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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 download the policy_dr_proxy.json policy from the Phoenix Management Console. This policy is used to create the IAM policy on the AWS portal. After you create an IAM policy and role, you must retrieve the AMI ID based on the AWS region to launch the Phoenix AWS Proxy. The following diagram depicts the workflow to set up the Phoenix AWS Proxy and the corresponding portal to perform the setup.

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Steps to set up the Phoenix AWS Proxy

Step 1: Download Policies

Action performed in: Phoenix Management Console

Download the policy that is used to create IAM Policy in AWS.

For more information on downloading policies, refer to Download Policies.


Step 2: Create IAM Policy

Action performed in: AWS portal

IAM Policy defines permissions for users, groups, roles, and resources.

For more information on creating IAM policy and role, refer to Create IAM policy and role for the Phoenix AWS Proxy.


Step 3: Create IAM Role

Action performed in: AWS portal

IAM Role provides access capabilities to the AWS users based on the IAM policy you create. In this case, the IAM role provides access capabilities to the Phoenix AWS Proxy.

For more information on creating IAM policy and role, refer to Create IAM policy and role for the Phoenix AWS Proxy.


Step 4: Get AMI ID

Action performed in: Phoenix Management Console

Download AWS proxy AMI from the Phoenix downloads page.

For more information on getting the AMI ID of the Phoenix AWS Proxy, refer to Get AMI ID.


Step 5: Launch Phoenix AWS proxy

Action performed in: AWS portal

Attach IAM role created in step 2 to the Phoenix AWS Proxy and launch it in the AWS region where virtual machines are backed up.

For more information on launching Phoenix AWS proxy, refer to Launch Phoenix AWS proxy.


Step 6: Register Phoenix AWS proxy

Action performed in: AWS portal

Register and activate the Phoenix AWS Proxy.

For more information on registering Phoenix AWS proxy, refer to Register Phoenix AWS proxy.