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Summary of Content for Dell PowerProtect 19.12 Data Manager Cloud Disaster Recovery User Guide PDF

PowerProtect Data Manager 19.12 Cloud Disaster Recovery User Guide

October 2022 Rev. 01

Notes, cautions, and warnings

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the problem.

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Preface.........................................................................................................................................................................................5

Chapter 1: PowerProtect Data Manager overview..........................................................................9 Overview................................................................................................................................................................................9 Prerequisites......................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Supported Internet Protocol versions............................................................................................................................ 9

Chapter 2: PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with AWS and AWS GovCloud....................12 Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery.................................................................................................................................... 12 Add cloud targets...............................................................................................................................................................15 Edit cloud account............................................................................................................................................................. 15

Chapter 3: PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with Azure and Azure Government............ 16 Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery.................................................................................................................................... 16 Add cloud targets...............................................................................................................................................................19 Edit cloud account............................................................................................................................................................. 19

Chapter 4: Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager................................................................... 20 Define recovery staging area......................................................................................................................................... 20 Protection policy................................................................................................................................................................ 21

Protection policies........................................................................................................................................................21 Define protection policy..............................................................................................................................................21 Edit existing policy to change retention or cloud target....................................................................................24

View excluded disks..........................................................................................................................................................24 Edit the retention period for backup copies............................................................................................................... 24 Delete backup copies....................................................................................................................................................... 25

Retry a failed backup copy deletion........................................................................................................................25 Remove backup copies from the PowerProtect Data Manager database.................................................... 25

Recovery............................................................................................................................................................................. 26 Recover assets in Cloud DR......................................................................................................................................26 Failback to an on-premises vCenter server.......................................................................................................... 27 Recover virtual machines from cloud copy directly to vCenter.......................................................................27

Delete DR session..............................................................................................................................................................28 Delete a restore to vCenter session............................................................................................................................. 28 Monitor Cloud DR jobs..................................................................................................................................................... 28 Cancel Cloud DR or protection jobs............................................................................................................................. 29 Service Level Agreement................................................................................................................................................ 29

Add a Policy-type Service Level Agreement........................................................................................................ 29 Add a Cloud DR type Service Level Agreement...................................................................................................29

Cloud DR security..............................................................................................................................................................30 Firewall........................................................................................................................................................................... 30

Update Cloud DR...............................................................................................................................................................30 Managing disaster recovery of Cloud DR....................................................................................................................30 Uninstall and clean up of Cloud Disaster Recovery resources................................................................................31 Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager known issues......................................................................................... 31

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Appendix A: Glossary of Acronyms .........................................................................................33

Glossary...................................................................................................................................... 34

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Preface As part of an effort to improve product lines, periodic revisions of software and hardware are released. Therefore, all versions of the software or hardware currently in use might not support some functions that are described in this document. The product release notes provide the most up-to-date information on product features.

If a product does not function correctly or does not function as described in this document, contact Customer Support.

NOTE: This document was accurate at publication time. To ensure that you are using the latest version of this document,

go to the Customer Support website.

Product naming Data Domain (DD) is now PowerProtect DD. References to Data Domain or Data Domain systems in this documentation, in the user interface, and elsewhere in the product include PowerProtect DD systems and older Data Domain systems. In many cases the user interface has not yet been updated to reflect this change.

Language use This document might contain language that is not consistent with Dell Technologies current guidelines. Dell Technologies plans to update the document over subsequent future releases to revise the language accordingly.

This document might contain language from third-party content that is not under Dell Technologies control and is not consistent with the current guidelines for Dell Technologies own content. When such third-party content is updated by the relevant third parties, this document will be revised accordingly.

Acronyms The acronyms used in this document might not be familiar to everyone. Although most acronyms are defined on their first use, a definition is not always provided with later uses of the acronym. For a list of all acronyms and their definitions, see the glossary at the end of the document.

Website links The website links used in this document were valid at publication time. If you find a broken link, provide feedback on the document, and a Dell Technologies employee will update the link in the next release as necessary.

Purpose This document describes how to install, deploy, and use the Dell Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) solution from Dell PowerProtect Data Manager.

Audience This document is for backup administrators and operators, and cloud administrators who manage backup and recovery of VMs to the cloud and plan to deploy the Cloud DR solution using PowerProtect Data Manager. Experience in network administration is required for building the network infrastructure to support the Cloud DR solution. Training and certification for cloud provider services, for example, Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), is recommended.

