Configure the SANtricity Cloud Connector for the first time

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Upon successful installation, you can set up the SANtricity Cloud Connector application through the configuration wizard. The configuration wizard is displayed after you initially log in to the SANtricity Cloud Connector.

Log in to the SANtricity Cloud Connector for the first time

When initializing the SANtricity Cloud Connector for the first time, you must enter a default password to access the application.

Before you begin

Make sure you have access to an internet-connected browser.

Steps
  1. Open a supported browser.

  2. Connect to the configured SANtricity Cloud Connector server (e.g., http://localhost:8080/).

    The initial login page for the SANtricity Cloud Connector application is displayed.

  3. In the Administrator Password field, enter the default password of password.

  4. Click Log In.

    The SANtricity Cloud Connector Configuration Wizard is displayed.

Using the Configuration Wizard

The Configuration Wizard is displayed upon successful initial login to the SANtricity Cloud Connector.

Through the Configuration Wizard, you set up the administrator password, Web Services Proxy login management credentials, desired backup target type, and encryption pass phrase for the SANtricity Cloud Connector.

Step 1: Set administrator password

You can customize the password used for subsequent logins to the SANtricity Cloud Connector through the Set Administrator Password page.

Establishing a password through the Set Administrator Password page effectively replaces the default password used during the initial login for the SANtricity Cloud Connector application.

Steps
  1. On the Set Administrator Password page, enter the desired login password for the SANtricity Cloud Connector in the Enter the new administrator password field.

  2. In the Re-enter the new administrator password field, re-enter the password from first field.

  3. Click Next.

    The password setup for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted and the Set Pass Phrase page is displayed under the Configuration Wizard.

    Note The user defined administrator password is not set until you complete the configuration wizard.

Step 2: Set pass phrase

Under the Enter the Encryption Pass Phrase page, you can specify an alphanumeric pass phrase between 8 and 32 characters.

A user-specified pass phrase is required as part of the data encryption key used by the SANtricity Cloud Connector application.

Steps
  1. In the Define a pass phrase field, enter the desired pass phrase.

  2. In the Re-enter your pass phrase field, re-enter the pass phrase from the first field.

  3. Click Next.

    The entered pass phrase for the SANtricity Cloud Connector application is accepted and the Select Target Type page for the configuration wizard is displayed.

Step 3: Select target type

Backup and restore capabilities are available for Amazon S3, AltaVault, and StorageGRID target types through the SANtricity Cloud Connector. You can specify the desired storage target type for the SANtricity Cloud Connector application under the Select the Target Type page.

Before you begin

Make sure you have one of the following: AltaVault mount point, Amazon AWS account, or StorageGRID account.

Steps
  1. In the dropdown menu, select one of the following options:

    • Amazon AWS

    • AltaVault

    • StorageGRID

      A Target Type page for the selected option is displayed in the Configuration Wizard.

  2. Refer to the appropriate configuration instructions for AltaVault, Amazon AWS, or StorageGRID.

Configure AltaVault appliance

After selecting the AltaVault appliance option under the Select the Target Type page, configuration options for the AltaVault target type are displayed.

Before you begin
  • You have the NFS mount path for an AltaVault appliance.

  • You specified AltaVault appliance as the target type.

Steps
  1. In the NFS Mount Path field, enter the mount point for the AltaVault target type.

    Note Values in the NFS Mount Path field must follow the Linux path format.
  2. Select the Save a backup of the configuration database on this target check box to create a backup of the configuration database on the selected target type.

    Note If an existing database configuration is detected on the specified target type when testing the connection, you have the option of replacing the existing database configuration information on the SANtricity Cloud Connector host with the new backup information entered under the configuration wizard.
  3. Click Test Connection to test the connection for the specified AltaVault settings.

  4. Click Next.

    The specified target type for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted and the Web Services Proxy page is displayed in the Configuration Wizard.

  5. Proceed to "Step 4: Connect to Web Services Proxy."

Configure Amazon AWS account

After selecting the Amazon AWS option under the Select the Target Type page, configuration options for the Amazon AWS target type are displayed.

Before you begin
  • You have an established Amazon AWS account.

  • You specified Amazon AWS as the target type.

Steps
  1. In the Access Key ID field, enter the access ID for the Amazon AWS target.

  2. In the Secret Access Key field, enter the secret access key for the target.

  3. In the Bucket Name field, enter the bucket name for the target.

  4. Select the Save a backup of the configuration database on this target checkbox to create a backup of the configuration database on the selected target type.

    Note It is recommended you enable this setting to ensure that data from the backup target can be restored if the database is lost.
    Note If an existing database configuration is detected on the specified target type when testing the connection, you have the option of replacing the existing database configuration information on the SANtricity Cloud Connector host with the new backup information entered under the configuration wizard.
  5. Click Test Connection to verify the entered Amazon AWS credentials.

