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QoreStor 7.3.0 - VM Deployment Guide

Deploying QoreStor on a local Microsoft Hyper-V host

NOTE: Ensure all the pre-requisites are complete before deploying QoreStor on a local Hyper-V host. For more information, see the topic, “Prerequisites for deploying QoreStor in Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

To deploy the QoreStor VM on a local Hyper-V host:

  1. Run the QoreStor command script from the install package. A command line deployment wizard is displayed with the following ACTIONS are displayed:
    1) Deploy
    2) Start
    3) Stop
    4) Delete
    5) Repair							
  2. Type action 1 to Deploy and press <Enter>.
  3. Type the appropriate QoreStor Hyper-V name and press <Enter>. The following options to select storage size are displayed:
    a) TIER 1
    b) TIER 2
    c) TIER 3
  4. Type option a, b, or c as appropriate and press <Enter>. The QoreStor Hyper virtual machine code is now deployed and this process will take approximately 2–3 minutes. A message is displayed showing the deployment progress, that is creating of new QoreStor template, processing the QoreStor image, and populating the virtual machine with QoreStor configurations. A message appears when the deployment has completed successfully
  5. When prompted to deploy another QoreStor, type y for yes or type n for no as appropriate and press <Enter>. The Local Deployment menu is displayed again.
  6. Type option 2 and press <Enter> to start the QoreStor virtual machine to self extract the installation packages and install all the QoreStor components.
  7. Enter the name of the QoreStor virtual appliance to start.
  8. When prompted to start another QoreStor, type y for yes or type n for no as appropriate and press <Enter>. The Local Deployment menu is displayed again.
  9. Next launch Hyper-V Manager. Navigate to Start Menu > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V Manager window is displayed.
  10. Select the host where QoreStor VM resides.
  11. Right-click the QoreStor VM and select Connect to view the installation process Depending on your system resources, it may take 10 - 20 minutes to self extract installation packages and components.
  12. After installation, proceed with the initial setup and configuration of QoreStor as described in the topic, “Configuring QoreStor.”

Changing the storage paths for Hyper-V deployment

If an alternate storage location is required for the QoreStor virtual appliance due to capacity limitations or for other reasons, the remote Hyper-V host Virtual hard disks and Virtual machine paths must be changed before QoreStor is deployed.

NOTE: The capacity requirements of QoreStor are beyond 200GB. For example, if a 2TB QoreStor Virtual Machine is to be deployed, a 2.2TB storage capacity will be required.

To change the storage paths follow these steps:

  1. Log on and connect to the remote machine using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) using the following command: mstsc /v:<remote server IP address>

    For example: mstsc /v:

  2. Open the file manager and identify the volume that has free capacity for QoreStor deployment.
  3. Create a folder in this location.
  4. With the storage needs identified, change the Hyper-V virtual machine storage locations. From the local machine, navigate to Start Menu > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager.
  5. Connect to the host where QoreStor will be deployed.
  6. Right-click the host, and select Hyper-V settings.
  7. Change both the Virtual hard disks and Virtual machine path settings to the same new path, and click OK.

The QoreStor machine is ready to be deployed.

Setting up and Configuring QoreStor

The sections below contain the steps and information required to configure the QoreStor virtual machinefor the first time.

Initial login and changing your password

After the QoreStor VM deploymentis complete, you will be prompted to log in. When logging in for the first time with the default credentials, you are required to change the password.

  1. Log on to the QoreStor virtual machine (VM) consoleusing the default credentials:

    username: qsuser

    password: changeme

  2. You will be prompted to enter the current password. Enter changeme.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your new password, and then to confirm it.
  4. Continue to Initial network configuration.
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