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DR Series Software - Administrator Guide

Introduction to the DR Series System Documentation Understanding the DR Series System Setting Up the DR Series System Hardware Configuring the DR Series System Settings Managing DR Series Storage Operations Monitoring the DR Series System Using Global View Using the DR Series System Support Options Configuring and Using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and Using Rapid Data Access with Dell NetVault Backup and with Dell vRanger Configuring and Using RDA with OST
Understanding RDA with OST Guidelines Terminology Supported RDA with OST Software and Components Best Practices: RDA with OST and the DR Series System Setting Client-Side Optimization Configuring an LSU Installing the RDA with OST Plug-In Configuring DR Series System Information Using NetBackup Backing Up Data From a DR Series System (NetBackup) Using Backup Exec With a DR Series System (Windows) Understanding the OST CLI Commands Understanding RDA with OST Plug-In Diagnostic Logs Collecting Diagnostics Using a Linux Utility Guidelines for Gathering Media Server Information
Configuring and Using VTL Configuring and Using Encryption at Rest Troubleshooting and Maintenance Supported Ports in a DR Series System Getting Help

power on the DR Series system.

To add an expansion shelf to the DR Series system, complete the following steps:

Click Storage in the navigation panel.
The Storage page is displayed. (This step assumes that you have completed all expansion shelf enclosure cable connections and that green LEDs are displayed next to the fastplugs on the rear chassis, indicating that cable connections are active.)
In the Physical Storage pane, click Add in the Configured column of the Physical Storage summary table that corresponds to the enclosure you want to add (Not Configured is the displayed State for the enclosure).
The Enclosure Addition dialog is displayed that indicates that all input-output to the system will be stopped during an enclosure addition, and prompts you to click OK to continue or click Cancel to stop this process.
Click OK to continue adding the enclosure to the DR Series system.
If you clicked OK, an Enclosure Addition dialog box is displayed that indicates this process may take up to 10 minutes to complete.
A System Status dialog then displays with the following message: The system is currently adding an enclosure. Please wait for this process to complete and the system to become operational.
The Health page is displayed, and each properly cabled and activated expansion shelf enclosure has a corresponding tab that displays a green status check mark (for example, if you have installed two enclosures, two tabs are displayed: Enclosure 1 and Enclosure 2).
NOTE: If the Enclosure tab does not display a green status check mark, this indicates that there is an issue with the enclosure (such as it has not been properly connected or activated).

Setting Up the DR Series System Hardware

Setting Up the DR Series System Hardware

You can interact with the DR Series system hardware using one of two supported methods: a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) accessed using a web browser or a command line interface (CLI) using a terminal emulator application (for example, PuTTY). Before you can interact with your system, you must first, however, ensure that the DR Series system is properly set up.

NOTE: The topics in this section apply to physical DR Series systems. For information about setting up the virtual DR Series system, DR2000v, see the Dell DR2000v Deployment Guide for your specific VM platform and the Dell DR Series System Interoperability Guide. For more information on the DR Series system CLI commands, see the Dell DR Series System Command Line Reference Guide.

Refer to the following topics for information about setting up the DR Series system hardware.

Interacting with the DR Series System

Interacting with the DR Series System

You interact with the DR Series system by using a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) through a browser-based connection. The DR Series system GUI provides a single, comprehensive data management interface that lets you create new data containers, modify or delete existing containers, and perform a number of data-related operations using its features and settings.

You can create and manage containers that are the repositories where you store your backup and deduplicated data. A data container is a shared file system that is imported using a client, and is accessible via file system protocols. For details, see Supported File System Protocols. A data container can also be a virtual tape library (VTL) type container.

The DR Series system provides real-time summary tables, detail tables, and graphs that let you monitor the status of the data capacity, storage savings, and the throughput of the containers you are managing using its set of GUI features.

Networking Preparations for the DR Series System

Networking Preparations for the DR Series System

Before you can start using the DR Series system, ensure that you have satisfied the following networking prerequisites:

Network: An active network is available using Ethernet cables and connections.
IP Addresses: You need to make sure to have IP addresses that you use for the DR Series system. The DR Series system ships with a default IP address and subnet mask address, which should only be used for an initial system configuration.

To perform an initial configuration, you need:

NIC Connections: To configure NIC connection bonding remember that, by default, the DR Series system will configure its NIC interfaces together as a bonded team (and only one IP address is needed because the bonded NICs assume the primary interface address). NIC connection bonding can use either of these configurations:

For more information about replication ports, see Managing Replication Operations, and for more information about system ports, see Supported Ports in a DR Series System.

NOTE: For the latest details about supported hardware and software for the Dell DR Series system, see the Dell DR Series System Interoperability Guide at
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