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Version 1.

5 Installation Guide
(Updated for Version 1.5.4)

Empowering Enterprise Cloud Computing

VxDatacenter 1.5 Installation Guide

(Updated for Version 1.5.4)

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Introduction Getting Started ... 2.1 Downloading the VxDatacenter Installation Package. 2.2 Configuring your Physical Infrastructure ....................... i. Model 1 .......... ii. Model 2 ...... 2.3 Advanced Features: Managed VLAN and Passthrough

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VxDatacenter Installation Procedure . VxDatacenter Management Node Configuration i. Table 1 ...

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VxRouter Installtion Procedure . Configuring VxRouter ...... VxStorage Installation Procedure . Configuring VxStorage ...... Configuring for Optional Storage Network (Model 2 only) ...

10. Compute Node Configuration Steaps ... 11. VxDatacenter Portal Access & Partner Registration .. 12. Setting Up Your Cloud Infrastructure .


1. Introduction
Welcome to the VxDatacenter 1.5 Installation Guide. Before continuing with the installation process, please verify that your hardware meets the minimum requirements set forth in the VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements documentation. If the hardware meets the minimum requirements, and it has been configured correctly, you can begin installing the different software components of VxDatacenter. The VxDatacenter software package involves installing the management node software (VxDatacenter), the router software (VxRouter), and an optional storage server software (VxStorage). After sucessful installation, users can access the VxDatacenter portal for the first time, create their primary administrator account, and begin to configure cloud infrastructure from within the portal.

2. Getting Started 2.1 Downloading the VxDatacenter Installation Package

1) Go to Hexagrids client downloads page <> 2) Click on the following directories VxDatacenter Installation Files VxDatacenter 1.5 VxDatacenter 1.5.x.x (where x.x represents the latest release of VxDatacenter) 3) Download the following files and burn the ISOs on to individual DVDs / CDs. i. VxDatacenter 1.5.x.x.iso (DVD required) ii. VxRouter.iso iii. VxStorage.iso NOTE: Hexagrid requires that clients use a login ID and password to download the VxDatacenter installation files. If you do not have an ID or password please contact Hexagrid support. 4) Obtain an IP block to be used with the Wide Area Network (WAN). These IPs will be used by servers outside of the VxDatacenter environment to access Virtual Servers. Write down and save this information for the installation procedure. NOTE: The IP Block should use CIDR notation. WAN IP Block: ____________________________________


2.2 Configuring Your Physical Infrastructure

WARNING: Please read Hexagrids VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements document for a complete discussion of our hardware requirements. This section is only meant as a brief overview to explain the VxDatacenter installtion procedure, and is not intended to be a replacement for the detail hardware specifications and requirements laid out in the VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements document.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Minimum of 3 Compute Nodes that support hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD-V Processors). See VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements document for more CPU, Memory, and NIC requirements. Minimum of 1 Storage Server. VxDatacenter is compatible with any NFS v3/v4 capable storage server. Thus customers have a choice to bring their own storage solution to VxDatacenter, or to use Hexagrids VxStorage solution. See VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements documentation for detailed storage requirements. One Management Node. Any server class machine with a quad-core CPU with one hard disk, minimum 8 GB memory and three gigabit NICs. One Router. Any server class machine with 2.0 GHz CPU, hard disk, minimum 2 GB memory and three gigabit NICs. Minimum two network switches with gigabit speed, and optional third switch for Storage Area Network for increased performance. See VxDatacenter Hardware Requirements documentation for detailed networking requirements Before beginning the VxDatacenter software installation process, Hexagrid strongly recommends that users verify that their hardware is in good working order, and that the physical infrastructure is configured properly. If the hardware or physical infrastructure is not properly setup, then users will likely experience delays during the installation process. This may include unexpected warning messages during installation, or VxDatacenter may fail to identify hardware forcing system administrators to manually configure system software settings. Hexagrid recommends one of two models for setting up the physical infrastructure of the cloud. Model 1 is recommended for users interested in setting up small private clouds, such as those used for demos or trial evaluations of VxDatcenter. Model 2 is recommended for service providers and large enterprises. This model seperates the Storage Area Network (SAN) traffic from Local Area Network (LAN) traffic, and therefore provides performance improvements for public clouds and large private clouds.


