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Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 - Release Notes

Rapid Recovery release 6.1 operating system installation and compatibility matrix

Microsoft Windows operating systems

Rapid Recovery Core must be installed on an appropriately sized server running a supported 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system. The following table and notes list each Windows operating system and describes compatibility for each Rapid Recovery component or feature.

Table 17. Rapid Recovery components and features compatible with Windows operating systems

Windows OS

Core/ Central Management Console

Agent

Agent-less

LMU

MR

DR

URC Restore

VM Export to Azure

Windows XP SP3

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes1

No

Windows Vista

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes1

No

Windows Vista SP2

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes1

No

Windows 7

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes2

Windows 7 SP1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows 8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows 8.1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows 10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows Server 2003

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes1

No

Windows Server 2008

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes1

Yes2

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Yes2

Windows Server 2008 R2

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes2

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows Server 2012

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes2

Windows Server 2016

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows installation and support notes:

1 The boot CD supports bare metal restore, but does not support driver injection.

2 VM export to Azure works only for x64 editions of operating systems listed.

Linux operating systems

Linux operating systems are supported as protected machines in a Rapid Recovery Core. You can use agentless protection, or install the Rapid Recovery Agent. The following table and notes list each supported Linux operating system and distribution, and describes support for each Rapid Recovery component or feature.

Table 18. Compatible Rapid Recovery components and features by Linux operating system

Windows OS

Core/ Central Management Console

Agent

Agentless

Linux OS or distribution

Agent

Agentless

Live DVD

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 - 6.8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 - 7.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

CentOS Linux 6.3 - 6.8

Yes

Yes

Yes

CentOS Linux 7.0 - 7.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Debian Linux 7, 8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle Linux 6.3 - 6.8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle Linux 7.0 - 7.3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 12.10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu Linux 13.04, 13.10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 14.10

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Ubuntu Linux 15.04, 15.10

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 or later

Yes

Yes

Yes

SLES 12

Yes1

Yes1

Yes1

Linux installation and support notes:

1 B-tree file system (BTRFS) is supported only on operating systems with kernel version 4.2. or later. Compliant operating systems currently include Ubuntu versions 14.04.4 with service pack 4 or later, and versions 15.10 or later. SLES versions 12 and 12 SP1 have older kernel versions, and so Rapid Recovery does not support their implementations of BTRFS.

Rapid Recovery Core and Central Management Console requirements

Requirements for the Rapid Recovery Core and the Central Management Console (CMC) are described in the following table.

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.

Table 19. Rapid Recovery Core and Central Management Console requirements

Requirement

Details

Operating system

The Rapid Recovery Core and Central Management Console require one of the following 64-bit Windows operating systems (OS). They do not run on 32-bit Windows systems or any Linux distribution. Rapid Recovery Core requires one of the following x64 Windows operating systems:

Windows operating systems require the .NET Framework 4.5.2 to be installed to run the Rapid Recovery Core service. Additionally, any OS marked with * requires the ASP .NET 4.5x role or feature. When installing or upgrading the Core, the installer checks for these components based on the OS of the Core server, and installs or activates them automatically if required.

The Rapid Recovery Core supports all x64 editions of the Windows OS listed, unless otherwise indicated. The Rapid Recovery Core does not support Windows Server core editions.

If any operating system listed specifies a service pack (for example, Windows 7 SP1), then the OS with the specified service pack is the minimum requirement. If an operating system is listed without a service pack (for example, Windows 8), then the base operating system is supported. Any subsequent SP for a listed OS is also supported, unless explicitly excluded.

For optimal performance, it is recommended that you install the Rapid Recovery Core on more recent operating systems such as Windows 8.1 (or later) and Windows Server 2012 (or later).

Architecture

64-bit only

Memory

8GB RAM or more

Quest highly recommends using Error Checking & Correction (ECC) memory, to ensure optimum performance of Rapid Recovery Core servers.

Processor

Quad-core or higher

Storage

Quest recommends locating your repository on direct attached storage (DAS), storage area network (SAN), or network attached storage (NAS) devices (listed in order of preference).

Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) minimum

Network hardware

Use network cables with the appropriate rating to obtain the expected bandwidth.

Rapid Recovery Agent software requirements

Requirements for the Rapid Recovery Agent software are described in the following table.

Table 20. Rapid Recovery Agent software requirements

Requirement

Details

Operating system

The Rapid Recovery Agent software supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux operating systems, including the following:

Additional operating systems are supported for agentless protection only. For more information, see Rapid Snap for Virtual agentless protection.

If any operating system listed specifies a service pack (for example, Windows 7 SP1), then the OS with the specified service pack is the minimum requirement. If an operating system is listed without a service pack (for example, Windows 8), then the base operating system is supported. Any subsequent SP for a listed OS is also supported, unless explicitly excluded.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software supports Windows Server Core edition installations for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. For Windows Server 2008 R2 Core only, you must have SP1 or later. Windows Server 2008 Core edition is not supported.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software supports the Linux distributions included in this list. Most of the released kernel versions have been tested. File systems supported include ext2, ext3, ext4, and xfs. BTRFS is also supported (only on certain Linux operating systems with kernel version 4.2. or later). For more information, see the Rapid Recovery release 6.1 operating system installation and compatibility matrix.

Agents installed on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 operate in the Core edition mode of Windows Server 2012.

Architecture

32-bit or 64-bit

Memory

4GB or higher

Processor

Single processor or higher

Microsoft Exchange Server support

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Rollup 5 or later , Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, or Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft SQL Server support

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or higher

Microsoft SharePoint Server support

Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Storage

Direct attached storage, storage area network or network attached storage

Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) minimum

Quest does not recommend protecting machines over a wide-area network (WAN). If you have multiple networked sites, Quest recommends installing a Core at each site. To share information, you can replicate between the Cores located at different sites. Replication between Cores is WAN-optimized. The data transmitted is compressed, deduplicated, and encrypted during transfer.

Network hardware

Use network cables with the appropriate rating to obtain the expected bandwidth.

Rapid Recovery Local Mount Utility software requirements

The Local Mount Utility (LMU) is included with Rapid Recovery. You can obtain the LMU installer from the Downloads page from either the Core Console or the Rapid Recovery License Portal.

Table 21. Local Mount Utility software requirements

Requirement

Details

Operating system

The Rapid Recovery Local Mount Utility software supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems, including the following:

If any operating system listed specifies a service pack (for example, Windows 7 SP1), then the OS with the specified service pack is the minimum requirement. If an operating system is listed without a service pack (for example, Windows 8), then the base operating system is supported. Any subsequent SP for a listed OS is also supported, unless explicitly excluded.

The LMU software supports Windows Server Core edition installations for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2008 Core edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition are not supported.

Architecture

32-bit or 64-bit

Memory

4GB or higher

Processor

Single processor or higher

Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) minimum

Network hardware

Use network cables with the appropriate rating to obtain the expected bandwidth.

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