Create Linux Protection Group-CPC-vCF to CLC

Updated by Anshul Arora on May 02, 2018
Article Code: kb/1073

Article Overview

This article explains how to create a Linux Protection Group when the source site is Centurylink Private Cloud on VMWare Cloud Foundation, and the DR site is CLC

Requirements

Access to the Production SRN in CPC-vCF 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

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 Protection Group.

  1. Go to SafeHaven Console.

  2. Right click the protection group, and click Create Protection Group.

  3. Select the Recovery(DR) SRN, and click Start Wizard.

  4. Click Add a Server
    Enter the Server Name, OS Family and OS Version.
    Select rsync under Mirroring type for a Linux Protection group.
    Enter IP address.
    Enter the CPU and Memory so that it matches the production server.
    Click Finish
    Click Add again if more than one VMs are needed in the protection group.
    Click Next.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Click Finish.

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