Model 1

Model 2


2.3 Advanced Features: Managed VLAN and Passthrough (Optional)

Starting with version 1.5.4, VxDatacenter has built-in support for Managed Virtual LAN (MVLAN) networks and also allows straight Passthrough communication. The diagrams above show how to setup these networks if desired. Implementing a Managed VLAN or Passthrough network will require one additional switch per network. Managed VLAN allows Virtual Servers in the Cloud to be part of an existing physical VLAN thus allowing secure communication between them using the IEEE 801.2Q standard. Thus MVLANs allow users to connect VxDatacenter with servers on the users existing network without going through the public internet. Inorder to utilize the Managed VLAN feature, the infrastructure owner must connect all the Compute Nodes to an additional switch where physical VLANs can be defined. Without VLAN identification, the Managed VLAN feature will not work. In addition, all ports (on the switch) to which Compute Nodes are connected need to be configured to be in trunk mode. Passthrough network allows for direct communication between Virutal Servers on the Compute Nodes, and physical servers located outside the cloud. However in this model, there is no VLAN tagging. No additional configuration on the switch is required. Due to the wide variety of switches available on the market today, Hexagrid cannot provide instructions on configuring individual switch for Managed VLAN. A sample set of basic instructions has been provided for the Cisco Catalyst 2950 series switch, to serve as a guideline for setting up a general switch for a Managed VLAN network. Please contact Hexagrid support if more guidance is needed.


Example: Steps to Configure Managed VLAN switch

(Example using Cisco Catalyst 2950 series switch) a) On the switch create a VLAN and associate the port connected to the physical server to the VLAN. (VLAN ID # 5 is used in this example) NOTE: By default all ports on switch are part of VLAN 1 cisco>enable cisco>password: cisco>configure terminal cisco>interface FastEthernet0/15 cisco>switchport mode access cisco>switchport acccess vlan 5 cisco>exit cisco>copy running-config startup-config b) Make all ports where compute nodes are connected as "trunk ports" and mark each trunk port to allow the vlan number that has been created in (a) cisco>configure terminal cisco>interface FastEthernet0/15 cisco>switchport mode trunk cisco>switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q cisco>switchport trunk allowed vlan 5 cisco>exit cisco>copy running-config startup-config Repeat following steps on all ports where compute nodes are connected


3. VxDatacenter Installation Procedure

The management node within VxDatacenter plays a critical part in the proper functioning of the cloud environment. NOTE: Prior to VxDatacenter installation, the system must be configured to boot from an optical disc drive, such as a DVD-ROM. WARNING: It is necessary to have the network infrastructure setup correctly inorder for proper installation of VxDatacenter to occur. 1. Place the VxDatacenter DVD in the DVD-ROM drive, and reboot the system. The system will automatically start the VxDatacenter installation setup during reboot. 2. On the first screen, select your preferred language. Press <ENTER> to continue. 3. The VxDatacenter Installation Menu will now appear. Please select the second option: Install VxGrid Enterprise Cloud Management Server and press <ENTER> 4. VxDatacenter will now ask a series of simple questions about your preferences. If you reside in the United States you can simply press <ENTER> for each of these questions. Otherwise make changes as necessary. a. b. c. d. e. Choose a language for the installation process. [DEFAULT: English] Choose a country, territory or area: [DEFAULT: United States] Detect keyboard layout? (Yes/No) [DEFAULT: NO] Origin of the keyboard: [DEFAULT: USA] Choose keyboard layout: [DEFAULT: USA]

