Create CDN Edge Server

Starting with OnApp 5.4 version, edge servers functionality is applicable for users with the vCloud Director integration.

To add a new CDN edge server:                                                          

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CDN > Edge Servers menu.
  2. On the screen that appears, click the Create Edge Server button or press the "+" button.

  3. Fill in the edge server creation form step by step:

Step 1 of 4. Locations

The Cloud Locations step applies to those users who have compute zones assigned to location groups in their company billing plan. If the user's billing plan has several compute zones, some of which are assigned to location groups, whereas others are not - the cloud locations screen will not be available in the wizard.  Also if there is only one location this step will be skipped. In this case the wizard will start with the Properties step. Indicate your edge server's cloud location:

  • Country -  choose the country, where the cloud is located, from the drop-down menu
  • City - specify the city, where the cloud is located, from the drop-down menu
Click Next to proceed to the following step of the wizard to specify the edge server properties.

Step 2 of 4. Properties

  • Give your edge server a label. The label can consist of:

    Lower- & upper-case letters [A-Za-z]
    Digits [0-9]
    Dash [ - ]
    Underscore [ _ ]
    Space character [ ]
    At sign [@]
    Brackets [ (){} ]
    Slashes [/]
    Caret [^]
    Dollar sign [$]
    Asterisk [*]
    Comma [,]
    Dot [.]

  • Select an edge server type: HTTP or Streaming

    A third party application - Wowza will be installed automatically when installing a streaming edge server and additional charges will apply. Please, contact your account manager for details.

  • Move the Add to Marketplace slider to the right to submit this server to the OnApp CDN marketplace. If so, the minimum required disk size is 1 TB.

    Before edge servers are added to the marketplace, they are assessed by OnApp. Criteria include geographic location, bandwidth and server specs. This process may take up to 72 hours.

  • Click Next.

If your cloud has sufficient resources, but the Next button is dimmed during server creation, the reason might be a browser issue.

Step 3 of 4. Resources

  • Select the compute zone and the specific compute resource to build the edge server on.

  • Set the resources needed for this edge server: RAM, CPU cores and CPU priority.
  • Choose a data store zone and data store for this edge server's primary disk.

  • Set the primary disk size. The disk size is calculated in the following way: 10 GB for OS, the rest of total disk space is estimated 80% per Pull population and 20% per Push population. 

    The disk size should not exceed 2 TB when a new disk is added. You can later resize the disk if you need it to be larger than 2 TB.

  • Choose a network zone and set the port speed for this edge server, or make it unlimited. It is not possible to set port speed value for edge servers based on smart compute resources.

  • Choose the network from which the VS should get the IP address

Step 4. Confirmation

    • Move the Build Edge Server Automatically slider to the right if you want the system to automatically build the edge server. Otherwise, you will have to build your server manually after it is created.

    4. Click Create Edge Server.