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Download, install, and active Phoenix CloudCache - Linux

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To configure Linux Phoenix CloudCache, you must deploy a Linux CloudCache virtual machine in your virtual infrastructure environment, and then register the Linux CloudCache using an activation token.

Notes:

  • You must install Phoenix CloudCache within the firewall limits of your remote office locations.
  • In a production environment, we recommend that you install Phoenix CloudCache on a server on which Phoenix agent is not installed.
  • To ensure faster backups and restores, we recommend that you use a dedicated server for Phoenix CloudCache.

Perform the following steps:

Before you begin

Ensure that the server on which you plan to install Phoenix CloudCache matches the minimum requirements listed under System requirements.

Step 1: Download the OVA for Linux Phoenix CloudCache 

  1. Login to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required Organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > CloudCache
  4. Click Add New CloudCache.
  5. On the Add New CloudCache page, click Download here. You can also go to the Druva Phoenix Downloads page and download the OVA from there directly.
  6. On the Phoenix downloads page, in the Select Agent drop-down list select CloudCache Installer. Also, select the Phoenix Cloud. 
    • If you are a Phoenix Cloud subscriber, download the <Name of file> OVA file.
    • If you are a Phoenix GovCloud subscriber, download the VMware <Name of file> OVA file.

Step 2: Generate activation token

  1. In the Add New CloudCache dialog box, in the CloudCache Name box, type a name for your Phoenix CloudCache, and click Next.

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  2. To copy the activation token, click Copy

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Note: You can use the activation token to activate only one instance of Phoenix CloudCache. The token remains active only for 3 days from the time of generation. If you do not use it to activate Phoenix CloudCache within 3 days, regenerate your activation token.
  1. Copy this token to a simple text file, and save the file.

Note: Phoenix does not store activation tokens.

  1. Click Finish

Step 3: Deploy OVA for Linux Phoenix CloudCache using the vSphere Web Client

  1. Log on to vCenter Server using vSphere Client. 
  2. From the File menu, click Deploy OVF Template

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  3. In the Deploy from a file or URL box, type or select the full path to the OVF template that you downloaded, and click Next.

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  4. In the Name box, type a name for the template.
  5. Select a host or a cluster on which you want to deploy Linux CloudCache and click Next.

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  6. From the list of resource pools, click the resource pool that you want to assign to this virtual machine, and click Next.

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  7. Review the details and click Next.

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  8. Click I Accept all license agreements to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and click Next.

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  9. In the Select virtual disk format drop-down list, select a provisioning format:
    • Thick Provisioned Lazy Zeroed: If you select this format, a thick virtual disk is created, and the existing data is lazy zeroed (existing data on the provisioned storage are cleared when the virtual machine writes to the storage for the first time). 
    • Thick Provisioned Eager Zeroed: If you select this format, a thick virtual disk is created, and the existing data is eager zeroed (existing data on the provisioned storage is overwritten with zeroes at the time of creating the virtual machine).
    • Thin Provisioned: If you select this format, a thin virtual disk is created. 
  10. Select destination storage, and click Next.
    If you created storage profiles, click the storage profile that you want to assign to the virtual machine. From the list of storage, click storage that you want to set as destination storage for this virtual machine.

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  11. Select the source and destination network and provide the following details:
    Note: Linux CloudCache uses the default network mapping settings of the vCenter Server.

    Field

    Description

    Network Settings

    Linux CloudCache provides two network interface cards for configuration.

    Select the Static IP check box and provide:

    • IP Address

    • Netmask

    • Gateway

    • Primary DNS

    • Secondary DNS

    • Domain

    Hostname

    Provide the hostname. Ensure that you do not enter a special character or space in the hostname. 

    Web Proxy Settings

    You can configure a Web proxy for your environment. To set up the Web proxy, select the Use Web Proxy checkbox and provide the following details:

    1. Proxy Type: Druva supports the following proxy types:

      • http

      • socks4

      • socks5

    2. Proxy Server Name: Valid IP of proxy server.

    3. Proxy Port:  Respective proxy port number.

    4. Username: Valid proxy username. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *. 

    5. Password: Valid proxy password. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *.

    Activation Token

    The activation token that you have received while registering the VMware setup. 

    Govcloud: Select the checkbox if you are deploying the Linux CloudCache on GovCloud.

