The configuration script included on the VM desktop runs a sequence of actions to prepare the VM to use the Core. It removes the Core ID associated with the VM (to avoid Cores with duplicate IDs); starts the Core service; moves the trial license to the desktop; creates a desktop shortcut for the Core Console; and automatically creates a repository on any new disks attached to your VM.
This task describes the process of running this configuration script from the shortcut on the desktop of your Rapid Recovery Core VM. Quest recommends performing this process after first attaching storage to the Azure VM, and repeating it each time you add additional storage to your VM. Running this script initially typically takes about five minutes, after which the command window closes.
After initial configuration of your VM, if you attach additional storage from the Azure Marketplace, running this script again configures the virtual disk as the storage location for your repository. When run subsequently, the script takes less than a minute to run.
Perform this procedure to configure your Core the first time, and each time you add additional storage.
A command window entitled Administrator: Windows PowerShell appears, and the script begins to run. Several operations occur sequentially, and the progress of the script is logged in the command window.
The script continues to run; the script formats the storage drive in the most efficient manner for using the Rapid Recovery Core. When the script is complete, the command window closes. The Core Console shortcut appears on the desktop, to let users easily launch the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
Before protecting machines in your Core or replicating from another Core, you must disable the Compatibility View feature in the Internet Explorer web browser. For more information, see Disabling Compatibility View in Internet Explorer.
Before using your Core, you must associate a license key. For more information, see Activating your Rapid Recovery license.
If using a standard license with Rapid Recovery Core, you must agree to the use of privacy information. For more information, see X.
Internet Explorer includes a Compatibility View feature. The purpose of this feature is to correct the display of websites optimized for old versions of Internet Explorer (version 7 or earlier). By default, this option is typically enabled for all intranet sites, but can present problems when viewing modern web interfaces.
This task describes the process to disable the Compatibility View option of Internet Explorer, which is required for using the Rapid Recovery Core Console on the Azure VM. This is a one-time setup step.
Perform the steps described in the following procedure to disable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer.
An Internet Explorer web browser window opens. If the content does not display, check for and disable the Compatibility View feature as follows.
The dialog box closes, and Compatibility View is now disabled.
The Compatibility View settings dialog box appears.
|Display intranet sites in Compatibility View||You must clear this option.|
|Use Microsoft compatibility lists||You must clear this option.|
Generally, each Core must have a software license that registers with the license portal. This section contains information relevant to using Rapid Recovery in Azure.
To use and manage any version of Rapid Recovery, AppAssure, or DL series backup and recovery appliance software, you need two items:
License portal accounts are free. If you are a new user, register at https://licenseportal.com. When you register, use the email address that is on file with your Quest Sales representative. If upgrading from a trial version, use the email address associated with the trial version. If you need to use a different email address, contact your Quest Sales representative for assistance.
NOTE: This license portal was previously known as the AppAssure License Portal. If you already have a license portal account that you have used for AppAssure, use that account information. Previous license portal users do not need to register a new account for Rapid Recovery.
For more details about the license portal, please see the Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide .
The Rapid Recovery Core software requires a valid software license to perform uninterrupted backups, replication, or data restoration.
For the time period that it is valid, you can use a trial license. However, after a trial license expires, the Rapid Recovery Core stops taking snapshots, replicating, and restoring until you obtain and register a valid long-term license. For simple steps to register a temporary or long-term license, follow the procedure in the topic Activating your Rapid Recovery license.
If you purchased a Quest DL backup and recovery appliance, your appliance is configured with a 30-day temporary license that is activated automatically the first time you start the Core on the appliance.
After you purchase software or a Quest DL appliance, you receive by email a long-term (non-trial) license file or license number. If specified on the sales order, the license is sent to the end user email address. Otherwise, the long-term license is sent to the contact email address on the sales order.
The process for registering a temporary or long-term license are identical.
For more information about Rapid Recovery licenses, see the following resources: