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How to create AhsayCBS VM on 1&1 IONOS cloud platform

1&1 IONOS is a web hosting and cloud service provider established in UK. Because of their service quality, user friendly interface, and good pricing, we start seeing UK and European partners migrating their physical backup servers to its cloud platform.

Let’s see how you can easily create a Windows VM thru their drag-and-drop interface for running our AhsayCBS central management software.

1). After logging into 1&1 IONOS web interface, click Data Center.
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2). Enter your data center info. The data center is a software defined (SDDC) in the public cloud, which is highly available, dynamically scalable virtual resources place with needs-based delivery and use-based billing. Within your data center, you can define multiple VMs. In this demo, we will be creating one Windows Server VM for running AhsayCBS software.

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3). Select a region for this data center.

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4). After the data center has been created, you can start creating a VM by dragging the Server icon to the canvas.

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5). Connect this VM to the Internet by dragging the green dot to the “+” sign above the VM.

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6). The VM has connected to the Internet through LAN 1.

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7). You can setup the number of CPU cores and RAM size based on your requirement.

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8). Then, add hard drive to the VM by dragging the HDD icon onto the VM.

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9). A hard drive has been added to the VM. You can setup it’s size as needed.

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10). 1&1 IONOS has got many common OS images for quick deployment. To use a readily available image, select 1&1 IONOS Images.

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Then, select the image you need. In this demo, I have chosen Windows 2012 R2 Server.

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11). Enter the password for the Windows Administrator that will be used for logging into the Windows OS.

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12). Oops. Forgotten to give the hard drive a better name. No worries. Just click Resolve to modify it.

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13). Click Provision Now to provision the VM.

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14). After provision is  completed, click on the VM. You can either remote login to the VM through Remote Desktop Connection, or just click the Remote Control button in the web interface.

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15). You can login to the Windows Server thru a web interface.

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16). Send the Ctrl + Alt + Delete command to the Windows.

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17). Use the password created in step 11). to login to the Windows Server as Administrator.

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18). Done. Successfully logged in to the Windows Server. You can make any configuration to your Windows Server VM now.

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19). For demo purpose, I just simply turn off Windows’ firewall. You can definitely make your own settings when you see fit.

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20). Download the latest AhsayCBS software from Ahsay’s download page here.

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21). Install AhsayCBS onto the Windows Server.

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22). When completed, AhsayCBS web interface can be accessed through the local IP: 127.0.0.1.

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23). You can also access the AhsayCBS console through the public IP provided by 1&1 IONOS.

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1&1 IONOS offers free 30 days trial. Simply apply for a trial account to test it out.

Besides putting AhsayCBS on their cloud VM, you can also use their S3 compatible cloud object storage for storing your users’ backup data. See how it works with Ahsay through here.