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Create Linux Protection Group

Updated by Weiran Wang on Jul 25, 2018
Article Code: kb/1115

Article Overview

This article explains how to create a Linux Protection Group when the source site and recovery site are in CLC

Requirements

Access to the SRNs in CenturyLink Cloud and permissions to add raw disks to it.

Assumption

This article assumes that:

  1. A SafeHaven cluster has been created successfully.
  2. Both production and recovery SRNs have been registered and peered
  3. Storage on both SRNs is added and claimed.

Create Recovery Server

A recovery server boots off of disks of the DR SRN when a test failover/ failover operation is issued.

  1. Go to Centurylink Cloud Portal.
  2. Go to the Dr Data center, and create a Group for the recovery server by clickin on Create and then selecting Group
  3. Click on the group, on the right click on Create and select Server.
    Make sure that correct datacenter and group are selected.
    Keep the default Standard server type.
    Select an Operating System. The operating system should be same as the production server.
    Note : It is very important to select the same operating system.
    Enter an admin/root password
    Give same CPU and memory as the production server.
    Select the recovery vlan in network.
    Click Create server.
    Enter the Name of the server.
    Provide a description for the server.

Create a Linux Protection Group

  1. Right click on the Production SRN and click Create Protection Group.

    NOTE: Always start the Protection Group creation from the Production SRN.

  2. Select the Recovery SRN, and click Start Wizard.

  3. Select the servers from the production data center that you want to include in the Protection Group.

    NOTE: Only one Linux server can be selected per Protection Group.

  4. a. Select the Recovery server instance from the Recovery Datacenter.
    Click Next.
    b. Under Mapping, click on select and select the right recovery instance after clicking on down arrow.
    Click Next.

  5. Enter a Protection Group Name.
    Click on the VM name. Click Add Disk on the right to the VM.
    Expand the VM to see the disks attached to it.
    Select a disk and click on Resize Disk to change the size of the disk.
    Make sure that the disk layout of the VM matches the production VM.
    Click Next.

  6. If you selected Local Replica:
    Under Production Data Center, Select a primary storage pool and checkpoint storage pool. It is completly fine to use the same pool for both primary storage and checkpoint storage.
    Under Recovery Data Center, select Primary storage pool and checkpoints storage pool.
    Click Next

  7. Click Finish.

Note: It may take a few minutes for the the protection group to be created.