In that post I’ll discuss how to integrate backup solution based on CloudBoost with ECS.
I’ll skip details how to install and configure CloudBoost. Just major steps briefly:
- Deploy CloudBoost .ova
- Access the CB console screen with vSphere Client (default password is “password”)
- Specify a new password
- Configure IP
admin@mag-fs> ip-address static <address> netmask <address> gateway <address>
- Configure DNS
admin@mag-fs> dns set primary <address> admin@mag-fs> dns set secondary <address>
- Configure Hostname
admin@mag-fs> fqdn <fully qualified domain name>
- Verify your configuration
- Next we need to login to GUI with https://<CB IP>:4444 URL. admin/<password we assigned>.
- Configure Cloud Storage Profile
Cause I don’t have access to ECS now, I decided to use ECS Test Drive (portal.ecstestdrive.com). CB requires S3 credentials for ECS.
On a real ECS, user name and corresponding S3 secret should be retrieved.
- Select EMC ECS Appliance as a Cloud Storage Provider and specify S3 credentials.
- Cloud Storage Profile is successfully configured.
- Lets check what is there with S3 Browser? First, we need to configure S3 account.
- Next I created a new bucket.
- I tried to specify the empty bucket for a CB sytem backup.
- For some reason I got an error.
- OK, I’ll keep the container name empty.
- External access can be enabled in GUI or later via CLI in a console.
- With S3 Browser we can see that mag-xxx bucket was created.
Part 2 is here