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Rapid Recovery 6.2 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Core Console Core settings
Core settings key functions Rapid Recovery Core settings Core-level tools
Repositories Managing privacy Encryption Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery 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 Enabling application support 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 Verifying a bare metal restore
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud accounts The Local Mount Utility Core Console references REST APIs About us Glossary

Working with Azure management certificates associated with your Core

From Rapid Recovery Core settings, you can associate Azure management certificates with your Core. This process lets the Core access information about your Azure subscriptions, making that information available from the Core Console.

For example, when you perform a virtual export to Azure, after you load the certificate information, you can select the appropriate Azure subscription from a drop-down box. Objects associated with that subscription then also become accessible to other controls in the Core Console UI, such as storage accounts, containers, and so on.

Azure management certificate information is stored in a Publish Settings file generated within Microsoft Azure. You can add one or more management certificates to your Core. The Core caches the credentials securely.

Working with Azure management certificates from Core settings includes the following tasks:

Obtaining the Publish Settings file for your Azure account

To perform this task, you must be using a Windows machine on which PowerShell is enabled. You must also have access to an Azure account that is granted the service administrator or service co-administrator role.

The Publish Settings file is an XML document generated on Azure. The file contains the AzureServiceManagement API definition, and information about your Azure subscription, including secure encoded credentials, your subscription type, and an Azure management certificate. This file contains a file extension of .publishsettings, from which the description is derived. Without the Publish Settings file, you cannot connect your Core to an Azure account.

You can obtain a copy of the Publish Settings file from a Windows machine logged into your Azure account.

Microsoft imposes a limit of 100 management certificates per subscription, with an additional maximum limit of 100 management certificates for all subscriptions under a specific service administrator’s user ID. If you need to access the same Azure account from multiple Cores, you can generate the Publish Settings file one time and re-use the same file to load the management certificate into multiple Cores. In this way, you can avoid exceeding the certificate generation limit.

Complete the steps in this procedure to obtain the Publish Settings file.

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To associate Azure subscription information with your Rapid Recovery Core, see the Rapid Recovery User Guide topic "Loading an Azure management certificate."

Loading an Azure management certificate

To perform this task, you must have a Publish Settings file from the appropriate Azure account. For information about accessing this file, see Obtaining the Publish Settings file for your Azure account.

When you load an Azure management certificate into your Core, you give the Core Console access to subscription information for your Azure account. You can then see objects associated with your Azure subscription from the Core Console.

Complete the steps in this procedure to load an Azure management certificate into the Core.

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Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
The Load Certificate dialog box displays.
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From the Load Certificate dialog box, click Browse.
The File Upload window displays.
The File Upload window closes, and the Azure management certificate is loaded into the Core Console.

Refreshing or deleting Azure management certificates

To delete an Azure management certificate from the Core Console, a certificate must be loaded into and associated with your Core. For information about associating certificates with your Core, see Loading an Azure management certificate.

Complete the steps in this procedure to refresh the view of Azure management certificates associated with your Core, or to delete a certificate from your Core.

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Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
The Core Settings page refreshes, showing updated information about the certificates associated with your Core.
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