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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

Understanding the Rapid Recovery Agent software installer

Rapid Recovery lets you download installers from the Rapid Recovery Core. From the Downloads page, you can choose to download the Agent Installer, the Local Mount Utility (LMU), or an SNMP MIB file. For more information about the LMU, see The Local Mount Utility. For more information about SNMP, see Understanding SNMP settings.

NOTE: For access to the Agent Installer, see Downloading the Rapid Recovery Agent installer. For more information about deploying the Agent Installer, see the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.

The Agent installer is used to install the Rapid Recovery Agent application on machines that are intended to be protected by the Rapid Recovery Core. If you determine that you have a machine that requires the Agent Installer, you can download the web installer from the Downloads page of the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

Downloading the Rapid Recovery Agent installer

Download the Rapid Recovery Agent installer and deploy it to any machine that you want to protect on the Rapid Recovery Core. Complete the steps in this procedure to download the web installer.

a.
In a web browser, open the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com.
c.
From the Windows-Based Applications pane, scroll down to the Windows Agent row, and click Download for the appropriate installer (32-bit or 64-bit systems).
The installer file, for example Agent-X64-6.0.1.xxxx.exe, saves to the downloads destination folder.
3.
On the Downloads page, from the Agent pane, click Download web installer.
4.
From the Opening Agent-Web.exe dialog box, click Save File.
The installer file, for example Agent-X64-6.0.1.xxxx.exe, saves to the downloads destination folder.

For more information about installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software, see the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console

You can deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software simultaneously to multiple Windows machines. The machines can be part of an Active Directory domain, a vCenter or ESXi virtual host, or a Hyper-V virtual host; or they can be machines already protected by the local Rapid Recovery Core, as in the case of a Rapid Recovery Agent software upgrade. You also have the option to manually deploy the software to machines that are not necessarily associated with a specific domain or host.

You can also manually deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more Linux machines from the Core Console.

CAUTION: If AppAssure Agent was previously installed on a Linux machine, then before installing Rapid Recovery Agent, remove the AppAssure Agent from the machine using a shell script. For information about removing the Agent from a Linux machine, see the topic "Uninstalling the AppAssure Agent software from a Linux machine" in the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide. To successfully deploy the Agent software to Linux machines, see the prerequisites in the topic "About installing the Agent software on Linux machines" in the same document.

Deploying the Rapid Recovery Agent software does not protect the machines automatically. After deploying, you must then select the Protect Multiple Machines option from the button bar of the Core Console.

NOTE: The feature in which you deploy to multiple machines simultaneously was previously referred to as bulk deploy. The feature in which you protect multiple machines simultaneously was previously referred to as bulk protect.

To deploy and protect multiple machines simultaneously, perform the following tasks:

Deploy Rapid Recovery Agent to multiple machines. See Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console.

Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines

You can simplify the task of deploying the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines by using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard.

If deploying to Linux machines, this method is appropriate.

When you use the Deploy Agent Software Wizard, Rapid Recovery Core can:

3.
Connect to a local Rapid Recovery Core and deploy the current (newer) Agent software to Windows machines that Core already protects. (For Linux machines, use the option to deploy manually.)

From within the Core Console, you can complete any of the following tasks:

NOTE: Quest recommends limiting the number of machines to which you deploy simultaneously to 50 or fewer, to preclude experiencing resource constraints that may cause the deploy operation to fail.
NOTE: The target machines must have internet access to download and install bits, because Rapid Recovery uses the web version of the Rapid Recovery Agent Installer to deploy the installation components. If internet access is unavailable, use the Core Console to download the installer to a storage medium such as a USB drive. Then, physically install the software on the machines that you want to protect. For more information, see Downloading the Rapid Recovery Agent installer.
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