Installing Network Sensor

Prepare Hardware

You can install Network Sensor on a physical machine or virtual machine. Please refer minimum specification.

Physical Machine
You can use generic intel server like HP, Dell or Mini PC for testing and small deployment. If you have any hardware comparability issue, please contact us
Virtual Machine
You can install Network Sensor on virtual machine. We support various hypervisor

Prepare Network Connection

Genian NAC requires a network connection with at least one static IP address. You can use an 802.1Q trunk port to manage multiple VLANs on a single network connection. If you are using a virtual machine, be sure to select the network interface type in Bridge mode. It is recommended that the Wireless Network Adapter be installed in order for the network sensor to collect WLAN information. See Wireless Adapter Compatibility

Download Software

Installing Network Sensor

  1. Boot up your machine

    • Plug the CD-ROM or bootable USB flash drive into your physical machine
    • Change the boot sequence to boot from the CD-ROM or USB drive
    • On virtual machine, select ISO file for installation media
  2. Type “2” for Genian NAC Sensor

  3. Type “i” to proceed

  4. Reboot your system

    • Remove the installation media (e.g. USB)
    • Press Enter to reboot

Initial Configuration

  1. Create admin account for SSH connection

    • Enter superadmin account name. (default is admin)
    • Enter superadmin password
  2. Set up a system time zone and NTP server

    • Enter number of your continent and city
    • Enter NTP server IP or FQDN (default is
  3. Select connection type

    • In case the interface eth0 is connected access port (regular port)

      • Type “n”
    • In case the interface eth0 is connected to 802.1Q trunk port

      • Type “y”
      • Enter VLAN IDs for service (Concatenated by comma or A-B for range. e.g: 10,20-30)
      • Enter VLAN ID for management interface
  4. Network configuration

    • Enter IP address
    • Enter netmask
    • Enter default gateway
    • Enter DNS IP addresses (Concatenated by comma)
  5. Enter Policy Server IP or FQDN.

    • X.X.X.X
    • (In case Cloud-managed policy server)
  6. Verify all information

    • Everythings correct. Type “y” to start
    • Something wrong. Type “n” to restart configuration
  7. If the connection to the policy server is successful, you can check the newly added network sensor in System> System menu of the management UI.

Unsupported Hardware

If you find any device driver unsupported problems. please report to us.


If the storage device or network interface is not recognized when installing the virtual machine, please change the storage type to SATA or change the network interface driver to Intel series such as E1000.