Volumes and Snapshots

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 20, 2017
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CloudTest Pro and Enterprise provide the ability to create volumes in AWS and attach them to Results Databases. Volumes can be created using the CloudTest UI or exported from AWS. Volumes can also be moved (between EC2 zones), resized, rolled back, and snapshots can be taken to preserve a volume as it is at a given time.
Existing snapshots in AWS can also be imported. A snapshot preserves or recreates each detail of an existing volume.
Use the new Central > Volumes node  to define Results Database volumes

Use the new Central > Volumes node  to define Results Database volumes.

Once created, volumes are then specified for use via Results Database Configuration (Central > Results Databases).

Note: Both Volumes and Results Database Configuration require a valid Cloud Provider Account.

Create a New Volume

    1. New volumes can be created by selecting Central > Volumes and then clicking the New icon.

When you do so, the Volumes and Snapshots wizard appears with the New Volume and/or Snapshot step displayed.

    1. Specify the Cloud Provider Account on which to create the new volume.
    2. Accept the default Create a new volume and then click the right green arrow.

The Create a New Volume step appears.

  1. Give the new volume a name.
  2. Optionally, specify a Library location for the volume by entering a path or clicking Browse.
  3. Select a region. The regions displayed will correspond to the Cloud Provider Account (CPA) options available (e.g. EC2 and IBM CPAs will present different regions). To choose a different Cloud Provider Account click the left green arrow to return to the prior step.
  4. For Amazon EC2 CPAs, also select a zone. This field appears inactive for other CPAs.
  5. Specify a volume size in Gigabytes.
  6. Click Create to finalize the volume or Cancel to abandon your changes.

 

Import a Volume or Snapshot

    1. Existing volumes and snapshots can be created by selecting Central > Volumes and then clicking the New icon.

When you do so, the Volumes and Snapshots wizard appears with the New Volume and/or Snapshot step displayed.

    1. Specify the Cloud Provider Account to which the volume and/or snapshot will be added.
    2. Click Import existing volumes and/or snapshots and then click the right green arrow.

The Import Volume(s) and/or Snapshots step appears.

  1. Check the row(s) for the volume(s) and/or snapshots to import.
  2. Click Import to create the selections in this environment or Cancel to abandon the changes.

 

Create a Snapshot from an Existing Volume

Use the following steps to snapshot an existing volume.

    1. Select Central > Volumes and select the volume to snapshot in the Volumes list.
    2. Right-click and choose Create a Snapshot from the context menu.

The New Snapshot from Volume dialog box appears.

    1. Give the new snapshot a name and, optionally, a description.
    2. Click Create to complete the snapshot.

The snapshot appears in the Volumes list beneath the selected volume.

Create a Volume from an Existing Snapshot

Use the following steps to snapshot an existing volume.

    1. Select Central > Volumes and select the snapshot in the Volumes list.
    2. Right-click and choose Create a Volume from the context menu.

The New Volume from Snapshot dialog box appears.

  1. Give the new volume a name and, optionally, a description.

    1. Optionally, specify a different zone for this volume.
    2. Optionally, specify a different volume size in gigabytes (GB).
    3. Click Create to complete the snapshot.

The new volume appears in the Volumes list (at the top level).

Export a Volume

  1. Select a volume in the Central > Volumes list.
  2. Right-click and select Export.

Resize a Volume

  1. Select a volume in the Central > Volumes list.
  2. Right-click and select Resize.

When you do so, the Resize Volume dialog box appears.

  1. Specify a new volume size in Gigabytes.
  2. Specify whether to Delete from the cloud provider, Preserve in the cloud provider but remove information from CloudTest, or Preserve in the cloud provider and keep information in CloudTest.
  3. Click Resize after specifying the new size and whether to delete or preserve the existing volume.

Move a Volume between Zones (EC2 Only)

  1. Select a volume in the Central > Volumes list.
  2. Right-click and select Move Zone.

The Move Zone dialog box appears.

  1. Specify a new volume zone from the drop-down.
  2. Specify what to do with the existing volume. Choose whether to Delete from the cloud provider, Preserve in the cloud provider but remove information from CloudTest, or Preserve in the cloud provider and keep information in CloudTest.

Rollback to Volume or Snapshot

  1. Select a volume or snapshot in the Central > Volumes list.

Right-click and select Rollback.

The Rollback to Volume or Rollback to Snapshot dialog box appears.

  1. Specify the rollback volume or snapshot from the drop-down.
  2. Specify whether to Delete from the cloud provider, Preserve in the cloud provider but remove information from CloudTest, or Preserve in the cloud provider and keep information in CloudTest.

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