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DR Series Software 4.0 - Administrator 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 (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 Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting Supported Ports in a DR Series System

For information about configuring the iDRAC, see the Dell RACADM Reference Guides at and the topic, Accessing iDRAC6/iDRAC7 Using RACADM.

When the DR Series System splash screen is displayed, you are ready to begin initialization using the DR Series system CLI logon process. For more information, see Logging in and Initializing the DR Series System.

Accessing iDRAC6/iDRAC7 by using RACADM

Accessing iDRAC6/iDRAC7 by using RACADM

You can use SSH-based or Telnet-based interfaces to access iDRAC6/iDRAC7 by using the RACADM utility. RACADM (remote access controller administration) is a Dell command-line utility that allows you to set up and configure the integrated Dell Remote Access Control (iDRAC) interface card to provide an out-of-band management capability.

The iDRAC card contains a controller with its own processor, memory, network connection, and access to the system bus. This gives system or network administrators the capability to configure a system as if they were sitting at the local console using the power management, virtual medial access and remote console capabilities, by using a supported web browser or command line interface.

The logon values you can use for making iDRAC connections are:

For more information, see the RACADM Reference Guides for iDRAC, the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6) User Guide, or the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) User Guide that are available at

Logging on and initializing the DR Series system

Logging on and initializing the DR Series system

Before you can start to use the DR Series system graphical user interface (GUI) for the first time, you must initialize the system.

The Initial System Configuration Wizard lets you configure the following network settings to complete the first-time initialization of your system:

IP addressing mode

When you initialize the system you will log on to the DR Series system CLI by using a local console KVM (keyboard-video monitor) connection or an iDRAC connection. (For more information, see the topic, Local Console Connection, or iDRAC Connection.) You will then configure your system network settings by using the Initial System Configuration Wizard as described in the steps below.

To log on and initialize the DR Series system, complete the following steps:

At the login as: prompt, type administrator, and press <Enter>.
At the administrator@<system_name> password: prompt, type the default administrator password (St0r@ge!), and press <Enter>.
The Initial System Configuration Wizard window is displayed.
Figure 11. Initial System Configuration Wizard Window

The figure shows the initial system configuration wizard window.

To configure the network settings, type y (for yes), and press <Enter>.
To do this, at the DHCP prompt, type no (this selects static IP addressing), and press <Enter>.
NOTE: When you select static IP addressing, you are prompted to type the static IP address (for example, you could use the default IP, for the system, and press <Enter>. If your network supports the use of DHCP, type yes at the DHCP prompt, press <Enter>, and respond to any prompts.
If you responded yes, type an IP address you want to use for the secondary DNS server (for example,, and press <Enter>.
If you responded yes, type the host name you want to use, and press <Enter>. After you configure your host name response, the current system settings are displayed.
To accept these settings, type y (for yes), and press <Enter>.
If you want to change any of these settings, type n (for no), and press <Enter>. Modify the settings as needed, and press <Enter>.
When completed, a successful initialization message is displayed.
At the prompt, type exit and press <Enter> to end the DR Series system CLI session.

You are now ready to log in to the system using the DR Series system GUI.

Logging onto the system GUI for the first time

Logging onto the system GUI for the first time

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

The DR Series system logon page is displayed.
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.
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.
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.
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.)

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