Launch an instance for the Administration Host

The Administration Host is an instance of a virtual machine you launch in the public subnet in your VNet. You can use this machine to perform the following activities:

  • SecureTransport installations on launched instances
  • Configurations on your launched instances
  • Maintenance and administration tasks on your instances

Follow the steps for launching RHEL Instance with the following specifics:

  1. Choose an Azure image and select the operating system that will be most suitable for your administering needs.
  2. Choose an Instance Size that will be most suitable for your administering needs.
  3. Configure Instance Settings -> Virtual network.
  4. Choose your Virtual Network.
  5. Configure Instance Settings -> Subnet.
  6. Choose the public subnet in your VNet.
  7. Configure Instance Settings -> Public IP address (depending on the connectivity you would like to have to this host).
  8. Configure Instance Settings -> Network security group.
  9. Assign the instance with the previously created Administration Host Network Security Group as described in Network Security Groups.

Launch SecureTransport Edge instances

Follow the steps for launching RHEL Instance with the following specifics:

  1. Configure Instance Settings-> High availability.
  2. Select the previously created SecureTransport Edges Availability Set.
  3. Configure Instance Settings-> Subnet.
  4. Choose the public subnet in your VNet.
  5. Configure Instance Settings -> Public IP address:
  6. Configure Instance Settings -> Network security group.
  7. Assign both SecureTransport Edges to the previously created SecureTransport Edge Network security group as described in Network Security Groups .

Launch SecureTransport Server instances

Follow the steps for launching RHEL Instance with the following specifics:

  1. Configure Instance Settings-> High availability.
  2. Select the previously created SecureTransport Servers Availability Set.
  3. Configure Instance Settings-> Subnet.
  4. Choose the first private subnet in your VNet.
  5. Configure Instance Settings -> Public IP address:
  6. Configure Instance Settings -> Network security group.
  7. Assign both SecureTransport Servers to the previously created Security Group as described in Network Security Groups.

Set up GlusterFS servers

Follow the steps for launching RHEL Instances with the following specifics:

  1. Configure Instance Settings-> High availability.
  2. Select the previously created GlusterFS Availability Set.
  3. Configure Instance Settings-> Storage.
  4. Select Yes for Use managed disks.
  5. Configure Instance Settings-> Subnet.
  6. Choose the first private subnet in your VNet.
  7. Configure Instance Settings -> Public IP address:
  8. Configure Instance Settings -> Network security group.
  9. Assign both GlusterFS servers to the previously created GlusterFS Network Security Group as described in Network Security Groups .

Attach additional volumes

You will need to attach additional volumes to the GlusterFS instances, as they need two or more virtual disks.

Create two Managed Disks:

  1. Navigate to Azure Portal and click Create a resource.
  2. in the search field, type "Managed Disks" and click the search icon.
  3. Fill in the Settings.

For each GlusterFS Server do the following:

  1. Navigate to Azure Portal ->All resources.
  2. Select your GlusterFS Instance.
  3. UnderSettings section selectDisks -> +Add data disk.
  4. Select the previously created data disk.
  5. Click Save.

Install GlusterFS

Follow the instructions for installing GlusterFS in the GlusterFS Documentation.

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