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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

The Central Management Console

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 feature 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 installing this component, see the topic "Installing the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console" in the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.

For more information about configuring this component, see the topic Configuring the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console in the 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 Rapid Recovery User Guide.

Understanding the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console

Understanding the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console

When you open the Central Management Console, information is displayed in Console view. The Welcome page appears, and you can see the following elements:

Table 172. UI elements in the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console

UI Element

Description

Branding area

For typical environments, the top left side of the Central Management Console is branded with the full parent product name, Rapid Recovery. Clicking anywhere on the branding area results in directing the web browser user to product documentation on the Quest Support website.

Left navigation area

The left navigation area appears under the branding area, on the left side of the user interface. Functions of the navigation area differ based on the mode selected from the top right of the Central Management Console

Console mode. In the navigation area, when in the Console mode, clicking any Core or Core Group opens the selected Core or Core group in the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

Reports mode. In the navigation area, when in the Reports mode, selecting Cores or Core groups determines the set of information to appear when you generate reports.

Manage mode. In the navigation area, when in the Manage mode, you can navigate through settings for Cores and Core Groups. You can also add and remove Cores and Core Groups in Manage mode. Clicking the arrows expands and collapses the menu. Included are the following levels of hierarchy: Organization, Core Groups, and Cores. If you click the left arrow, the navigation area collapses. To expand the navigation area, click the right arrow.

Links menu

Contact Quest Support. Links to the Quest Support website in a new browser window, providing access to Live Chat, video tutorials, Rapid Recovery knowledge base articles, frequently asked questions, and more.

Links menu

Documentation. Links to the Quest Support website in a new browser window, providing access to Live Chat, video tutorials, Rapid Recovery knowledge base articles, frequently asked questions, and more.

Links menu

Version. Lists the current version of the Central Management Console. Clicking this link opens the About dialog box.

Links menu

Mode selector. On the top right of the links menu, the name of the current logged-in Windows user appears in a drop-down menu.

From this menu, you can change the view of the Central Management Console. You can choose from the following views:

Console. This mode is the default, allowing you to view the Cores and Core groups in your environment from one location.

Reports. From this mode, you can generate, view and export reports from the Cores configured in this console.

Manage. From the Manage mode, you can remove or add additional cores to the Central Management Console, alone or in groups.

Language. In versions that support localization, the Language option is listed. Selecting this option opens the Switch Language dialog box, from which you can select a display language for the Central Management Console. .

Clear account cache. Select this option to clear existing information for the logged-in user account.

You can change the view of the Central Management Console by selecting an option from the mode selector (the drop-down menu on the top right of the page). For example:

The Cores that you can view and manage appear in the left navigation menu. You can configure individual Cores, or organize them by group. You can restrict access to Cores in specific groups using Windows user names or groups.

Configuring the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console

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.

To configure the Central Management Console, you can perform all tasks listed in Related links below.

Adding a Core to the Central Management Console

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.

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

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.

The Add Core page appears.

Table 173. 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 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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