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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

Booting with Plug-in Offline Client

This process entails the configuration of network equipment installed on the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client; that is, loading driver software for the system’s NIC/SCSI card to memory to use the device and access the system.

Gathering NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client network information

In this first phase, 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 actually must be configured successfully for use.

To obtain all these network values, perform the following steps.

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In the content that is revealed, locate and record the IP Address, Subnet Mask (Network Mask), and Default Gateway values.

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

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