vRanger 7.7 - Integration Guide for Quest QoreStor

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vRanger integration quick start for Quest® QoreStor™

Integrating vRanger with QoreStor is achieved by adding the QoreStor instance to vRanger as a Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository. The following steps describe the integration process at a high level, and provide links to the remaining topics for more exploration. Before implementing this solution in a production environment, read this information thoroughly.

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Confirm integration requirements: Before starting the integration, confirm that you are using supported versions of vRanger and QoreStor. For more information, see Product requirements for integration.
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Install and configure QoreStor: To install QoreStor and integrate with vRanger, perform the following operations:
Install the QoreStor software: Download and install the QoreStor software onto a designated, properly configured server.
Create a storage container: Containers function like a shared file system, which can be assigned a connection type of None (to be defined later), NFS/CIFS, or RDA (includes Rapid Data Storage [RDS] clients). Containers can then be accessed using Network File System (NFS), Common Internet File System (CIFS), or RDA.
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Install vRanger: Using the vRanger installer, install vRanger on a machine meeting the vRanger system requirements. For a high-level overview of the vRanger installation process, see Installing vRanger. For more information, see the Quest vRanger Installation/Upgrade Guide.
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Create a Quest RDA repository: After vRanger is installed, add the QoreStor server to vRanger as a Quest RDA repository. Any backup written to this repository is deduplicated according to your QoreStor configuration.

Product requirements for integration

To integrate vRanger with QoreStor, you must be using one of the following supported product versions:

Product overviews

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Product overviews

The following topics provide an overview of vRanger and QoreStor, and important information about the licensing required to integrate the two products.

What is vRanger?

vRanger is the leading VMware® data protection solution that also backs up and recovers Windows® physical servers and files with blazing speed and minimal storage requirements. With vRanger, you get comprehensive protection for both virtual and physical environments that you can manage from one intuitive interface.

vRanger licensing

For virtual machine (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.

Every VMware® ESXi™ host for which vRanger is expected to provide protection must be properly licensed, both by VMware and in the vRanger Host Licensing tab.

Quest QoreStor overview

Quest QoreStor is a software-defined secondary storage platform based on Quest’s proven DR Appliance’s resilient deduplication and replication technologies. With QoreStor, you can break free of backup appliances and accelerate backup performance, reduce storage requirements and costs, and replicate safer and faster to the cloud for data archiving, disaster recovery and business continuity.

Lower costs and maximize the return on your IT investment by leveraging virtually any storage hardware, virtualization platform or cloud provider. QoreStor also supports many backup software solutions — so it’s not just for Quest. Simple to deploy and easy to manage, QoreStor enables you to shrink replication time, improve data security and address compliance requirements.

QoreStor helps you to:

 

Understanding Quest QoreStor

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QoreStor features and concepts

This topic provides an overview of the primary features and concepts in QoreStor.

QoreStor features and concepts

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Understanding Quest QoreStor

QoreStor features and concepts

This topic provides an overview of the primary features and concepts in QoreStor.

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