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Quick steps to set up Phoenix AWS proxy

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 Phoenix AWS proxy is an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance that runs the Phoenix disaster recovery service. It orchestrates copying data from the Phoenix Cloud to your AWS account and creates a DR copy at a frequency specified in the DR plan. The Phoenix AWS proxy runs in your AWS account. The Phoenix AWS proxy is launched in the same AWS region where the virtual machine backups are located. The EC2 instances are started in the same region for disaster recovery.

Phoenix AWS proxy setup workflow

You must first select the AWS storage region on the Phoenix Management Console and create an AWS CloudFormation stack to define the AWS resources. Phoenix uses AWS CloudFormation to automate the current manual proxy deployment processes. It also includes the prerequisites of proxy deployments, such as the creation of IAM policy and IAM role, creation of IAM instance profile, security group, and attaching the policy to the proxy, deploy proxy by registering and activating the proxy.

AWS CloudFormation provides a simple JSON-based template to define all the AWS resources that you need to deploy your infrastructure for disaster recovery and a stack to create and manage the resources. For more information, see AWS CloudFormation Concepts.

The following diagram depicts the workflow to set up the Phoenix AWS proxy and the corresponding portals to perform the setup.

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Steps to set up the Phoenix AWS proxy

Step 1: Select the AWS storage region

Select the AWS storage region on the Phoenix Management Console where you want to deploy the Phoenix AWS proxy for disaster recovery.

Step 2: Click the Create CloudFormation Stack button

Click the Create CloudFormation Stack button on the Register Phoenix AWS Proxy page to configure your AWS resources. You are redirected to your AWS account.

Step 3: Log in to your AWS account
Log into your AWS account to define the AWS CloudFormation stack parameters.
Step 4: Create AWS CloudFormation Stack
  1. Define Phoenix configuration parameters
    Select one of the deployment template options, such as InfraAndProxyDeployment or ProxyDeployment, to deploy the IAM policies, roles, and proxy instances in your AWS account.
  2. Define Network configuration parameters
    Select the VPC and subnet specific to your AWS account to launch the Phoenix AWS proxy.
  3. Define AWS EC2 configuration parameters
    Select a type for the AWS proxy instances and an EC2 key-pair to enable SSH access to the proxy instance. Depending upon your subnet settings, select the Auto-Assign public IP option as true or false.
  4. Review and create the stack
    Validate the parameters selected and click Create to create the stack.
Step 5: View the deployed proxy
On the Phoenix Management Console, select your organization and click Disaster Recovery > Phoenix AWS Proxies tab, and view the deployed proxy on the Phoenix AWS Proxies tab.