Verifying the IBM Cloud Environment
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Your IT team need to have created a VPC for CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform.

To verify the IBM Cloud environment for CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform:

  1. Login to the IBM Cloud console.
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  2. In the Navigation Menu select VPC Infrastructure > VPCs.
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  3. Make sure you have a VPC defined that can be used for CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform.
  4. Click the VPC to use.
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  5. Scroll down the VPC to display the list of subnets for the VPC.
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    When creating a CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform, you provide one of these subnets and it is the subnet that establishes the VPC in which CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform runs.
  6. Click the subnet you want to use and save the ID, which you need when creating the CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform.
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  7. Create an SSH key on the client machine that will be used to access the CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform instance.
    Note

    You need to generate a public key to access the CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform instance, for example using ssh-keygen. If you are going to access the CTERA Secured Enterprise File Services Platform instance from a tool like PuTTY, you need to convert the private key to a .ppk file.

  8. In the IBM Cloud console, in the Navigation Menu select VPC Infrastructure > SSH keys.
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  9. Click Create.
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  10. Enter a name for the SSH key, select the region for the VPC, and scroll-down and paste the generated public key in Public key.
    Note

    The content of the public key file typically starts with ssh-rsa and ends with your user ID.

  11. Click Create.
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