitor and boot the Antsle - this is only required for the initial configuration. When the Antsle begins to boot you will see the Supermicro splash screen. Watch for a message that says 'Press <del> to enter setup' - then hit <del>.

Arrow over to the IPMI menu item.

Select 'BMC network configuration' > 'Configuration Address source' > Static and set the static IP address information.

Hit F4 to Save and Exit

Now you can open a browser and go to http://x.x.x.x (the IP address you set in the bios). Go to 'Configuration' > 'Users' to change the password and users for access to the IPMI. For console access, go to 'Remote Control' > 'iKVM/HTML5' or 'Remote Control' > 'Console Redirection' > 'Launch Console'

You can ignore any messages asking to upgrade java.

In case you have any questions or comments, please contact us. Don’t hesitate, we’re friendly.

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