Configuring Cloud

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Configuring cloud requires that you have already created an account with your cloud storage service provider. The cloud storage accounts will provide you with the access material necessary to continue with the configuration of your appliance. 

Configuring a cloud is a two-step process that is discussed in the following sections:

Cloud Credentials

To configure a cloud credential, access Configure Cloud Cloud Credential. Click on the plus icon or the associated text to create a Cloud Credential. 

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On this dialog, you can specify the following:

 

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  • Name- Provide a name for your cloud credential.
  • Provider- Select the cloud provider from the dropdown list. 
  • Region - Specify the geographical region associated with your Cloud Service Provider. This option shows up only for Amazon and Google.
  • Access Key and Secret Key– Enter the credentials. Depending on the specific cloud provider selected, a different set of fields may be presented to the user.

Click on 'Verify'.

 

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Once the verification succeeds (verified appears in red on this dialog), 'Save' the 'Cloud Credentials'. The 'Cloud Credentials' page will then update to reflect the newly added cloud credential.

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Cloud Configuration

Click ‘Create Cloud Configuration’ to add a cloud configuration.

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Note that multiple cloud configurations can be created for the same cloud credential. Click on plus icon or the associated text to create a new Cloud Configuration.

 

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In the dialog that is presented, under the 'General' tab, you can specify:

 

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  • Name - Supply a name for your Cloud Configuration.
  • Primary Cloud Credential - Associate a Primary Cloud Credential with this configuration. This credential is used when the data is tiered to the cloud  or any Cloud Snapshots are taken for this volume.
  • Backup Cloud Credential - This functionality is deprecate. Hence, we recommend that you specify the 'Use Primary' option.
  • QoS Template - Select a QoS template from the dropdown that would enforce bandwidths on Cloud Configuration based on the time of the day and day of the week. If you do not choose, a 'default' QoS template will be used.
  • Enable Monitoring - It is recommended that you click the ‘Enable Monitoring’ checkbox for each cloud account to allow you to filter cloud-specific monitoring charts down to individual clouds.

 

 File:User:AlpaK/StorSimple_Appliance_QSG_Imported/image031.jpg Note: Your appliance supports monitoring a maximum of 30 objects, where an object is either a cloud configuration or a volume.

 

Next click the ‘Security’ tab, and specify -

 

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  • Data-at-rest Encryption– By default, this field is enabled. 
  • Data-at-rest Encryption Key- If enabled, supply a passphrase and the appliance will use that to generate an encryption key. Remember to keep this information in a safe place.

 

 File:User:AlpaK/StorSimple_Appliance_QSG_Imported/image031.jpg Note: The encryption keys cannot be changed once the cloud configuration is created.

 

Click the ‘Save’ button to save your cloud configuration.

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