vRanger uses a virtual appliance (VA) for Linux® file-level restore (FLR), standard backup and restore, and for replication to and from VMware® ESXi™ servers.If you do not want to complete the Virtual Appliance Information page of the Startup Wizard now, you may skip this step and continue with the Startup Wizard. You can access the Virtual Appliance Configuration dialog box at any time by way of the Options available from the Tools drop-down menu.To complete the Virtual Appliance Information page of the Startup Wizard and deploy and configure a VA now, complete the following procedure.
1 On the Virtual Appliance Information page of the Startup Wizard, start the Virtual Appliance Deployment Wizard from the Startup Wizard by clicking Deploy Virtual Appliance.
2 Complete the deployment wizard by following the steps in Deploying the VA by using the Virtual Appliance Deployment Wizard.
3 To add a VA configuration, click Add, and then complete the following steps:
a In the Add Virtual Appliance Configuration dialog box, select a VA from the inventory tree.
b Under Virtual Appliance Properties, do any of the following:
▫ Select Override IP Address, and then enter a new IP address in the IP Address field.
▫ Enter a root password for the VA in the Root Password field.
▫ Select Use as default virtual appliance for cluster, to use this VA for all machines that are a part of the associated cluster.
c Click OK.In the Modify Virtual Appliance Configuration dialog box, edit any of the following settings:
▪ For more information, see Changing the VA configuration.
b Click Remove.
d In the Confirm Delete dialog box, click OK.If you want to remove the entire VA rather than a single job, first select Delete the virtual appliance from the host, and then click OK.
7 Click Next.
vRanger uses repositories to store backup archives. vRanger supports the following options for repository connections.
• NFS (version 3)
• NetVault SmartDisk (NVSD): The Quest disk-based data-deduplication option which reduces storage costs with byte-level, variable-block-based software deduplication. For more information on NetVault SmartDisk, see http://quest.com/products/netvault-smartdisk/ or the Quest vRanger Integration Guide for Quest NetVault SmartDisk.
• EMC Data Domain Boost (DDB): Integrating EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost) with vRanger is achieved by adding a Data Domain appliance running DD Boost to vRanger as a repository. Backups written to that repository are deduplicated according to your configuration. For more information on DD Boost, see http://www.emc.com/data-protection/data-domain/data-domain-boost.htm or the Quest vRanger Integration Guide for EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost).
• Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA): Provided by the Quest DR Series appliances — purpose-built, disk backup appliances that use Quest deduplication technology to improve backup and recovery processes. For more information on Quest DR Series appliances, see http://quest.com/products/dr-series-disk-backup-appliances/ or the Quest vRanger Integration Guide for Quest DR Series Disk Backup Appliance.
NOTE: Quest RDA and EMC DD Boost repositories support repository replication. For more information, see Managing repository replication.The following procedure shows mounting a CIFS share to the My Repositories pane. The procedures for the other repository types are described in Supplemental instructions: additional repository types
1 Under Repositories, select Windows Share (CIFS).
2 Populate the Repository Name field.This value appears in the My Repositories pane.
3 Populate the Description field.
4 Enter a username and password in the appropriate fields.
5 Select a Security Protocol from the drop-down list: NTLM (Default), or NTLM v2
6 In the Server field, type the UNC path to the preferred repository directory.Alternatively, enter a partial path, and click Browse to find the target directory.
CAUTION: If you use the Encrypt all backups to this repository feature, make certain to retain the password you enter. There is no back-door or administrator-level password. If the password is unknown, the backups are not usable.
7 If you want these backups password-protected, select Encrypt all backups to this repository, enter a Password for the encrypted repository, and then confirm the password by re-entering it.
NOTE: Encryption is not supported for NetVault SmartDisk and DD Boost repositories.
9 Click Save.The connection to the repository is tested and the repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.vRanger checks the configured repository location for existing manifest data to identify existing savepoints.
▪ Import as Read-Only: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, but only for restores, click this button. You cannot back up data to this repository.
▪ Import: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, click this button. vRanger is able to use the repository for backups and restores. vRanger requires read and write access to the directory.
▪ Overwrite: To retain the savepoint data on the disk and not import it into vRanger, click this button. vRanger ignores the existence of the existing savepoint data and treats the repository as new.
11 Click Next.
On the Mail Server Information page, you can configure an SMTP server, Select one that does not require authentication so that there are no obstacle to email notification transmission.
1 In the SMTP Server field, enter the DNS name or IP of an SMTP server.
2 In the Port field, enter the port to use for communication — the default is 25.
3 If your SMTP requires use of authentication or encryption, or both, click Advanced, and complete the following in the SMTP Server Advanced dialog box:
a To use authentication, select the SMTP server requires authentication check box, and enter the applicable user name and password. If applicable, include the domain followed by a backward slash before the name.
b To use SSL, select the Connect using SSL check box.
c Click OK.
4 In the From Address field, enter the email address that vRanger should use.
5 Click Send Test Email.
6 If preferred, select Do not send email notifications for successful jobs.
Complete the following steps on the Mail Server Information page of the wizard to add an email address to the vRanger address book.
2 Populate the Name and Email Address fields.
3 Click OK to add the information to the Email Addresses list.
4 Repeat Step 1 through Step 3 to include additional contacts.
5 Click Finish.