Step 1. Log in to the Management Console

After checking and configuring the network settings, log in to the Management Console with the default credentials:

  • In the User Name box, enter admin
  • 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:

  1. 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 partner.

  2. Select a cloud region, that’s the location of a datacenter where the CFA will replicate your backup data.

    We recommend choosing a region closest to your location if multiple options are available.

  3. 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, if applicable, agree to the terms and conditions.

Step 4. Set the date and time

After accepting the License Agreement, set the local geographic time zone, date, and time.

Since 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 a hyphen (for example, backup-1). Hyphen can’t be the first or the last character in the name.
Domain Name
Name of your network domain. It can contain only alphanumeric characters and a hyphen (for example, backup.your-domain.com). Hyphen can’t be the first or the last character in the name. Can’t contain two or more dots 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 – 8.8.8.8 – 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.

Note

If the CFA informs that cloud replication isn’t configured, please contact Infrascale Support.

Step 9. Set up the 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 the firmware updates.

Click Apply and Reboot to update the firmware, if available, and to save changes.