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Partner deployment solutions

This section guides you to deploy Lyve Cloud with various partner solutions.

In this section, you will learn how to configure CloudBoost and Dell Networker to enable backups to Lyve Cloud.

Login to the CloudBoost Management Console as an administrator. You can access the CloudBoost appliance using CLI or GUI.

  • On-Prem CloudBoost Management console: HTTPS://<CLOUDBOOST IP ADDRESS>:7443

  • CLI: ssh admin@<CLOUDBOOST IP ADDRESS>

Configuring CloudBoost client network

Procedure. To configure network settings for the CloudBoost appliance.
  1. Connect to the CloudBoost CLI.

  2. Authenticate with the default password, which is password.

  3. Set the password for the new administrator.

  4. Type the status command to see the current network configuration of the appliance.

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  5. If the IP address is dynamically assigned, then skip to step 8. To statically set the IP address and netmask, type the command:

    net config interface static IP address netmask address

    Note

    You must type the following command for each network listed in the status command output if you have multiple networks.

    net config eth0 XX.X.XX.XXX netmask 0.0.0.0
  6. Type the command to add the gateway manually.

    route add IP address netmask netmask address gw gateway
    address

    For example, route add 0.0.0.0 netmask 0.0.0.0 gw xx.x.xx.x

    Note

    You must add multiple routes to the gateways if you have multiple networks.

  7. Type the command to set DNS manually.

    dns set primary <primary IP address>
    dns set secondary <secondary IP address>
    dns set tertiary &lt;tertiary IP address&gt;
    Example 6. For example, to set DNS manually.
    DNS set primary 10.5.96.91
    
    DNS set secondary 10.5.96.92
    
    DNS set tertiary 10.5.96.93


  8. Type the following command to set the fully qualified domain name

    fqdn servername.yourcompanydomain

    Consider the following:

    • Custom FQDN_name names are not supported.

    • The FQDN_name must be lowercase and not include the underscore character (_).

    Example 7. Sample command to set the fully qualified domain name.

    FQDN: cloudboostqa.int.us-west-1-dev.lyvecloud.seagate.com



    Note

    You must set the FQDN to access the On-Prem CloudBoost Management Console.

  9. Type the following command to verify the networking setup and check the appliance's status.

    status
  10. After verifying the system's basic networking settings, configure CloudBoost using the On-Prem CloudBoost Management Console.

Cloud profiles

Before you configure a CloudBoost appliance in the On-Prem CloudBoost Management Console, create a cloud profile for the storage.

Note

For creating a cloud profile, please use a Service Account with All Operations (full access) that enables cloud boost to create bucket tenants. Obtain the necessary credentials for the cloud provider.

  1. Use a web browser and sign in to the On-Prem CloudBoost Management Console as an administrator.

    Type the On-Prem CloudBoost Management Console address in the following format:

    https: //<FQDN of the cloud appliance>:7443
    
    

    Note

    The username to access the console is admin , and use the password you updated during the deployment of CloudBoost.

  2. On the left menu, select Cloud Profiles.

  3. Select New Cloud Profileto create a cloud profile.

    1. In the Display Name field, type the name for this cloud profile.

    2. Select the Cloud provider in the Cloud Storage Provider field, and then choose Save.

      Provide the credentials and additional information required to access this cloud object store.

Enabling remote client mount

When you enable remote client mounts, you create the password you must use for the task. Optionally, you can share the admin username and new password with anyone who needs to mount with the client remotely.

  1. Open a CLI window for the appliance.

    Type the following command, where the value for the password is the password you created. Remote-mount-password enable password

  2. Log using administrator's credentials.

  3. Type the following command, where the value for the password is the password you created.

    remote-mount-password enable password

This section shows configuration and operations with the following typical architecture: Networker uses Cloud Boost and Lyve Cloud as a destination.

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  1. Connect to the NMC server to login to the Networker.

    Enter the following:

    • NMC: Server IP Hostname: Networker server IP address.

    • Port number: The port number is 9000.

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  2. Enter the credentials to log in.

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  3. Select the Enterprise tab, and choose dellnwkqa.

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  4. Select Launch Networker Administration.

  1. In the Devices tab, expand your device from the left menu.

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  2. Right select on Devices and select New Device Wizard.

  3. In the Device configuration wizard, Select the Device Type , choose CloudBoost and click Next.

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  4. View the CloudBoost Pre-configuration Checklist and select Next.

  5. In the CloudBoost Configuration Options section, complete the following:

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    • In the CloudBoost Appliance section, select Use an existing CloudBoost Appliance.