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Revision history The following table presents the revision history of this document.

Table 1. Revision history

Revision Date Description

01 October 25, 2022 Initial release of this document for PowerProtect Data Manager version 19.12.

Compatibility information Software compatibility information for the PowerProtect Data Manager software is provided by the E-Lab Navigator.

Related documentation The following publications are available at Customer Support and provide additional information:

Table 2. Related documentation

Title Description

Cloud Disaster Recovery Release Notes Contains information on new features, known limitations, environment, and system requirements for the software.

Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide

Describes how to configure the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide

Describes how to configure the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Release Notes

Contains information on new features, known limitations, environment, and system requirements for the software.

Typographical conventions The following type style conventions are used in this document:

Table 3. Style conventions

Formatting Description

Bold Used for interface elements that a user specifically selects or clicks, for example, names of buttons, fields, tab names, and menu paths. Also used for the name of a dialog box, page, pane, screen area with title, table label, and window.

Italic Used for full titles of publications that are referenced in text.

Monospace Used for: System code System output, such as an error message or script Pathnames, file names, file name extensions, prompts, and syntax Commands and options

Monospace italic Used for variables.

Monospace bold Used for user input.

[ ] Square brackets enclose optional values.

| Vertical line indicates alternate selections. The vertical line means or for the alternate selections.

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Table 3. Style conventions (continued)

Formatting Description

{ } Braces enclose content that the user must specify, such as x, y, or z.

... Ellipses indicate non-essential information that is omitted from the example.

Where to find product documentation The Customer Support website The Community Network The PowerProtect Data Manager Info Hub

Where to get support The Customer Support website provides access to product licensing, documentation, advisories, downloads, and how-to and troubleshooting information. The information can enable you to resolve a product issue before you contact Customer Support.

To access a product-specific page:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. In the search box, type a product name, and then from the list that appears, select the product.

Support Library The Support Library contains a knowledge base of applicable solutions that you can search for either by solution number (for example, KB000xxxxxx) or by keyword.

To search the Support Library:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Support Library. 3. In the search box, type either the solution number or keywords. Optionally, you can limit the search to specific products by

typing a product name in the search box, and then selecting the product from the list that appears.

Live chat To participate in a live interactive chat with a support agent:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Contact Support. 3. On the Contact Information page, click the relevant support, and then proceed.

Service requests To obtain in-depth help from a support agent, submit a service request. To submit a service request:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Service Requests.

NOTE: To create a service request, you must have a valid support agreement. For details about either an account or

obtaining a valid support agreement, contact a sales representative. To find the details of a service request, in the

Service Request Number field, type the service request number, and then click the right arrow.

To review an open service request:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Service Requests.

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3. On the Service Requests page, under Manage Your Service Requests, click View All Dell Service Requests.

Online communities For peer contacts, conversations, and content on product support and solutions, go to the Community Network. Interactively engage with customers, partners, and certified professionals online.

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PowerProtect Data Manager overview This chapter contains the following topics:

Topics:

Overview Prerequisites Supported Internet Protocol versions

Overview This guide provides information about how to deploy and configure Cloud Disaster Recovery in PowerProtect Data Manager to back up and run disaster recovery (DR) of virtual machines.

Cloud Disaster Recovery is integrated into PowerProtect Data Manager. Cloud DR supports PowerProtect Data Manager as an on-premises backup source. This feature enables users to protect VMs by uploading VM image backups to the public cloud object storage, and run automated DR operations on those copies. This feature provides DR orchestration capabilities also. The requirement of an offsite data center is eliminated as the users can add the cloud as another cost-effective DR site using Cloud DR. From the PowerProtect Data Manager UI, you can configure Cloud DR to move backups to the cloud, and perform disaster recovery of these backups. Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS GovCloud, Microsoft Azure, and Azure Government.

Cloud DR users can configure proxy settings in the PowerProtect Data Manager UI for communication between on premises sourced and public cloud. Both AWS and Azure support proxy configuration.

Prerequisites The prerequisites for Cloud Disaster Recovery in PowerProtect Data Manager are as follows: Register the vCenter server, where PowerProtect Data Manager is deployed, in the Asset Sources section of the

Infrastructure pane.

NOTE: Alternatively, go to Settings > Hosting vCenter to register the vCenter server.

