System Installation Notes

Halo-logo_FINAL-vertical-200pxThe Halo Manager solution is web-based and operates on any Windows platform including Windows 7, Windows 2008 Vista, and other platforms. The Halo Manager has no central server install requirement. The solution provides a web based interface, polling functions, auto-discovery functions, e-mail alerting, and a variety of other features. The system is intended to be as cost-effective as possible, employing a high adaptability, low-overhead architecture that makes it well suited for managing groups of devices in a small enterprise or large highly distributed organization.

Halo Manager System Requirements

Halo Manager is designed to use minimal disk space, CPU, and memory, and the program can easily co-exist with other applications. The program is often installed in a virtual machine. In the absence of any other requirements, Vallum Software recommends a 32-bit Windows 7 or Windows 2008 server with at least 512 MB of memory and 500 MB of free disk space.
Halo Manager requires firewalls to be configured to permit TCP requests to installed Halo Agent port 6441. (This port should be available at any platform executing the Halo agent.) Additionally, Halo Manager requires TCP access to the Halo Apache server, normally executing at either port 80, 800, 8000, 8800, or 8880 (as selected by the Halo Manager installer.)

Halo Manager Web Interface Logon and Authentication

By default, the program is installed without a logon mechanism. The user may enable logons as discussed in the web interface, by clicking the “Enable Logons” link after connecting to the program. (This link is available towards the upper right of the display.)
The user can enable logons via the “Admin Tools” screen. In addition to accepting a user specified password, the program permits authentication against Active Directory and the local platform.
The Halo Manager installer configures the Halo Apache server for the user. The installer probes TCP ports to find an available port number, trying (in sequence) TCP port 80, 800, 8000, 8800, and 8880. On success, the program creates a desktop shortcut on the “All Users” desktop.
If the desktop shortcut is not successfully created, or the user wishes to establish another port, the user can reconfigure the server port number by editing the “Halo\conf\httpd.conf” file, and then restarting the “Apache Halo” service.

You can download the complete installation README file here.