Viewing Network Configuration
The Network page allows you to view network configuration for the Q-Cloud Protect appliance. The cloud appliance uses this configuration to connect to AWS S3 storage, AWS EC2, the Internet, and your organization's network.
Configuring Your Network for Q-Cloud Protect
The network for the cloud appliance is configured in AWS before launching the Q-Cloud Protect EC2 instance. We recommend against changing any of the cloud appliance's network configuration from its virtual console. If you need to update the appliance's network configuration, we recommend working with your network administrator to make changes in AWS.
For more information about configuring the network for your cloud appliance, see VPC-Private Network Connections.
You can change the cloud appliance's hostname — which defaults to the instance ID — from the Network page, as needed
For network changes to take effect, you must apply the changes, finalize the confirmation, and reboot the system. Keep in mind that rebooting the system can take up to 15 minutes.
To revert all network settings to the initial state and undo all changes, click the Reset button.
- From the Configuration menu, select System > Network to display the Network Configuration page.
- In the General section, review the following information about the cloud appliance's general network configuration:
The hostname assigned to the cloud appliance. The default hostname is the cloud appliance's EC2 instance ID.
You can edit the hostname, as needed.
The default gateway as assigned to the cloud appliance by DHCP.
Primary DNS IP Address
The DNS IP address assigned to the cloud appliances by DHCP.
DNS Suffix Search List
The name of the local domain assigned to the cloud appliance.
- In the Interface Details table, review the following Ethernet port settings for the cloud appliance:
DHCP must be enabled for the port to assign the cloud appliance a default gateway, a DNS IP address, and permissions to access the network.
The name of the port configured for the cloud appliance.
The link speed always displays 1GbE. However, the actual link speed is determined by the AWS server.
Indicates that the cloud appliance's server is up.
Jumbo Frame MTU Size
The standard Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) frame size is assigned to the cloud appliance.
We do not recommend configuring additional ports.
- In the IP Address Table, review the following information about the cloud appliance's IP address:
IP Address Setting
IP Config Type
DHCP must be enabled to assign the cloud appliance a default gateway, a DNS IP address, and permissions to access the network.
The private IP address assigned to the cloud appliance.
The network mask assigned to the cloud appliance.
The gateway assigned to the cloud appliance.
Traffic Type Allowed
The type of traffic allowed on the network interface:
- Mgmt – Allows management traffic
- Repl – Allows replication traffic
- Data – Allows data traffic
- Any – Allows all traffic
We do not recommend configuring Network Address Translation (NAT) settings for the cloud appliance.