Getting started with Zadara Storage Cloud on Dimension Data (OpSource)

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

OR
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

            pw: password

          

3.c Create VPSA on the right

                        Name and Description

                        Select Dimension Data

                        Engine type

                        Drives

                        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

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