How can I add my first set of own compute resources, storage, backup servers and networks into my Cloud.net environment?
Cloud.net, all versions.
The Infrastructure Wizard guides you through the process of allocating and configuring compute resources, local storage, backup servers and networking on your cloud. Once it's complete you will have all the infrastructure configured to run Virtual Servers.
To begin, navigate to Control Panel > Admin > Infrastructure Wizard and click the Start button in the upper right corner of the page.
The first step is to allocate a new compute resource zone and compute resources in it:
- Enter compute zone a name in the Compute Zone Label field.
- Name the new compute resource in the Label field, input its IP address, root password and press the Add Compute Resource button. You can add several compute resources - just fill up the aforementioned fields once again after pressing the Add Compute Resource button.
- Make sure that all the compute resources are checked and marked as ready (✓) and press the arrow button to continue.
To add the local storage, which is separated into data stores, proceed with the following:
- Give your data store zone a name in the Data Store Zone Label field.
- From the dropdown lists below, choose the block devices from the compute resources that need to be assigned to the datastore zone. For each compute resource, a separate data store will be created.
Note: The selected block devices will be erased. Please make sure you are selecting the corresponding block device that you intend to use for storage.
- After you've selected the block devices for the data store zone, press the arrow button to continue.
To define a new backup server zone and backup servers it contains, proceed with the following:
- Give your backup server zone a name in the Backup Server Zone Label field.
- Name the new backup server in the Label field, input its IP address, root password and press the Add Backup Server button.
- Make sure that the selected backup server is checked and marked as ready (✓) and press the arrow button to continue.
The next step is to configure storage and network for the Backup server.
- Choose either Mountpoint or Block Device option depending on the storage configuration on your backup server.
- If the Mountpoint option is chosen, provide the path to the mountpoint on the backup server in the corresponding field.
- If the Block Device option is chosen, choose the block device you would like to use for the backup storage from the corresponding dropdown menu.
- You can also configure Private Backup Network that will be used for provisioning and backups on your virtual servers, for that, enable the Configure Backup Network slider and choose corresponding network interfaces for each compute resource and backup server.
- After that, press the arrow button to continue.
The next page allows you to configure the appliance network which will be used for your Virtual servers.
- Fill up the Network Zone field with the name of the new network zone.
- Name your new appliance network in the Network Label field, provide its VLAN ID (in case it is configured), Network Address, Network Mask and Network Gateway.
- After that, select a network interface you would like to assign to the appliance network for each compute resource in the compute zone in the corresponding dropdown menu and press the arrow button to proceed.
You can verify your cloud configuration details on the Cloud configuration resume page. In case it is needed, you can get back to the modification of specific resources by clicking the Edit button below the resource zone's name, or reset the configurations and start anew by pressing the Reset button.
To proceed with the deployment, press the Ok, Build! button.
It may take some time to get all the resources prepared and installed properly. After the deployment is complete, you will see the confirmation page, which allows either to Reset Wizard and proceed with the next deployment of resources into your cloud, Go to Dashboard of your cloud environment or Configure Billing for the newly added resources.