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.
Now you can proceed with the manual configuration or use the Infrastructure Wizard to configure the initial resources in an easier way. To configure basic cloud resources automatically go to your Control Panel > Admin > Infrastructure Wizard.
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.
After you finish setting up the servers, you can log in to your OnApp Control Panel user interface and configure relations between cloud entities.