IBM's MessageSight: Unboxing the New Machine-to-Machine Appliance

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-05-02
 
 
 

IBM's MessageSight: Unboxing the New Machine-to-Machine Appliance

by Darryl K. Taft

IBM's MessageSight: Unboxing the New Machine-to-Machine Appliance

IBM MessageSight Unboxed and Operational in 30 minutes

This demo will show that IBM's new MessageSight appliance can be unboxed and set up in 30 minutes.

IBM MessageSight Unboxed and Operational in 30 minutes

Thinking Inside the Box

Here's a new IBM MessageSight appliance inside its box with the seals newly broken.

Thinking Inside the Box

At First Glimpse

This is the view of the appliance upon pulling back the covers on the IBM MessageSight box. The time stamp shows only 1:50 minutes into the process.

At First Glimpse

Quick Start Guide

The appliance comes with a brief quick start guide to get users up and running rapidly.

Quick Start Guide

A Two-Person Job

Unboxing the IBM MessageSight appliance is better as a two-person job.

A Two-Person Job

Outside the Box

Once outside the box, this is a view of the front of the appliance.

Outside the Box

Put It on the Rack

Installers put MessageSight on a rack where it will be housed.

Put It on the Rack

Everything Falls Into Place

MessageSight is sitting pretty in its slot at 11:41 minutes into the process.

Everything Falls Into Place

Right Where It Belongs

Installers slide MessageSight back into its housing compartment at 11:44 minutes into the process.

Right Where It Belongs

View From the Back

This is a view of the back of MessageSight.

View From the Back

Setting Up the Cables

Installers simply attach all the requisite cables to the appliance.

Setting Up the Cables

How Your New Appliance Looks

This is a view of the new appliance set into place and ready for configuration at 15:00.

How Your New Appliance Looks

Turning It On

IBM's installer turns the system on with the touch of a button at 15:01.

Turning It On

Configuring the System

At 20:52 minutes into the process, an installer uses the quick start guide to help get the configuration process started.

Configuring the System

Getting Started After Installation

On a different machine, a user prepares to put MessageSight to use.

Getting Started After Installation

Logging Onto the System

This slide shows the log-in screen for the MessageSight appliance.

Logging Onto the System

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

Don't forget to agree to the licensing terms for the technology on this page displaying the license agreement.

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

You're Almost There

At this point, you're almost there. You just have to define your environment by setting a few parameters at 24:57 minutes into the process.

You're Almost There

Up and Running

The MessageSight appliance is up and running, taking stock of all kinds of data flowing from mobile devices and sensors at 27:07 minutes into the installation process.

Up and Running

Under the Deadline

Following the appliance's quick start guide, this demo shows that MessageSight can go from the box to operational in less than 30 minutes, 27:19 to be exact.

Under the Deadline

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