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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 the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console

Configuring the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console involves adding Cores and Core groups, establishing their settings, and specifying access settings for groups if required.

Once you complete the configuration, you can manage settings and all Cores from one central location.

You can perform the following tasks:


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Adding a Core to the Central Management Console

Add one or more Cores to the Central Management Console to manage them or generate reports from a single interface.

If you want to add a core to a Core group, the group must be created first. For more information, see Adding a Core group to the Central Management Console. You can also edit the Core details later to specify a group.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to add a Core to the Central Management Console.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console, click the mode selector drop-down and select Manage.

    The page refreshes, showing Add Core, Add Group, and Delete icons.

  2. From the top of the left navigation menu, click Add Core.

    The Add Core page appears.

  3. Enter the required information for connecting to the Core, as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Add Core details
    Text Box Description
    Parent Group Optionally, if you want the Core to join an existing Core group, select the parent group from the appropriate organization.
    Display Name Enter a display name for the Core.

    The display name must be limited to 150 characters or less. Best practice is to keep this name under 33 characters.

    Do not use prohibited characters or prohibited phrases. For more information on prohibited characters or prohibited phrases, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide.

    Host Name Enter the IP address for accessing the Core.

    If the Core you are adding is the current server, you can use localhost.

    Port Enter a port number for the connection. The default value is 8006.
    User Name Enter a user name to access the Core service for the newly added Core.
    Password Enter a password to access the Core service for the newly added Core.
  4. Click Test connection to test the configuration.

    If the test is successful, a success message displays. Click OK to close the confirmation message.

  5. Click Save.

    Your changes are saved, and the Core is now added to the parent group.


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Configuring Core settings in the Central Management Console

Complete the steps in the following procedure to configure Core settings in the Central Management Console.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console, click the mode selector drop-down and select Manage.

    The page refreshes, showing Add Core, Add Group, and Delete icons.

  2. From the left navigation menu, click the name of the appropriate Core.

    The Settings page appears for the selected Core.

  3. In the Settings tab, modify the Core information as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Core settings
    Text Box Description
    Parent Group Select the parent group of the Cores for the new Core settings you want to add.
    Display Name Enter a display name for the Core.
    User Name Enter the user name for the Core
    Password Enter the password for the Core.
    How should the management portal connect to [core name]? Select the option that specifies the connection. You can choose to:
    • Use [Core name’s] last known IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx), or
    • Use the hostname or IP address.

      If you choose to specify the connection through the use of a host name or IP address, you must enter the appropriate information.

    On what port is [core name] listening? Select either of the port options. You can choose:
    • Default Port (8006), or
    • Custom Port

      If you choose to specify the port, enter the port number in the Custom Port text box.

  4. Click Test Connection.

    If the test is successful, a message will display to indicate that the connection was successful.

  5. Click Save.

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Adding a Core group to the Central Management Console

Complete the steps in the following procedure to add a Core group to the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console, click the mode selector drop-down and select Manage.

    The page refreshes, showing Add Core, Add Core Group, and Delete icons.

  2. From the top of the left navigation menu, click Add Group.

    The Add Group page appears.

  3. Select the parent group and the display name as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Adding a Core group
    Text Box Description
    Parent group Select the parent group of the Cores for the new Core group you want to add.
    Display name Enter a display name for the Core group.

    The display name must be limited to 150 characters or less. Best practice is to keep this name under 33 characters.

    Do not use prohibited characters or prohibited phrases. For more information on prohibited characters or prohibited phrases, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide.

  4. Click Save.

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