Before you start this process, make sure that you have imported the license file and confirmed that it is adequate for managing the hosts that you want to use. The Currently Installed Licenses section includes the total number of CPU licenses, the number being used currently, and the number of licenses remaining. These numbers increment and decrement based on the selections you make in this dialog box.
NOTE: The Virtual Machine Hosts license applies equally to both Hyper-V® and VMware® hosts. They are treated the same in terms of licensing.
2 Under the Licensing node, click Virtual Machine Hosts.
3 In the Currently Installed Licenses section, view the CPUs Allowed value to confirm the number of sockets that are licensed for protection.The number of licenses currently allocated is shown in the CPUs Used column.The Licensed Virtual Machine Hosts section lists the managed hosts, the number of CPUs for each host, and the licensed features for that host. The CPUs column indicates the license “cost” of each host.
4 In the Backup or Replication column, or both, select or clear hosts until you have used all the available licenses, or until all your hosts are protected.
Before you start this process, make sure that you have imported the license file and confirmed that it is adequate for managing the number of physical machines you want to protect. The Currently Installed Licenses section includes the total number of physical machine licenses available, and the number being used currently. These numbers increment and decrement based on the selections you make in this dialog box.
2 Under the Licensing node, click Physical Machine.
3 In the Currently Installed Licenses section, view the Machines Allowed value to confirm the total number of physical machines licenses available.The number of licenses currently allocated is shown in the Machines Used column.The Licensed Physical Machine section lists the physical machines in the vRanger inventory, and indicates whether each machine is licensed for backup.
4 In the Physical Backup column, select or clear machines until you have used all the available licenses, or until all your machines are protected.
Through the Configuration Options dialog box, you can set limits for the number of tasks running, the time frame for task execution, and the space allowed on a datastore to accommodate snapshot growth.
Table 1. Maximum number of tasks
2 Under the My Jobs node, click Configuration.
3 In the Resource Management section, set a maximum for the number of tasks that can be run:
4 In the Timeout section, populate the Task Timeout (1 - 999 hours) field — the default is 24.
5 In the Minimum space needed on host (GB) field, enter a number — the default is 6.
The vRanger cataloging function must be enabled before data collection can begin. The Catalog dialog box includes the option to enable or disable catalog collection, and displays the status of the Catalog Service.
2 Under the My Jobs node, click Catalog.
3 Select Enable Catalog Data Collection.
While there are thousands — or hundreds of thousands — of files in a typical VM, most are not relevant to FLR operations. To streamline cataloging operations, and reduce impact to the catalog database, vRanger filters files to be indexed in two ways:
• Path: By default, vRanger does not catalog any files in the following directories. Path filtering is determined by entries in the PathFilterTokens.txt file, at C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger\Configuration.
• File: By default, vRanger does not catalog files of the following type. File filtering is determined by entries in the FilesFilterTokens.txt file, at C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger\CatalogManager\Config\Files.