Getting Started Guide: 1-Click

Create a StorReduce Server using 1-Click

  1. Search for StorReduce in AWS Marketplace and choose a product based on the amount of data you will need to store. StorReduce 20 is licensed for up to 20TB of data.

  2. Review the product pricing and EULA, then click on ‘Continue’.

  3. Review your settings. For most users the default settings will work without changes.

    1-Click Settings Screenshot

    Notes

    • A c3.large instance will have enough SSD storage to deduplicate 4TB to 15TB of data depending on the deduplication ratio achieved

    • The server requires ports 22, 80 and 443 to be open, and optionally port 8080 can be used for the dashboard (admin) interface

    • Be sure to create or select a key pair for SSH access so that you can SSH in

  4. Click on Launch with 1-Click. Please allow a minute or two for the server to start.

Configure your StorReduce Server

Your StorReduce server can be configured using a Web browser by connecting to the StorReduce dashboard. You will need the following information:

  • The public DNS hostname and instance ID of your EC2 instance, from the EC2 Management Console (e.g. ec2-123-45-67-213.ap-us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com and i-123abc45).

  • The S3 bucket name that StorReduce should use to store deduplicated data. A new, empty S3 bucket is recommended, and the region should normally be the same as for your EC2 instance.

  • An access key that can be used to store data in the S3 bucket. Both the Access Key Id and Secret Access Key are required. You may wish to create a seperate access key specifically for StorReduce.

    Show Network Screenshot

Once you have the above information, enter the details into StorReduce as follows:

  1. Browse to your Amazon instance by pasting the public DNS name into a browser. For example:

    https://ec2-123-45-67-213.ap-us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

    Most browsers will be automatically redirected to the StorReduce dashboard URL. If you are not redirected, add /storreduce-dashboard to the end of the URL you are browsing to:

    https://ec2-123-45-67-213.ap-us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com/storreduce-dashboard

  2. You will receive a warning about the server’s certificate being invalid. Initially the StorReduce server will use a self-signed certificate for the ‘localhost’ domain, which can be replaced later. Continue on past the browser warnings.

    Security Exception Screenshot

  3. Log in: You should see the Login dialog for StorReduce. Log in with the User Name of root. The initial password will be the EC2 instance ID of your server (e.g. i-123abc45). You will be able to change the root password after the server is configured.

    Login Screenshot

  4. On the Initial Settings Configuration screen, enter the following information:

    • S3 Bucket: The name of your S3 bucket

    • AWS Access Key ID: Access key with access to the bucket

    • AWS Secret Access Key: Secret key with access to the bucket

    • Hostname: The Public DNS name for your StorReduce EC2 instance, or your own custom hostname if you have configured one in your DNS (e.g. storreduce.my-company.com)

    Other settings can be left alone, although you can edit them later. You do not need to enter a license unless you selected the BYOL (Bring Your Own License) edition of StorReduce.

    Settings Screenshot 2

    Note about Security and Access Keys: As an alternative to configuring a Secret Access Key it’s possible to use an IAM Role. This is a more secure solution and is recommended for production servers. However at the time of writing IAM Roles are not supported by 1-Click and require the use of the EC2 Management Console to create your StorReduce server - see Getting started using EC2 Management Console.

  5. Click on the Save Settings & Restart Server button at the bottom of the page. The page should automatically reload after 10 seconds. You will then need to log in as root again. (The password is still the EC2 instance ID of your server.)

    Settings Saved Screenshot


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