Configure an NTP server in the Systems section of the Settings menu. E-Lab Navigator provides more information about various regions and supported operating systems. PowerProtect Data Manager has the following scale limitations:

5000 Virtual Machines 300 TB FE Capacity

Ensure that you observe the VM specifications (including CPU and memory) for Cloud DR. The latest requirements (for AWS, AWS GovCloud, Azure, and Azure Government) are listed in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

Ensure that you understand and observe the prerequisite requirements for the cloud service that you are deploying. The latest prerequisites are listed in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

Supported Internet Protocol versions PowerProtect Data Manager and its components support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in certain configurations.

Table 4. Supported configurations

Component Internet Protocol

PowerProtect Data Manager core

IPv4 only or both IPv4 and IPv6

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Table 4. Supported configurations (continued)

Component Internet Protocol

VM Direct and Search IPv4 only or IPv6 only NOTE: Virtual machines that are backed up must use the same protocol that VM Direct uses. Virtual machines can use both IPv4 and IPv6, even though VM Direct cannot.

Application agents integrated with PowerProtect Data Manager:

NOTE: If both IPv4 and IPv6 are configured and the PowerProtect Data Manager FQDN is used, the agent uses IPv6 for network communication.

File System IPv4, IPv6, or both

Microsoft Exchange Server IPv4 only or both IPv4 and IPv6

Microsoft SQL Server (Application Direct)

IPv4, IPv6, or both

Microsoft SQL Server (VM Direct)

IPv4 only or IPv6 only

NOTE: Only the Microsoft SQL Server agent supports VM Direct.

Oracle RMAN IPv4, IPv6, or both

SAP HANA IPv4, IPv6, or both

Storage Direct IPv4 only

Standalone application agents IPv4 only

Network-attached storage (NAS)

IPv4 only

Kubernetes IPv4 only

PowerProtect Data Manager management

IPv4 or IPv6

PowerProtect DD communication

IPv4 or IPv6

Report Browser IPv4 only

SupportAssist IPv4, IPv6, or both

Syslog Log Server Gateway IPv4 or IPv6

The following limitations and considerations apply.

Communication with components

If PowerProtect Data Manager is configured to only use one protocol, all components it communicates with must also use that protocol. If some components that PowerProtect Data Manager communicates with use IPv4 and others use IPv6, PowerProtect Data Manager must be configured to use both IPv4 and IPv6.

DD systems and DDVE

If a DD system or a DDVE instance uses only IPv6, the required IPv6 interface must be manually selected when a protection policy is added or edited.

Disaster recovery

Recovering a PowerProtect Data Manager server might result in a conflict with protection-policy configurations. For instance, if the recovered server is configured to use only IPv4, a protection policy that is configured to use IPv6 cannot run.

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Name resolution

Name resolution and reverse IP lookup must be configured to ensure the following:

Fully qualified domain names of PowerProtect Data Manager, its components, and DD components resolve to a valid IPv4 or IPv6 address.

If both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are used for DD, both addresses resolve to the same FQDN. All IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are valid and reachable.

Server updates

IPv6 is only supported with new installations. Using IPv6 after updating from PowerProtect Data Manager 19.11 or earlier is unsupported.

Storage Policy Based Management

If using vCenter or ESXi 7.0u2 or earlier with only IPv6, SPBM providers must be added using their PowerProtect Data Manager FQDN.

Service Unavailable messages with the vSphere Client PowerProtect plug-in

If vCenter uses the vSphere Client PowerProtect plug-in with IPv6 and the vCenter host is added to PowerProtect Data Manager using its IPv6 address or FQDN, Service Unavailable messages might be seen for the protected virtual machine. Backups and restores of the protected virtual machine are unaffected, and these messages can be ignored.

Uncompressed IPv6 formatting

Network interfaces that exist on a DD 7.4.x or earlier system and that are configured to use an uncompressed IPv6 format cannot be discovered. An example of an uncompressed IPv6 format is 2620:0000:0170:0597:0000:0000:0001:001a. An example of a compressed IPv6 format is 2620:0:170:597::1:1a. To use these network interfaces, reconfigure them to use either an IPv4 address or a compressed IPv6 address, and then initiate a discovery.

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PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with AWS and AWS GovCloud

Learn about deployment, protection, and recovery work flows for Cloud DR with AWS and AWS GovCloud.

Topics:

Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery Add cloud targets Edit cloud account

Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery The following procedure describes how to deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery in AWS and AWS GovCloud from the PowerProtect Data Manager UI.

