Learn how to use Xen Orchestra to store backups on the ScPrime distributed datacenter using the XNS Relayer
Xen Orchestra provides one interface to administer and manage all your Xen pools, hosts, and VMs from any device. Xen Orchestra can use S3 protocol destinations as a remote filesystem, so it makes a good match for XNS storage.
Read this guide for how to configure Xen Orchestra to store data with XNS.
- A working instance of Xen Orchestra
- A working instance of the XNS Relayer
- Configure the XNS Relayer’s Endpoint Access Key and Endpoint Secret Key
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Step 1: Open Remotes Settings
Open Xen Orchestra. Navigate through the Settings submenu and click Remotes.
Step 2: Create new file system remote
Select Amazon Web Services S3 (beta) type. Fill out the form with the required parameters. When complete, click Save Configuration.
|Type||Amazon Web Services S3 (beta)||This is type of filesystem protocol.|
|Name||xnsrelayer||This is name of the filesystem remote that will be referenced elsewhere in XOA.|
|Use HTTPS||This is the setting for if you are using SSL with your XNS Relayer.|
|Allow unauthorized||If you are using SSL and do not have a self-signed certificate, make sure this is not toggled.|
|AWS S3 endpoint||[Your IP]:[MinIO Port]||This is the address of your XNS Relayer.|
|AWS S3 Bucket Name||[Your Bucket Name]||This is the name of the bucket where the data will be sent to on the XNS Relayer.|
n.b., the bucket must be created on the XNS Relayer for it to be used by XOA
|Directory||[Your Directory Name]||This is the name of the directory where the data will be sent to on the XNS Relayer. It cannot be blank.|
n.b., the directory must be created on the XNS Relayer for it to be used by XOA.
|Access Key ID||[Endpoint Access Key (Username)]||This is defined in the XNS Relayer General Configuration.|
|Secret Access Key||[Endpoint Secret Key (Password)]||This is defined in the XNS Relayer General Configuration.|
Step 3: Validate that the file system remote has been added successfully
XOA will perform a short test of the connection to verify that it works. If the connection works, the state of the S3 endpoint will be “Enabled”. You can now use your file system remote in XOA.