GovCloud 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, enter the product key emailed to you from Quantum, review and accept the product's license agreement, 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 can do this step in one of the following ways:
- If your cloud appliance has Internet access, it can contact the Quantum licensing verification server to automatically retrieve its license key. The license key activates your product and establishes your purchased storage capacity.
- If your cloud appliance does not have Internet access, manually enter the license key into the appliance's virtual console to activate the product and establish your purchased storage capacity.
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