    • In the CloudBoost Attributes and enter Hostname (FQDN) as cloudboostqa.int.us-west-1-dev.lyvecloud.seagate.com.

    • In the CloudBoost Credentialssection, enter the username and password and select Next.

      • Username:  remotebackup.

      • Password: Set the password by logging into the CloudBoost Appliance and using the remote-mount-password enable passwordcommand.

  6. In the Browse and Select the CloudBoost Device Path section, select New Folder and then select next.

    • Configure CloudBoost Pool

    • Review Configuration Settings

    • Check Results and select Finish.

    Once you add the CloudBoost Device, you can view it under Devices -->CloudBoost appliance.

Once you add the device to Networker, configure and run the backup.

  1. Login to Networker and Launch Networker Administrator and select the Protection tab.

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  2. In the left navigation pane, select Groups and right select to create a new group.

    Complete the following to create Group:

    • Name: Name of the group.

    • Clients: Select the client from the list.

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  3. In the left navigation pane, select Policies and right-click to create a new policy.

    Enter the name of the new policy.

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    Right-click on the new policy, select New and enter the name in the Groups section.

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  4. Select created the group to Create New Action.

  5. In Policy Action Wizard, Select Specify Action Information and enter the following:

    • Name: Specifies the name of the identity.

    • Period: Specifies the duration, For example, Weekly by day.

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  6. Select Specify the Backup Optionsin the Data Movement section, specify the Destination Pool, and select Next.

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  7. In the Backup Action summary, select Configure.

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  1. In the Protection tab, select Policies.

  2. Right select on backup and choose Start to start the backup.

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  3. Click the Monitoring tab to monitor the backup.

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  1. In the Recover tab, right-click Recover from the menu options.

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  2. Select New Recover, and in the Recover Configuration wizard, complete the following:

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    • Enter the Name (FQDN) of the source host. All other information is retrieved.

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    • Choose files to restore.

      For example, /home/user/source

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    • Choose a restore destination.

      For example, /home/user/restore

    • Review the details and select Run Recovery.

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    You can monitor the progress in the Monitor tab. Once the recovery job completes successfully, verify the restore file(s) in the destination location.

This section helps you to integrate Dell NetWorker and Data Domain Cloud Tier with Lyve Cloud.

Prerequisites

The following are prerequisites to add a cloud bucket to the Data Domain Cloud Tier. For more information on Data Domain prerequisites, please refer to the DDOS Administration Guide.

  • A configured Lyve Cloud storage account.

  • An enabled and configured Cloud Tier.

  • A Lyve Cloud endpoint SSL CA certificate (See Retrieve Lyve Cloud SSL certificate of Lyve Cloud Endpoint for more information)

Configuration Overview

You can achieve the configuration for Lyve Cloud and Dell Networker in two simple steps.

  1. Add Lyve Cloud bucket to Data Domain Cloud Tier.

  2. Create a Data Domain Cloud Tier device in NetWorker.

  1. Import Lyve Cloud endpoint CA certificate.

    Login to the Data Doman System Manager portal and proceed with the following:

    • Select Data Management > File System > Cloud Units.

    • Select Manage Certificates from the toolbar.

    • Select Add from the Manage Certificates for Cloud dialogue box.

    • Choose I want to upload the certificate as a .pem file.

    • Browse to locate the certificate file, then select Add.

  2. Add a Lyve Cloud bucket.

    To add a Lyve Cloud bucket to Data Domain Cloud Tier, select Add to enter the Storage region and select Add to complete. The new Cloud Unit should appear.

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NetWorker can protect data by generating a copy of data and sending it to a remote destination. The remote copy (archive copy) is kept off-premises using Cloud storage. For quick recovery, you can save the first backup copy on-premises. In this section, you will learn how to create a device located on Lyve Cloud for an archive clone repository.

  1. Open Network Administrator, right-click on Devices and select New Device Wizard.

  2. Select DD Cloud Tier as the Device Type. Select Next.

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  3. Enter Data Domain DDBOOST Username and Password. Select Next.

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  4. Choose an existing folder or create a new folder.

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  5. Choose an existing pool or create a new pool.

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  6. Choose a storage node.

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  7. Configure the Data Domain management user and choose a cloud unit. In the CA Certificate section, select Pull CA Certificate to get a Data Domain certificate.

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  8. Select Configure and Finish to create a clone pool.

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This guide will teach you how to deploy Lyve Cloud with Commvault.

Prerequisites
  • A Lyve Cloud Storage Account

    • Permission with All Operations

  • A Commvault Account

  • Enough bandwidth to ensure efficient migration for the size of data to be transferred.

Configuration Overview

The configuration for Lyve Cloud with the Commvault Command Center is divided into two simple tasks.

