Azure

Installation requirements

  • Hystax Acura host:
  • Ingress – tcp/443;
  • Ingress – tcp/4443;
  • Ingress – udp/12201.
  • Hystax Cloud Agent (spawned automatically in the Target Project):
  • Ingress – tcp/80;
  • Ingress – tcp/3260;
  • Ingress - tcp/15000.

Installation steps

  1. Create a machine from the Hystax Acura VHD with key pair attached.

Note

Adding a key pair is highly recommended to provide you with SSH access to the machine. Although Hystax Engineering team will be able to perform maintenance checks and troubleshooting (as long as the network is reachable and your security groups allow the corresponding traffic), it is better to have your own means of accessing the Acura instance. Please refer to Microsoft’s official documentation on adding an SSH public-private key pair for Linux VMs in Azure.

  1. Associate a Public IP with the created machine.
  2. Open a web browser and go to https://<ip_address_of_the_machine>/. You will be redirected to the Hystax Setup Wizard. After you perform all the steps, the installation will be complete, and you will be able to start using Hystax Acura.
  3. Step 1: Enter the organization name and new Hystax Admin User credentials into the Setup Wizard. This will be the user account for logging in to Hystax Acura Control Panel and managing the system. If there are any errors, the system will notify you.

Step1

  1. Step 2: Fill in your Hystax License key that was supposed to be shared with you in advance as well as the settings for accessing your mail server, which will be used to send notifications from Acura and generate periodic reports.

If you prefer a public SMTP server associated with your email address (gmail, yahoo etc.), please find its settings online. In case of a private SMTP server, contact your network administrator for further details.

A sample notification will be sent to the specified “Test email” to verify the functionality when you click “Next”.

Step2

  1. Step 3: Fill in all the fields by providing cloud configuration details. Use question mark icons to get hints on the fields. After you click “Next”, the Setup Wizard will validate the entered data and notify you in case of an error.

Step3_azure

Field Description Example
Subscription ID ID of Azure subscription f47b3e31-7c86-436b-baa1-a44938198b8e
Client ID Application (client) ID of the registered application in Azure. See how to create this ID and secret here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/howto-create-service-principal-portal 405b2a3f-6df5-4724-9a2b-e8061f560c89
Tenant Directory (tenant) ID (can be found in Azure Active Directory / Properties) 1338dcc9-f703-4c56-b9d5-a6fe5493f757
Secret Secret string that the application uses to prove its identity when requesting a token. Can also be referred to as an application password. =$$*^6–d6Jnjhg6#p#Z3bFcgu[6d68/QsO> /A;)O[^s4F8[TYo]#nhju7
Account name Name of the storage account acura
Account key Access key created for the storage account (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-manage#access-keys) 8SgHl4Dz7HAIJ69WuhCq9+0gr1MtZKNcPKAS hPpWTlSD171VWIENAsr2KHFr47HD4wjCLg==
Region Azure region name westeurope
Group name Target resource group name acura
Cloud agent subnet Subnet in format “<network_name>/<subnet_name>” acura-vnet/default
Hystax Acura Control Panel Public IP Public IP that will be used to access the Hystax Control Panel via web browser and by replication agents 18.5.123.15
Additional parameters Other additional parameters in JSON format, for example: {“parameter”:”value”} {“availability_zone”: “zone-1”}
  1. Step 4: Installation is complete, and you can now log in to the system using credentials entered in the previous step.

Step4

Congratulations, you are now ready to use Acura!