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Choosing Which Applications To Install

Now that your Untangle Server is up and running, let's install the Applications that you need. You're probably wondering, "What products should I install?" Good question. Untangle enables you to build a custom solution from a large pool of Packages and Applications. Here are your options:

  • Individually: From the Library, pick and choose from both free and paid products.
  • Wizard: The Application Wizard will ask you a few questions. Based on your answers, the wizard prompts you to install a recommended list of products, which you can modify to your liking.


Downloading Applications

One of the unique features of the Untangle Server is the ability to add and remove Applications to fit the needs of your business. Each Application has a dedicated function to enhance your network, and can be installed and configured independently of other Applications. This procedure assumes that you want to install Applications into the Default Rack. For more complex deployments, you can create custom virtual racks.

To download and install an Application using the bundle or ala carte method:

  1. From the Navigation pane, click the Apps tab.
  2. Click the More Info icon for the Application or bundle that you want to download. The Untangle Server directs you to the Untangle Store where you can do one or more of the following, depending on the Application:
  3. Apps Menu
    • Subscribe to that Application
    • Download a trial version of that Application
    • Download a free version of that Application

    Not all paid products have trials available (for example, Live Support). To learn about trials or if you have purchasing questions, go to Purchasing & Subscription FAQs.

  4. Verify that the Application(s) downloaded correctly. If the Application appears in your Apps tab, then you successfully downloaded the Application.
  5. In the Apps tab, click the Buy Now, Install, or Trial Install icon for the Application or bundle that you just downloaded.
  6. Wait a few seconds while the Untangle Server checks for available updates. If there are updates available for the Application that you want to install, the Untangle Server automatically installs the updates in addition to the actual software.
  7. Verify that your Application(s) installed.
    • The Application installs into the rack to the right and then automatically turns on (with the exception of OpenVPN). Once installed, each Application shows its faceplate:
    Application Faceplate
    • All the Applications in a bundle appear in the rack, if you installed a bundle.
    • Untangle applications install as filter applications or services applications.
    • The Untangle Client prevents you from installing multiple copies of any Application into the same rack.


Downloading Applications (Wizard)

If you don't see a product in your rack after installation, don't be alarmed. The wizard installs a recommended list of products:

  • For paid products, the wizard adds the Package that contains the paid Application(s) that you need. You can choose not to install this package. You must install the entire bundle to get any of the products that it contains.
  • For free products, the wizard adds the individual Applications that you need. You don't need to install all of them as you can pick and choose.

To download and install an Application using the wizard:

  1. Upon rebooting after installation, you'll be presented with the wizard.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions, selecting the check boxes that represent your needs. The wizard will suggest applications and packages that will help you fulfill your needs, though you can choose to remove applications or packages that are unnecessary before the wizard is complete.
  3. Verify that your Application(s) installed.
    • The Application installs into the rack to the right and then automatically turns on (with the exception of OpenVPN). Once installed, each Application shows its faceplate:
    Application Faceplate
    • If you installed a package, all applications from that package will appear in the rack.
    • Untangle applications install as filter applications or services applications.
    • The Untangle Client prevents you from installing multiple copies of any Application into the same rack.


Turning Applications On or Off

Application Power Indicators

When you first install an Application, it is turned on automatically.

To turn an Application on or off:

  1. Click the toggle button to either the ON state or OFF state.
  2. Verify the Application's status using the following indicators:
    • Status indicator light. This indicator has four possible colors.
      • Gray indicates an app is off and ready to be turned on.
      • Yellow means an app is changing from off to on (or vice versa).
      • Green shows an app is on and behaving normally, while
      • Red warns an app is on but an abnormal condition has occurred.
    • Activity Meter. Each Application has one or more Activity Meter. Activity meters provide a quick view into the activity of an Application, and change in real time as a given Application processes network traffic. If the Activity meter indicates activity, the Application is turned on. You can obtain more detailed activity data from the Event Logs.


Removing Applications

If you want to remove an Application in order to troubleshoot, turn off the Application instead. Removing an Application from a rack does not unsubscribe you from that Application.

Note:
  • If you want to remove a Service Application, you can remove it from any rack and it will be removed from all racks.
  • If you want to remove a Filter Application, you'll need to remove them from each rack individually, as they may be running separate instances in different racks.

To remove an Application, click the Settings button on the faceplate, then click Remove. The Application will be removed from the rack.

Removing an Application from the Rack


Unsubscribing from Paid Applications

Uninstalling a paid Application from a rack does not mean that you unsubscribed from that Application. If you do not unsubscribe, Untangle continues to bill you for that subscription. To unsubscribe from a paid Application, simply log in to your store account, click the Unsubscribe link on the left and select what packages or applications you would like to unsubscribe from.


Unsubscribing from a Package or Application
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