Obtaining the Igneous Virtual Machine OVA
Prior to deploying Igneous software only edition as a virtual machine, you will need to have registered with Igneous at https://www.igneous.io/dataprotect-free-trial and received an email acknowledgement that includes login credentials to the cloud.igneous.io portal and a link to download the Igneous .ova file for your environment.
In order to ensure that the Igneous virtual instance is fully functional at the time of deployment, some basic environmental preparation validation will need to be completed prior to installing the virtual device. A virtual instance of Igneous supports all the same source and cloud targets as on-premises hardware installations.
The Igneous virtual machine will need to be installed on a VMware host cluster that meets the following minimum conditions:
|Host requirements||Virtual Machine Requirements|
|Version||vSphere 6.0 or higher|
|Compute capacity||4-8 vCPU|
Public Cloud Platform (DataProtect Customers Only)
Since DataProtect writes backup and archive data directly to any public-cloud platform and tier, at least one cloud service and user account will need to have been configured with the following settings:
|Provider||Access Requirement||Supported Tiers|
|Amazon Web Services S3||Access Key ID and Secret Access Key from an active AWS account.||Standard, Standard Infrequent Access, One Zone Infrequent Access, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive|
|Google Cloud Platform||JSON key file generated from the GCP service account console. The service account must include the Owner role.||Standard, Regional, Near Line, Durability Reduced Availability, Cold Line|
|Microsoft Azure||Account name and Secret Key from an active Microsoft Azure user account.||Hot, Cool, Archive|
The following parameters will need to be provided at startup:
- IP address
- Subnet mask
- Default gateway address
- DNS server address(es)
If any or all of these IP connectivity settings will be provided via DHCP lease, some or all of the above parameters can be skipped.
To obtain cloud vendor specific IP ranges please visit these sites -
AWS : https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-ip-ranges.html
Azure General : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56519
Azure US Government : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57063
Azure Germany : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57064
Azure China : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57062
Note : The “AzureCloud” tag provides the IP ranges for that entire cloud (Public, USGov, Germany, China) and is also broken out by region within that cloud.
GCP : https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/faq#find_ip_range
The Igneous virtual instance will need full access to all unstructured data under management, i.e. to all files on all added NAS systems. With API-level access to Pure™ Flashblade™, NetApp™ FAS™, Dell EMC™ Isilon™, and Qumulo™ QF2™, Igneous DataProtect can scan NFS exports and SMB/CIFS shares immediately upon registration of any of those platforms. For other NFS systems, file-system access will need to be enabled by adding the Igneous DataProtect instance’s IP address to the system’s /etc/exports file with (rw) level permissions.
Downloading the Virtual Machine Package
Using the link that was provided in the registration email you received, log in to the Igneous download portal, where you’ll see a Download link to obtain the Igneous DataProtect virtual machine package for your environment. Click the link to save the igneous-vm.ova file locally.