1. Creating new VM at Dimension Data (OpSource) Public Cloud or connecting to existing one.
1.a Create a new Dimension Data (OpSource) Public Cloud account at http://www.opsource.net/Services/Public-Cloud
login to your existing OpSource account.
1.b Create a new network or select an existing network in US-East region
- In OpSource portal select Clouds section
- Select US-East region
- Deploy a new network if not exists
1.c Create a new VM or use an existing one
- In OS Images panel, select any Win VM image for you instance
- Specify Server name and password
- Deploy and Start your VM
- Wait for status to be Running
For simplicity, Windows VM will be used. For Linux VM steps 3-6 below may be performed from the local desktop using SSH tunnel.
2. Remote desktop into your new server using Administrator user and password specified in 1.c
3. From within your VM _OR_ from your desktop create new Zadara Storage account and VPSA
3.a Goto www.zadarastorage.com
Register for an account
Name, Company, Etc
Go to your email and complete activation.
3.b With your new account log into VPSA Management Console at www.zadarastorage.com
user : name
3.c Create VPSA on the right
Name and Description
Select Dimension Data
In seconds it’s done.
You will get an email with VPSA's username and temporary password
4. From within your VM connect to the VPSA GUI
4.a Open your VPSA GUI in VM's Web Browser. The URL should be like https://vsa-00000001-opsource.zadaravpsa.com/ and is shown in VPSA Management Console.
4.b Use temporary credentials that were emailed to you after the VPSA creation.
Prompted for change password (new PW)
4.c In Zadara GUI Servers section:
- Click "Connect" button
- Choose Windows/Linux OS version and iSCSI if you need block connection
- Run this script on the server you want to connect.
- It will present list of available interfaces and you will be prompted to select index of the interface for connection to VPSA
- Once this is done, click Refresh button on the server menu and you should see the new server there.
Note: You may need to enable iSCSI Initiator on your Windows VM if it was not enabled before (Start --> Admin tools --> iSCSI Initiator)
5. Create RAID Groups, Volumes and attach them to your server