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.
|Incoming port||Enter a port number for the SNMP connection.|
|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.|
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.
The Downloads page appears.
The SNMP Configuration settings appear.
The dell-aa-core.mib file opens in the selected application.
The dell-aa-core.mib file saves to your Downloads folder. It can be opened using an SNMP browser or a text editor.
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.
|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.|
|Maximum simultaneous consolidations||Text field||Sets the maximum number of simultaneous consolidations for protected virtual machines.|
|Maximum retries||Text field||Sets the maximum number of attempts for connection to a virtual disk or read and write operations before a timeout.|
|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.
For more information on vSphere settings for VMware or ESXi agentless protection, see Configuring vSphere Settings.
In addition to configuring Core settings, you can also use the Core-level tools described in the following table.
|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.