Lyve Cloud S3 Storage Resources Guide
Lyve Cloud S3 Storage Resources 

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Lyve Cloud with CloudBoost

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

Configuring CloudBoost client network

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.

  1. 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 eth0 XX.X.XX.XXX netmask
 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

  1. Type the command to add the gateway manually.
route add IP address netmask netmask address gw gateway address

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

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

  1. 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;

For example, to set DNS manually:

DNS set primary

DNS set secondary

DNS set tertiary

  1. 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 (_).

Sample command to set the fully qualified domain name: FQDN:

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

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

  1. 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. Use the password you updated during the deployment of CloudBoost.
  1. On the left menu, select Cloud Profile.
  2. Select Edit to revise the default cloud profile and enter the following:
  • Display Name: View the default display name. This is a non-editable field.
  • Cloud Storage Provider: View the default Cloud Storage Provider.
  • Endpoint: Enter your Lyve Cloud bucket URL.
  • Access Key ID: Enter your Lyve Cloud bucket access key ID.
  • Secret Access Key: Enter your Lyve Cloud bucket secret access key.
  1. Select Save.

Video: Lyve Cloud - Setting up a CloudBoost profile

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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.
  2. Log in using the administrator's credentials.
  3. Type the following command, where the value for the password is the password you created:
remote-mount-password enable password

Understanding Networker

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

Log in Networker

  1. Launch the NetWorker Runtime Environment.
  2. Enter the following:
  • NMC: Server IP/Hostname: Networker server IP address.
  • Port number: The port number is 9000.
  1. Select Connect.

 Note—Proceed through the Security Warning and run the application.

  1. Enter the credentials to log in.

  1. From the Devices tab, right click on Devices, and select New Device Wizard.

  1. Select CloudBoost as the device type.

  1. View the preconfiguration checklist and select Next.
  2. Enter the following configuration options:
  • CloudBoost Storage: Select Use Embedded Storage.
  • CloudBoost Appliance: Select Use an existing CloudBoost Appliance.
  • CloudBoost Credentials: Enter your CloudBoost username and password.
  • Configuration Method: Choose Browse & Select as the recommended method

  1. You can now view your device on the Devices page.

  1. Select the new device to view the Device Properties.

Configuring CloudBoost device for Networker

To configure Cloud Boost device for Networker:

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

  1. Right-click Devices and select New Device Wizard.
  2. Click Select the Device Type and select CloudBoost. Select Next.

  1. View the CloudBoost Pre-configuration Checklist and select Next.
  2. In the CloudBoost Configuration Options section, complete the following:
  • In the CloudBoost Appliance section, select Use an existing CloudBoost Appliance.
  • In the CloudBoost Attributes and enter Hostname (FQDN) as
  • In the CloudBoost Credentials section, enter the username and password.
  • Username: remotebackup.
  • Password: Set the password by logging in to the CloudBoost Appliance and using the remote-mount-password enable password command.

Select Next.

  1. 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.

Configuring backup

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

To configure backup:

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

  1. 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.

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

Enter the name of the new policy.

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

  1. Select created the group to Create New Action.
  2. 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.

  1. In the Data Movement section, select Specify the Backup Options. Specify the Destination Pool, and select Next.

  1. In the Backup Action summary, select Configure.

Running the backup

To run the backup:

  1. In the Protection tab, select Policies.
  2. Right-click backup and select Start.

  1. Click the Monitoring tab to monitor the backup.

Restoring a backup

To restore a backup:

  1. In the Recover tab, click Recover and select New Recover.

  1. In the Recover Configuration wizard, select a Recovery Type:

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

  1. Choose the files to restore, for example, /home/user/source.

  1. Choose a restore destination, for example, /home/user/restore.
  2. Review the details and select Run Recovery.

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