Step 1: Install Zmanda Server
The Zmanda backup server works with the Zmanda Management Console to run backups. This section reviews installing the Zmanda Backup Server and the Zmanda Management Console.
Zmanda Server consists of two main components, the Backup Server and the Zmanda Management Console (ZMC), each running on a standalone REST server. Backup Servers are reachable via port 8002 and the ZMC via port 8008.
Zmanda uses a star topology where the Backup Server is the central hub that connects multiple Client Agents. When you scale Zmanda within your organization, numerous Backup Servers can be connected to one ZMC, enabling a cluster tree like the diagram below.
Backup architecture, with multiple backup servers running from one ZMC
Individual backup installation architecture.
This decoupling is visible in Linux Binary Installations, as you run separate installers for the Backup Server and the ZMC. However, if you install Zmanda via the .ova or the cloud marketplace image, the Backup Server and the ZMC are auto-configured to communicate with each other.
You can install the Backup Server and the ZMC on the below Linux systems. You can refer to the compatibility matrix for more details about version numbers.
The first three options are the quickest ways to install the backup server. We recommend the Linux installation in complex configurations where data boundaries, black sites, air-gapped networks, etc., are needed.
Ways to install Zmanda