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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

Deploying to machines on an Active Directory domain

Use this procedure to simultaneously deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines on an Active Directory domain.

1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select Active Directory.

Table 41. Domain information and credentials

Text Box

Description

Host

The host name or IP address of the Active Directory domain.

User name

The user name used to connect to the domain; for example, Administrator or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name]\Administrator).

Password

The secure password used to connect to the domain.

4.
Click Next.
5.
On the Machines page, select the machines to which you want to deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software.
6.
Optionally, to automatically restart the protected machines after the Agent is installed, select After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended).
7.
Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software deploys to the specified machines. The machines are not yet protected. Protection begins after you complete Protecting multiple machines on an Active Directory domain.

Deploying to machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host

Use this procedure to simultaneously deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent software to one or more machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host.

NOTE: All virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed; otherwise, Rapid Recovery cannot detect the host name of the virtual machine to which to deploy. In lieu of the host name, Rapid Recovery uses the virtual machine name, which may cause issues if the host name is different from the virtual machine name.
1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
The Deploy Agent Software Wizard opens.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select vCenter / ESXi.

Table 42. vCenter/ESXi connection settings

Text Box

Description

Host

The name or IP address of the VMware vCenter Server/ESXi virtual host.

Port

The port used to connect to the virtual host.

The default setting is 443.

User name

The user name used to connect to the virtual host; for example, Administrator or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name]\Administrator.

Password

The secure password used to connect to this virtual host.

4.
Click Next.
5.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select one of the following options from the drop-down menu:
7.
If you want to restart the machines automatically after deployment, select After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended).
8.
Click Next.
9.
On the Adjustments page of the wizard, enter the credentials for each machine in the following format: hostname::username::password.
10.
Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software deploys to the specified machines. The machines are not yet protected. Protection begins after you complete Protecting multiple machines on a VMware vCenter/ESXi virtual host.

Deploying an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to protected machines

Deploying an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to protected machines

You can use the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to push an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software to Windows machines that are already protected by the local Rapid Recovery Core.

NOTE: For Linux users, if the prior version of Agent is branded AppAssure (release 5.4.3 or earlier), you must first remove the Agent software using the shell script appropriate to your specific AppAssure Agent version. Removing AppAssure Agent after installing Rapid Recovery Agent can break the connection between the Linux machine and the Core. For more information on uninstalling AppAssure Agent from a Linux machine, see Uninstalling the AppAssure Agent software from a Linux machine in the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.
1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then click Deploy Agent Software.
The Deploy Agent Software Wizard opens.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select Local Core.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machines to which you want to deploy an upgrade of the Rapid Recovery Agent software.
5.
Best practice is to restart each machine after installing or updating the Agent software. If you want to restart the machines after deploying, leave the default option After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended). If you do not want to restart upgraded machines immediately, clear this option.
6.
Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

7.
If the Warning page appeared, and you are still satisfied with your selections, click Finish again.

Deploying to machines manually

Use the following procedure to deploy the Rapid Recovery Agent to multiple machines on any type of host other than the local Core, Active Directory, vCenter/ESXi, or Hyper-V.

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.
1.
On the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Protect drop-down menu, and then select Deploy Agent Software.
The Deploy Agent Software Wizard opens.
2.
On the Connection page of the wizard, from the Source drop-down list, select Manually.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Machines page of the wizard, for each machine to which you want to deploy Agent, enter the machine details in the dialog box. Press Enter to separate information for each machine. Use the format hostname::username::password::port. For Windows machines, the port setting is optional. For Linux machines, always include the SSH port, which by default is 22. Examples include:
5.
If you want to restart the machines automatically after deployment, select After Agent installation, restart the machines automatically (Recommended).
6.
Click Finish.

If Rapid Recovery detects any concerns during automatic verification, the wizard progresses to a Warnings page, where you can clear machines from selection and manually verify the selected machines. If the machines you added pass the automatic verification, they appear on the Deploy Agent to Machines pane.

7.
If the Warning page appeared, and you are still satisfied with your selections, click Finish again.

The Rapid Recovery Agent software deploys to the specified machines. The machines are not yet protected. Protection begins after you complete Protecting multiple machines manually.

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