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How to connect a Dedibox to RPN SAN

Reviewed on 16 July 2021Published on 16 July 2021

RPN-SAN is a SAN storage network solution (Storage Area Network) accessible in block mode, performance-oriented and available in iSCSI through the RPN private network of your Dedibox.

Requirements:
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox Console
  • You have a Dedibox dedicated server
  • You have a RPN-SAN
Important:

It is required to authorize the server(s) that are allowed to connect to your RPN-SAN.

How to authorize servers to connect to a SAN

  1. Enter the RPN-SAN configuration by clicking Storage > RPN-SAN. The list of your SANs displays.

  2. Click Manage next to the SAN you want to configure:

  3. Configure access to the SAN. You can allow connections either by using the server ID or by their RPN IP-address. Then Click Save to validate the configuration.

The allowed server(s) are listed on the SAN overview page.

Tip:

Some SAN endpoints may not be reachable directly from the RPNv2 and it is required to configure an RPNv1 gateway to use them with RPNv2.

How to add a SAN to a RPN group

Some SANs require to be member of a RPN group to be accessible. They can be identified by the following message that displays on the SANs overview page:

Note:

⚠ You must create or add your SAN RPN in an RPNv1 group with your servers.

  1. Access the RPN group configuration by clicking RPN > RPN groups The list of your RPN groups displays.

  2. Click Create group. The group creation form displays. Enter a name for the new group and tick the checkboxes of your Dedibox and the RPN SAN you want to grant access to. Then click Create group to confirm. The RPN group is scheduled for creation.

  3. Once the status of your group changes to Active the group is ready to be used and your Dedibox is able to communicate with the SAN.

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