Using Data Domain and vRanger repositories
vRanger and EMC® Data Domain® appliances provide a simple and efficient method for backing up and recovering VMware® environments. vRanger provides significant enhancements regarding architecture, performance, and communications over traditional backup solutions. Data Domain provides superior data de-duplication capabilities. The combination of vRanger and Data Domain Technology dramatically reduces your backup and recovery time for VMs on VMware® ESXi™ hosts.
For more information about integrating vRanger and Data Domain, see the Quest vRanger Integration Guide for EMC® Data Domain® Boost (DD Boost™).
vRanger can be configured to log events to the Windows® Event Viewer on the vRanger machine. These events can be filtered and monitored using the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager to monitor replication functions in line with other IT operations. When monitoring is enabled, vRanger creates a vRanger Service node on the local Event Viewer.
The events currently monitored and logged by vRanger include:
Replication task failure: logged as an error, event ID 10001
VA not powered on: logged as an error, event ID 11001
VA connection failure: logged as an error, event ID 11002
VA credential failure: logged as an error, event ID 11003
VA unknown failure: logged as an error, event ID 11999
VA return to normal: logged as an Information event, ID 11998
Datastore threshold exceeded: logged as an error, event ID 12000
Datastore unknown failure: logged as an error, event ID 12099
Datastore return to normal: logged as an Information event, ID 12098
About event monitoring configurations
The configurations for event monitoring are done by way of the configuration file for the Quest vRanger Service, Vizioncore.vRanger.Service.exe.config. This file is located in the vRanger installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger.
Opening the configuration file
Complete the steps in the following procedure to open the configuration file.
|Open the Vizioncore.vRanger.Service.exe.config
file with your text editor of choice.