Create and Manage Location Groups

The location group ties —Āompute resource, network, data store and backup server zones into the same location group. This enables you to host different types of servers (virtual, smart, application, edge and storage) in remote locations using a single control panel. This section contains information on how you can view, add and edit location groups as well as assign zones to location groups and unassign them. Note that you cannot delete location groups with assigned zones.


View Location Groups



The Location Groups are added in OnApp Dashboard. So, when you log in to your Control Panel, the system lists all the locations added and configured in OnApp Dashboard.

To view the list of Location Groups available in your cloud:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings menu.
  2. Click the Location Groups icon. The page that appears will show all the location groups in your cloud.
  3. Click the location group name to see its details:
    • country and city
    • CDN locations
    • Compute resource, data store, network, and backup server zones assigned to this location


Add Location Groups



To add a location group:

  1. Add and properly configure a location in OnApp Dashboard.
  2. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings > Location Groups screen. 
  3. The page that loads will show the groups of all available locations. 
  4. Click the Refresh button if the required location is not listed.

After that, configure the resources that will be attached to the location groups. We recommend the following configuration sequence to ensure correct relationships within location groups:

  1. Add resources to the zones. For example, attach data stores to the data store zones.
  2. Add zones you configured at Step 1 to the required location group.

Create relations between resources themselves: attach data stores and networks to the Compute zones. 

Do not delete location groups with assigned zones!

Edit Location Groups



It is possible to modify an existing location in OnApp Dashboard if the location is not used by any zone.

If special requirements are met, you can change the location already assigned to Compute resource/data store/network/backup server zones. For more info on this, refer to the following sections:


Assign Zones to Location Groups


To properly configure the Location groups in your cloud, assign the Compute resource, Data store, Network and Backup server zones to them.

To assign zones to a location group:

  1. Log in to your OnApp Control Panel > Admin.
  2. Go to your Settings > Location Groups menu.
  3. Click the Country or City of the Location Group in question.
  4. The page that loads is organized into the list of Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zones. Click the "+" button next to a required zone.
  5. In the window that pops up, choose a particular location or zone and click Attach
  6. Repeat the procedure for other zones/locations.  

You can also assign a Location Group to a particular Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zone on the following screens:

Unassign Zones from Location Groups


To unassign a Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zone from a location group:

  1. Log in to your OnApp Control Panel > Admin.
  2. Go to your Settings > Location Groups menu.
  3. Click the Country or City of the Location Group in question.
  4. The page that loads is organized into the list of Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zones. Click the "-" (Delete) button in the last column next to a required zone.
  5. Repeat the procedure for other required zones.  

You cannot unassign a Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zone from a Location Group if such zone is used by any virtual server. It is impossible to unassign a CDN Location, if this location has Edge servers within it.

You can also unassign a Location Group from a particular Compute resource/Data store/Network/Backup server zone on the following screens: