This article explains how to attach storage on a single SRN in CenturyLink Cloud. After the SRN has been registered with the SafeHaven Console, the next step is to attach storage to it before creating Protection Groups.
NOTE: For ease of management and troubleshooting it is recommended that the user creates one Storage Pool per Protection Group.
- Access to the Production SRN in CenturyLink Cloud portal
- Access to the SafeHaven Cluster
This article assumes that the user has already registered the SRN within the SafeHaven Console and wants to add storage to the SRN before creating Protection Groups.
Add storage to the Production SRN in CenturyLink Cloud
Login to CLC Control portal https://control.ctl.io, select Servers under the Infrastructure tab. Confirm the Storage requirements for the Production Server (in this case Windows). Based on the Production Server O.S. Type and Storage Requirements, calculate the amount of storage that needs to be added.
In the Navigation Tree, select the SRN you want to add storage to, then scroll down on the main data panel and select edit storage.
Select add storage and then in the drop-down menu select raw disk.
NOTE: DO NOT select a partitoned disk.
Add required storage and apply. Wait for the job to complete.
NOTE: There is no need to allocate storage for the SRN in AWS or Azure, depending on the size of your Protection Group SafeHaven will automatically create the volumes to meet the requirements.
Claim storage pool for CenturyLink Cloud Production SRN
Once the storage has been attached to the SRN, the next step is to login to the SafeHaven Console.
Go to the Navigation Tree and select the Production SRN. In the Properties Panel select Claim Storage Pool.
NOTE: If you don't see a device listed click on Rescan in order to force a rescan of the SCSI bus on the SRN.
If this is the first storage device you are claiming, then select the Storage Device you want to claim and select Create a New Storage Pool for the Device. Fill in the Storage Pool Name and click Claim.
Depending on the protection group architecture, the user can claim another disk following a similar procedure and can either Create a new Storage Pool or Add to an existing Storage Pool.
For Windows Protection Group, Next Step is to Create Windows Protection Group, Install LRA and Start Replication
For Linux Protection Group, Next Step is to Create Linux Protection Group