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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 12.0 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client
Plug-in Server: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Server Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Offline Client Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Offline Client
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Plug-in Live Client for Windows: an overview Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows Backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux
Plug-in Live Client for Linux: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Recovering a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux
NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery Troubleshooting

Gathering NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client network information

In this first phase of the process, you gather specific network-related information from the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client for use in the boot routine, for example, NIC and SCSI interface values. This requirement includes the following values:

IMPORTANT: If the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client is configured with multiple NIC/SCSI devices for access, Quest recommends that you gather the preceding information for each device. The Plug-in Offline Client boot routine recognizes all these devices and requests that you configure each, individually, with this information, but only one of the devices must be configured successfully for use.

The following topics offer sample procedures that you can use to obtain these required values, based on the OS in place on the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.

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In the content that is revealed, locate and record the IP Address and the Network Mask values.
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In the content that is revealed, locate and record the Gateway value; when the command is issued, this value is revealed as the default value.
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In the content that is revealed, locate and record the IP Address, Subnet Mask (Network Mask), and Default Gateway values.

With all relevant networking information noted, you can boot the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, as described in the next topic, Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Windows PE-based Plug-in Offline Client.

Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Linux-based Plug-in Offline Client

With all relevant networking information noted, you can boot the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.

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Press Enter to start the sequence immediately.
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Double-click the NetCFG icon on the desktop.
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When the Network Connections dialog box is displayed, select the connection that you want to change, and click Edit.
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Click the IPv4 Settings tab, select Manual from the Method list, click Add, and enter the IP, netmask, and gateway addresses in the applicable fields. Leave the DNS servers field blank.
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Click the IPv6 Settings tab, select Manual from the Method list, click Add, and enter the IP, prefix, and gateway addresses in the applicable fields. Leave the DNS servers field blank.
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When you are finished, click Save to return to the Network Connections dialog box, and then click Close.

Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Windows PE-based Plug-in Offline Client

To boot from a standard Plug-in Offline Client CD, perform the following steps.

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When the BMR Network Configuration dialog box is displayed, select the applicable option:
Use DHCP (recommended): To use the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure the network interface, select this option.
Use Static IP Address: To enter specific IP addresses, select this option, and enter the addresses in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields.
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To submit the information, click Config, and then click OK when the confirmation message is displayed.
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To close the BMR Network Configuration dialog box and start the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Agent, click Exit.
You can use the list preceding the Run button to output information related to the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery GUI when you issue the Run command.

Loading drivers dynamically

Sometimes, Windows PE might recognize the hardware attached to the target machine. To load drivers without restarting Windows PE, perform the following steps.

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When the BMR Network Configuration dialog box is displayed, click Exit to close it.
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Insert the device created in Step 1, which contains the driver files.
drvload <pathToDriverINFfile>
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To access the BMR Network Configuration dialog box, type the following at the command prompt, and press Enter:
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From the Network Adapters list, select the item that you just added, and then continue from Step 2 under Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Windows PE-based Plug-in Offline Client.
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