Configure TrilioVault VM

The TrilioVault Appliance requires configuration to work with the chosen RHV environment. A Web-UI provides access to the TrilioVault Appliance dashboard and configurator.

Recommended and tested browsers are: Chrome and Firefox.

Accessing the TrilioVault Dashboard

Enter the TrilioVault IP or FQDN into the browser to reach the TrilioVault Appliance landing page.

User: admin Password: password

You will be prompted to change the Web-UI password on first login.

Details needed for the TrilioVault Appliance configurator

Upon login into the TrilioVault Appliance, the shown page is the configurator. The configurator requires some information about the TrilioVault Appliance, RHV and Backup Storage.

TrilioVault Nodes information

The TrilioVault Appliance needs to be integrated into an existing environment to be able to operate correctly. This block asks for the information about the TrilioVault Appliance operating details.

  • Virtual IP Address

    • The TrilioVault Appliance uses this IP address for all communication with RHV.

    • Format: IP/Netmask

    • Example: 10.10.0.2/24

The TrilioVault Appliance for RHV does not yet support multi-node installations. It is an actively worked on feature, that gets integrated step by step.

  • TVM Appliance IP

    • The first interface in the interface list of the TrilioVault Appliance will get this IP address assigned. Further is the TrilioVault Appliance hostname set.

    • Format: IP=hostname

    • Example: 10.10.0.1=rhv-tvm

The Virtual IP and the TVM Appliance IP can not be the same address. The configuration fails upon using the same IPs for both values.

  • Name Servers

    • The DNS server the TrilioVault appliance will use.

    • Format: Comma separated list of IPs

    • Example: 8.8.8.8,10.10.10.10

  • Domain Search Order

    • The domain the TrilioVault Appliance will use.

    • Format: Comma separated list of domain names

    • Example: trilio.demo,trilio.io

  • NTP Servers

    • NTP Servers the TrilioVault Appliance will use.

    • Format: Comma separated list of NTP Servers (FQDN and IP supported)

    • Example: 0.pool.ntp.org,10.10.10.10

  • Timezone

    • Timezone the TrilioVault will use.

    • Format: predefined list

    • Example: UTC

RHV Credentials information

The TrilioVault appliance integrates with one RHV environment. This block asks for the information required to access and connect with the RHV Cluster.

  • RHV Engine URL

    • URL of the RHV-Manager used to authenticate

    • Format: URL (FQDN and IP supported)

    • Example: https://rhv-manager.trilio.demo

A preconfigured DNS Server is required, when using FQDN. The TrilioVault Appliance local host file gets overwritten during configuration. The configuration will fail when the FQDN is not resolvable by a DNS Server.

  • RHV Username

  • Password

    • The password to validate the RHV Username against the RHV-Manager

    • Format: String

    • Example: password

TheInvalid Credentials error message will be displayed when the TrilioVault Appliance cannot reach the RHV Manager or credentials given are incorrect.

Backup Storage Configuration information

This block asks for the necessary details to configure the Backup Storage.

  • Backup Storage

    • Predefined as NFS

TrilioVault for RHV currently only supports NFS. The addition of S3 compatible Storage solutions gets delivered in a future version.

  • NFS Export

    • Full path to the NFS Volume used as Backup Storage

    • Format: Comma separated list of NFS paths

    • Example: 10.10.100.20:/rhv_backup

  • NFS Options

    • Options used by the TrilioVault NFS client to connect to the NFS Volume

    • Format: NFS Options

    • Example: nolock,soft,timeo=180,intr

    Note:- Make sure the NFS server supports the NFSv3 as Trilio Mounts the NFS share explicitly with NFSv3

TrilioVault Certificate information

TrilioVault is integrating into the RHV Cluster as an additional service, following the RHV communication paradigms. These require that the TrilioVault Appliance is using SSL and that the RHV-Manager does trust the TrilioVault Appliance.

TrilioVault offers to possibilities how these required certificates can be provided. Either TrilioVault generates a complete fresh self-signed certificate or a certificate is provided.

In both cases is the FQDN required, to which the certificate is pointing to.

Please see below example in case of a provided certificate.

  • FQDN

    • FQDN to reach the TrilioVault Appliance

    • Format: FQDN

    • Example: rhv-tvm.trilio.demo

  • Certificate

    • Certificate provided by the TrilioVault appliance upon request

    • Format: Certificate file

    • Example: rhv-tvm.crt

  • Private Key

    • Private Key used to verify the provided certificate

    • Format: private key file

    • Example: rhv-tvm.key

TrilioVault License

It is possible to directly provide the TrilioVault Appliance with the license file that is going to be used by it.

TrilioVault will not create any workloads or backups without a valid license file.

It is not necessary to provide the License file directly through the configurator. It is also possible to provide the license afterwards through the TrilioVault License tab in the TrilioVault dashboard.

The TrilioVault License tab can also be used to verify and update the currently installed license.

Submit and Configuration

After filling out every block of the configurator, hit the submit button to start the configuration.

The configurator asks one more time for confirmation before starting.

Stay patient during the configuration, as this may easily take a few more minutes.

After the configurator has succeeded or failed, is the Ansible playbook shown. Use the possibilities to expand and collapse each task for troubleshooting failed configurations.