Proxy support

  • Last update on February 22nd, 2024

If your network uses a proxy and the host for the CoreView Hybrid Connector needs this proxy to access the internet, you must set up the proxy settings in two places:

  • The Hybrid Connector Windows service, which manages the Docker instance.
  • The Docker image itself.

This ensures both components can connect to the internet properly.

Docker pull and login

To configure the proxy for the Hybrid Connector Windows service, refer to the “Proxy Configuration” section in the Microsoft documentation.

Ensure you substitute the placeholders (username, password, proxy, and port) with your actual configuration details as required:

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("HTTP_PROXY", "http://username:password@proxy:port/", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)

When setting environment variables, ensure that the Windows service is assigned to run under the user account where you have configured these variables:

Docker image configuration

Ensure your Windows server host, where the CoreView Hybrid Connector is being installed, is configured correctly. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Access LAN settings

  • Open the Control Panel on your Windows server.
  • Navigate to “Internet options” and click on the “Connections” tab.
  • Select “LAN settings”.

Step 2: Export proxy configuration

Next, you'll need to export the proxy configuration from the Windows registry to the “.reg file:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  • Right-click on “Internet settings”, choose “Export”, and save the file as “proxy.reg”.
  • Place the “proxy.reg” file in the “c:\temp” folder on your Windows server.

If you don’t have a  “c:\temp” folder, please create a new one.

Finally, to complete the proxy setup, contact CoreView support and request that they enable proxy configuration for your CoreView Hybrid Connector.

By completing the steps above, your CoreView Hybrid Connector will be able to check for Docker image updates using a proxy each time it starts or restarts. The Docker image will utilize the proxy settings from the “proxy.reg” file located in the  “c:\temp” folder on your Windows server.