5. The installation process will now begin. VxDatacenter will attempt to detect the systems hardware, and then try to identify and configure the internal network. NOTE: If VxDatacenter cannot identify a network (for example if the management node is not connected to a public gateway) it will display the following message: Network auto configuration failed. Ignore this message and continue to the next screen. Then for Network Configuration Method select Do not configure network at this time and press <ENTER>. NOTE: If the system has more than one hard disk, VxDatacenter will ask the user to select a hard drive to be used for installing VxDatacenter. 6. The Installation procedure will take some time to complete. Once installation is complete the system will reboot and automatically eject the DVD. NOTE: Failure to eject the DVD will restart the installation setup process. If this is the case select Load from hard drive and eject the DVD afterwards. 7|Page

4. VxDatacenter Management Node Configuration

1. Login with the default VxDatacenter user credentials. It is recommeded that users chage the defualt password after login. Username: vxadmin Password: sudoadmin 2. Next you must obtain administrator privileges inside VxDatacenter. Please type the command sudo su and press <ENTER>. Then re-enter the password from step 1 and press <ENTER>. 3. Now go to the home directory and install the available configuration package specific to the version of VxDatacenter that was installed. Please refer to Table 1 (below) for the name of the appropriate package. After determining the correct package, type the following commands to install the package without the brackets: cd /home/vxadmin dpkg i <package filename (see table 1)> <ENTER> <ENTER>

Installation will now go to the VxDatacenter Configurator dialog screen.

TABLE 1 VxDatacenter VxDatacenter Configuration Version # Package Filename post-config_1.5.1.6_x86_64.deb 1.5.2 post-configrator_1.5.2_x86_64.deb 1.5.4 post-configrator_1.5.4_x86_64.deb

VxRouter Package Filename vxrouter-config_1.5.1.6_i386.deb vxrouter-config_1.5.2_i386.deb vxrouter-config_1.5.4_i386.deb

VxStorage Package Filename vxstorage- vxstorage- vxstorage-

4. VxDatacenter will automatically fill the form with default values. Update the form and click submit. Where default entries are correct, skip to the following entry.

Private IP Public IP Public Network Private Network Public Gateway

Description of Entries
Enter IP address for LAN (eth0) interface of the management node. Do not change the default value unless the IP addresses are reserved. (Default: Enter IP address for WAN (eth1) interface of the management node. (Default Enter the IP address of the WAN network of the management node. (Default Displays the IP address of the private network of the management server. Do not change the default value. (Default Displays the IP address of the Gateway Server. This IP address allows the management node to reach the public network. (Default 8|Page

Router IP PXE Server IP DHCP Begin DHCP End Name Server: Domain Install site Mail Relay Session Timeout Site Name Site FQDN HTTPS Site Name Admin Email

Description of Entries
Displays the VxRouter IP address. This is also the gateway of the private network of the management server. Do not change the default values. (Default Displays the management server private IP address as PXE Server. Do not change default values. (Default Displays the DHCP beginning IP address. Do not change default value. (Default Displays the DHCP ending IP address. Do not change default value. (Default Enter the IP address of the Primary DNS server. Enter Enter the name of your organizations domain name (ex: Specify an organization type. Choose Datacenter (for service providers) or delete text (by pressing <DELETE>) and type Enterprise. (Default Datacenter). To receive information from the cloud, specifies your organizations SMTP relay server (ex: Specify the session time of each users session (Default 30). Specify the name of the organizations website (ex: cloud). Please provide a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) that is resolved by the domain server (ex: Type the SSL along with the website name (ex: cloud-ssl). Specify email address of cloud owner / administrator (ex:

After completing the form, press the <TAB> button, and then press <ENTER> to submit the form. If any information is left blank, VxDatacenter will prompt with a warning message and ask the user to complete the form. Otherwise, the message Successfully done..please select Yes (recommended) to finish, or No to abort will appear. Select YES and press <ENTER> to finish. This completes the VxDatacenter management node configuration process. The system will reboot once configuration is complete.


