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Rapid Recovery 6.3 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery The Core Console Repositories Core settings 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 Credentials Vault Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
About bare metal restore BMR Windows and Linux Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Managing a Linux boot image Performing a bare metal restore using the Restore Machine Wizard 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 Core Console references REST APIs Glossary

Adding a cloud account

Before you can move data in either direction between a cloud account and your Core, you must add cloud provider account information to the Rapid Recovery Core Console. This information identifies the cloud account in the Core Console while caching the connection information securely. This process then lets Rapid Recovery Core connect to the cloud account to perform the operations you specify.

To add a cloud account, complete the steps in the following procedure.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click the [More] 
    (More) icon and then select [Cloud accounts]Cloud Accounts.
    The Cloud Accounts page appears.
  2. On the Cloud Accounts page, click + Add New Account.

    The Add New Account dialog box opens.

  3. Select a compatible cloud provider from the Cloud type drop-down list.
  4. Enter the details described in the following table based on the cloud type selected in step 3. Since the table is listed and organized by cloud type, the Cloud Type parameter is listed in the first column instead of the Text Box column.

    NOTE: In Rapid Recovery release 6.3, two Microsoft Azure cloud types are included on the Cloud Accounts page. Azure Service Management (ASM) specifically supports archiving to Azure. Azure Resource Management (ARM) supports virtual export to Azure. If using both archiving and virtual export to Azure in Rapid Recovery Core release 6.3, you are required to set up a cloud account for each.

    Table 162: Cloud account details
    Cloud Type Text Box Description
    Amazon S3

    Display name

    Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Amazon S3 Cloud Account 1.

    Access key

    Enter the access key for your Amazon cloud account.

    Secret key

    Enter the secret key for this account.

    Service endpoint

    Optionally, if using an S3-compatible storage account other than a standard Amazon S3 storage account, enter the fully qualified http or https URL for that storage account.

    Storage class

    Select a storage class for the S3 account. You can choose from:

    • Standard
    • Standard - Infrequent Access
    • Reduced Redundancy Storage

    If you want to archive to Glacier, you can define your Amazon cloud account using any listed storage class. The option to select Glacier storage is accessible from the Archive Wizard.

    NOTE: For more information on storage classes, see the topic Considering cloud storage options.

    Google Cloud

    Display name

    Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Google Cloud Account 1.

    Certificate file

    Browse for and select your Google certificate file to authenticate this cloud account.

    Private key

    Enter your private key for this account.

    Project ID

    Enter the Project ID associated with this account.

    Service account email

    Enter the email address registered with Google Cloud as the owner of this cloud service account.

    Microsoft Azure Service Management (for Archive)

    Display name

    Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Azure Cloud Account 1.

    Storage account name

    Enter the name of your Microsoft Azure storage account.

    NOTE: The name must match the storage account name in Azure precisely. It must contain lower case letters and numbers only, and be between 3 and 24 characters in length.

    Access key

    Enter the access key for your account.

    NOTE: You can enter the primary or secondary key. To obtain the access key from your Azure account, check Keys under Settings.

    Account type

    Choose your Azure account type; for example Azure, Azure Germany, Azure China, or (US) Government.

    Use https protocol

    Select this option to use the secure https protocol instead of the standard http protocol.
    Microsoft Azure Resource Management (for Virtual Export) Display name Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Azure Cloud Account 1.
    Region Select the appropriate region for your Azure account. For example, select from Azure Global Cloud, Azure China Cloud, Azure German Cloud, Azure US Government Cloud, and so on.

    Tenant ID

     

    Enter the tenant ID precisely. This is an alphanumeric string (also called the Directory ID) associated with your Azure Active Directory application.

    To obtain this value from the Azure UI, select Azure Active Directory > Properties > Directory ID.

    Application ID

     

    Enter the application ID for your Azure AD application precisely.

    To obtain this value from the Azure UI, select Azure Active Directory > App registrations, select your application, and from the Settings pane, copy the Application ID.

    Secret key

     

    Enter the secret key for this account.

    You must obtain this value from the Azure when you set up the key, If you do not record it, you must create a new secret key. From the Azure UI, to see or create secret keys, select Azure Active Directory > App registrations, select your application, click Azure Settings Settings, and from the Settings pane, click Secret key Keys.

    Subscription ID

     

    Enter the subscription ID for your Azure account precisely.

    To obtain this value from the Azure UI, select All services All services, click Secret key Subscriptions, and from the appropriate subscription, copy the Subscription ID.

    Powered by OpenStack

    Display name

    Enter a display name for this cloud account to display in the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, OpenStack Cloud Account 1.

    Region

    Enter the region for your cloud account.

    User name

    Enter the user name for your OpenStack-based cloud account.

    Password or API key

    Select whether to use a password or an API key, and then enter your selection for this account.

    Tenant ID

    Enter your tenant ID for this account.

    Authentication URL

    Enter the authentication URL for this account. This the base URL for the cloud instance. If not provided, Rapid Recovery Core uses the default URL, https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com.

    Rackspace Cloud Files

    Display name

    Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Rackspace Cloud Account 1.

    Region

    Use the drop-down list to select the region for your account.

    User name

    Enter the user name for your Rackspace cloud account.

    Password or API key

    Select whether to use a password or an API key, and then enter your selection for this account.

    Tenant ID

    Enter your tenant ID for this account.

    Authentication URL

    Enter the authentication URL for this account. This the base URL for the cloud instance. If not provided, Rapid Recovery Core uses the default URL, https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com.

  5. Click Save.

    The dialog box closes, and your account appears on the Cloud Accounts page of the Core Console.

Editing a cloud account

If you need to change the information to connect to your cloud account, for example to update the password or edit the display name, you can do so on the Cloud Accounts page of the Rapid Recovery Core Console. Complete the steps in the following procedure to edit a cloud account.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click [More] (More) icon and then select [Cloud accounts] Cloud Accounts.
    The Cloud Accounts page appears.
  2. Next to the cloud account you want to edit, click the [More] 
    drop-down menu, and then select Edit.

    The Edit Account window opens.

  3. Edit the details as necessary, and then re-enter the password (or API key, secret key, private key, and so on) required to connect to the cloud account. Then click Save.

    NOTE: You cannot edit the cloud type.

Removing a cloud account

If you discontinue your cloud service, or decide to stop using it for a particular Core, you may want to remove your cloud account from the Core Console. Complete the steps in the following procedure to remove a cloud account.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click the [More] 
    (More) icon and then select [Cloud accounts] Cloud Accounts.
    The Cloud Accounts page appears.
  2. Next to the cloud account you want to edit, click the [More] 
    drop-down menu, and then select Remove.
  3. In the Delete Account dialog box, click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the account.
  4. If the cloud account is currently in use, a second dialog box prompts you to confirm that you still want to remove it. Click Yes to confirm.

    Caution: Removing an account that is currently in use causes all archive jobs scheduled for this account to fail.

    The dialog box closes, and the credentials for accessing the specified cloud account are removed from your Core.

Core Console references

This appendix includes reference tables that describe many of the functions and icons available in the Rapid Recovery Core Console. It serves as a supplement to the The Core Console chapter of the Rapid Recovery User Guide.

Topics include:

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