Getting Started with C3DNA Appliance

Updated by @KeithResar on Dec 15, 2015

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C3DNA provides a single platform to support Self-reliant Application Lifecycle Management including migrating entire applications between data centers by just moving the App in only 4 easy steps: Discover, Profile, Migrate, and Assure.

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C3DNA’s self-reliant Application Lifecycle Management platform is completely Application driven. By “focusing on the App” we enable easy migration of entire applications between data centers. Our platform tackles the problem at the source and delivers application portability at the app layer. Applications become infrastructure agnostic, self-reliant, portable across clouds and can be “cloudify” in a few steps.


CenturyLink Cloud Users


  • Access to the CenturyLink Cloud platform as an authorized user
  • account with password authentication (two-factor authentication not yet supported)

Steps to Deploy a New Appliance

  1. Locate the Blueprint in the Blueprint Library.

    • Login to the Control Portal. From the Nav Menu on the left, click Orchestration > Blueprints Library.
    • Search for "C3DNA Controller Appliance" in the keyword search on the right side of the page.

  2. Click the deploy blueprint button.

  3. Set Required parameters.

    Deploy Parameters

    • Control Username - The username used to login to
    • Control User Password - The password associated with your login
    • uiID - User specified unique identified for the controller
  4. Set Optional Parameters.

    • Password/Confirm Password (This is the root password for the server. Keep this in a secure place).
    • Set DNS to “Manually Specify” and use “” (or any other public DNS server of your choice).
    • Optionally set the server name prefix.
    • The default values are fine for every other option.
  5. Review and Confirm the Blueprint.

  6. Deploy the Blueprint.

    • Once verified, click the deploy blueprint button.
    • You will see the deployment details stating the Blueprint is queued for execution.
  7. Deployment Complete.

    • Once the Blueprint has finished execution you will receive a number of emails.
    • The first will indicate the server has been deployed and the second will come a few minutes later once the appliance has been fully activated.
    • If you do not receive an email like the one shown below you may have had a deployment error - review the Blueprint Build Log to for error messages.

    Email #1: Appliance deploy started
    Email #2: Appliance deploy complete

    Wait for the second email indicating your appliance is ready for use before attempting to access the resource.

  8. Begin using C3DNA** - Migrate entire apps between data centers.

    Migrate Apps

    • Click on “Discover & Migrate” it will give a list of Hosts where C3DNA scout agent is installed. Check the box against the Server and click “Start Discovery”.

    Replicate Apps

    • Select the Apps to Replicate Populate “Logic Name” as above and Click on “Replicate Services”.

    Replicate Apps

    • Click on “Start Replicate”. Upon getting “Operation Completed”, go to the Cloud Console.

    Replicate Apps

    • The application and the associated database have been successfully replicated.


The costs listed above in the above steps are for the infrastructure only. This install includes a free trial for one application (maximum of 30 platforms, 2 web, 1 standard app, 1 standard DB).

After deploying this Blueprint, you may secure additional entitlements to the technology using the following steps:

  • Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I obtain my license?

  • Email [email protected]

Who should I contact for support?

  • For issues related to deploying C3DNA email [email protected]
  • For issues related to cloud infrastructure, please open a ticket using the CenturyLink Cloud Support Process.

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