The Joan on-premises server requires network connectivity. It will connect to the global Joan Portal, which will still manage all of your devices.
As the virtual machine requires an internet connection, it will open connections to:
master.joan.vnct.xyz, ports 80 and 443which provides the Graphical User Interface (GUI) on your devices
static.getjoan.com, port 443
firmware.visionect.com, port 8089which provides firmware upgrades
You can run Joan on your infrastructure by using a static IP address. Changing the IP of the on-premises server can be done in a couple of simple Linux commands.
- Login or ssh to your on-premises server using your credentials. By default, the following credentials are set
- Username: joan
- Password: joanaccess
- Find the name of the network adapter whose IP address you would like to change. Usually, this will be the bridged adapter. Find the name of the adapter by typing the following command into the terminal:
- Set the adapter’s static IP address by following the steps here.
- Restart the networking service:
sudo service networking restart
- Check whether the static address has been set up for the selected network adapter:
However, if you wish to change the IP of the On-Premises server simply use the Linux command:
sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet static
dns-nameservers 192.168.1.1 188.8.131.52
If you have a VM newer than 18.04 you have to use a following network configuration:
In Ubuntu 20.04 static IP needs to be set in netplan configuration. You can set it up by following the next steps
1. First you need to log in with your credentials. By default, the following credentials are set: Username: joan
2. Use the following command to view ip address. As you will see, a dynamic IP is assigned automatically. So, to make this IP address static, we must edit the netplan configuration file.
To set up the static IP address via netplan you will first have to enter netplan configuration. You can do this by using the following command:
sudo vim /etc/netplan/60-visionect-network.yaml
3. Above are the default entries, which show that interface “eth0” is getting the IP from the DHCP server. As it is a yaml file, so while making the changes in the file we must follow the correct indentation. Add the following lines to the yaml file,
5.When editing Yaml files, make sure you follow the YAML code indent standards. If the syntax is not correct, the changes will not be applied.
Once done, save the file and apply the changes by running the following command:
sudo netplan apply
Now you can run “ip addr” and “ip route” command to view IP address and route details to see results for yourself.