  1. Configure a Lyve Cloud Storage Account. For more information, see Provisioning storage buckets.

  2. Configure Lyve Cloud with Commvault.

Procedure. To configure Lyve Cloud with Commvault:
  1. On the left hand menu, select Storage and navigate to Cloud, to add a storage type.

  2. In the upper right corner of the page, select Add to add Lyve Cloud storage.

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  3. Enter storage configuration details to configure cloud:

    • Name: Enter Seagate Lyve Cloud.

    • MediaAgent: Select which Commvault MediaAgent server will read and write to Lyve Cloud.

    • Type: Select S3-Compatible Storage from the list.

    • Service host: Enter the Service Host. The service host is the endpoint URL of the Lyve Cloud bucket.

      From the Lyve Cloud bucket details page, select the host URL. Copy the S3 endpoint URL and paste to the Service Host field in the Add cloud storage page. For more information, see S3 API endpoint.

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    • Credentials: Enter Lyve Cloud service credentials.

    • Bucket: Select the bucket name created in Lyve Cloud as the target bucket.

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  4. Select + in the Credentials field to add your Lyve Cloud credentials.

    Enter a name and the Access and Secret Key from the downloaded CSV or JSON file. For more information, see Creating a service account.

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  5. Toggle Data Duplication to enable. Add a duplicate database location and specify a server storage target to use data deduplication.

    Note

    We recommend using data deduplication for backup to Lyve Cloud. With Commvault’s global data deduplication, backup data is reduced up to 90% or more. Only unique data and changes are stored and transferred, and your Cloud storage and network capabilities can be utilized more efficiently.

  6. Select Plans and navigate to Create Plan, to create a new plan.

    Enter a name for the plan. Select any backup destinations to the plan for primary and secondary backup copies.

    Note

    Commvault allows adding multiple backup destinations to a plan to combine different backups such as disk to the cloud and immutable cloud storage. The plan that is selected will be executed when creating a Protection.

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  7. Select Protect from the menu and then navigate to File Servers. Select a file server to add to protect.

    To create a Protection Plan, you must add a Subclient in Commvault using the created Plan.

    • Select Add Subclient.

    • Enter a name and select the desired plan from the list.

    • Enable Define your own backup content to choose a path for the backup and add pre- and post-backup jobs.

    • Select OK.

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    Backups are executed based on the schedules and the plan assigned storage targets.

In this section, you will learn the procedure to deploy Lyve Cloud with Rubrik.

Prerequisites

Before deployment, you will need the following:

  • A Lyve Cloud storage account.

    • Permission with All Operations

  • A Rubrik account.

Configuration Overview

The configuration for Lyve Cloud with Rubrik is divided into two simple tasks.

  1. Create a Lyve Cloud Storage Account. For more information, see Provisioning storage buckets.

  2. Create a new cloud storage target on Rubrik using information from Lyve Cloud.

Creating a new storage target on Rubrik

Using the credentials from your Lyve Cloud account, complete the following steps.

  1. Select the Rubrik Dashboard gear icon and Archival Locations to begin writing to buckets in Lyve Cloud.

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    1. Select + to add a new archival location. Enter the following details and select Add.

      • Archive Type: Choose Object Store

      • Object Store Vendor: Choose S3 Compatible

      • Access Key: Enter your Lyve Cloud Access Key

      • Secret Key: Enter your Lyve Cloud Secret Key

      • Host Name: Enter the bucket endpoint URL

      • Bucket Prefix: Enter your bucket prefix

      • Number of Buckets: Enter the number of buckets associated with the prefix

      • Archive Location Name: Enter an archive location name

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      Note

      The Bucket Prefix in Rubrik must match the bucket name in Lyve Cloud.

  2. Select SLA Domain in themenu, to create a new SLA Domain or edit a Rubrik SLA template, set the following and select Next:

    • SLA Domain Name: Select SLA Domain

    • Continuous Data Protection: Leave toggle in defaulted position

    • Advanced Frequencies: Leave toggle in defaulted position

    • Take Snapshots: Set the frequency of snapshots for Hours, Days, and Months.

    • Keep Snapshots: Set duration to keep snapshots for Days and Months.

    • Snapshot Window: Specify the duration to take snapshots from and the first full snapshot

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  3. Set Archiving and Replication Rules to customize archiving and retention periods on-premises or in the cloud.

    Specify the following details and select Next:

    • Retention on Brik: Set the on-premises retention period

    • Archiving: Toggle on. Choose the Archival Location Name from step 1 and select Enable Instant Archive.

    • Replication: Leave toggle in the default position

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  4. Review settings under Review Impact and select Submit when finished.