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have:

An AWS or AWS GovCloud account that is configured before connecting to the cloud account A PowerProtect DD system that is configured at the production site Reviewed the prerequisite requirements for the cloud service that you are deploying. The latest prerequisites are listed in the

Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide. Reviewed the requirements for managing access keys for IAM users as described in the AWS documentation. A snapshot of PowerProtect Data Manager before configuring Cloud Disaster Recovery.

Steps

1. From the PowerProtect Data Manager home page, select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage page appears.

2. In the Cloud Disaster Recovery tab, click Configure. A warning message is displayed with the information about the time that is taken to complete the deployment process.

3. Click Yes to proceed with the deployment process. The Cloud DR initialization process starts.

4. The Cloud Disaster Recovery wizard opens after the Cloud DR initialization process completes.

5. In the Proxy Settings page, select the Connect to HTTP Proxy Server check box to configure a proxy server.

Configuring a proxy server is optional.

a. Enter the proxy host address and the port number in the respective fields. b. Select the Use user authentication (AWS) only check box. Enter the credentials for the proxy server in the respective

fields.

Skip this step if you do not want to enable user authentication for the proxy server.

c. Click Connect to connect to the proxy server.

Proxy server can be configured after deploying Cloud DR also.

6. Click Next. The Cloud Account page is displayed.

7. In the Cloud Account page, select AWS. The Enter AWS account credentials page appears.

8. Specify the following fields in the Enter AWS account credentials page:

Access Key ID Secret Key ID

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For more information about obtaining the access and secret keys for AWS users, see Managing Access Keys for IAM Users in AWS documentation.

9. Click Show IAM Policy to view the Identity and Access Management policy that is required for Cloud DR implementation.

The Define the AWS IAM policy section of Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide provides instructions for creating an AWS policy that uses this IAM policy.

10. Select Accept AWS Terms to accept the AWS marketplace terms, and click Connect. Cloud DR is connected to the AWS account.

11. Click Next. The Cloud DR Targets page appears.

12. Select the appropriate storage account from the Storage Account list.

The cloud target contains the installation files and determines the region in which Cloud DR Server is deployed.

13. Click Connect. The Cloud Networking page is displayed.

14. Perform the following steps in the Cloud Networking page.

a. Select Public Network or Private Network from the Network Selection list.

If you deploy Cloud DR over a VPN, select Private Network.

b. Select an appropriate VPC in the Select VPC list.

If you are deploying Cloud DR over a VPN, select the existing VNET where the VPN gateway is located.

c. Select an appropriate subnet for the VNET in the Select Subnet. d. Enter the CIDR range for the new subnet in the IPV4 CIDR Range section.

NOTE:

Before selecting an existing subnet, verify that the network security group that is assigned to the subnet allows

inbound traffic for HTTPS port 443.

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The CIDR range must comply with the Azure/Azure Government CIDR range limitations. Allowable range is

between /16 and /27.

15. Click Next. The Cloud Admin page is displayed.

16. From the Specify Cloud Admin page, specify the following fields:

a. Email Address

Use this email address to recover forgotten password.

b. Password c. Confirm Password

17. Click Next. The Configure Cloud DR Server summary page appears.

18. The Cloud Disaster Recovery Setting Information appears on the Storage page, and an informational dialog box confirms that Cloud DR server is deploying.

a. To monitor the deployment from the Jobs page, click Go to Jobs. b. To monitor the deployment from the Storage page, click OK. When the deployment is complete, the public address of

the Cloud DR Server hostname is displayed. If you want to open the Cloud DR Server UI in a new tab, click the server hostname link.

19. Review the Cloud DR server details.

a. To change the details of the Cloud DR server, click Back, and repeat the appropriate steps. b. To deploy Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager, click Deploy Cloud DR Server.

The deployment of Cloud DR Server to Cloud DR target begins. Deploying Cloud DR Server can take about 20 minutes.

Results

The Cloud Disaster Recovery Setting Information appears on the Storage page, and an informational dialog box confirms that Cloud DR server is deploying.

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To monitor the deployment from the Jobs page, click Go to Jobs. To monitor the deployment from the Storage page, click OK. When the deployment is complete, the public address of the Cloud DR Server hostname is displayed. If you want to open the Cloud DR Server UI in a new tab, click the server hostname link.