    Timezone

    From the drop-down list, select the required time zone

  12. Click Next.
  13. Verify the summary, and click Finish.

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  14. Phoenix CloudCache appears under the Unconfigured CloudCache tab on Phoenix Management Console. The Cache Status appears as "Activated".

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  15. You can now configure the Phoenix CloudCache. See, Configure Phoenix CloudCache

Step 3: Deploy OVA for Linux Phoenix CloudCache using the vSphere Desktop Client

Before you begin

Before you begin, ensure the following:

  • vSphere Client for desktop is installed on the server 

  • The OVA is downloaded on the same machine as the vSphere Client or a location accessible from the system

  • You have the following information:

    • vCenter credentials

    • Web proxy credentials (If you use a Web proxy in your environment).

    • Activation token. For more information see, Generate activation token.

    • IP settings.

Note: If you use an HTML5 Web client for proxy deployment, you'd need to enter 'j.proxy type' in the HTTP field under Web Proxy Settings as a hard value even if there is no Web proxy. The proxy will not power on post-deployment without this value.

To deploy the OVA

  1. Log on to vCenter Server using vSphere Client. 

  2. From the File menu, click Deploy OVF Template

  3. In the Deploy from a file or URL box, type or select the full path to the OVF template that you downloaded, and click Next.


 

  1. Verify the OVF template details, and click Next

  2. Click Accept to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), and click Next

  3. In the Name box, type a name for the template.
    Under Inventory Location, expand or collapse the inventory tree, click a location, and click Next.

  4. Select a host or a cluster on which you want to deploy Linux CloudCache, and click Next.

  1. From the list of resource pools, click the resource pool that you want to assign to this virtual machine, and click Next.

  2. Select destination storage, and click Next.
    If you created storage profiles, click the storage profile that you want to assign to the virtual machine.
    From the list of storage, click storage that you want to set as destination storage for this virtual machine. 

  3. Select a provisioning format, and click Next.

    • Thick Provisioned Lazy Zeroed: If you select this format, a thick virtual disk is created, and the existing data is lazy zeroed (existing data on the provisioned storage are cleared when the virtual machine writes to the storage for the first time). 

    • Thick Provisioned Eager Zeroed: If you select this format, a thick virtual disk is created, and the existing data is eager zeroed (existing data on the provisioned storage is overwritten with zeroes at the time of creating the virtual machine).

    • Thin Provisioned: If you select this format, a thin virtual disk is created.

Note: Linux CloudCache uses the default network mapping settings of the vCenter Server 

Select the source and destination network and click Next.

  1. On the Properties screen, provide the following details:

Field

Description

Network Settings

Linux CloudCache provides two network interface cards for configuration.

Select the Static IP box and provide:

  • IP Address

  • Netmask

  • Gateway

  • Primary DNS

  • Secondary DNS

  • Domain

Hostname

Provide the hostname. Ensure that you do not enter a special character or space in the hostname. 

Web proxy settings

You can configure a Web proxy for your environment. To set up the Web proxy, select the Use Web Proxy checkbox and provide the following details:

  • Choose authentication type:

    • None

    • Basic

  • Proxy Type: Druva supports the following proxy types:

    • http

    • socks4

    • socks5

  • Proxy Server IP: Valid IP of proxy server.

  • Proxy Port:  Respective proxy port number.

  • Username: Valid proxy username. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *. 

  • Password: Valid proxy password. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *.

Activation Token

The activation token that you have received while registering the VMware setup. 

Govcloud

Select the checkbox if you are deploying the Linux CloudCache on GovCloud.

Timezone

From the drop-down list, select the required time zone.

  1. Click Next.

  2. To start the virtual machine after deployment, select Power on after deployment.

  3. Verify the summary, and click Finish.

  4. Phoenix CloudCache appears under the Unconfigured CloudCache tab on Phoenix Management Console. The Cache Status appears as "Activated".
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  5. You can now configure the Phoenix CloudCache. See, Configure Phoenix CloudCache

 Activate Linux CloudCache using the terminal

The Linux CloudCache is activated as part of the OVA deployment. However, you can activate the Linux CloudCache using the command line,  should the activation fail during the deployment. Once the OVA deployment is complete, you can log in to the virtual machine using the following credentials:

  • Username: root
  • Password: druvaphoenix

Launch the terminal on the virtual machine, and execute the following command to activate the Linux CloudCache:

PhoenixActivate <Activation-Token>

Where Activation-Token is the activation token copied from the Phoenix Management Console in Step 2.

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