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Create an inSync Storage Node on Windows

inSync On-premise 5.4 Administrator Guide
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Before you begin

Before you create an inSync Storage Node, ensure the following:

  • You have administrative privileges on the computer where you want to install the storage node.
  • The time on the inSync Storage Node and the time on the inSync Master match after considering the time zone difference. Suppose the inSync Master is in London and the inSync Storage Node is in Mumbai. The time zone difference between the two cities is +4:30 hours. So, if the time on the inSync Master is 1:00 PM, the time on the inSync Storage Node must be 5:30 PM. If the time difference is more than 120 seconds, Storage Node registration fails.
  • You downloaded the inSync Storage Node installer.

Step 1 of 3: Install an inSync Storage Node

To install an inSync Storage Node

  1. Double-click the inSync Storage Node installer.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Accept the end-user license agreement (EULA) and click Next.
  4. Click Browse to select the full path of the installation home directory.
  5. If you want a shortcut icon of inSync Storage Node to appear on your computer, select Desktop shortcut check box.
    If you want to add a shortcut icon of inSync Storage Node to the Quick Launch toolbar on your computer, select Add to quick launch bar check box.
  6. Click Install.
  7. After the installation is complete, click Finish.

Step 2 of 3: Generate a registration key

To generate a registration key

  1. On the computer where inSync Storage Node is installed, click Start > All Programs > Druva inSync Storage Node. The registration key appears.
  2. Click Copy the registration key.
Note: We recommend that you generate the registration key only once. If you generate the registration key again, the old registration key becomes inactive. If you generate the key multiple times, register the inSync Storage Node using the most recent key.

Step 3 of 3: Register the inSync Storage Node on the inSync Master

To register the inSync Storage Node on the inSync Master

  1. Log on to the inSync Master Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click Manage > Storage Nodes.
  3. Click Create New Storage Node.
  4. Provide the appropriate information for each field.
    Field Action
    Storage node name Type a name for the inSync Storage Node.
    Primary IP (or) FQDN

    Type the IP address or FQDN of the inSync Storage Node.

    Backup & sync port

    Type the port that the inSync Storage Node uses to backup and synchronize data. The default value is 6061. 

    Note: Ensure that the ports are free on the server where the storage node is installed.
    User web access port

    Type the port that the inSync Storage Node uses to access inSync Web. The default value is 443. 

    Note: Ensure that the ports are free on the server where the storage node is installed.
    Storage node registration key Provide the inSync Storage Node registration key that you copied when you generated the key. 
  5. Click Next.
  6. If you are using an inSync Edge Server, type the details for the inSync Edge Server. For more information, see Set up inSync Edge Servers.
  7. Click Create Storage Node.
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