5. VxRouter Installation Procedure

1. Power on the router hardware and boot with the VxRouter CD. 2. Log in with username: root, password: vyatta 3. Check that the Network Interface Cards (NICs) are recognized a. Input command ifconfig to view recognized NICs. b. If the system does not recognize the NICs call hexagrid support for assistance. 4. Installing Vyatta on your system a. Input command install-system b. Follow the installation steps below. i. Would you like to continue? (Yes/No) [Yes]: Press <ENTER> ii. Partition (Auto / Union / Parted / Skip) [Auto]: <ENTER> iii. Install image on? [Default: sda]: <ENTER> iv. This will destroy all data on /dev/sda. Continue? (Yes / No) [No]: <YES> NOTE: If the /dev/sda directory has an old configuration you may see the following message: /dev/sda has old configuration directory. Would you like to save data on it before I delete it (Yes / No) [Yes]: <NO> v. How big of a root partition should I create? (1000MB Max Disc Capacity) [Max Capacity]MB: <ENTER> vi. Which one should I copy to sda? [/opt/vyatta/etc/config/config.boot]: <ENTER> vii. Would you like to set passwords for system users (Yes / No) [Yes]: <NO> viii. Which drive should GRUB modify the boot partition on? [sda]: <ENTER> 5. Once installation is complete, remove the VxRouter DVD and reboot the system. You can reboot by entering the command reboot and press <ENTER>. Confirm the reboot by pressing <ENTER> again. 6. Upon system reboot, log in to vyatta (username: root / password: vyatta) 7. Then enable SSH by typing the follwing command: /etc/init.d/ssh restart 8. VxRouter installation is now complete. Please continue with VxRouter configuration steps.

6. VxRouter Configuration Steps

NOTE: If VxRouter did not receive an IP address, execute the command dhclient. VxRouter will now get an IP from the VxDatacenter management server. 1. Enter the following commands to download and run required packages from VxDatacenter. Please refer to Table 1 (page 6) for the VxRouter Package name without the brackets. wget http://vx64/packages/<VxRouter Package Filename> dpkg i <VxRouter Package Filename> <ENTER> <ENTER>

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7. VxStorage Installation Procedure

VxStorage is the component of VxDatacenter that is installed on the storage server. Instead of using VxStorage, you may opt to bring your own storage solution as long as it supports NFS and meets VxDatacenters hardware requirements. NOTE: If you decide to use your own storage solution, you can skip the VxStorage Installion and Configuration steps. You will need to know the Storage servers IP address and NFS mount point(s). 1. Load VxStoarge disc into the storage server and start it up. Installation will begin automatically. 2. VxStorage will now ask a series of simple questions. a. Select the Keyboard Layout (Default US English 46) b. Select Language (Default English 7) c. Welcome to the Open Solaris snv-134 installation menu. Install Open Solaris. Type 1 and press <ENTER>. A few moments may pass before system responds. d. Next you will see the Open Solaris screen. Read instructions and press <F2> e. Select a hard drive to install the VxStorage software (Choose the smallest capacity hard drive which meets Hexagrids minimum requirements). Press <F2> f. Select option Use the Whole Disk. Press <F2> g. Next assign a Computer Name. Enter VxStorage as computer name. Go to step h. h. Select Automatically configure the connection for network. Press <F2> i. Select your Region. Press <F2> j. Select your location / country. Press <F2> k. Select your Time Zone Press <F2> l. Set Current Time. Press <F2> m. Provide an administrator (root) password, and keep note of this password. n. On the same screen, enter a real name, user name, and password. At this time you must use the username: admin. The other fields are yours to choose. Press <F2> o. Review and confirm your selection to install VxStorage. Press <F2> 3. Installation will take between 10 to 30 minutes depending on your hardware. 4. After installation is complete, you will see the following message: The Installation of Open Solaris has completed succesfully. Reboot to start newly installed software. Reboot system by pressing <F8>. 5. Continue to VxStorage configuration steps. Adminitrator (Root) Password: _________________________________________ Real Name: ________________________________________________________ Username:

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User password: ______________________________________________________

8. VxStorage Configuration Steps

1. First acquire administrative / root privileges by typing: su root 2. Execute the following commands to download the post config package from VxDatacenter and to install the package on the storage server. Refer to Table 1 (page 6) for Vxstorage package name. wget http://vx64/packages/<vxstorage package name> pkgadd d <vxstorage package filename> <ENTER> <ENTER>

