Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to deploy an employee monitoring system on a local network and start testing it. The system is supplied in a virtual container (vmware), which is ready to use after loading it. In this instruction, we will tell you how to configure a control system from loading the server image to installing the program.
Local server installation instruction
1. Downloading and installing the virtual player
InspectSystem Enterprise is supplied as a prebuilt VMware virtual server image. This allows you to import the container into your company’s virtual environment.
This instruction describes the launch procedure of the InspectSystem Enterprise server on a VMware virtual player.
Download the latest version of the player from the official site: VmWare (VMware Workstation Player) for Linux/Windows and install on your equipment where the system will work around the clock.
2. Preparing a virtual server image for import
Register on the site and go to your personal account, the tab “Local server” and download the archive file with the archive from your personal account: [InspectSystem-Enterprise-Vmware.tgz].
Unzip the archive to a local disk, to an arbitrary folder, for example, InspectSystem_Files. This is an archive of 2 files: virtual disk disk-0 and .ovf configuration.
3. Importing configuration file to the player
Start the player and select “Open virtual machine.” Specify the configuration of InspectSystemProduct.ovf, from the InspectSystem_Files folder.
Indicate the name of the imported virtual machine, for example, InspectSystem-Try, and the place on the local disk where the virtual environment will be stored and run. Click the “Import” button.
The import procedure will take 1-2 minutes. After successful import, the name of the virtual machine «InspectSystem-Try» will appear in the player.
After importing, the InspectSystem_Files folder can be deleted in order not to take up extra disk space.
4. Running a virtual machine on a local network
By default, the IP address assigned to the network interface of the local server is 10.1.17.212.
Start the virtual machine in the player to configure it to work on your local network. Basic settings are made through the built-in menu.
Default settings for logging in:
IP - 10.1.17.212 Login - setup Password – qwerty0
After successful authorization, the screen displays information about the current server settings and menus for managing the system.
The menu consists of several items that correspond to certain actions when you press the corresponding numbers on the keyboard:
1) View current network settings
2) Change network settings
5) Change setup password
6) Ping test
5. Changing admin password
Before configuring the system, we recommend you to change the administrator password (User – setup). Press the number «5» (Change setup password) and change the administrator password.
6. Network settings
To specify new network parameters of the server, press the number «2» (Change network settings) and enter the necessary parameters in order: IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS, Host Name. Before saving, make sure they are correct and press «Y» to save. After that, reboot the server by clicking the «3» (Reboot) button.
7. Check network settings
After rebooting, log into the system and check the server’s operation with the network. Test the connection of the server with other computers on the local network and access to the Internet by pressing the «6» button (Ping test).
IMPORTANT: During the operation of the local server, it needs access to the Internet to activate the license key. Requests are sent to the host: https://adm.inspectsystem.com
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the server is equipped with an uninterruptible power supply and is protected from interference by unauthorized persons. Do not turn off the virtual machine so that data is stored and processed by the system to access statistics online.
After the installation and basic setup are completed, you can create the main system account. Let’s activate the license and make the initial settings of the system parameters.
8. Creating a primary manager account
Further work with the system is performed through the web interface. The web access address is specified in the virtual machine menu in the «Web management:» element.
IMPORTANT: The local server runs over HTTP. When switching to HTTPS, the system will not be able to work.
The main account is the first account (email) created in the system and all superuser rights are assigned to it. It cannot be deleted or reassigned in the future.
Open the browser, enter the URL that was configured by your IT service. In our example, this is http://192.168.1.77:8080.
Fill out the form to create the main account, enter a valid email, name and company name. Email can be the mail of a manager or a person authorized by him. After registration, a message will be sent to this address about the parameters for entering your personal account.
9. License activation
After creating the main account, you will automatically enter the system, where you will see a window for entering the server license key. Enter the license key and click the «Activate» button. If you do not complete the activation, statistics will not be collected.
The key to activate the server is located in your cloud account («Local server» tab), where you created the Enterprise license and downloaded the server container.
IMPORTANT: If you have not created an account, then follow these steps to start testing the local server for 14 days and on 25 computers:
Register on the site;
Log in to your personal account – the «Local Server» tab;
Create an Enterprise license by filling out the form;
Click «Create License».
License activation through the personal account of the local server
If you closed the activation window, then activate in the personal account of the local server, in the corresponding tab.
Here’s how a successful activation looks like.
After successful activation, the status of the Enterprise license will change:
Further, we perform the first configuration of the system parameters for the company before installing the program on employees’ computers.
10. Setting basic system parameters
Indicate the main system parameters for your company, before installing the program, so that they are applied automatically to employees’ computers:
- indicate the working hours of company employees,
- your company time zone,
- specify the mode of work monitoring (stealth or explicit),
- indicate the parameters of work activity, latenesses, early leavings,
- indicate the statistics storage period.
Go to «Settings» and make the necessary changes.
IMPORTANT: By default, stealth monitoring mode is OFF. To enable it on all computers, complete this setting before installing the program on computers. Monitoring mode changes in the tab «Settings – Working hours».
11. Installing the program on work computers
Download the installer of the program (setup-local.exe) from your account, tab «Installation».
During the installation of the program, you will need to specify the type of installation – a Dedicated Server, server IP address and installation code.
Enter server parameters: IP and accesskey.
Check the specified network parameters: connection to the local server.
Check the entered key.
Completing the program installation.
After installing the program, the employee’s monitored computer will automatically be added to the system. You will see a list of all the computers where the program was installed in Settings – the «Employees» tab.
In the same way, install on other employee computers.
In the free trial, you can monitor the work of 25 employees on the local network for 14 days without any restrictions. Try how it works, test it!