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Rapid Recovery 6.1.2 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Core Console Core settings Repositories Encryption keys Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery Support for dynamic and basic volumes Understanding the Rapid Recovery Agent software installer Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines Modifying deploy settings Understanding protection schedules Protecting a machine About protecting multiple machines Settings and functions for protected Exchange servers Settings and functions for protected SQL servers
Managing protected machines Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
Bare metal restore for Windows machines Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines Viewing the recovery progress Starting a restored target server Troubleshooting connections to the Universal Recovery Console Repairing boot problems Performing a file system check on the restored volume
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud storage accounts The Local Mount Utility The Central Management Console Core Console references Command Line Management utility PowerShell module
Prerequisites for using PowerShell Working with commands and cmdlets Rapid Recovery PowerShell module cmdlets Localization Qualifiers
Scripting REST APIs About us Glossary

Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines

You can simplify the task of deploying the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines by using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard.

If deploying to Linux machines, this method is appropriate.

When you use the Deploy Agent Software Wizard, Rapid Recovery Core can:

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Connect to a local Rapid Recovery Core and deploy the current (newer) Agent software to Windows machines that Core already protects. (For Linux machines, use the option to deploy manually.)

From within the Core Console, you can complete any of the following tasks:

NOTE: The target machines must have internet access to download and install bits, because Rapid Recovery uses the web version of the Rapid Recovery Agent Installer to deploy the installation components. If internet access is unavailable, use the Core Console to download the installer to a storage medium such as a USB drive. Then, physically install the software on the machines that you want to protect. For more information, see Downloading the Rapid Recovery Agent Installer.

Deploying to machines on an Active Directory domain

Use this procedure to simultaneously deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines on an Active Directory domain.

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On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
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On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select Active Directory.

Table 42. Domain information and credentials

Text Box

Description

Host

The host name or IP address of the Active Directory domain.

User name

The user name used to connect to the domain; for example, Administrator or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name]\Administrator).

Password

The secure password used to connect to the domain.

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Click Next.
5.
On the Machines page, select the machines to which you want to deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software.
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Optionally, to automatically restart the protected machines after the Agent is installed, select After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended).
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Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software deploys to the specified machines. The machines are not yet protected. Protection begins after you complete Protecting multiple machines on an Active Directory domain.

Deploying to machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host

Use this procedure to simultaneously deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host.

NOTE: All virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed; otherwise, Rapid Recovery cannot detect the host name of the virtual machine to which to deploy. In lieu of the host name, Rapid Recovery uses the virtual machine name, which may cause issues if the host name is different from the virtual machine name.
1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
The Deploy Agent Software Wizard opens.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select vCenter / ESXi.

Table 43. vCenter/ESXi connection settings

Text Box

Description

Host

The name or IP address of the VMware vCenter Server/ESXi virtual host.

Port

The port used to connect to the virtual host.

The default setting is 443.

User name

The user name used to connect to the virtual host; for example, Administrator or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name]\Administrator.

Password

The secure password used to connect to this virtual host.

4.
Click Next.
5.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select one of the following options from the drop-down menu:
A notification appears if Rapid Recovery detects that a machine is offline or that VMware Tools are not installed.
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If you want to restart the machines automatically after deployment, select After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended).
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Click Next.
Rapid Recovery automatically verifies each machine you selected.
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On the Adjustments page of the wizard, enter the credentials for each machine in the following format: hostname::username::password.
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Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software deploys to the specified machines. The machines are not yet protected. Protection begins after you complete Protecting multiple machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host.

Deploying an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to protected machines

Deploying an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to protected machines

You can use the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to push an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to Windows machines that are already protected by the local Rapid Recovery Core.

NOTE: For Linux users, if the prior version of Agent is branded AppAssure (release 5.4.3 or earlier), you must first remove the Agent software using the shell script appropriate to your specific AppAssure Agent version. Removing AppAssure Agent after installing Rapid Recovery Agent can break the connection between the Linux machine and the Core. For more information on uninstalling AppAssure Agent from a Linux machine, see Uninstalling the AppAssure Agent software from a Linux machine in the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.
1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
The Deploy Agent Software Wizard opens.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select Local Core.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machines to which you want to deploy an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software.
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Best practice is to restart each machine after installing or updating the Agent software. If you want to restart the machines after deploying, leave the default option After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended). If you do not want to restart upgraded machines immediately, clear this option.
6.
Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

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If the Warning page appeared, and you are still satisfied with your selections, click Finish again.
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