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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

Managing and viewing DR Series system licenses

To view and manage licenses in the DR Series system GUI, complete the following steps:

In the left navigation menu, click System Configuration > Licenses.
Registered Licenses—Displays the number of registered licenses for the following categories:
Installed Licenses—Displays a list of installed licenses and the following columns of information.
Registered DR2000v(s)—Displays a list of the DR2000v systems (if any) registered to the DR Series system and the following columns of information, which is dependent on the name and email information registered on the DR2000v.
To upload and install a new license file, at the top of the page under Upload License File, click Select License File, and then browse to and select the license file you want to upload
Client Information—Displays information about the current DR2000v.
Server Information—Displays information about the DR Series hardware system to which the DR2000v is registered.
In the Warning dialog box, click OK to unregister the license.
IP Address/Hosname of DR License Server—The IP address/hostname of the DR Series system/license server to which this DR2000v is registered.
Administrator Name—The name of the administrator user.
Administrator Email—The email address associated with the administrator user.
Company Name—The company name associated with the administrator user.
Comment—Text comments entered to describe this system.

Configuring networking settings

In the DR Series system GUI, you can view and modify the network settings (for example, if you want to change the settings you configured when you first initialized the system)

To view and modify networking settings, complete the following steps.

In the left navigation menu, click System Configuration > Networking.
The Networking page is displayed.
In the Hostname field, modify the hostname as needed. The hostname entry must meet the following requirements:
Click Save.
In the Edit Interface pane, for IP Mode, select Static (to set static IP addressing for your system) or DHCP (to set dynamic IP addressing for your system).
NOTE: To verify that the destination system can support a specific frame size, use the DR Series system CLI command network --ping --destination <IP address> --size <number of bytes>. For more information, contact Technical Support for assistance.
ALB—Configures adaptive load balancing (ALB), which is the default setting.
802.3ad—Configures dynamic link aggregation using the IEEE standard.
Click Save.
Click Save.

Understanding the networking page and Ethernet port values

In the DR Series system GUI, the Networking page displays the currently configured multiple Ethernet ports for the DR Series system in the Interfaces list. For 1–Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports in the DR4000 system this could be Eth0, Eth1, Eth2, and Eth3, and in the DR4100 system this could be Eth0, Eth1, Eth2, Eth3, Eth4, and Eth5. For 10-GbE/10-GbE SFP+ NICs, this means that the two ports are bonded together into a single interface. For example, the DR Series system port configuration is as follows:
NOTE: For more information on advanced networking options see the DR Series Command Line Interface Reference Guide available at by selecting your specific DR model and then navigating to Technical Documentation.





Understanding system operation scheduling

By scheduling system operations, you can optimize your system resources and achieve the best possible DR Series system performance. The most important thing to remember when scheduling critical DR Series system operations is that you want to ensure that you perform each of these operations at a time when it will not overlap or interfere with the running of any of the other key system operations.

You should carefully plan and schedule time periods in which to perform the following critical system operations:

In the DR Series system, the main goal in planning and scheduling operations should be to run the Cleaner and Replication operations at times when they do not overlap or interfere with other important system operations. You want to make sure that by properly scheduling and planning, your system can perform each of these key operations independent of the other.

The best practice is to run these two operations during non-standard business hours, so that they do not conflict with any of your other backup or ingest operations.

To view currently scheduled operations and to access the Schedules page to configure system schedules, follow these steps.

On the left navigation menu, click System Configuration > Schedules.

The Schedules page is displayed, showing a daily/hourly calendar representation of currently scheduled operations.

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