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. 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 (Step 2). You also need to assign backup server(s) (Step 5) to compute resources or compute 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.