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DR Series DR2000v - Deployment Guide

Specifications and notes for using the DR2000v

This section describes special notes on usage, licensing information, GUI usage limitations, and latest driver downloads for the DR2000v system.

Virtual Tape Library

Virtual Tape Library (VTL) support is available on the DR2000v in demo mode for trial and proof of concept only. To learn more about this functionality, contact your sales representative to request a VTL demo license for the DR2000v. To download the trial version, visit the following link: https://www.quest.com/products/dr2000v-virtual-backup-appliance/software-downloads.asp

Licensing

The DR2000v uses a standalone license.

DR2000v Hyperscale licensing

For more information on DR2000v license limits, see the DR Series System Interoperability Guide. For more information about DR2000v Hyperscale licensing, contact your sales representative or Quest support.

DR2000V VM cloning and importing/exporting

When cloning or importing/exporting a VM, a cloned VM requires a new license. Contact Quest support for assistance.

DR Series system GUI usage

Refer to the following notes about GUI usage specific to the DR2000v.

NIC drivers and settings

Refer to the following topics for important information about NIC driver updates for your hypervisor host and NIC settings for the DR2000v.

Hyervisor host NIC driver updates for VMQ

Before deploying the DR2000v, you may need to update certain hypervisor host NIC drivers to support the VMQ feature. Check your Hypervisor host NIC feature list and update the driver to the latest version as needed. For example, you should update the Broadcom NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Ethernet adapter driver to 17.6.0 (or later) to add VMQ support; otherwise, you might experience performance degradation during normal operations. Refer to the following links for downloading:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=CYKKJ&osCode=MWS80&fileId=3197327398&languageCode=EN&categoryId=NI

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=P32M4&osCode=MWS80&fileId=3197328666&languageCode=EN&categoryId=NI

DR2000v NIC settings

The DR2000v is designed to work with two virtual NICs. Internally, the DR2000v bond’s both the NICs to be Transmit Load Balancing (TLB), which requires the eth-0 MAC address for the ethernet traffic. For the DR2000v appliance to work properly, you should ensure the following settings:

a.
Ensure the virtual switch settings MAC address changes and Forged Transmits are set to Accept, if you are planning to use eth-1 in an ESXi hypervisor environment.
4.
If you are making any network setting changes on your hypervisor, execute the stats –network CLI command to list all the NIC ports status, especially with the Rx/Tx counts.
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