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DR Series DR2000v - Deployment Guide

Deploying the DR2000v using the vSphere Web Client

The following instructions describe the steps for deploying the DR2000v on VMware ESXi using the vSphere web client.

In the Deploy OVF Template - Source window, click Browse to locate the DR2000v .ova template on your system or network location, and click Open.
Click Next to proceed.
Review details in the Deploy OVF Template dialog box, and then click Next to proceed.
In the Deploy OVF Template – Select Name and Folder dialog box, enter a Name for the virtual machine and select the folder that hosts it, and then click Next to proceed.
In the Deploy OVF Template – Select Storage dialog box, select the virtual disk format and the destination datastore, and then click Next to proceed. You must choose a data store that meets the storage space requirement (with minimum free space of at least the size the of the DR2000v system).
It is recommended that you select the setting, Thick Provision Eager Zeroed, which will result in ESX Physical CPU Usage until the storage is allocated and zeroed. (Selecting Thin Provision will result in fragmented disks because the storage is provisioned as required.)
In the Deploy OVF Template - Setup Networks dialog box, configure the networks that the deployed template should use, and click Next to proceed.
In the Deploy OVF Template — Ready to Complete dialog box, review the settings, select Power on after deployment, and click Finish.

Deploying the DR2000v on Microsoft Hyper-V

Deploying the DR2000v on Microsoft Hyper-V

The topics in this section provide information about deploying the DR2000v on Microsoft Hyper-V.

For detailed information about supported Microsoft Hyper-V versions, platform and license limits, virtual infrastructure and memory requirements, and other information, see the DR Series System Interoperability Guide.

Before you begin the deployment process, ensure you have met the prerequisites described in the topic, “Prerequisites for the DR2000v on Microsoft Hyper-V.”

The deployment process comprises the following tasks:

Prerequisites for deploying the DR2000v in Microsoft Hyper-V environments

Make sure you have installed the DR2000v license on an associated DR Series system hardware appliance, if needed. For more information, see the topic “Setting up the license for the DR2000v” in this document.

To deploy the DR2000v on Microsoft Hyper-V and to use the DR2000v Hyper-V cmdlets, ensure that the following prerequisites are met. For more information about the available DR2000v Hyper-V cmdlets, see the topic, “Using the Suppported cmdlets for DR2000v for Hyper-V” in this document.

You must have administrator privileges or you must be a member of the administrator’s group

NOTE: This software is easily accessible from the Pre-Requisites folder. The pre-requisite file names may change due to different DR2000V OS versions release and also other updates may be required.

Windows PowerShell 4.0 is part of the Windows Management Framework 4.0. Refer to the following link for more information:

WinRM is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management Protocol. It uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over HTTP and HTTPS. For remote operations, port 5985 must be enabled on the Windows Firewall for remote management on the target server. Refer to the following links for more information:

Additional prerequisites for deploying the DR2000v in Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Hyper- V environment

Installing PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V from Codeplex

This prerequisite is an Open Source project that provides a PowerShell management library for Hyper-V. It is based on Microsoft Public License (MS-PL). You can download the binaries from the following location:

This product is not signed hence the PowerShell Execution Policy has to be set to Unrestricted. To do so, enter the following command in PowerShell with elevated privileges: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted.
Press y to change the execution policy.

Once you have extracted the content of, you need to unblock the content because Windows attempts to block scripts downloaded from the Internet. To unblock the content using Windows Explorer:

When the file properties is displayed, click Unblock and OK. Repeat this to unblock all the files in the folder.
After all the files are unblocked, move the folder HyperV to %WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ location.

Additional prerequisites for deploying the DR2000v in Microsoft Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 Hyper- V environment

Installing the Hyper-V Management Tools

This prerequisite is a Windows feature that contains a PowerShell extension to manage Hyper-V servers on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 systems. Using PowerShell install this feature, enter the following commands with elevated privileges:

Install-WindowsFeature Hyper-V-Tools – This command enables Windows to administer Hyper-V.
Install-WindowsFeature Hyper-V-PowerShell – This command installs additional PowerShell commands specialized for Hyper-V.
Set-ExecutionPolicy AllSigned – This command allows scripts signed by a trusted publisher to be run on Windows server..

Install the digital certificate:

Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the DR2000v.dll file found in the bin directory of downloaded Hyper-V package.
Right-click the DR2000v.dll file and click Properties.
On the Properties windows go to Digital Signatures > Details > View Certificate.
On certificate windows, click Install Certificate > select On local Machine > Next and place it under Trusted Publishers certificate store.
Click OK > Next > Finish.

After the pre-requisites are complete, you can deploy the DR2000v on the local Hyper-v host. For more information, see the topic “Deploying DR2000v on a Local Hyper-V Host”.

Deploying DR2000v on a local Microsoft Hyper-V host

To deploy the DR2000v on a local Hyper-V host:

The following ACTIONS are displayed:
When prompted to deploy another DR2000v, type ‘y’ for yes or type ‘n’ for no as appropriate and press <Enter>.
Type option ‘2’ and press <Enter> to start the DR2000v virtual machine to self extract the installation packages and install all the DR2000v components.
When prompted to start another DR2000v, type ‘y’ for yes or type ‘n’ for no as appropriate and press <Enter>.
Next launch Hyper-V Manager. Navigate to Start Menu > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager.
The Hyper-V Manager window is displayed.
Right-click the DR2000v VM and select Connect to view the installation process

Once the DR2000v VM has been created, you will be prompted to convert the disk from dynamic (sparse) to fixed disk. A warning and prompt appears stating:

WARNING: If the DR VM underlying storage runs out of space it will bypass some of the built-in data integrity features. Hence, it is recommended to convert the Dynamic VHD to Fixed VHD for this DR VM. Please refer to the relevent Microsoft Hyper-V documentation or call Quest support. Do you want to convert the dynamic expanding VHD to Fixed VHD? (y/n)?

At the prompt, enter y or n as appropriate.

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