About SignNow

SignNow is a secure eSignature solution allowing organizations to obtain legally binding signatures from customers, partners, and employees in seconds, reducing document turnaround up to 90%. SignNow offers a range of deployment options:

  • Cloud
  • Virtual machine (VM) appliance

This paperless approach to document control allows you to electronically manage document workflow and securely store critical documents, eliminating scanners, faxes, printers, and document storage.


Hyper-V Online Installation

Use the following instructions to deploy the SignNow virtual machine (VM) with Hyper-V in an online installation:

Install the Virtual Machine

  1. In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM host and select Import Virtual Machine.
  2. Navigate to the extracted folder, select the HyperV folder, and click Select Folder.
  3. Select Copy the virtual machine and Duplicate all files. Click Import.
  4. Click Next to proceed through the configuration screens to set it up for your specific environment.

Configure your VM with a minimum of 4GB of memory.

Make sure to open the following ports before installing:

  • For incoming ports, users can sign documents from outside the firewall if ports 80 and 443 are open.
  • If the admin wants to use the Barracuda Admin from outside the firewall (not recommended) ports 8000 and 8443 must be opened.
  • For outbound ports, 80 and 443 must be open for VM license provisioning and to download new firmware updates.
  • Outbound ports 22 and 80 are needed to open a support tunnel to Barracudas support server.

Configure the SignNow Virtual Machine

  1. Start the SignNow VM.
  2. Open the console. The EULA is displayed.
  3. Read through the EULA. Press Enter to go to the next page and press b and then Enter to go to the previous page.
  4. On the last page, enter n and then enter your name and the name of your organization to sign the EULA. The SignNow VM proceeds to complete its initial installation procedure and then opens the Administrative Console.
  5. Log in using the admin login credentials admin/admin. The System Configuration screen is displayed.
  6. Navigate to the TCP/IP Configuration screen.
  7. Configure the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server, and Secondary DNS Server as appropriate for your network, and, optionally, enter your proxy server configuration settings:
  8. Use the arrow keys to navigate to Licensing, and enter the token supplied to you by Barracuda Networks:
  9. Enter the server default domain name.
  10. Save your changes, click Exit to apply your settings, and select to restart the server.

Proceed to the SignNow Server Quick Start Guide to finish the setup process.

Hyper-V Online Installation

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