Adding Hosts to your tenant

After a tenant is successfully created, you can begin adding application delivery hosts to your tenants. These hosts are servers where your organizations’ applications will reside, and will serve as the backbone of your compute infrastructure . Your organizations’ users’ will access these applications via the Chromotif Application Delivery Platform. There are two ways a host can be added to the tenant

  1. Dynamic mode: Create a host on any of the supported public clouds from the tenant administration console
  2. Manual mode: Download and install the Chromotif Application and Desktop Delivery (C-ADD) agent on any existing cloud or on-premise host

The Dynamic Mode

  • Pre-requisites
    • You must have your public cloud account and subscription pre-configured.
      • For Google Cloud Platform, please check out this guide for pre-configuration information.
      • For Amazon Web Services ,  please check out this guide for pre-configuration information
      • For Microsoft Azure Web Services , please check out this guide for pre-configuration information
  • You must be logged in to the Chromotif Application Delivery Platform tenant administration console at https://gcp.nebeula.com
    • Click on the “Host” menu item in the left hand navigation column, and click on the “+” icon towards the right, under the “Hosts” section (as shown in the image below)

  • The “Add Host” wizard will guide you through the host creation process.

The following video shows you the “Dynamic Mode Add Host” process in detail.

  • Once, the host creation process completes, the host is automatically added to the tenant. A green status icon shows that the host is successfully added and communicating with the tenant administration console. The following image shows this.

 

The Manual Mode

  • Pre-requisites
    • Note and keep handy the name of the tenant to which will be adding the host.
    • Log into your existing on-premise or public cloud host as an administrator. Make sure the host networking is configured and the host is connected to the internet.
      • For Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 hosts, install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1 or above.
      • For Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 hosts, using the Server Manager tool, add the Remote Desktop Session Host role service — as explained here.
      • For Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 hosts, download the Chromotif Application and Desktop Delivery (C-ADD) agent installer (Chromotif.exe) from Chromotif Storage Bucket (Windows Host).
      • For Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS hosts, download the Chromotif Application and Desktop Delivery (C-ADD) agent installer (chromotif_current_amd64_Release.deb) from Chromotif Storage Bucket (Ubuntu/Debian Host).
  • Install the C-ADD agent on the host.
    • For Windows, go to the folder where C-ADD agent is downloaded. Double-click on the Chromotif agent installer. The installation wizard will guide you thru the install.
      • Once the C-ADD agent is installed, a browser window will pop up and you will be prompted to provide the tenant name and tenant administrator credentials.
      • On successful authentication, the host will be added to your tenant. A green status icon will show that the host is ready and communicating with the Chromotif Application Delivery administration console. You can now configure the maximum number of sessions allowed on the host.
    • For Ubuntu/Debian, open a terminal and change directory to the folder where C-ADD agent is downloaded.
      • Execute the following commands
        • sudo apt-get update
        • wget https://storage.googleapis.com/chromotif/chromotif_current_amd64_Release.deb (optional if you already have the C-ADD agent downloaded)
        • sudo dpkg -i chromotif_current_amd64_Release.deb
        • sudo apt-get install -f
      • After the C-ADD agent is installed, a URL is provided. Visit the URL in a separate browser window, you will be prompted to provide the tenant name and tenant administrator credentials.
      • On successful authentication, the host will be added to your tenant. A green status icon will show that the host is ready and communicating with the Chromotif Application Delivery administration console. You can now configure the maximum number of sessions allowed on the host.

The following video shows you the Windows platform “Manual Mode Add Host” process in detail.

The following video shows you the Ubuntu platform “Manual Mode Add Host” process in detail.