Deploy DR-SRN in CenturyLink Cloud

Updated by Anshul Arora on Apr 30, 2018
Article Code: kb/1078

Article Overview

This article explains how to create a DR-SRN (DR-SafeHaven Replication Node) in centurylink cloud to use in a SafeHaven 5 Environment. A DR-SRN simply means an SRN that is running in the DR side datacenter. For SafeHaven 5, an Ubuntu-16 VM template is used to deploy the SRN machine.

Requirements

  1. Login access to the CenturyLink Cloud Portal at https://control.ctl.io.
  2. Permissions to deploy a VM in the account.

Assumptions

This article assumes that the user has login access to the CenturyLink Cloud Portal. Login to the CenturyLink Control Portal https://control.ctl.io with your credentials.

Deploy the SafeHaven Repliation Node(SRN) in CenturyLink Cloud

  1. Login to Centurylink Cloud portal with your ceredentials - https://control.ctl.io/

  2. Change the subaccount if needed by clicking on top of the screen.

  3. Click on the Datacenter that is required to be the DR Datacenter.

  4. Create a Group(Optional):
    a. Click on create button on the right to expand it.
    b. Click Group.
    c. Enter the group name
    d. Click Create Server Group.

  5. Create an SRN:
    a. Click Create button on the right to expand it.
    b. Click Server.
    c. Make sure that correct Datacenter and Group is selected.
    Select Server Type : Standard
    Select Operating System : Ubuntu 16|64-bit
    Enter Server Name. Just 6 characters are allowed.
    Enter admin/root password
    Give the server 2 CPUs and 4 GB Memory.
    Note: No need to add any additional storage at this point.
    Select a Network. This is the network where the Recovery Servers will be deployed.
    Click Create Server.

  6. You can monitor the VM create job. It can take a few minutes. An email notification will be sent to the registered email account upon successful deployment.

The DR-SRN is now deployed.