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DR Series Software 4.0.4 - 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

Logging onto the system GUI for the first time

To log on to the DR Series system GUI for the first time, complete the following steps:

  1. In a supported web browser, type the IP address or hostname of your DR Series system, and press <Enter>.

    NOTE: The DR Series System Login page may display a warning message if the web browser you are using does not properly support the DR Series system. If you are running a Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, make sure that you disable the Compatibility View. For more information about disabling the Compatibility View settings, see the topic, Disabling the Compatibility View Settings. For more information about supported web browsers, see the DR Series System Interoperability Guide.

    NOTE: For best results when using IE web browsers in combination with supported Windows-based servers, ensure that Active Scripting (JavaScript) is enabled on the Windows client. This setting is often disabled by default on Windows-based servers. For more information on enabling Active Scripting, see the topic Enabling Active Scripting in Windows IE Browsers.

  2. In the Username field, type administrator, and in the Password field, type St0r@ge! and then click Log in or press <Enter>. The Users page is displayed with a Configuration Wizard that guides you to the proper pages in the GUI for configuring your system information.

    NOTE: If this is the first time logging on to the system after a software upgrade, you will see an Upgrade notification dialog box, which instructs you to review and verify user roles and logon information for your DR Series system and associated DMAs.

  3. Click Next or Previous to navigate through the Configuration Wizard steps to set up your system. Refer to the topics in the System Configuration chapter later in this guide for more detailed instructions on how to complete these steps.
    1. Step 1: Reset Password Setup & Change Admin Password. Refer to Modifying password reset options and Changing a user password for detailed instructions.
    2. Step 2: Fill in Admin Contact Information & Email Relay Host. See Modifying a user and Configuring email notification settings for detailed instructions.
    3. Step 3: Set the hostname, DNS, and IP Mode. SeeConfiguring networking settings for detailed instructions.
    4. Step 4: Join Active Directory, if you need to configure Active Director settings for your system. See Configuring Active Directory settingsfor detailed instructions.
    5. Step 5: Review the Initial Upgrade Message. 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 > SoftwareUpgrade 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.
    When you click Next on the final page of the Configuration Wizard, a dialog box is displayed confirming that you have completed the initial configuration of your system.
  4. In the dialog box, click OK. The Dashboard page is displayed.

Your logon username is displayed at the top of the page in the right corner. If you are logged on as a domain user, the domain is displayed in the format of domain\username. (You can only log on as a domain user after configuring Login Groups under Active Directory. This is a requirement for using Global View.)

Enabling active scripting in IE

To enable Active Scripting (JavaScript) in Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers, complete the following steps:

NOTE: This procedure describes how to configure your Windows IE web browser to enable Active Scripting (JavaScript). This setting is often disabled by default on Windows-based servers.

  1. Launch the IE web browser, and click Tools→ Internet Options.
  2. Click the Security tab, and click Custom level....
  3. Using the right scroll bar, scroll down the Settings choices until you reach Scripting.
  4. In Active scripting, click Enable.
  5. Click OK to enable JavaScript and the Active Scripting feature for your web browser.
  6. Click OK.

Disabling the Compatibility View settings for IE

To disable the Compatibility View settings of the IE web browser, complete the following steps:

NOTE: This procedure describes how to disable the Compatibility View settings to ensure there is no conflict between different versions of the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) web browser you use to access the DR Series system. Disabling the compatibility view settings requires that the Display all websites in Compatibility View check box option in the Compatibility View Settings page is cleared, and that there are no DR Series systems or domains associated with these systems listed in the Compatibility View list on this page.

  1. Launch the IE web browser, and click Tools→ Compatibility View settings.
  2. If selected, clear the Display all websites in Compatibility View check box option.
  3. If any DR Series systems are listed in the Compatibility View list, select the entry and click Remove.
  4. Click Close.

Configuring the DR Series system settings

In the DR Series system GUI, you can easily view and configure system settings such as, active directory, system date and time, expansion shelf enclosures, licenses, networking, schedules for system operations, SSL certificates, storage groups, and users.

NOTE: Before you run any DR Series system operations for the first time or edit system settings, you should have first initialized the system. Initializing the DR Series system requires that you configure and manage a number of very important system settings before any other tasks, and Quest recommends that you use the Initial System Configuration Wizard to configure your DR Series system. Changing some of the system settings using the DR Series system GUI (such as bonding, MTU, hostname, IP address, and DNS) can cause issues that can affect your DR Series system GUI access. For more information about initializing the system, see the topic, Initializing the DR Series System.

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