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DR Series Software 4.0.3 - Administration Guide

Introducing the DR Series system documentation Introducing the DR Series system Setting up the DR Series system Configuring the DR Series system settings Managing containers Managing replications Monitoring the DR Series system Using GlobalView Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using Rapid Data Access with NetVault Backup and with 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 with 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 by using a Linux utility Guidelines for gathering media server information
Configuring and using VTL Configuring and Using Encryption at Rest Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting Supported Ports in a DR Series system About us

Viewing system configuration settings

In the DR Series system GUI you can easily current system configuration settings.

To view system settings, complete the following steps.

The System Configuration page is displayed.
Active Directory—Displays the domain name of the Active Directory Service, if configured.
Date and Time—Displays the mode for system date and time settings, as either Manual or NTP.
Fibre Channel—Displays current fibre channel access status, as either Enabled or Disabled.
Networking—Displays the following networking information for your system:
Contact Information—Displays contact information for the administrator of your system, if configured.
Email Relay Host—Displays the email relay hostname, if configured.
Email Alerts—Displays the numbers of notification recipients for system alerts, if configured.

Using the Configuration Wizard

At any time you can access and use the Configuration Wizard to guide you in configuring settings on your DR Series system. The Configuration Wizard first appears when you log on to the system for the first time. It gives you instructions for configuring settings and opens the proper pages in the GUI for configuring your system information automatically.

To access and use the Configuration Wizard, complete the following steps.

The System Configuration page is displayed.
Click Next or Previous to navigate through the Configuration Wizard steps. Refer to the topics in this System Configuration chapter for more detailed instructions on completing these steps.
You should verify that your system has the latest available updates. Visit, and navigate to the Software Downloads page for your specific DR Series model to download the latest upgrade file. Before upgrading, you should exit the Configuration Wizard and then proceed to the DR Series system GUI Support > Software Upgrade page. See the topic “Upgrading the DR Series System Software” in the “Support, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting” chapter later in this guide for detailed instructions on upgrading the software.
In the dialog box, click OK. The Dashboard page is displayed.

Registering with the Support Portal

You can now register your DR Series system with the Quest Support Portal by using the DR Series system CLI system --support_agent set of commands. The registered DR Series system will collect certain information that it will transmit to Quest Support. Such information can include operational statistics, performance metrics, diagnostic information and configuration settings of the DR Series system. This enables support personnel to monitor and capture information to proactively help troubleshoot issues with your system.

For more information about using the --support_agent set of commands, see the DR Series System Command Line Interface Reference Guide.

Configuring Active Directory settings

You can easily join the DR Series system to your Microsoft Active Directory Services (ADS) domain. This topic describes how to configure Active Directory (AD) settings for the DR Series system, which requires that you direct your DR Series system to join or leave a domain that contains a Microsoft Active Directory Service (ADS). Instructions are provided below to join an ADS domain or to leave an ADS domain. When you join the DR Series system to an ADS domain, this disables the Network Time Protocol (NTP) service and instead uses the domain-based time service.

To configure the DR Series system for a domain using ADS, complete the following steps:

In the left navigation menu, click System Configuration > Active Directory.
The Active Directory page is displayed.
Domain Name (FQDN)—Enter a fully qualified domain name for the ADS; for example, (This is a required field.)
Username—Enter a valid user name that meets the user name guidelines for the ADS. (This is a required field.)
Password—Enter a valid password that meets the password guidelines for the ADS. (This is a required field.)
Org Unit—Enter a valid organizational name that meets the organization name guidelines for the ADS. (This is an optional field.)
Click Join.
Click Leave.
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