You can enable users to build and boot virtual servers from OVA images. To enable the usage of OVA, you mount a source location to which OVA is uploaded on a Control Panel server with a destination location where OVA is stored on a backup server
Mount OVA Locations
The can mount OVA locations in the
- Source Path on Control Panel Server (
ova_path) - specifies the location where OVAs are downloaded/uploaded on the Control Panel server. By default, the location is
/data. You can change it to any other suitable location. Make sure that this location is mounted to the specified destination location.
Destination Path on Backup Server (
ova_path) - specifies the location where OVAs are stored on the backup server. By default, the location is
/data. You can change it to any other suitable location with the
onappownerand read/write access. Make sure that this location is shared with the specified source location.
CloudBoot compute resources mount the
/data location automatically at boot to the
/onapp/tools/recovery on a backup server. For more information on using OVAs on CloudBoot backup servers, refer to the Administration Guide.
Enable Permissions in Control Panel UI
Make sure to enable the following permissions for your Admin and other roles in the Control Panel user interface:
Any action on OVAs - the user can take any action on OVAs
Create a new OVA - the user can create a new OVA file
Destroy any OVA - the user can delete any OVA (own, user, and public)
Destroy own OVA - the user can delete only own OVA
Destroy user OVA - the user can delete OVAs created by any user but not public OVAs
Make any OVA public - the user can make public any OVA available to all users
Make own OVA public - the user can make public only own OVAs
Create and manage OVAs - the user can create and edit/delete/view OVAs
Manage public OVAs - the user can manage public OVAs
Create and manage user OVAs - the user can view/create/edit/delete OVAs created by any user
See all OVAs - the user can view all OVAs in the cloud
See own OVAs - the user can only view OVAs created by themselves
Read all public OVAs - the user can view all public OVAs
See user OVAs - the user can view OVAs created by any user in the cloud
Unlock any OVA - the user can unlock any OVA that is currently being converted
Update any OVA - the user can edit any OVA in the cloud
Update own OVA - the user can edit only own OVA
Update user OVA - the user can edit OVAs created by any user in the cloud
Use OVA on CloudBoot
You can enable OVA on Static and CloudBoot resources. To use OVA on a CloudBoot backup server, some additional steps are required. Follow the next procedure to enable OVA for CloudBoot backup servers:
- Connect to the Control Panel server via SSH.
- Edit the
/etc/exportsfile on the line
/data X.X.X.X/YY(ro,no_root_squash,where X.X.X.X/YY is your network/subnet. Change the permissions from
rwand save the file.
Restart the NFS service as follows:
It is not recommended to restart the NFS service at the same time when files are in use from the NFS share.
- Share the
/datadirectory as described in the Mount OVA Locations section.
- Go to Control Panel > Settings > Compute Resources > Label of the required CloudBoot compute resource.
Click Actions > Edit next to the CloudBoot backup server.
Add the following into the Custom Config box:
- Click Save.
Reboot your CloudBoot backup server.
You can also execute the custom config command directly on a backup server to apply it without the reboot.