Add cloud targets You can add one or more cloud targets to the cloud account by selecting the appropriate AWS or AWS GovCloud S3 bucket. You can add (or remove) cloud targets only after the Cloud DR Server is deployed. You can also add cloud targets when you define a protection policy.

Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage window is displayed.

2. In the Cloud Diaster Recovery tab, click Add in the Cloud Targets section. The Add Cloud Target window is displayed.

3. Select the appropriate bucket from Bucket Name list. Click Save to add the cloud target.

4. For each Cloud DR target that you want to add, repeat the steps.

5. To remove an unwanted cloud target, select the cloud target, and click Remove.

NOTE: You cannot remove the cloud target that was used for the Cloud DR Server deployment.

Edit cloud account You can change the Access Key and Secret Key in the Edit Cloud Account page.

Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage window appears.

2. In the Cloud Diaster Recovery tab, click Edit in the Cloud Account section. The Edit Cloud Account page appears.

3. Enter the new Access Key and Secret Key.

4. Click Save to save the new cloud account details.

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PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with Azure and Azure Government

Learn about deployment, protection, and recovery work flows in PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with Azure and Azure Government.

Topics:

Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery Add cloud targets Edit cloud account

Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery The following procedure describes how to deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery in Azure and Azure Government from the PowerProtect Data Manager UI:

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have:

An Azure or Azure Government account that is configured before connecting to the cloud account A PowerProtect DD system that is configured at the production site Reviewed the prerequisite requirements for the cloud service that you are deploying. The latest prerequisites are listed in the

Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide. Reviewed the requirements for managing access keys for IAM users as described in the Azure documentation. A snapshot of PowerProtect Data Manager before configuring Cloud Disaster Recovery.

NOTE: If Linux VMs deployed in Azure environment have multiple kernels, Cloud DR selects the latest kernel version

irrespective of the default kernel of the protected VM.

Steps

1. From the PowerProtect Data Manager home page, select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage page appears.

2. In the Cloud Disaster Recovery tab, click Configure. A warning message is displayed with the information about the time that is taken to complete the deployment process.

3. Click Yes to proceed with the deployment process. The Cloud DR initialization process starts.

4. The Cloud Disaster Recovery wizard opens after the Cloud DR initialization process completes.

5. In the Proxy Settings page, select the Connect to HTTP Proxy Server check box to configure a proxy server.

Configuring a proxy server is optional.

a. Enter the proxy host address and the port number in the respective fields.

Do not enable the Use user authentication (AWS) only check box as both Azure and Azure Government support user authentication.

b. Click Connect to connect to the proxy server.

Proxy server can be configured after deploying Cloud DR also.

c. Click Next. The Cloud Account page is displayed.

6. In the Cloud Account page, select Azure or Azure Government. If Azure is selected, Enter Azure account credentials page is displayed. If Azure Government is selected, Enter Azure Government account credentials page is displayed.

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7. Specify the following fields in the account credentials page:

Directory ID Application ID Client Secret

8. Click Select Subscription, and select a subscription from the list.

9. Click Connect. Cloud DR is connected to the Azure/Azure Government account.

10. Click Next. The Cloud DR Targets page appears.

11. Select the appropriate storage account from the Storage Account list.

The cloud target contains the installation files and determines the region in which Cloud DR Server is deployed.

12. Click Connect. The Cloud Networking page is displayed.

13. Perform the following steps in the Cloud Networking page.

a. Select Public Network or Private Network from the Network Selection list.

If you deploy Cloud DR over a VPN, select Private Network.

b. Select an appropriate VPC in the Select VPC list.

If you are deploying Cloud DR over a VPN, select the existing VNET where the VPN gateway is located.

c. Select an appropriate subnet for the VNET in the Select Subnet. d. Enter the CIDR range for the new subnet in the IPV4 CIDR Range section.

NOTE:

Before selecting an existing subnet, verify that the network security group that is assigned to the subnet allows

inbound traffic for HTTPS port 443.

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The CIDR range must comply with the Azure/Azure Government CIDR range limitations. Allowable range is

between /16 and /27.

14. Click Next. The Cloud Admin page is displayed.

15. From the Specify Cloud Admin page, specify the following fields:

a. Email Address

Use this email address to recover forgotten password.

b. Password c. Confirm Password

16. Click Next. The Configure Cloud DR Server summary page appears.

17. The Cloud Disaster Recovery Setting Information appears on the Storage page, and an informational dialog box confirms that Cloud DR server is deploying.

a. To monitor the deployment from the Jobs page, click Go to Jobs. b. To monitor the deployment from the Storage page, click OK. When the deployment is complete, the public address of

the Cloud DR Server hostname is displayed. If you want to open the Cloud DR Server UI in a new tab, click the server hostname link.

