Setting Up Appliances

This section is intended to assist you to quickly getting a physical Solace router (known as a Solace appliance) that has been successfully installed and powered up operational and ready for messaging.

After an appliance has been successfully installed and powered up (as described in Solace Appliance Hardware Installation), you can quickly give it the minimum required configuration for connect client applications to connect to the appliance and begin to exchange Direct or Guaranteed messages using samples built with Solace messaging Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and other Solace-supported messaging APIs and protocols.

To set up a properly installed appliance, you must perform the following tasks:

Once you have performed these tasks, you can then log on remotely through a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to the management interface, as well as ping the message backbone interface.


You must have two IP addresses available for use with the Solace appliance. One for the Management VRF to enable out-of-band management and monitoring of the router, and another for the Message Backbone VRF to enable applications to establish client connections to the router to send and receive data.


  • The information provided in this section only covers the deployment of a single appliance, it does not take high-availability (HA) router redundancy into consideration.
  • For information on some of the conventions used in Solace customer documentation, refer to Documentation Conventions.