The Rapid Recovery Central Management Console is an optional component intended for environments with two or more Rapid Recovery Cores. This component is a web portal providing a central interface where you can group, manage, and generate reports for multiple Cores.
Operating system requirements for the Central Management Console are identical to the requirements for the Rapid Recovery Core. These components can be installed on the same machine or on different machines, as your needs dictate.
After installation, you must configure the Central Management Console by adding Cores you want to manage, either individually, or as part of Core groups.
The Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 operating systems must have the ASP.NET 4.5 role installed on the server for proper loading of the GUI. This configuration is included for you as part of the Rapid Recovery installer.
For more information about configuring this component, see the topic "Configuring the Central Management Console" in the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide..
For more information about understanding the UI of this component, see the topic "Understanding the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console" in the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide..
Complete the steps in the following procedure to install the Central Management Console.
Depending on the configuration of your machine, the User Account Control window or the Open File - Security Warning window could appear.
The Setup dialog box appears. The installer checks that the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is installed on your system.
The installer prepares the installation, and then the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console Installation Wizard appears.
The License Agreement page appears.
The Prerequisites page appears.
The Installation Options page appears.
The Progress page appears and includes a status bar that lets you monitor the progress of the installation.
When the installation is complete, the Completed page appears.
The installer closes. You must configure the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console before use.
When installing the Rapid Recovery Core, you can choose to automatically update the Rapid Recovery Core software. For specific steps on selecting these options, see Installing the Rapid Recovery Core.
You can also choose to be notified when an updated version of the Core software is available, or to ignore updates. Once installation is complete, these settings can be changed at any time. For more information on changing automatic update settings, see "Configuring Update Settings” in the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide.
If you choose automatic updates, or if you choose to be notified about updates, then the software on the Rapid Recovery Core is checked against new versions available from the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery License Portal on a weekly basis.
Dell recommends using the automatic update option. The default setting for automatic updates is to check for updates weekly.
You can change how frequently the system checks for updates (options include daily, weekly, monthly, or never) at any time by configuring the update settings for the Core on the Settings page of the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information on how to change these settings, see the topic “Configuring Update Settings” in the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide.
If using replication, the recommended order of upgrading components is to always upgrade the target core first, then upgrade the source core, and lastly update the Agent software on protected machines.
Complete the steps in this procedure to uninstall the Rapid Recovery Core. The same steps apply to uninstall an AppAssure Core. Only the version number will be different.
If uninstalling the AppAssure Core, the version number will be different, for example:
For example, select English.
The Rapid Recovery Core Installation Wizard appears, showing the Repair/Remove page.
The Remove Options page appears.
The Progress page appears. You can view the progress of the uninstall action on the Progress page.
When the uninstall is complete, the Completed page box appears.
When you remove a machine from protection on the Rapid Recovery Core, the Agent software is not affected. To remove the Rapid Recovery Agent software from a machine, perform the steps described in the following sections, based on the operating system of the machine.
Regardless of the operating system, you must restart the machine to complete the removal of the Rapid Recovery Agent software.