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Getting Started — Next Steps

Find your Enclave IP address

Each system (or device) running Enclave is automatically assigned an IP address from the default range Learn more.

In order to send data to other systems in your Enclave you will need to know the IP address of your peers, and they will need to know yours.

Open Enclave by double clicking on the drawing icon in the Windows tray notification area, or find Enclave in the Start Menu.

Enclave Agent connected to a GitLab server

Run enclave status from a command prompt or terminal. In this example, the local Enclave IP address is the value of Virtual address under our Local identity, in this case

$ enclave status

Local identity: V88R

  Release version . . : 2021.3.24.0
  Profile name. . . . : Universe
  Profile location. . : /etc/enclave/profiles/Universe.profile
  Certificate . . . . : CN=V88R Expires=Never (Perpetual Issue)
  Binding address . . :
  Local nameserver. . : listening on
  Virtual adapter . . : tap0 (#21) AA:D2:DA:F2:73:96
  Virtual address . . :
  Virtual network . . : (
  Capabilities. . . . : enclave\fakearp   active pri=4096 local rewrites=8696 peer discards=3510
                      : enclave\unicast   active pri=8192 tap eth=2883747 ipv4=2882372 ipv6=1375 - partners total=2980365 spoofed origin discards=0
                      : enclave\multicast active pri=8200 igmp membership packets ipv4=0 ipv6=1375


    Peer state. . . . . : Up
    Certificate . . . . : Expires=08/06/2024 09:59:59
    Endpoint. . . . . . : Tcp/

  Peer: PL8 (Gitlab)

    Peer state. . . . . : Up
    Certificate . . . . : CN=PL8 Expires=Never (Perpetual Issue)
    Endpoint. . . . . . : Tcp/ (via relay)
    MAC address . . . . : CE-37-47-5F-4D-BE (fake arp)
    Last activity . . . : 0.38 seconds ago
    Transfer. . . . . . : 14.975 MB received, 274.858 MB sent, link rtt 23 ms
    Virtual network . . : (
    Virtual address . . :
    Dns . . . . . . . . : pl8.enclave, gitlab.enclave

From the CLI output, you can see that this system also has a connection to another peer, a Gitlab server. This Virtual address for this system is also reported, in this case

Find your Enclave DNS hostname

Enclave has a built-in DNS resolver. Right click on any connected system (e.g. Gitlab) in the Windows Tray application and select Copy > Hostname. Alternatively consult the output of enclave status to see the Dns names available for each connected peer. On Windows, DNS lookups are automatically configured, so in this example given where we're connected to a GitLab server we could ping gitlab.enclave or load https://gitlab.enclave in a browser.

On Linux, administrators must manually configure the operating system to use the Enclave DNS resolver — see how to configure DNS forwarding on Linux.

Visit the DNS section to learn how to use the built-in name resolution services inside your Enclave network.

Test connectivity

Now that we know the IP address of one of our connected peers (in this example, is the IP address of a connected Gitlab server and gitlab.enclave its hostname) let's test connectivity. Pings are a great start, but don't forget to check the host local Windows or Linux firewalls on the destination system to ensure ICMP traffic is permitted.

C:\> ping gitlab.enclave

Pinging gitlab.enclave [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128