Step 1. Log in to the Management Console
After checking and configuring the network settings, log in to the Management Console of the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA) with the default credentials:
In the User Name box, enter
In the Password box, enter
rvxd2d2d, and then click Login.
Step 2. Register in the Dashboard
After logging in to the Management Console, register the CFA in the Dashboard:
Enter your Dashboard account name and password.
You can find your Dashboard account credentials in the email sent to you automatically by our systems. Otherwise, contact your implementation specialist.
Select a cloud region, that is the location of a data center where the CFA will replicate your backup data.
We recommend choosing a region closest to the location of the CFA if multiple options are available.
Select Allow remote access to this appliance via Dashboard if needed, and then click Register.
Step 3. Accept the license agreement
After registering the CFA in the Dashboard, the license agreement opens. Read it carefully and agree to the terms and conditions.
Step 4. Set date and time
After accepting the license agreement, set the local geographic time zone, date, and time.
The CFA uses these settings globally within all data backup schedules. Make sure to set them properly.
Step 5. Change the default password
After setting the CFA date and time, change the default local administrator password for security purposes.
Step 6. Specify the network name
After changing the default password, specify an identifiable name for the CFA consisting of the following two parts:
- Host Name
- Name by which the rest of the network devices will refer to the CFA. It can contain only alphanumeric characters and hyphens (for example,
backup-1). Hyphen cannot be the first or the last character in the name. Maximum length is 63 characters.
- Domain Name
- Name of your network domain. It can contain only alphanumeric characters, periods, and hyphens (for example,
backup.your-domain.com). Hyphen cannot be the first or the last character in the name. Cannot contain two or more periods in a row.
Step 7. Configure the network interface
After specifying the CFA name, configure its network interface.
You can either allow the CFA to automatically receive network settings from the DHCP server, or to configure them manually.
For proper operation, the CFA requires a permanent network address. Therefore, we highly recommend assigning a static IP address.
Also, we recommend adding an external DNS server, for example Google Public DNS (
188.8.131.52), so the CFA has proper Internet access.
Step 8. Enable cloud replication
After configuring the network interface, enable replication of the backup data to the cloud, if applicable.
If the CFA provides an alert that cloud replication is not configured, please contact Support.
Step 9. Set up reports and notifications
After enabling cloud replication, enter an email address to send all CFA reports and notifications to.
Step 10. Update the firmware
At the last stage, the CFA checks for firmware updates.
Click Apply and Reboot to update the firmware, if available, and to save changes.