Configure Cloud

After you set up your infrastructure, the final step is to configure your cloud on your Control Panel user interface. This section provides information on how to configure a basic cloud. After you complete the following steps, you can create virtual servers in your cloud. 


Configure Control Panel Settings

After you installed OnApp, you can apply the necessary Control Panel configurations. For more information, see the Configuration Settings section.



Configure Compute Resources

To deploy virtual servers, you need to create the compute zone and compute resources. Next, you add compute resources to compute zones as follows:

  • You can add Xen compute resources to compute zones of the Virtual and Baremetal types
  • You can add KVM compute resources to compute zones of the Virtual and Smart types
  • You can add vCloud Director compute resources to compute zones of the VPC type
  • You can add vCenter compute resources to compute zones of the Virtual type

If you want to use Integrated Storage, select a compute zone as a storage API endpoint and make sure to enable Integrated Storage in the Settings > AdminConfiguration to group compute resource drives together into a virtual data store. 



Configure Data Stores

To provide your virtual servers with storage space, you need to create data store zones and data stores. You can create LVM and Integrated Storage data stores. You should also attach data stores to data store zone. If you deploy traditional storage, you need to configure data stores on your compute resource. The commands below use /dev/sda5 as an example. You can find a volume group identifier we're using in the second command on the Data Stores page in the Control Panel. Follow these steps for each local storage block on a compute resource:

bash#> pvcreate --metadatasize=50M /dev/sda5
bash#> vgcreate onapp-ar0akk2wyer3tf /dev/sda5



Configure Networks

To provide IP addresses to your future virtual servers, you need to perform the necessary network configurations. Create the network zone and network. When adding the network, select the network zone you created. The network will be automatically attached to the network zone.



Configure Backup Servers

If you plan to use backup servers to store templates, ISO images, or backups, you need to add the backup server and backup server zone to your cloud. Next you add the backup server to backup server zone



Configure Relations Between Entities 

After you added all the necessary resources to your cloud, you need to associate them with the compute resource you created. For this, assign the data store and network to the compute resource or compute zone. You also need to assign a backup server 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.

  • To Virtual compute zones and resources, you can assign networks from the Virtual network zones and LVM, Integrated Storage, VMware and SolidFire data stores from the Virtual data store zones.
  • To Baremetal compute zones and resources, you can assign networks from the Baremetal network zones.
  • To Smart compute zones and resources, you can assign networks from the Smart network zones and LVM, Integrated Storage, and SolidFire data stores from the Smart data store zones.
  • To VPC compute zones and resources, you can assign external, org, and vApp networks from the VPC network zones, data stores, and data store zones. All vCloud Director related resources have the VPC type.



Configure Templates

To built Linux virtual servers, you need to download templates using the UI downloader. For this, you install templates and template store. You should also add the installed templates to the Template Store.



Configure ISOs

To be able to build and boot virtual servers from ISO images, additional steps are required. For more information, refer to the Additional Considerations for ISOs section.



Configure OVAs

To be able to build and boot virtual servers from OVA images, additional steps are required. For more information, refer to the Additional Considerations for OVAs section.



Configure Buckets

To control user access to resources that are available in your cloud, create and configure Buckets. Buckets enable you to set up resources allocation and pricing separately. If you want to configure resources to which a user has access, you can edit Access Control. If you want to set up pricing for resources, edit Rate Card where the prices and the number of free resources are set.