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To create the CTERA Insight proxy server:

  1. Log in to your Azure portal and access the Virtual Machines service.

  2. click Add.
    The Create a virtual machine blade is displayed.
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  3. Enter the following in the Basics tab for the virtual machine.
    Subscription – The subscription must be to the same subscription as the CTERA Portal.
    Resource group – The resource group to be used. The resource group must be on the same network as the CTERA Portal.
    Virtual machine name – A name to uniquely identify the CTERA Insight proxy server.
    Region – The region to host the virtual machine.
    Image – Click Browse all public and private images.

    1. Search for centos 7.
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    2. Select select a CentOS 7 image.
      Size – Click Select size to specify the size of the storage.
      The Select a VM size blade is displayed.
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      1. Select a VM that matches your requirements, for example Standard_A4_v2.
        The proxy server requires a virtual machine with 8GB RAM, 4 vCPUs and 256GB local SSD.
      2. Click Select.

    Authentication type – Choose Password. The tab changes dependent on this choice to enable entering the password and confirmation password.
    Username – Enter ctera. This is an administrator name that can access the proxy server.
    Leave the other fields with their defaults.
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  4. Click the Disks tab, or click Next: Disks.
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  5. Under Data disks, click Create and attach a new disk.
    The Create a new disk blade is displayed.
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  6. Enter a unique name to identify the disk or leave the default.

  7. Click Change size and select 256GiB for the size of the disk.
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  8. Click OK.

  9. Leave the other fields with their defaults and click OK.

  10. Click the Networking tab, or click Next: Networking.

  11. Set the network and subnet details to access the gateway.

  12. Click the Review + Create tab, or click Review + Create.
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  13. Review the virtual machine details and if the details are acceptable, click Create.
    The machine is deployed, which can take a few minutes.
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    The machine is started automatically.

  14. Click Go to resource to display the CTERA Insight Proxy server details.
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  15. Note the IP address.

  16. Log in to the proxy server using the IP address of the proxy server and the root username with the ctera123 password, with a tool such as PuTTY.
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  17. Run the command curl ipinfo.io
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  18. Send the proxy server IP address and the public IP address to CTERA.

CTERA will send a tailored script to run, installation.sh. See Configuring the CTERA Insight Proxy Server for details about running this script.


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