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Teradata Vantage™ on Azure (DIY) Installation and Administration Guide

Teradata Vantage on Azure
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March 2021
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After deploying a DSC VM, you must log in to the VM and initialize DSC.
  1. From the Azure portal, note the following of the Viewpoint VM:
    • The private IP address.
    • Either the public IP or public DNS, if applicable.
  2. Log on to the VM using the authentication type you chose when deploying the VM.
  3. Switch to the root user environment.
    # sudo su -
  4. Initialize DSC on the VM, either interactively or non-interactively.
    For either of the following options change the DSC repository password to the Azure VM ID.
    Option Description
    1. Run dsu-init without arguments.
      # /opt/teradata/client/DSCversion/dsa/commandline/dsu-init
    2. Enter the private-DNS of the Viewpoint VM to be used with DSC at the prompt, which provides information for an internal Vantage repository that DSC uses to store its metadata.
    1. Run dsu-init with any arguments.
      # /opt/teradata/client/DSCversion/dsa/commandline/dsu-init -v vp private-DNS
      where vp private-DNS is the private-DNS of the Viewpoint VM to be used with DSC.

      Automated scripts initialize DSC on the VM without further input.

  5. Obtain the DBC and DSUADMIN passwords.
    The default setting of these passwords is only alphanumerics of this vmID.
    1. Run
      # python /opt/teradata/client/DSCversion/dsa/commandline/
    2. Remove the dashes that resulted from running the script.
DSC is ready to use. The script sets the repository target group. The repository backup will be stored on the local machine at /var/opt/teradata/dsc/pathRepo. For information on how to configure systems, storage backup applications, and target groups for premium storage to run operational jobs, see Teradata® DSA User Guide.