18. Review the Cloud DR server details.

a. To change the details of the Cloud DR server, click Back, and repeat the appropriate steps. b. To deploy Cloud DR in Azure, click Deploy Cloud DR Server.

The deployment of Cloud DR Server to Cloud DR target begins. Deploying Cloud DR Server can take about 20 minutes.

19. The Cloud Disaster Recovery Setting Information appears on the Storage page, and an informational dialog box confirms that Cloud DR server is deploying.

a. To monitor the deployment from the Jobs page, click Go to Jobs. b. To monitor the deployment from the Storage page, click OK. When the deployment is complete, the public address of

the Cloud DR Server hostname is displayed. If you want to open the Cloud DR Server UI in a new tab, click the server hostname link.

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Add cloud targets You can add one or more cloud targets to the cloud account by selecting the appropriate Azure and Azure Government storage account. You can also add cloud targets when you a define protection policy. Addition of more cloud targets is available only after you deploy Cloud DR Server.

Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage window appears.

2. In the Cloud Diaster Recovery tab, click Add in the Cloud Targets section. The Add Cloud Target window appears.

3. Select the appropriate storage account from Storage Account list. Click Save to add the cloud target.

4. For each Cloud DR target that you want to add, repeat the steps in this procedure.

5. To delete the unwanted cloud targets, select the cloud target, and click Remove.

Edit cloud account You can change the Application ID and Client Secret in the Edit Cloud Account page.

Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Storage. The Storage window appears.

2. In the Cloud Diaster Recovery tab, click Edit in the Cloud Account section. The Edit Cloud Account page appears.

3. Enter the new Application ID and Client Secret.

4. Click Save to save the new cloud account details.

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Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager This chapter contains the following topics:

Topics:

Define recovery staging area Protection policy View excluded disks Edit the retention period for backup copies Delete backup copies Recovery Delete DR session Delete a restore to vCenter session Monitor Cloud DR jobs Cancel Cloud DR or protection jobs Service Level Agreement Cloud DR security Update Cloud DR Managing disaster recovery of Cloud DR Uninstall and clean up of Cloud Disaster Recovery resources Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager known issues

Define recovery staging area Learn how to define a recovery staging area. Staging area is required to enable failback and direct recovery to vCenter operation.

Steps

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager, select Infrastructure > Asset Sources.

2. Select the vCenter you want to fail back to and click Edit.

3. In the Edit vCenter dialog box, click Define Recovery Staging Area, and then click Configure. The Define Recovery Staging Area dialog box is displayed.

4. Select an appropriate datastore for the failed back VM in Datastores section, and then click Next.

5. Select an appropriate network for the VM in the Network section, and then click Next.

If a proxy server is configured, the recovery staging area network must be accessible by the proxy server.

6. Configure the following in IP Configuration section, and then click Next:

IP Range Subnet Mask Gateway Primary DNS (Optional) Secondary DNS

To enable multiple concurrent failbacks, click Add Another.

7. Review the Summary, and click Save. An informational dialog box is displayed that confirms the recovery staging area is successfully defined. Click Ok to close the dialog box.

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Protection policy This section describes how to add and edit protection polices that Cloud DR uses for protection and recovery workflows:

Protection policies

Protection policies define sets of objectives that apply to specific time periods. These objectives drive the configuration, active protection, and copy-data-management operations. You define the purpose of the policy, the assets that need to be protected, and the backup schedule.

Cloud DR supports only Virtual Machine policy type.

Define protection policy

Define a protection policy to create a schedule for the protection of the primary backup and the cloud copy.

Prerequisites

Recommendations for virtual machine protection policies in the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide apply to protection policies for Cloud DR.

Steps

1. Log in to the PowerProtect Data Manager and select Protection > Protection Policies. The Protection Policies window appears

2. Click Add. The Add Policy wizard opens.

3. On the Type page, specify the following fields and click OK:

a. Name b. Description c. Type. Cloud DR supports only Virtual Machine policy type.