3. Now select the Vx64 Storage Package needed to proceed with installation. Select (default: all packages) <ENTER> Select Yes for the directory creation. <ENTER> Select Yes to continue with installation. <ENTER> Once complete, system will notify user that Installation of <vxstorage> was successful. 4. Execute the following command cd /root/vxstorage <ENTER>

5. Type ./install and press <ENTER>. Follow the procedure and provide the password for admin. The system will require the creation of a password for the system user vxadmin. 6. Next type < I > for Enter an existing ZFS filesystem to be shared, I to Ignore: <ENTER>

7. The system will display all available hard disks and ask to create ZFS pools with the hard disks. 1raidz1 pools will be created with all available disks. To continue Press Y, Q to Quit. Type < Y > and press <ENTER>. 8. Another notification will appear, listing all of the ZFS pools the system is about to create. Type < Y > and press <ENTER>. Once completed, the message Successfully created ZFS pool will be displayed. 9. Next the system will prompt the user to restrict ZFS sharing to a specific network. If one switch is being used for both LAN and SAN (Model 1) type < D > for default and press <ENTER>. If separate LAN and SAN switches (Model 2) are being used, type and press <ENTER>. 10. ZFS file system has now successfully been created. 11. Finally execute command: showmount e. The system will display the mount point. It will be the text preceeding the IP address. (Ex: /vxraidz1-vxstorage/prod). Identify all of the different mount points and record the information below. REMOTE MOUNT POINT: __________________________________ 12. Finally execute the command: ifconfig a Record the IP address of the Network Interface Card(s). STORAGE IP ADDRESS: ___________________________________ 12 | P a g e

9. Configuring for Optional Storage Network (Model 2 only)

If you are building your cloud with a Storage Area Network (Model 2) we must make some additional changes to reflect the extra network. These files to be updated are located on the management node, and assigned to the computed notes after they have been rebooted. Login to the management node. Using any text editor, edit the storage-dhcp.conf file located on the management node. The command below uses the text editor nano. nano /etc/dnsmasq.d/pxe/storage-dhcp.conf Inside the storage-dhcp.conf file uncomment (i.e. delete the # sign) from the following two lines. #interface=eth2 #dhcp-range=eth2,,,,24h Here the default interface name is eth2, and the dhcp range is Eth2 represents the network interface on the the management node which connects to the storage network. If the storage network card is assigned a name other than eth2 then update the interface name as necessary. If for example, the storage NIC on the management node was named eth3, we much change all references to eth3. For this example the updated network settings would read as follows: interface=eth3 dhcp-range=eth3,,,,24h

10. Compute Node Configuration Steps

The Compute Node is the physical hardware on which virtualization occurs, and where the Virtual Servers are provisioned and run. Compute Nodes do not require the end user to directly install software on them. However, each Compute Node must be configured to boot from the network. Ususally this setting can be found and enabled in the systems BIOS. Once Compute nodes are configured to boot from the network, on subsequent boots they will automatically find VxDatacenters compute node software and configure themselves automatically.

Installation Steps
1. Turn on Compute Node. 2. Simply go into your systems BIOS and enable Boot from LAN or PXE boot. If there is a Boot Seqence or Boot Device Prioty option, then ensure that your NIC card is set as the first boot device. 3. Save changes and reboot compute node. 4. Compute node will automatically be assigned a Network IP address, and configure itself so that it is ready to be registered in the VxDatacenter Portal. NOTE: A minimum of 3 compute nodes are required for VxDatacenter to work properly. Without 3 compute nodes, users will not be allowed to provision Virtual Servers. 13 | P a g e

