Once you've identified where to deploy your Virtual Appliances, as the next step you'll need to understand the resource and network requirements for these appliance(s).
Refer to the CloudSphere Appliance Pre-Reqs (Summary) document to know more about the System Requirements.
Appliance and Users to Cloud Connectivity
The Appliance connects to the CloudSphere Management portal to securely transfer the discovered data for analysis and subsequent display to the User Interface. It also reaches out to the portal to download updates to the appliance. You'll need to allow outbound port 443 access to the following domains to ensure connectivity from the Appliance to the CloudSphere platform:
If you're using a proxy in your environment for outbound access you will need to:
- Configure proxy settings on your Appliance for connecting to CloudSphere domains (identified above)
- Whitelist the
- cloudsphere.com domain (recommended), or
- the static IP address of the domain
You can connect with the CloudSphere Support Team, to get the current IP address or if you need any other relevant information.
User to Appliance Connectivity
After the initial setup, the appliance is reachable via HTTP on its web interface. The web interface on the appliance lets you Register the Appliance to the CloudSphere Management Cloud.
Endpoints to Appliance Connectivity for Performance Metrics collection
Endpoints contain performance scripts and send server data to the appliance. The endpoints need to talk back to the appliance on the following port:
|HTTP||8080||Customer servers need to be able to send metrics generated by the Performance metric script on the device to port 8080 on the appliance.|
Note: To know about network requirements in detail,
refer to Network pre-requisites.
The next step is Step 4: Collect the Credentials required for scanning the target endpoints.