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DRaaS prerequisites

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This topic provides the prerequisites for setting up Phoenix DRaaS.

Phoenix DRaaS prerequisites

Before you set up Phoenix DRaaS, ensure the following:

  • You have set up your respective AWS Cloud/GovCloud account.
  • Your AWS account must have required permissions to create IAM Policy, IAM Role, VMimport Policy, and VMimport Role to delegate access to your AWS resources.
  • Your AWS account must have permissions to create multiple S3 buckets for each region.

Virtual machine prerequisites

Before you set up Phoenix DRaaS, ensure the following:

  • Virtual machine Import/Export supports the following image formats for importing disks and virtual machines: 
    • Open Virtual Appliance (OVA)
    • Stream-optimized ESX Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK)
    • Fixed and Dynamic Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)
    • Raw
  • Virtual machine Import/Export supports importing Windows instances into most instance types. However, Linux instances can be imported into the following instance types:
    • General purpose: t2.micro | t2.small | t2.medium | m3.medium | m3.large | m3.xlarge | m3.2xlarge
    • Compute optimized: c3.large | c3.xlarge | c3.2xlarge | c3.4xlarge | c3.8xlarge | cc1.4xlarge
    • Memory optimized: r3.large | r3.xlarge | r3.2xlarge | r3.4xlarge | r3.8xlarge
    • Storage optimized: i2.xlarge | i2.2xlarge | i2.4xlarge | i2.8xlarge
  • For virtual machine Import/Export, you import Windows and Linux instances with the following file systems: 
    • Windows (32 bit and 64 bit): MBR-partitioned volumes that are formatted using the NTFS file system. GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioned volumes are not supported.
    • Linux (64 bit): MBR-partitioned volumes that are formatted using the ext2, ext3, ext4, Btrfs, JFS, or XFS file system. GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioned volumes are not supported
  • In case of Linux virtual machine, if there are any devices in fstab that are mounted at the time of booting up, ensure that devices are mounted using the UUID rather than the device name.
  • Virtual Machine must not have multi-boot partitions.
  • Virtual Machine must not boot in the recovery mode.
  • RDP/SSH must be enabled in the firewall setting. Before performing DRaaS, the RDP should be enabled in Windows and SSH should be enabled in Linux. 
  • Disks should be online and formatted for Windows.
  • Disks should be formatted and mounted for Linux.
  • "/" and "/boot" should be on same disk for Linux.
  • VMware tools service startup type should be manual.
  • Disconnect any CD-ROM drives.
  • Windows virtual machines should use volume licensing.
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