11. VxDatacenter Portal Access & Partner Registration

To finish the VxDatacenter setup process, the user must register their copy of VxDatacenter, and then create their organizations primary administrator account. 1. First visit the cloud management portal. The URL will be https://<fqdn name>/datacenter, or if the organization does not have a domain server then use https://<Public IP>/datacenter when the Public IP is the IP address listed during VxDatacenter management node configuration in section V. 2. The URL will automatically route the user to the VxDatacenter product registration page. Product Key : Product key received from Hexagrid Domain Name : This will be autofilled by the system Valid IP : WAN (Public) IP of management node 3. The next form to be filled out is the Partner Organization Registration form. Please fill it out. Organization : Name of the Company Address : Company Address City : Company City State/Province/Region: Company State/Province/Region Country : Company Country Time Zone : Leave Default Zip / Postal Code : Zip / Postal Code Phone Number : Company Phone Number Fax Number : Company Fax Number Support URL : URL for Customer's to contact for Support Upload Logo : Logo that shows up inside portal Management Node Details Management Node FQDN : Domain Name of portal Management Node IP : Public IP of Portal (management node). During VxDatacenter configuration the default value was Cloud Gateway Details LAN Gateway IP : Private IP of VxRouter. Default value during Vx64 configuration WAN Interface : Select the Interface (ethX) on which Public IP is assigned on VxRouter. If you do not know, login to VxRouter and execute command ifconfig, and identify the Network Interface Card which has the Public IP address (default 192.168.20.X) Primary Contact Details Name : First and Last Name of Administrator User (Primary contact of Partner) Contact Mobile : Any contact Phone Number 14 | P a g e

Email Address Password Confirm Password

: The email address to which all important communication is sent. : :

4. Once completed, click submit and a message will appear that Registraion has been successfully completed. Check the email address provided above to see a welcome message. 5. Next log in to portal with the primary administrator username (typically the email address provided above) and chosen password to begin setting up your cloud infrastructure.

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12. Setting up Cloud Infrastructure

Once the Partner account registration is complete, access to the portal is granted. To complete VxDatacenter setup, individual compute nodes in the cloud need to be registered with VxDatacenter. Connect each compute node to the network as shown in one of the models, and ensure that each compute node is configured to be booted from the network (usually by enabling Boot from LAN in the systems BIOS). Then, access the VxDatacenter portal and begin the cloud infrastructure setup process.

1. Login to VxDatacenter with your Partner Administrator account 2. Register Storage Server

a. Select the Infrastructure tab from the top navigation menu. b. Select the Storage in the left navigation pane. c. Click on Add Storage Server and fill in all required fields. i. For Protocol select NFS. ii. The IP address was assigned during the VxStorage configuration. iii. The Remote Mount Point was also assigned during VxStorage configuration. d. Repeat steps for any additional storage servers.

3. Setting up Virtual Networks

Cloud Network Adapters are logical representations of physical networks. VxDatacenter supports five types of Cloud Network Adapters: Local Area Network (LAN) Adapter, Storage Area Network (SAN) Adapter, Wide Area Network (WAN) Adapter, Managed Virtual LAN (MVLAN) Adapter, and Passthrough Adapter. The LAN adapter is a required component of VxDatacenters cloud network infrastructure. It allows users to create private VLANs in the Cloud thus allowing secure communication between Virtual Servers on the same private VLAN using the 802.1Q standard. The SAN adapter allows Compute Nodes and Virtual Servers to communicate with the storage servers when the cloud has a separate Storage Area Network setup (from Model 2). It is only required when your cloud had a separate storage network.

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The optional WAN adapter allows for communciation between Virtual Servers and servers outside of the cloud environment including servers on the internet and other public networks. The MVLAN and Passthrough adapters are optional advanced features that allow communication between Virtual Servers and servers outside of the cloud. Utilizing these adapters requires additional physical hardware, including an additional switching network. Refer to Section 2.3 for detail setup instructions. Network Pools specify the IP address range (or in case of MVLAN, a VLAN ID) that is used on each specific adapter. Without Network Pools, Cloud Network Adapters will not contain the information necessary for Virtual Servers communication. After LAN, WAN, and MVLAN adapters are created, each of them must be assigned Network Pools before the adapters can be used. SAN and Passthrough pools are system generated and are not viewable to users. NOTE: To setup your Virtual Network Infrastructure the following steps must be taken: Add Cloud Network Adapters 1. Add LAN Adapter (required). The LAN Adapter is a required component of VxDatacenter. 2. Add SAN Adapter (conditionally required). The SAN Adapter is a required component only if you have setup a Storage Area Network as described in Model 2. 3. Add WAN Adapter (optinal but recommended). The WAN Adapter is required if you would like to allow Virtual Servers access to and from outside the cloud. 4. If the features are required, Add MVLAN and Passthrough Adapter. Assign Network Pools to LAN, WAN, and MVLAN adapters 1. For LAN Pools specify the Private Network, and IP Range. 2. For WAN Pools specify the Public IP Block to be used. 3. For MVLAN Pools specify a unique VLAN ID to be used.

