Installation Workflow

The following workflow includes steps that you run to set up your OnApp installation. This is a standard workflow for OnApp Cloud. You can also integrate OnApp Cloud with VMware solutions, such as VMware Cloud Director or vCenter

Prepare Servers Configuration

Before you install OnApp, make sure your network, storage, and servers configuration meet the requirements. 

Install Control Panel Server

The Control Panel server hosts the OnApp user interface and manages all the processes controlled by OnApp. You install the Control Panel server from a ready-made installer package provided by OnApp.

Install Compute Resources

Compute resources provide CPU, RAM, and storage resources for applications and virtual servers that you or your users run in the cloud. OnApp enables you to install and use Static and CloudBoot compute resources.

Install Data Stores

Data stores provide storage for templates, backups, ISOs, and virtual server disks. You can set up a separate server with NFS or SSH connection, use any block-based storage, or set up OnApp Integrated Storage.

Install Backup Server

Backup servers are used to store backups and templates of virtual servers running in the cloud to prevent data loss in the event of failure. You can install Static or CloudBoot backup servers.

Configure Cloud

After you finish setting up the servers, you can log in to your OnApp Control Panel user interface and configure relations between cloud entities.