2. Installing Acronis Cyber Infrastructure

To install Acronis Cyber Infrastructure, do the following:

  1. Prepare bootable media using the distribution ISO image (mount it to an IPMI virtual drive, create a bootable USB drive, or set up a PXE server).

  2. Boot the server from the chosen media.

  3. On the welcome screen, choose Install Acronis Cyber Infrastructure.

  4. On step 1, please carefully read the End-User License Agreement. Accept it by ticking the I accept the End-User License Agreement checkbox and click Next.

  5. On step 2, configure a static IP address for the NIC and provide a hostname: either a fully qualified domain name (hostname, domainname) or a short name (hostname).

  6. On step 3, choose your time zone. Date and time will be set via NTP. You will need an Internet connection for synchronization to complete.

  7. On step 4, specify what type of node you are installing. First, deploy one primary node. Then, deploy as many secondary nodes as you need.

    • If you chose to deploy the primary node, select two network interfaces: for internal management and configuration and for access to the admin panel. Also create and confirm a password for the superadmin account of the admin panel.

    • If you chose to deploy a secondary node, provide the IP address of the management node and the token. Both are obtained from the admin panel. Log in to the admin panel on port 8888. Panel’s IP address is shown in the console after deploying the primary node. Enter the default username admin and the superadmin account password. In the admin panel, open INFRASTRUCTURE > Nodes and click ADD NODE to invoke a screen with the management node address and the token.

      The node may appear on the INFRASTRUCTURE > Nodes screen in the UNASSIGNED list as soon as token is validated. However, you will be able to join it to the storage cluster only after the installation is complete.

  8. On step 5, choose a disk for the operating system. This disk will have the supplementary role System, although you will still be able to set it up for data storage in the admin panel. You can also create software RAID1 for the system disk to ensure its high performance and availability.

  9. On step 6, enter and confirm the password for the root account and click Start installation.

Once the installation is complete, the node will reboot automatically. The admin panel IP address will be shown in the welcome prompt.