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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mobile Iron Sentry VM Installation

What is Mobile Iron Sentry?

Mobile Iron Centry provides access control for email. Sentry connects to Microsoft ActiveSync-enabled email systems such as Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes, Google Gmail, and Microsoft Office 365. MobileIron Sentry  is an in-line gateway that manages, encrypts, and secures traffic between the mobile device and back-end enterprise systems. Like the VSP, it may be deployed as a physical hardware appliance or a virtual appliance using VMware ESX. Mobile Iron Sentry is included in the Mobile Iron Advanced Management package, though the hardware appliance is sold separately.

MobileIron's Mobile@Work App connects your Android device to your company network so that you can easily and securely access email and other work resources. Mobile@Work App works in conjunction with a MobileIron Core server deployed by your company’s IT organization. .

In this post, I am using sentry-mobileiron-7.0.1-29.iso to do installation into Vmware Workstation 10.


Choose vm-install since I am using virtual machine installation:


Follow the screen instruction, step by step to provide all information:








login as: admin
[email protected]'s password:
*                  MobileIron Sentry CLI                   *
*                                                          *
*                                                          *
Welcome admin it is Thu Mar 24 16:09:29 UTC 2016

[email protected]> enable
Password: ?

  clear       Reset functions
  configure   Enter configuration mode
  curl        Allows you to run curl operation
  disable     Turn off privilized commands
  end         Exit from privilige context
  exit        Exit from the EXEC
  help        Description of the interactive help system
  host        Query Internet name servers
  install     Install tools or rpms
  logout      Exit from the EXEC
  no          Negate a command or set to its defaults
  ping        Send echo messages
  poweroff    Power off the system.
  reload      Halt and perform a cold restart
  service     Allows you do service operations
  setup       Run the SETUP command facility
  show        Show running system information
  software    Check for updates or update software
  ssh         Open a ssh connection
  telnet      Open a telnet connection
  timeout     CLI Idle timeout.
  traceroute  Trace route to destination

  write       Save configuration

banner         clock          fips           hostname       interfaces     ip             kparams        log            logging        logtail        memory         ntp            processes      registration   running-config

sentry         service        software       statichost     system         tcp            tech           timeout        version        

[email protected]# show running-config
Display running configuration
interface GigabitEthernet 1
  ip address
  no shutdown
interface GigabitEthernet 2
  no ip address
interface GigabitEthernet 3
  no ip address
interface GigabitEthernet 4
  no ip address
ip route
no dbconfig
service ssh 5
service telnet 5
no service ntp
service iptables enable
ip name-server 0
ip name-server 1
ip domain-name
timeout 0
system user admin ***
[email protected]# reload

System configuration may have been modified. Save? [yes/no]: yes

Configuration saved.

Proceed with reload? [yes/no]: yes

Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Thu Mar 24 17:58:05 2016):

The system is going down for reboot NOW!

After reboot, you should be able to access GUI interface. You will have to reboot once after the configuration to enable GUI access.


  1. Where can I download the ISO? Can you share? [email protected]

  2. Hello,
    I am facing a problem about data logging. An error about tty port and Unable to connect to MICS service. Can you tell me the solution?

  3. I am facing in installing iso file on server.
    Received errors are:
    1. Unable to connect to MICS server
    2. tty port: Input/Output Error|
    Can you please guide me?

  4. Hello, maybe you can help. I "inherited" mobileiron VM with up-to-date version of VMware Tools but they are not running. How can I start VMware Tools in mobileiron? Thanks for your consideration!