onQ vApp v2.2 Installation Instructions
onQ Virtual Appliance Freemium Edition (onQ vApp FE) is a free product designed with the same core technology as the full onQ solution, reduced and designed to protect a single server node (Protected Node). With onQ vApp you can backup a single server, create a RN (Recovery Node), failover the RN to production, and fully test the RN in the test network. You can also restore individual files or entire directories. This document provides instructions for installing vApp FE and configuring protection for your server. For further instructions on booting a recovery node or restoring files, please refer to the Administration Guide by clicking the “Help” button in the onQ vApp FE User Interface.
onQ vApp Workflow
- Download and install onQ vApp OVA
- Assign IP information to onQ
- Establish trust between onQ and ESXi
- Install onQ agent on PN
- Enable Protection from onQ
- Start initial backup and RN creation
- Begin testing onQ’s HA features
- VMware ESXi 5.1 (or later)
- ESXi Eval or Production license
- ESXi SSH enabled
- Volume size = 2.5X the server you will protect (PN)
onQ dashboard – Web based portal to manage all aspects of onQ
PN (Protected Node) – This is the server that you will protect with onQ
RN (Recovery Node) – We build a clone of your protected server…this is called a RN
Verify ESXi configuration
- In VSphere client or Web client, verify that the firewall is configured to allow SSH server connections.
- If not, edit the firewall properties to enable.
Download and install onQ vApp OVA
- Download onQ vApp 2.2 FE at http://www.quorum.net/onq-vapp-freemium-edition
- From vSphere or vCenter, Select File > Deploy OVF Template
- Browse to onQ vApp.OVA and click Next
- Verify details and click Next.
- Review and accept EULA and click Next.
- Default name is onQ-vApp (please note you will use this name when setting up Appliance Config in step 3.
- For vCenter, choose location. For vCenter Web Client, on Host/Cluster screen select your vMotion cluster or ESXi host.
- Storage screen, select volume to install the onQ vApp volume (NOTE: volume must be 2.5X the size of your PN’s used space)
- Disk format screen, choose ‘Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed’ click next
- Network mapping screen, verify (4) networks are mapped
- Verify all information and click Next. Enable ‘Power on after deployment’.
Launch the onQ Portal
- Go to ESXi summary tab for onQ vApp VM and note the IP address
- In a browser, type the onQ vApp IP and logon:
Username: varadmin Password: Quorum1
- Accept the license agreement
Assign Static IP to onQ vApp
- From onQ Portal, APPLIANCE CONFIG > onQ (LOCAL) > MODIFY.
- Specify network information including static IP, then SAVE. Host name should be onQ-vApp.domain.suffix
- Reboot the onQ vApp. Click the small arrow under the “Q” in the upper left-hand corner. Click “reboot onQ and “Continue”.
- Open a command prompt and ping the IP address you gave the onQ vApp.
- When the address replies, wait a minute or so and type the ip address into the brower address bar and hit return.
- Logon using “varadmin” and “Quorum1” as the username and password, respectively.
Configure vApp – Establish ESXi Trust
- From onQ Portal, APPLIANCE CONFIG > Vmware Host > Modify
- Create the Repo disk and reboot onQ
Protect a Server
- Logon to the server you intend to protect using an account with administrative privileges for that server
- Open a browser and point it at the vApp’s IP address. Login to the vApp Server. Click the “Protect Me” button, then click “Continue”.
- Installation process will start. Click “Run”.
- Click ”Next” and accept the License Agreement. When installation is complete, click “Close”.
- Click the “Schedule” button to configure the schedule
- Configure schedule and click “Save”.
- Click “Save”.
- Start Protection and confirm.
- Protection will take a few minutes to start. The “Protection” Button will turn green when the task is complete.