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Rapid Recovery 6.3 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery The Core Console Repositories Core settings Managing privacy Encryption Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery Understanding the Rapid Recovery Agent software installer Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines Modifying deploy settings Understanding protection schedules Protecting a machine About protecting multiple machines Enabling application support Settings and functions for protected Exchange servers Settings and functions for protected SQL servers
Managing protected machines Credentials Vault Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
About bare metal restore BMR Windows and Linux Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Managing a Linux boot image Performing a bare metal restore using the Restore Machine Wizard Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines Verifying a bare metal restore
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud accounts Core Console references REST APIs Glossary

Creating a container in an Azure storage account

The following items are prerequisites:

  • You must have administrative access to an account on Azure.
  • You must have a storage account defined within your Azure account.

When you perform virtual export, the information is stored in a container within an Azure storage account. You can define the container from your Azure account before performing virtual export, using the procedure below.

NOTE: If you do not define containers in advance, you can choose default containers (named export and deploy, respectively)

Complete the steps in this procedure to create a container in an Azure storage account.

  1. Open the Microsoft Azure dashboard.
  2. From the left navigation area, click [All resources] All resources.
  3. From the All resources pane, click the name of the [Storage accounts] storage account in which you want to store data from your Rapid Recovery virtual exports.
  4. In the Settings pane, under Services, click [Blobs] Blobs.
  5. From the top of the Blob service pane, in the header, click + Container.
  6. From the New container pane, in the Name field, type the name for your new container.

    NOTE: Type a name between 3 and 63 characters, using only lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.

  7. From the New container pane, from the Public access level drop-down menu, select an access level to define whether the container can be accessed publicly. Use the following as guidance.
    Option Description
    Private (no anonymous access) This option restricts the container to the account owner.
    Blob (anonymous read access for blobs only) This option allows public read access for Binary Large Objects (Blobs).
    Container (anonymous read access for containers and blobs) This option allows public read and list access to the entire container.
    For example, select Container (anonymous read access for containers and blobs).
    • Click OK.
      If Toast alerts are active, you should see a message indicating that the container was successfully created.

      The Blob service page refreshes, with the new container name displayed in the list.

Creating an Azure Active Directory web application

Perform these steps before attempting virtual export to Azure.

You must use an Azure Active Directory (AD) web application to serve as a connection between your Rapid Recovery Core and your Azure subscription. After creating the web application, record its application ID, and create a secret key associated with the application.

You should also gather the tenant ID. Finally, associate the appropriate privileges to your web application.

Complete the steps in this procedure to create an Azure AD web application with the appropriate keys and privileges.

  1. From the Azure navigation menu, click [AD] Azure Active Directory and select [App registrations]App registrations.
  2. Click + New application registration.
  3. On the Create page, in the Name field, provide a name for your application. Your name must have at least 4 characters.
  4. From the Application type drop-down field, select Web app / API.
  5. In the Sign-on URL field, enter the URL where a user can sign into Azure and use the app. This value can later be changed, but it must be a valid URL, for example: http://YourAppLogin.com or https://YourSecureAppLogin.net.
  6. When satisfied click Create.

    The details pane for your web application appears.

  7. From the details pane for your web application, copy the Application ID to an easily accessible location (for example, to a Notepad document on your Core server).
  8. From the details page for your web application, click [Settings] Settings.
  9. From the Settings pane, click [Subscriptions] Keys.
  10. From the Keys pane, do the following:
    1. In the Description field, enter a text description to describe the secret key.
    2. From the Expires drop-down menu, select a duration for this secret key, for example, 2 years.
    3. From the top of the Settings pane, click [Save] Save.

      Caution: Immediately record the secret key description and value in a secure location for the long term. If you do not retain the secret key for your Azure AD web application when you create it, it cannot be recovered.

  11. Now obtain the Directory ID for the AD web application (described in the Rapid Recovery Core Console as the Tenant ID) by doing the following:
    1. From the Azure navigation menu, click [AD] Azure Active Directory.
    2. From the Properties pane, scroll down if necessary and click [Properties] Properties.
    3. From the Properties Details pane, copy the Directory ID value to an easily accessible location.
  12. Finally, as an Azure user with administrative privileges, add the Owner role to your web application by doing the following:
    1. From the Azure navigation menu, click [All services] All services.
    2. From the General category, click [Subscriptions] Subscriptions and then click on your Azure subscription.
    3. In the Subscription blade, click [IAM] Access control (IAM), and then click + Add.

      The Add permissions dialog box appears.

    4. From the Role drop-down menu, select Owner.
    5. From the Assign access to drop-down menu, select Azure AD user, group, or application.
    6. From the Select drop-down menu, search for and select the name of your AD web application, and then click Save.

 

Obtaining the application ID for an Azure web application

Complete the steps in this procedure to obtain the application ID for an existing Azure AD web application.

  1. From the Azure navigation menu, click [AD] Azure Active Directory.

    The Overview page appears.

  2. From the Overview page, click [App registrations]App registrations.

    The Application registrations page appears.

  3. Review the list of application registrations, and click the appropriate application.

    The details page for the specified application appears.

  4. Click [Click to Copy]Click to Copy to copy the application ID to your clipboard. Retain this information for connecting your Azure account to your Rapid Recovery Core.

Obtaining Azure subscription information

This step requires you to have an Azure subscription. You must have the Owner role.

NOTE: If you are not the owner, contact your Azure administrator and request ownership.

When you have an Azure subscription, certain information associated with your subscription is required to perform virtual export to Azure.

Complete the steps in this procedure to obtain information about your Azure subscription.

  1. Open the Microsoft Azure dashboard.
  2. From the Azure left navigation area, click [All services] All services.
  3. From the All services pane, click [Subscriptions] + Subscriptions.
  4. From the Subscriptions pane, locate the correct subscription. Note the subscription name, and ID, and verify that your role is Owner.
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