For more information on Rubrik, visit www.rubrik.com

This section will teach you how to deploy Lyve Cloud as a new cloud tier to an existing IBM Spectrum Protect Server.

Prerequisites

Before deployment, you will need the following:

Configuration Overview

The configuration for Lyve Cloud with IBM Spectrum Protect is divided into two tasks:

  1. Create a Lyve Cloud Storage Account. For more information, see Provisioning storage buckets.

    Note

    Do not enable object immutability when creating buckets, this feature is not currently supported by IBM Spectrum Protect.

  2. Add a cloud container storage pool to IBM Spectrum Protect. For more information, see the Spectrum Protect reference guide, Configuring a Cloud Container Storage Pool.

Adding a Cloud Tier on IBM Spectrum Protect Server
Procedure. To add cloud tier on IBM Spectrum Protect:
  1. In the IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center, select Storage Pools from the Storage menu to add a Cloud Container Storage Pool.

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  2. Select + Storage Pool to start the storage pool wizard, and complete the following steps to create a storage pool.

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    1. Select General to configure a cloud container storage pool in the Add Storage Pool section, then select Next.

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    2. Enter a Name for the storage pool and Server as an identifier and select Next.

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    3. Choose Off-premises cloud to configure a cloud-container storage pool in Lyve Cloud and select Next.

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    4. Enter the following credentials and select Next.

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      • Encryption: Check Enable

      • Cloud type: Choose S3 API

      • Access key ID: Enter your Lyve Cloud access key

      • Secret access key: Enter your Lyve Cloud secret access key

      • Cloud storage class: Choose S3 Standard

    5. On the Local Storage page, specify existing file system directories for disk storage and select Add Storage Pool.

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    6. Review the Storage Pool Configuration. Select Close & View Policies to start using the new data pool.

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For more information on IBM Spectrum Protect, visit: http://www.ibm.com/products/data-protection-andrecovery

In this section, you will learn how to deploy Lyve Cloud, as a new storage target, on the Cohesity Data Platform.

Prerequisites
  • A Lyve Cloud Storage Account

    • Permission with All Operations

  • A Cohesity Account

Configuration Overview

The configuration for Lyve Cloud with Cohesity Data Platform is divided into two tasks.

  1. Configure Lyve Cloud Storage Account. For more information, see Provisioning Storage Buckets.

  2. Create a new cloud storage target on the Cohesity Data Platform (Lyve Cloud service account credentials). For more information, see Creating and registering a new cloud storage target on Cohesity.

Creating and registering a new cloud storage target on Cohesity
Procedure. To create and register cloud storage:
  1. Create an External Target.

    • Navigate to the Inventory section of the Cohesity Dashboard. Select External Target and select Register External Target.

  2. Register an External Target

    • On the New Target page, enter the following, and select Register:

      • Choose Archival: This allows copying of data in Lyve Cloud and is used to import data to other locations for disaster recovery.

      • Type: Select S3 Compatible from the list.

      • Bucket Name: Enter the bucket name. You must add the same bucket created while configuring a Lyve Cloud account as a target bucket. This cannot be modified after you register the Target.

      • Access Key ID: Enter your access key, a private key for authentication to connect a bucket created in Lyve Cloud.

        The access key is displayed when you create a new service account in Lyve Cloud. A service account contains bucket credentials for Lyve Cloud to access a bucket.

      • Secret Access Key: Enter your secret key, a private key password for authentication to connect a bucket created in Lyve Cloud.

        Enter your secret key, a private key password for authentication to connect a bucket created in Lyve Cloud. The secret key displays when you create a new service account in Lyve Cloud.

      • Endpoint: Enter S3 endpoint of the Lyve Cloud bucket.

      • Secure Connection (HTTPS): Toggle secure connection to ON.

      • AWS Signature version: Choose the AWS signing process version for adding authentication information to the requests.

        • ver 2: Select signature version 2 to authenticate.

        • ver 4: To use signature version 4, you must contact Cohesity support at support@cohesity.com and mention the ticket number ENG-297700 to add a region.

      • Encryption: Toggle encryption to ON, so that the stored data is sent in an encrypted format.

      • Compression: Toggle Compression to ON, where it determines whether to send data to the External Target in a compressed format.

      • Source Side Deduplication: Toggle to ON, where it determines whether to deduplicate data before sending it to the External Target.

      • Bandwidth Throttling: Toggle to OFF, as it limits the maximum data transfer rate from and to this External Target during a time window.

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  3. Create Protection Policy

    • Create a Data Protection Policy for clients that need backups.

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    For more information on Cohesity, visit cohesity.com.