The PortSys Total Access Control Gateway (TAC) is sold and shipped in one of three ways:
Hardware Appliance : The TAC hardware appliance is a hardended design running HP hardware designed for exceptional performance and scalability.
VMWare Appliance: To run in an existing VMWare environment. Also hardened.
Microsoft Hyper-V Appliance: To run in an existing Hyper-V environment. Also hardened.
When your TAC hardware appliance arrives, it will come with TAC pre-installed and ready to configure.
There will also be a USB key contained in the packaging containing a duplicate image of TAC and the Windows 2012 R2 operating system. We recommend locating the key and retain it in a safe but easily accessible area.
If you need to reinstall TAC for any reason, use this key.