The purpose of this guide is to walk you through the process of getting started with Big Network. In this document, we will describe how to register for an account, create an organization, configure a Cloud Network, and download Big Apps so you can join your Cloud Network.
This document is designed for IT professionals with a background in network administration.
To get started with Big Network, you need to create an account administrator who can create organizations, cloud networks, and users via our Web Portal. Follow the steps below to register your administrator account.
Go to https://portal.bignetwork.com/auth/register to begin the registration process.
Enter your email address, choose a password, and confirm your password.
Upon submission, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.
Check your email for a registration confirmation link.
Use the “Verify your Email” link to confirm.
If your email is confirmed, you will be prompted to login to Big Network, using your email address and password provided.
An Organization is a common collection of Cloud Networks, Users, and Policies at Big Network.
Details for a Primary Point of Contact.
Provide Billing Information:
Select “Company” or “Person”
Fill in the Required Fields
Select an Anniversary Date to be Invoiced
Select a Service Package
For our 30 day trial account, with 5 devices included, select the “Starter Pack”
Provide Payment Information:
Provide your Credit Card details
To proceed, click “Create”
Your Organization is created.
To proceed, click “Organization”
With an Organization created, your next step is to create a “Cloud Network”. A Cloud Network is a collection of devices that share a common Layer 2 network. Devices joined to a Cloud Network have complete access to each other. Communication between devices via a Cloud Network is completely secured using encryption.
Provide a Name and Description for your Cloud Network
You may change the network address and range if desired.
Add Users as desired
To proceed, click “Network”
Once your Cloud Network is defined, you will need to download and install Big Network’s Apps to join your Cloud Networks.
Once you have joined a Cloud Network, you can now access resources available across the network as though you were on the same Local Area Network (LAN). For example, if your Cloud Network address space is 192.168.10.0/24 and your laptop now has IP address 192.168.10.10, you can access a web server by going to http://192.168.10.10 from any other device connected to the cloud network.