Once you've set up your hardware, the final step is to configure your cloud in your Control Panel. This section explains how to configure a basic cloud. If you complete these steps you should be in a position to create VSs.
1. Configure Control Panel Settings
2. Configure Compute Resources
To deploy virtual servers, you need to add compute zones and compute resources to your cloud. After that, attach the newly created compute resource to the compute zone you've added:
- Xen compute resources can be assigned to compute zones of the Virtual and Baremetal types
- KVM compute resources can be assigned to compute resources of the Virtual and Smart types
- vCloud Director compute resources can be assigned to compute zones of the VPC type
- VMware vCenter compute resources can be assigned to compute zones of the Virtual type
Make sure to enable Integrated storage in the Settings > Configuration to group compute resource drives together into a virtual data store. Also, to use Integrated Storage, select the compute zone as a storage API endpoint.
3. Configure Data Stores
To provide your virtual servers with storage space, you need to configure data store zones and data stores. Data stores can be Traditional/ Centralized SAN and OnApp Storage/Integrated SAN. You should also attach the new data store to the data store zone you've added.
In case of Traditional storage you need to configure data store(s) on your compute resource. The commands below use /dev/sda5 as an example. You can find the volume group identifier we're using in the second command, from the Data Stores screen in the Control Panel. Follow these steps for each local storage block on the compute resource:
4. Configure Networks
5. Configure Backup Servers
If you plan to use backup servers to store such items as, for example, templates, ISOs or backups, you need to add backup servers and backup server zones to your cloud. After that, attach the newly created backup server to backup server zone you've added.
6. Configure Relations Between Entities
Once you've added all the necessary resources to your cloud, you need to associate them with the compute resource you've created in Step 2. For this, assign the data store (Step 3) and network (Step 4) to the compute resource or compute zone (Step 2). You also need to assign backup server(s) (Step 5) to compute resources or compute zones. All data stores, networks and backup servers you assign to a compute zone or resource should be from zones with the same type as the compute zone or resource. Zones can have one of the following types: Virtual, Baremetal, Smart or VPC:
- VPC type: to the compute zones and resources of this type you can assign external, org and vApp networks from the VPC type network zones and data stores from the VPC type data store zones. All vCloud Director related resources have the VPC type.
- Smart type: to the compute zones and resources of this type you can assign networks from the Smart type network zones and LVM, Integrated storage and SolidFire data stores from the Smart type data store zones.
- Virtual type: to the compute zones and resources of this type you can assign networks from the Virtual type network zones and LVM, Integrated storage, VMware and SolidFire data stores from the Virtual type data store zones.
- Baremetal type: to the compute zones and resources of this type you can assign networks from the Baremetal type network zones.
7. Configure Templates
To built Linux virtual servers you need to download templates using the UI downloader. For this, install XEN and KVM templates and create a template store. You should also add the installed templates to that template store.
8. Configure ISOs
To be able to later build and boot VSs from ISOs, additional steps are required. For more information refer to the Additional Considerations for ISOs section.