AWS Marketplace Installation
Run a backup server entirely within AWS, from building, deploying, and managing Zmanda. Ideal when the workloads to backup run within AWS.
Building Zmanda on AWS infrastructure enables you to deploy a backup server in any geography in a few minutes. It's also the ideal installation if your workloads are primarily in AWS instances. To begin, we log in to our AWS console and build a new instance via the Zmanda backup server image, available in the AWS marketplace. Below are the detailed steps.
  1. 1.
    Log in to the AWS management console using your credentials.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Services tab at the top navigational bar. You will find EC2 under the Compute category of the Services tab. Click on EC2 to open the EC2 dashboard.
  3. 3.
    Within the EC2 dashboard, you will see the Resources category right at the top. Click on the Instances (running) under the Resources category.
  4. 4.
    You will be presented with the instances screen. You can start the instance creation by clicking the Launch instances button at the top right corner of the screen.
EC2 dashboard, which allows us to launch a new cloud instance
5. Enter the Names in the field provided under the names and tags section. You can click on Add additional tags to add additional tags if needed.
6. Under the Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image) category, search for Zmanda via the search bar.
Searcing for Zmanda Backup server, in AWS Marketplace.
7. Select the AWS Marketplace AMIs tab under the search results to see Zmanda Enterprise Backup Server as shown above and click on Select for Zmanda Enterprise Backup Server.
8. Follow onscreen instructions till you reach the instance type dropdown. You can choose a suitable Instance type from the dropdown based on your need. Please note that t2.medium is the bare minimum for the Zmanda backup server. You can select other instance types that offer more resources as well.
9. The next step would be defining the Inbound security group rules, which would open the VMs ports. This would allow Zmanda to communicate with the target workload
SSH to the VM
ZMC UI access
ZMC backup server
Type
ssh
Custom TCP
Custom TCP
Protocol
Not editable
Not editable
Not editable
Port Range
Not editable
8008
8002
Source type
Anywhere
Anywhere
Anywhere
Defining the firewall port configuration.
10. You can then scroll down to the Configure storage category and start specifying the size of your data disk. The recommended size is 100 GB, but you can alter it according to your need. Once you are satisfied, you can launch the instance by clicking on the Launch instance button at the bottom right corner of the screen. Once the instance has been successfully launched, the corresponding notification will be displayed at the top of the screen as shown below.
The screen on successful completion of the Zmanda build
11. Your newly created VM instance should be visible on the Instances screen. You will need to wait till the two health checks are done, after which you can be assured that your backup server is up and running.
EC2 dashboard, to check the status of the new server build.
12. To reset your ZMC password, from the Instances screen, click on the connect button to connect to your VM via SSH. Once you see the terminal of your instance, enter the following command to reset your password:
/opt/zmanda/amanda/bin/reset-admin-password
13. You will be prompted for the username; please ensure you type it as ‘admin’ and press Enter. The username cannot change as you are setting the admin password here. Next, you will be prompted for the password; type a strong password and press Enter. You will need to re-enter the password to confirm it.
You can now login to the ZMC console by opening any browser in your internal network and typing the following in the address bar:
https://<VM’s Public IP>:8008
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