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vRanger 7.7.1 - Installation/Upgrade Guide

Introduction Before you install System requirements and compatibility Installing vRanger Upgrading vRanger

Recommended additional reading

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Introduction > Recommended additional reading

Recommended additional reading

The following documentation is also available:

Quest vRanger User’s Guide: This guide describes how to configure and work with vRanger.
Quest vRanger Integration Guide for EMC® Data Domain® Boost (DD Boost™): This guide describes how to configure vRanger to work with a Data Domain Boost repository to achieve source-side deduplication of backup data.
Quest vRanger Integration Guide for Quest NetVault SmartDisk - vRanger Edition: This guide describes how to configure vRanger to work with a NetVault SmartDisk - vRanger Edition repository to achieve deduplication of backup data.
Quest vRanger Integration Guide for Quest™ DR Series Disk Backup Appliance: This guide describes how to configure vRanger to work with a DR4x00 appliance to achieve deduplication of backup data.

 

Before you install

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Before installing vRanger

Before installing vRanger, you must decide the best architectural option for your environment. In addition, there are some preliminary configurations that should be made to get the most out of vRanger. The following topics provide some basic information that you must decide where and how to deploy vRanger.

vRanger licensing levels

There are three levels of vRanger Licensing, each with different available features:

Table 1. Available features

 

vRanger Backup & Replication

vRanger Backup & Replication - Physical Backup

VM backup

X

X

Virtual and physical machine restores

X

X

VA-based backup and restore

X

X

Physical machine backup

 

X

Replication

X

X

Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

X

X

Active Block Mapping (ABM)

X

X

LAN-free (SAN)

X

X

LAN-free (HotAdd)

X

X

Catalog

X

X

Windows® file-level restore (FLR)

X

X

Linux® FLR

X

X

For VM backup, a license for vRanger controls the number of source CPUs that you can configure for backup. For licensing purposes, a multi-core processor is counted as a single CPU. For physical backup, each server protected consumes one physical backup license.

Trial license

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Before installing vRanger

Before installing vRanger, you must decide the best architectural option for your environment. In addition, there are some preliminary configurations that should be made to get the most out of vRanger. The following topics provide some basic information that you must decide where and how to deploy vRanger.

vRanger licensing levels

There are three levels of vRanger Licensing, each with different available features:

Table 1. Available features

 

vRanger Backup & Replication

vRanger Backup & Replication - Physical Backup

VM backup

X

X

Virtual and physical machine restores

X

X

VA-based backup and restore

X

X

Physical machine backup

 

X

Replication

X

X

Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

X

X

Active Block Mapping (ABM)

X

X

LAN-free (SAN)

X

X

LAN-free (HotAdd)

X

X

Catalog

X

X

Windows® file-level restore (FLR)

X

X

Linux® FLR

X

X

For VM backup, a license for vRanger controls the number of source CPUs that you can configure for backup. For licensing purposes, a multi-core processor is counted as a single CPU. For physical backup, each server protected consumes one physical backup license.

Trial license

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Trial license

You may evaluate vRanger using the trial license included with the product. The trial provides the following vRanger functionality:

To continue using vRanger past the trial period, you must purchase a license and import the new license key provided to you by Quest. If you do not receive your license key, visit https://support.quest.com/licensing-assistance.

Extended trial licenses

Sometimes, it may be necessary to expand the scope of a trial license (add more CPUs for replication for example), extend the duration of a trial, or test a new feature with an already licensed version of vRanger. Starting with vRanger 6.1, you may add an extended trial license to temporarily augment the duration or scope of your existing license.

When using an extended trial license, there are a few key points to remember:

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