C2S Deployment Workflow
When you deploy your cloud appliance, you will need to take the following steps to activate and register the product before using it.
As the first step in deploying the cloud appliance, you must log in to its virtual console using the Administrator user account, which is enabled by default upon deployment. Use the instance's ID as the initial Administrator user's password.
Access the Q-Cloud Protect virtual console using a Web browser on a workstation that exists within the VPC-network configured for your Q-Cloud Protect appliance.
For detailed instructions, see Step 1: Log In to the Cloud Appliance.
After logging in to the cloud appliance, you will need to complete the Getting Started Wizard. Through this process, you will enter the product key sent to you from Quantum, review and accept the product's license agreement, enter required credentials for the C2S Access Portal (CAP), and set the Administrator user's password.
For detailed instructions, see Step 2: Complete the Getting Started Wizard.
During the initial configuration, you will need to activate your appliance and establish its storage capacity. You will accomplish these tasks entering Q-Cloud Protect license key into the cloud appliance's virtual console.
For detailed instructions, see Step 3: Activate the License and Establish Storage Capacity.
After activating your cloud appliance, you will need to register it with Quantum. For detailed instructions, see Step 4: Register the Cloud Appliance.
Generate a system diagnostics file, which contains the diagnostic logs for all cloud appliance components. You can use this file as a future comparison to troubleshoot issues that may occur with your cloud appliance.
For detailed instructions, see Step 5: Generate the System Diagnostics File.
On the Home page, you can review the amount of capacity allocated to your appliance.
For detailed instructions, see Step 6: Review Storage Capacity.
After completing the deployment process, you can begin configuring and using your cloud appliance as a replication target for source DXi appliances and OST servers.
Before configuring any other settings in your cloud appliance, we recommend that you configure the following three settings first.
Configure access control settings to define the accounts that can access the cloud appliance through its virtual console (GUI) or SecureShell (SSH). For detailed instructions, see Configuring Access Control.
Note: The Administrator GUI account and ServiceLogin SSH account are enabled by default upon deployment.
You can specify a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server with which to synchronize the system time, or you can manually enter the date and time. For detailed instructions, see Configuring System Date and Time.
The cloud appliance's host name defaults to the instance ID. For ease of use, you can change this setting. For detailed instructions, see Viewing Network Configuration.
For detailed information and instructions about configuring and using all features of the cloud appliance, see