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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

Downloading the SNMP MIB file

The Simple Network Management Protocol is used to monitor devices on a network for conditions that require attention. When the Rapid Recovery Core is set as an SNMP agent, the Core report information such as alerts, repository status, and protected machines. This information can be read by an SNMP host using a standalone application called an SNMP browser.

Data objects managed by SNMP agents are organized into a Management Information Base (MIB) file that contains Object Identifiers (OIDs). Each OID identifies a variable that can be read or set using SNMP.

You can download a MIB file from the Rapid Recovery Core. This file, named quest-rapid-recovery-core.mib, can then be read by an SNMP browser in a more user-friendly fashion than data it receives directly from the Core.

Use this procedure to download the SNMP MIB file from the Rapid Recovery Core.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

The Downloads page appears.

4.
To download the MIB file, click the SNMP MIB file download link.

The SNMP Configuration settings appear.

5.
In the Opening quest-rapid-recovery-core.mib dialog box, do one of the following:
To open the log file, select Open with, then select an SNMP browser application for viewing the text-based MIB file, and finally click OK.

The MIB file opens in the selected application.

To save the file locally, select Save File and click OK.

The quest-rapid-recovery-core.mib file saves to your Downloads folder. It can be opened using an SNMP browser or a text editor.

Configuring vSphere settings

VMware vSphere is a suite of virtualization software, from which you can manage ESXi or vCenter Server virtual machines. If using vSphere, you no longer need to load the Rapid Recovery Agent software onto individual VMs to protect them. This is called the agentless protection feature, which applies only to virtual machines.

Use this procedure to configure vSphere settings for the Core.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

Table 22. vSphere Core settings information

UI Element

UI Type

Description

Connection lifetime

Spin box

Establishes duration of time before a timeout for the connection with the ESXi server. Uses HH:MM:SS format.

Maximum simultaneous consolidations

Text field

Sets the maximum number of simultaneous consolidations for protected virtual machines.

Maximum retries

Text field

Sets the maximum number of attempts for connection to a virtual disk or read and write operations before a timeout.

Allow parallel restore

Boolean (check box)

When this option is checked, enables parallel restore for an agentless virtual machine.

When this option is cleared, this function is disabled.

Managing VMware proxy settings

The VMware proxy settings are intended for protected VMware ESXi machines that require Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) APIs to access the VMware disk storage. Rapid Recovery addresses this access and possible timeouts associated with it by using a process called the VMware proxy. This service is automatically installed with the Rapid Recovery Core and only runs when it is needed. The Core Settings page lets you adjust the service timeout settings as you see appropriate.

2.
Under VMware Proxy, modify the timeout settings described in the following table.

Table 23. VMware proxy settings information

UI Element

Description

Connection timeout

The maximum amount of time that should pass before the VMware proxy should stop trying to connect to the VMware disk storage, designated by hh:mm:ss.

Read/Write timeout

The maximum amount of time that should pass before the VMware proxy should stop trying to read or write to the VMware disk storage, designated by hh:mm:ss.

Start service timeout

The maximum amount of time that should pass before Rapid Recovery should stop trying to start the VMware proxy service, designated by hh:mm:ss.

Stop service timeout

The maximum amount of time that should pass before Rapid Recovery should stop trying to stop the VMware proxy service, designated by hh:mm:ss.

Configuring vFoglight settings

If you provide vFoglight information in the Core settings, the Core Console displays a vFoglight URL for each protected VM on its Summary page. Clicking this URL opens information about the VM in vFoglight.

Complete the following steps to integrate your vFoglight server with your Rapid Recovery Core server.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

The vFoglight configuration settings are displayed.

Table 24. vFoglight connection settings information

Text Box

Description

Use https

Enables or disables secure hypertext transfer protocol. Secure HTTPS is the default.

Host

Enter a host name or IP address for your vFoglight server. Consult your vFoglight server administrator for details.

Port

Specify the appropriate port. The default port is 32896. Consult your vFoglight server administrator for details.

Authentication token

Provide the proper authentication to let the Core communicate with your vFoglight server. Consult your vFoglight server administrator for details.

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