Updated by Anshul Arora on Apr 30, 2018
Article Code: kb/1077
This article explains how to create a CMS (Central Management Server) in centurylink cloud to use in a SafeHaven 5 Environment. A CMS( Center Management Server) is basically a management server that is used to access the Safehaven Cluster. It provides a user interface through a java application. For SafeHaven 5, an Ubuntu-16 VM template is used to deploy the CMS machine.
- Login access to the CenturyLink Cloud Portal at https://control.ctl.io.
- Permissions to deploy a VM in the account.
This article assumes that the user has login access to the CenturyLink Cloud Portal. Login to the CenturyLink Control Portal https://control.ctl.io with your credentials.
Deploy the CMS Node in CenturyLink Cloud
Login to Centurylink Cloud portal with your ceredentials - https://control.ctl.io/
Change the subaccount if needed by clicking on top of the screen.
Click on the Datacenter that is required to be the DR Datacenter.
Create a Group(Optional):
a. Click on create button on the right to expand it.
b. Click Group.
c. Enter the group name
d. Click Create Server Group.
Create a new VM:
a. Click Create button on the right to expand it.
b. Click Server.
c. Make sure that correct Datacenter and Group is selected.
Select Server Type : Standard
Select Operating System : Ubuntu 16|64-bit
Enter Server Name. Just 6 characters are allowed.
Enter admin/root password
Give the server 2 CPUs and 4 GB Memory.
Note: No need to add any additional storage at this point.
Select a Network. This is the network where the Recovery Servers will be deployed.
Click Create Server.
You can monitor the VM create job. It can take a few minutes. An email notification will be sent to the registered email account upon successful deployment.
The CMS VM is now deployed.