How to Create a Zadara Cloud Block Storage at Opsource / Dimension Data

Zadara allows each cloud customer to have their own virtual private storage array, and connect from OpSource Cloud at very low latency. (Currently only available in Eastern US.)
It is possible to mount the VPSA storage as iSCSI or NFS on any Linux or Windows Cloud Server.

Here is a step by step process on how to start at OpSource, using Zadara’s VPSA:

1 – Create a Zadara account

  • Go to and click on Register.
  • Enter your username, email, etc. (no credit card needed).

2 – Create your VPSA

  • Go to and log in to the cloud console.
  • Click the Create VPSA button.
  • Enter a name and a description for your VPSA.
  • Choose OpSource cloud.
  • Choose Zadara Engine size: baby, basic, boost or blazing.
  • Choose the type and number of drives you want.
  • Click Submit.
  • You will see that the VPSA is in pending approval status (somebody from Zadara will contact you and approve your VPSA).

3 – Connect to VPSA from OpSource Cloud servers

  • Once approved, you will see VPSA in ready status. There will be a URL and IP address to access it.
  • In some OpSource networks, the outgoing firewall ACL rules of a customer’s network are missing and hence don’t allow these connections. Check if Outbound ACL rule #500 exists in your network. If it doesn’t, follow this procedure to open the connection between your OpSource Cloud servers and your Zadara VPSAs.
  • Create a Cloud Server using OpSource cloud console.
  • Check connectivity from the Cloud Server to the IP address of your VPSA (ping or HTTP should work).


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