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1. Setup Management VPN And Access The Commissioning Console

Once your server order has been processed, you will be sent an email with your server details and Management account username and password. (Your Management account allows you to connect to the Management VPN and access the Commissioning Console.)

The Commissioning Console allows you to record the configuration data of a new server. The configuration is held and verified in Zynstra's cloud management platform, ahead of being downloaded to the server during installation.

You need to be connected to the Management VPN in order to access the Commissioning Console, and the URL is

Below are instructions on how to setup the Management VPN on Windows, and we also have instructions for Mac OS X and Linux.

Step 1: Download VPN client
Download the latest version of the OpenVPN Windows client here. (this downloads the OpenVPN installed .exe)

More OpenVPN downloads are available from the OpenVPN download page here.

Step 2: Install VPN client
Install the Open VPN client by running the installation file you downloaded and completing a standard installation.

Step 3: Download your VPN configuration file
Go to

Login using your Management account username and password and select the Login option from the pull down menu. (your Management account username and password will be sent to you via email)

Download the Connection profile by clicking on the link: Yourself (user-locked profile).


Step 4: Copy VPN configuration file to the correct location
Copy the client.opvn file that you downloaded into the OpenVPN connection folder on your PC at c:\program files\openvpn\config.

You are now ready to connect via VPN. To connect:

Step 5: Start OpenVPN
Start the OpenVPN client by going to Start > All Programs > OpenVPN > OpenVPN GUI. The Open VPN icon will appear in your system tray.

Step 6: Connect to Management VPN
Right click on the OpenVPN icon in your system tray, and select Connect.

When prompted for a username and password, enter your Management account credentials.


Step 7: Access the Commissioning Console
Once you are connected to the Management VPN, you access the Commissioning Console in a web browser by going to:

When prompted for a username and password use your Management account details.

Now please read the next article Local Area Network Configuration

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