1.1. Needed MaterialsΒΆ

Before you can begin working with the Vesta Gateway you will need to have the following items available:

  • A laptop or desktop computer running either a Linux-, macOS- or Windows-based operating system. Since the Vesta Gateway is a headless unit, it has no display. The laptop/desktop computer will be used to connect to the ssh server running on the Gateway via a ssh client.
  • An Ethernet cable to connect the Vesta Gateway to the same local network that your laptop/desktop computer is connected to. This is required initially as it is the only way to connect to and configure the Vesta Gateway. Once connected, you can reconfigure the Vesta Gateway to connect to a local Wi-Fi network eliminating the need for the Ethernet cable.
  • A power supply for the Vesta Gateway. For Vesta-300 models, Power over Ethernet (PoE) may be used.
  • Optionally, if you wish to update the Vesta Gateway with your own Yocto built custom images, you will need a USB, type A Male to type A Male, cable.