This article describes the process to configure a Datto appliance to act as a node in a SIRIS Private configuration. Before performing the steps outlined in this article, see our Getting Started with SIRIS Private article for pre-deployment information.
- Datto SIRIS
A SIRIS Private configuration requires at least two Datto SIRIS devices:
- One SIRIS to act as the source device, which will perform backups of a protected machine
- A second SIRIS to serve as the target device, which will act as the storage node for replicated copies of the source device's backups
- The source device must be on a SIRIS Private service plan.
- The target device may use any billing plan.
- The source device, destination device, and protected systems must all be on the same LAN or VLAN.
- All devices in the configuration must meet the SIRIS, ALTO, and DNAS Networking & Bandwidth Requirements.
- The source device and target device must be associated with the same client within a reseller.
3. Access the Datto Partner Portal. Log into the reseller that you'd like to manage.
4. Select Status → BCDR Status.
Figure 1: BCDR Status
5. Select the source Datto SIRIS appliance that you'd like to configure to replicate to a target.
6. From the Device Details pane, select Replication Details, as shown in Figure 3.
7. From the Replication Details card, click Authorize Target SIRIS.
8. Click the Select Target SIRIS drop-down menu, and select the appliance that you'd like to use as a storage node. Then, click Authorize. Refer to Figure 4 for a demonstration of the authorization process.
9. Once you see the Successfully authorized device notification, click Close.
10. The target SIRIS will appear in the Replication Details card's device list, along with details about the total storage space it has available and the total number of agents and shares replicating to it. For more information about this card, consult our Device Details article.
11. You can add as many target SIRIS appliances as you'd like. To do so, repeat Steps 7 through 9 of this article.
- To remove a target SIRIS, click Deauthorize. You cannot deauthorize a device if it has any systems replicating to it.
12. When you've finished adding targets, access the GUI of the source SIRIS, and launch the Protect a System wizard to begin adding the systems you'd like to protect and replicate to the target SIRIS. Refer to our Protecting a System article to learn more.