4. On the Purpose page, select Crash Consistent (the only supported option for Cloud DR).

5. On the Assets page, select the unprotected assets that you want to back up as part of this protection policy.

Use one of the following options to select the assets. View by Host. View Asset Table.

See step 5 of Add a protection policy for virtual machine in PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide on how to select the assets for inclusion.

6. Optionally, you can exclude disks from a protection policy as Cloud DR supports exclusion of disks in protection workflow.

See step 6 of Add a protection policy for virtual machine in PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide on how to exclude disks from a protection policy.

7. Click Next. If any virtual objects or assets that were selected in the previous page overlap with assets with an existing protection policy, the Selection Overlap page appears.

See step 7 of Add a protection policy for virtual machine in PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide on how to update the protection rule.

8. Click Next. The protection policy Objectives page appears. No default schedule is provided. If a backup has not been performed, no schedules are displayed.

9. Click Add to create a schedule to protect the assets. The Add Primary Backup dialog box appears.

10. Specify the following fields in the Target section:

Storage Name - Select an existing storage from the Storage Name list or select New to add a new storage. See Add new storage target for more information about adding a new storage target.

Storage Unit Network Interface

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SLA - Select an existing backup SLA from the SLA list or select New to add a backup SLA. See Add Backup Service Level Agreement

11. Specify the following fields in the Schedules section:

Backup period Retention period Start time and end time for the retention period.

The Primary Backup is configured.

12. Click the Cloud DR link next to the Primary Backup. The Cloud DR option is available next to the Primary Backup.

13. Click Add. The Add CDR Backup dialog is displayed.

14. Select the appropriate cloud target from the Cloud Target list or click Add to add cloud target.

a. In the Add Cloud Target dialog, select a Storage Account from the list. If you know the storage account name, begin typing the name to shorten the list of possible matches. The Storage Account location is automatically selected in the Location field.

b. Click Save to add the new cloud target.

15. Specify the retention period for the cloud (this retention is different than the primary backup retention period).

16. Select an existing service level agreement that you want to apply to the cloud schedule from the SLA list. Alternatively, select Add to create an SLA within the Add Cloud DR Service Level Agreement window. Provide an SLA name and RPO value, and click Save.

17. Click Next. The Options page is displayed.

18. Configure the following fields in the Options page:

Optimize for Exclude swap files in backup Enable guest file system quiescing

19. Click Next. The Summary page appears.

20. Review the protection policy group configuration details. To change protection policy details, click Edit for the category that you want to change. Click Finish. A message is displayed to confirm that PowerProtect Data Manager saved the protection policy.

21. To exit the window, click OK. To open the Jobs window and monitor the backup of the new protection policy group, click Go to Jobs .

Next steps

When the local backup is available on the PowerProtect DD system, the backup copy files are automatically sent to the cloud based on the policy.

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You can also view the protection status by logging in to the Cloud DR Server UI and clicking the Protection menu. From there, you can view the protected VMs, their upload status, and the latest backup copy that is available in the cloud. You can also select individual VMs that you want to enable for rapid recovery operation. For more information, see the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

NOTE: If the protection job fails, the workflow cancels the Cloud DR job. The retry option for the Cloud DR job is not

supported. If a protection job with protection stage and Cloud DR stage fails, the Cloud DR is canceled and cannot be

restarted.

When an asset has a policy in which protection and Cloud DR stages are outside the activity window, protection is not triggered for VMware Data Manager. The Cloud DR job produces an empty copy.

Add new storage target

When you add a primary backup, you can add a storage target instead of selecting an existing storage target.

Steps

1. Go to Infrastructure > Storage, and click Add in the Protection Storage Name tab. The Add Storage dialog is displayed.

2. Select the appropriate Storage Type from the following options. PowerProtect DD System PowerProtect DD Management Center

If the system supports High Availability mode, enable the High Availability check box.

3. Specify the following fields.

Name - Description of the system Address - FQDN or IP address of the system Port

4. In the Host Credentials section, the credentials of the system are selected by default.

Perform the following steps to configure a different host credential.

a. Select Add Credentials from the Host Credentials drop-down list.

The Add Credentials dialog box is displayed,

b. Specify the following fields:

Name - Domain name User Name - Domain username Password - Domain password

c. Click Save to add host credentials.

5. Click Verify to verify the certificate of the system.

6. Click Save to add the new storage target.

Add Backup Service Level Agreement

When you add a primary backup, you can add a backup service level agreement (SLA).