  6. Click Next.

    The specified target type for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted, and the Web Services Proxy page is displayed under the Configuration Wizard.

  7. Proceed to "Step 4: Connect to Web Services Proxy."

Configure StorageGRID account

After selecting the StorageGRID option under the Select the Target Type page, configuration options for the StorageGRID target type are displayed.

Before you begin
  • You have an established StorageGRID account.

  • You have a signed StorageGRID certificate in the SANtricity Cloud Connector keystore.

  • You specified StorageGRID as the target type.

Steps
  1. In the URL field, enter the URL for the Amazon S3 cloud service

  2. In the Access Key ID field, enter the access ID for the S3 target.

  3. In the Secret Access Key field, enter the secret access key for the S3 target.

  4. In the Bucket Name field, enter the bucket name for the S3 target.

  5. To use path style access, select the Use path-style access checkbox.

    Note If unchecked, virtual host-style access is used.
  6. Select the Save a backup of the configuration database on this target checkbox to create a backup of the configuration database on the selected target type.

    Note It is recommended you enable this setting to ensure that data from the backup target can be restored if the database is lost.
    Note If an existing database configuration is detected on the specified target type when testing the connection, you have the option of replacing the existing database configuration information on the SANtricity Cloud Connector host with the new backup information entered in the configuration wizard.
  7. Click Test Connection to verify the entered S3 credentials.

    Note Some S3-compliant accounts may require secured HTTP connections. For information on placing a StorageGRID certificate in the keystore, see Add StorageGRID certificate into a keystore.
  8. Click Next.

    The specified target type for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted and the Web Services Proxy page is displayed under the Configuration Wizard.

  9. Proceed to "Step 4: Connect to Web Services Proxy."

Step 4: Connect to Web Services Proxy

Login and connection information for the Web Services Proxy used in conjunction with the SANtricity Cloud Connector is entered through the Enter Web Services Proxy URL and Credentials page.

Before you begin

Make sure you have an established connection to the SANtricity Web Services Proxy.

Steps
  1. In the URL field, enter the URL for the Web Services Proxy used for the SANtricity Cloud Connector.

  2. In the User Name field, enter the user name for the Web Services Proxy connection.

  3. In the Password field, enter the password for the Web Services Proxy connection.

  4. Click Test Connection to verify the connection for the entered Web Services Proxy credentials.

  5. After verifying the entered Web Services Proxy credentials through the test connection.

  6. Click Next

    The Web Services Proxy credentials for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted and the Select Storage Arrays page is displayed in the Configuration Wizard.

Step 5: Select storage arrays

Based on the SANtricity Web Services Proxy credentials entered through the Configuration Wizard, a list of available storage arrays is displayed under the Select Storage Arrays page. Through this page, you can select which storage arrays the SANtricity Cloud Connector uses for backup and restore jobs.

Before you begin

Make sure you have storage arrays configured to your SANtricity Web Services Proxy application.

Note Unreachable storage arrays observed by the SANtricity Cloud Connector application will result in API exceptions in the log file. This is the intended behavior of the SANtricity Cloud Connector application whenever a volume list is pulled from an unreachable array. To avoid these API exceptions in the log file, you can resolve the root issue directly with the storage array or remove the affected storage array from the SANtricity Web Services Proxy application.
Steps
  1. Select each checkbox next to the storage array that you want to assign to the SANtricity Cloud Connector application for backup and restore operations.

  2. Click Next.

    The selected storage arrays are accepted, and the Select Hosts page is displayed in the Configuration Wizard.

    Note You must configure a valid password for any storage array selected under the Select Storage Arrays page. You can configure storage array passwords through the SANtricity Web Services Proxy API Documentation.

Step 6: Select hosts

Based on the Web Services Proxy-hosted storage arrays selected through the Configuration Wizard, you can select an available host to map backup and restore candidate volumes to the SANtricity Cloud Connector application through the Select Hosts page.

Before you begin

Make sure you have a host available through the SANtricity Web Services Proxy.

Steps
  1. In the drop-down menu for the listed storage array, select the desired host.

  2. Repeat step 1 for any additional storage arrays listed under the Select Host page.

  3. Click Next.

    The selected host for the SANtricity Cloud Connector is accepted and the Review page is displayed in the Configuration Wizard.

Step 7: Review the initial configuration

The final page of the SANtricity Cloud Connector configuration wizard provides a summary of the entered results for your review.

Review the results of the validated configuration data.

  • If all configuration data is successfully validated and established, click Finish to complete the configuration process.

  • If any section of the configuration data cannot be validated, click Back to navigate to the applicable page of the configuration wizard to revise the submitted data.