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Rapid Recovery 6.0.2 - User Guide

*** Legend Introduction to Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery Understanding the Rapid Recovery Core Console Working with repositories Managing Rapid Recovery Core settings Using custom groups Working with encryption keys Protecting machines using the Rapid Recovery Core Working with Microsoft Exchange and SQL Servers Protecting server clusters Exporting protected data to virtual machines Managing protected machines Understanding replication Managing events Generating and viewing reports Restoring data Understanding bare metal restore for Windows machines Retention and archiving Managing cloud accounts Working with Linux machines Understanding the Local Mount Utility Central Management Console Understanding the Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility Understanding the Rapid Recovery PowerShell module
Prerequisites for using PowerShell Working with commands and cmdlets Rapid Recovery PowerShell module cmdlets Localization Qualifiers
Extending Rapid Recovery jobs using scripting Rapid Recovery APIs Glossary

Configuring SNMP settings

Use the SNMP settings to control communication between the Core and the SNMP browser. This includes the SNMP port, trap receiver port, and the host name for the trap receiver.

Use this procedure to configure SNMP settings for the Core.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [Settings] (Settings), and then do one of the following:
    • From the list of Core settings on the left side of the Settings page, click SNMP Configuration.
    • Scroll down on the right side of the Settings page until you can see the SNMP Configuration heading.

      The SNMP Configuration settings appear.

  3. Modify the SNMP settings as described in the following table.
    Table 1. SNMP connection settings information
    Text Box Description
    Incoming port Enter a port number for the SNMP connection.
    Note: The default setting is 8161.
    Trap receiver port Enter a port number for the trap receiver.

    The default setting is 162.

    Trap receiver host name Enter a host name for the SNMP connection.
    Note: The default host name is localhost.
  4. For each setting, when satisfied with your changes, click [Check mark] to save the change and exit edit mode, or click [Cancel] to exit edit mode without saving.

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Downloading the SNMP MIB file

The Simple Network Management Protocol is used to monitor devices on a network for conditions that require attention. When the Rapid Recovery Core is set as an SNMP agent, the Core report information such as alerts, repository status, and protected machines. This information can be read by an SNMP host using a standalone application called an SNMP browser.

Data objects managed by SNMP agents are organized into a Management Information Base (MIB) file that contains Object Identifiers (OIDs). Each OID identifies a variable that can be read or set using SNMP.

You can download a MIB file from the Rapid Recovery Core. This file, named dell-aa-core.mib, can then be read by an SNMP browser in a more user-friendly fashion than data it receives directly from the Core.

Use this procedure to download the SNMP MIB file from the Rapid Recovery Core.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [More] (More) and then click Downloads.

    The Downloads page appears.

  3. Scroll down to the Other Files pane.
  4. To download the MIB file, click the SNMP MIB file download link.

    The SNMP Configuration settings appear.

  5. In the Opening dell-aa-core.mib dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To open the log file, select Open with, then select an SNMP browser application for viewing the text-based MIB file, and finally click OK.

      The dell-aa-core.mib file opens in the selected application.

    • To save the file locally, select Save File and click OK.

      The dell-aa-core.mib file saves to your Downloads folder. It can be opened using an SNMP browser or a text editor.


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Configuring vSphere settings

VMware vSphere is a suite of virtualization software, from which you can manage ESXi or vCenter Server virtual machines. If using vSphere, you no longer need to load the Rapid Recovery Agent software onto individual VMs to protect them. This is called the agentless protection feature, which applies only to virtual machines.

Use this procedure to configure vSphere settings for the Core.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [Settings] (Settings), and then do one of the following:
    • From the list of Core settings on the left side of the Settings page, click vSphere.
    • Scroll down on the right side of the Settings page until you can see the vSphere heading.

      The vSphere settings appear.

  3. Modify the vSphere settings as described in the following table.
    Table 1. vSphere Core settings information
    UI Element UI Type Description
    Connection lifetime Spin box Establishes duration of time before a timeout for the connection with the ESXi server. Uses HH:MM:SS format.
    Note: The default setting is 00:10:00 or ten minutes.
    Maximum simultaneous consolidations Text field Sets the maximum number of simultaneous consolidations for protected virtual machines.
    Note: The default setting is 0.
    Maximum retries Text field Sets the maximum number of attempts for connection to a virtual disk or read and write operations before a timeout.
    Note: The default setting is 10.
    Allow parallel restore Boolean (check box) When this option is checked, enables parallel restore for an agentless virtual machine.

    When this option is cleared, this function is disabled.

    Note: The default setting is No (cleared).
  4. For each setting, when satisfied with your changes, click the check mark to save the change and exit edit mode, or click X to exit edit mode without saving.

    For more information on vSphere settings for VMware or ESXi agentless protection, see Configuring vSphere Settings.


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Core-level tools

In addition to configuring Core settings, you can also use the Core-level tools described in the following table.

Table 1. Other Core-level tools
UI Element Description
System information Rapid Recovery lets you view information about the Rapid Recovery Core that includes system information, local and mounted volumes, and Replay engine connections.

For more information on the information displayed on the System information page, see Understanding system information for the Core.

For more information on how to view System information, see Viewing system information for the Core.

Downloading Core log files Information about various activities for the Rapid Recovery Core are saved to the Core log file. To diagnose possible issues, you can download and view logs for your Rapid Recovery Core. For more information on accessing and viewing the Core logs, see Accessing Core logs.

Each protected machine also saves a log of activity. This log can be uploaded to the Core if you select the nightly job called Downloading the logs from the protected machines. For more information about nightly jobs, see Understanding nightly jobs. For more information about how to configure nightly job settings for the Core, see Configuring nightly jobs for the Core. For more information about configuring nightly jobs for specific protected machines, see Customizing nightly jobs for a protected machine.


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