4. Add Cloud Network Adapters

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c. Next select Network Adapter sublink. d. Click on +Add button and fill in all required form fields i. For Network Adapter Name enter the desired name of the adapter. ii. For Network Type choose the type of Adapter you wish to add. The following choices are available: LAN, WAN, SAN, MVLAN, and Passthrough. iii. For Network Connection Type choose Bridge if the network is connected using bridge connections. iv. For Bond Name enter a name that corresponds to the network adapter. v. For Usage Description enter any additional information for the network adapter. vi. For Default for All Customers choose Yes if you like to make the respective network adapter available for all customers. For LAN and SAN adapters this option is always Yes. vii. Click on the Add button. The system may take some time to complete the registration process e. Repeat the steps for any additional network adapters NOTE: Only one LAN, WAN, and SAN adapters can be created per cloud.

5. Add Network Pools

a. b. c. d. e.

Select Infrastructure tab from the top navigation menu. Select Network in the left navigation pane. Select Network Pool sub link to configure a network pool. Select +Add and fill in all form fields . To define an IP pool for a WAN Adapter, do the following: i. For Network Pool Name enter the name of the public IP pool ii. For Network Adapter choose an existing WAN adapter defined in Step 4d. iii. For Network Address enter the first IP address from the WAN IP Block you wrote down on the first page. iv. For Subnet, please select a value that represents the total number of WAN IP address in the block. v. For Gateway enter the WAN (public) IP address of VxRouter. vi. For DNS Server enter the IP address of the DNS server. (For example, f. To define an IP pool for a LAN Adapter, do the following: i. For Network Pool Name enter the name of the private IP pool ii. For Network Adapter choose an existing LAN adapter defined in Step 4d. iii. For Network Address choose whatever IP address you would like to use on your private LAN network. (ex: 172.16.0.X) 18 | P a g e

iv. For Subnet, please select a value that represents the total number of LAN IP address in the block. v. For Gateway enter the LAN IP address of VxRouter. g. To define the VLAN ID for a MVLAN adapter, do the following: i. For Network Pool Name enter the name of the pool for a MVLAN adapter. ii. For Network Adapter choose an existing MVLAN adapter defined in Step 4d. iii. For VLAN ID enter the VLAN identification number of the MVLAN. iv. For VLAN Description enter any other information to descrive the VLAN ID. v. Repeat the steps to define more network pools for the MVLAN adapter(s).

6. Register Compute Nodes

a. Power on compute nodes. It may take some time before they are recognized by portal. b. Click on the Infrastructure tab from the top navigation menu c. Select the Unregistered Servers link in the left navigation window d. Select the server you want to add (by clicking on the MAC address) e. Name your compute node and select the rack in which you like to place the compute node f. Map Network Adapters to the Compute Nodes i. For each NIC of the compute node, assign the appropriate network adapter that accurately reflects your physical setup. g. Click on the Add button to register Compute Node NOTE: The LAN Adapter will be associated to each Compute Node by default. Ensure that your LAN cable is plugged into the corresponding NIC. For each Compute Nodes, physical NICs must be greater than or equal to Cloud Network Adapters. Otherwise Compute Node registration will fail. Each Compute Node must be registered with all existing Cloud Network Adapters. Otherwise registration will fail.

7. Congratulations, the Cloud Infrastructure is now setup. Please review the Partner User Guide to start provisioning Virtual Servers and to learn more about the features of the VxDatacenter portal.
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