Hypervisor Configuration Help

##Hypervisor Configuration

Once you have added a target hypervisor using settings, you must switch the configured hypervisors tab options within options > hypervisor settings. From here you must select your hypervisor and configure hypervisor specific options.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, only vSphere is supported by the Cristie Appliance. The other information specified here relate to the classic CloneManager product for Hot Standby and our planned improvements for the Cristie Appliance in future versions.

####Hypervisor specific options covered in this knowledge base item:

  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware vCloud
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Amazon EC2
  • Microsoft Azure

###VMware vSphere

Use the drop-down selection boxes to configure the settings. In particular, make sure you select the correct ISO (always use the same Cristie Appliance & ISO version)

Server - Selected vSphere server
Datacenter - Select the DataCenter you require.
Host - Select the hostname of the Host you wish to use.
ISO Datastore - Used to specify which Datastore contains your ISO’s. This is usually within the Cristie VA
VM Datastore - Allows you to select the Datastore you require your VM’s to be created in.
ISO - Specify the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux ISO to be used.
Network - Specify a Network that will enable connectivity between the Cristie VA and the Source Machine during the replications or migrations.


###VMware vCloud - Not yet supported on the Cristie Appliance

Use the drop-down selection boxes to configure the settings. In particular, make sure you select the correct ISO (always use the same Cristie Appliance & ISO version)

Server - Selected vCloud server
Organization - Select the organization you require
Datacenter - Select the DataCenter you require.
ISO Catalog - Used to specify which Datastore contains your ISO’s. This is usually within the Cristie VA
VM Catalog - Allows you to select the Datastore you require your VM’s to be created in.
ISO - Specify the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux ISO to be used. You can upload a new ISO once the new vCloud is defined if you wish.
Network - Specify a Network that will enable connectivity between the Cristie VA and the Source Machine during the replications or migrations.
vApps - Select an existing vApp for the Hot Standby operation or Migration from the selection in the drop-down list or create a new vApp for the Hot Standby or Migration operation


###Microsoft Hyper-V - Not yet supported on the Cristie Appliance

Use the drop-down selection boxes to configure the settings. In particular, make sure you select the correct ISO (always use the same Cristie Appliance & ISO version)

Server - Selected Hyper-V server
** ISO Drive** - Select driver letter of the disk partition or network share holding the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux ISO.
ISO - Specify the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux ISO to be used to during the Hot Standby or Migration operation.
Virtual Switch - Specify a virtual network switch that will enable connectivity between the Cristie VA and the Source Machine during the clone.


###Amazon EC2 - Not yet supported on the Cristie Appliance

Use the drop-down selection boxes to configure the settings. In particular, make sure you select the correct ISO (always use the same Cristie Appliance & ISO version)

Region - Set the geographical location of your AWS EC2 cloud.
VPC - Identify the virtual private cloud (VPC) to be used in your AWS EC2 account.
Subnet - Identify the subnet to be used within your selected VPC.
Security Group - Specify the security group to be used with your VPC. The ‘default’ security group can be selected if required.
Image - Select the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux disk image to be used to during the Hot Standby or Migration operation.
Key Pair - Select the public/private key-pair used to encrypt/decrypt login information for the VPC.


###Microsoft Azure - Not yet supported on the Cristie Appliance

Use the drop-down selection boxes to configure the settings. In particular, make sure you select the correct ISO (always use the same Cristie Appliance & ISO version)

Storage - Select available storage. This must be first created by the User in Azure.
Container - Always set to VHDs (virtual hard-disks).
Affinity Group - Set as required.
Location - Set the geographical location of your Azure cloud.
Virtual Network - Select the required VPN. This must be first created by the User in Azure.
Cloud Services - Normally select Clone to a new Cloud Service. This will create a new machine in the Azure cloud. This drop-down will also show other cloud services available. Select an existing service if you wish to create the clone in an existing cloud service.
Images - Specify the ‘Live’ Environment for Windows or ‘Live’ Environment for Linux disk image to be used to during the Hot Standby or Migration operation.