About this task

Perform the following steps to add a backup SLA:

Steps

1. Select Add in the SLA field.

The Add Backup Service Level Agreement dialog is displayed.

2. Specify the SLA name in the SLA Name field.

3. Select at least one of the following as per the requirements:

Recovery Point Objective required - Enable this option to enter the RPO duration in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years.

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Compliance Window for copy type - Enable this option to configure the start time and end time for different copy types such as Full, Cumulative, Differential, Incremental, and Log

Verify expired copies are deleted - Enable this option to verify if the expired copies are deleted. Retention Time Objective - Enable this option to enter the retention time in days, weeks, months, or years.

4. Click Save to save the backup SLA.

Edit existing policy to change retention or cloud target

PowerProtect Data Manager enables you to edit an existing Cloud DR policy to change the retention period or cloud target.

Steps

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager home page, select Protection > Protection Policies. The Protection Policy window appears.

2. Select the protection policy for Cloud DR, and click Edit. The Edit Policy window opens on the Summary page.

3. In the Schedule row, click Edit. The Schedule page appears.

4. Select the check box next to the schedule for Cloud DR, and click Edit. The Add Cloud DR dialog box appears.

5. Select a Retention Period, and click OK.

6. From the Cloud Target list, select a different cloud target, and click OK. A warning message reminds you that changing the cloud target starts a full backup of all VMs to the new cloud target. To acknowledge the message and change the cloud target, click OK.

7. Click Next. The Summary page appears.

8. Click Finish. An informational message confirms that PowerProtect Data Manager has saved the protection policy.

9. Click OK to exit the window, or click Go to Jobs to open the Jobs window.

View excluded disks You can view the disks that are excluded when you define a protection policy.

Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Assets. The Assets page is displayed.

2. Select the applicable virtual machine.

The number of disks that are excluded and the total number of disks available in the virtual machine are displayed as a link in the Disk Excluded column of the assets table.

If the link shows 5 of 6, it means that five out of six disks were excluded from the restore operation.

3. Click the link that is displayed in the Disk Excluded column of the assets table. The Excluded Disks page is displayed.

4. Use the toggle to include or exclude the disks that are available in the selected virtual machine.

5. Click Save to save the selection.

Edit the retention period for backup copies You can edit the retention period of one or more backup copies to extend or shorten the amount of time that backups are retained.

About this task

You can edit the retention period for all asset types and backup types.

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Steps

1. Select Infrastructure > Assets.

2. Select the tab for the asset type for which you want to edit the retention period in the Assets page. If a policy has been assigned, the table lists the assets that have been discovered, along with the associated protection policy.

3. Select a protected asset from the table, and then click View Copies. The Copy Locations pane identifies where the backups are stored.

4. Click CDR in the left pane. The table in the right pane displays the list of backup copies.

5. Select the check box next to the applicable backup copies, and then click Edit Retention.

6. Select one of the following options:

a. Select Retention Date to select a calendar date as the expiration date for backups. b. Select Retention Value to define a fixed retention period in days, weeks, months, or years after the backup is

performed. For example, you can specify that backups expire after 6 months.

NOTE: When you edit the retention period for copies that are retention locked, you can only extend the retention

period.

7. Click Finish to save the changes. An informational dialog box that confirms the commencing of the retention process is displayed.

8. Do one of the following to close the dialog box. Click Go to Jobs to monitor the retention process from the Jobs page. Click Ok to close the dialog box.

Results

The Retention column in the assets table displays the new retention date.

Delete backup copies PowerProtect Data Manager enables you to manually delete the backup copies. If you no longer require a backup copy, you can delete the backup copy ahead of their expiration date. The retention lock of the backup copy must be disabled before you proceed.

You can perform a backup copy deletion that deletes only a specified part of a backup copy chain, without impacting the ability to restore other backup copies in the chain. When you select a specific backup copy for deletion, only that backup copy and the backup copies that depend on the selected backup copy are deleted. For example, when you select to delete a full backup copy, any other backup copies that depend on the full backup copy are also deleted.

To delete backup copies from Cloud DR, see the Delete backup copies section in the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide.

Retry a failed backup copy deletion

If a backup copy is not deleted successfully, you can manually retry the operation.

To retry a failed backup copy deletion, see the Retry a failed backup copy deletion section in the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide.

Remove backup copies from the PowerProtect Data Manager database

This option enables you to delete the backup copy records from the PowerProtect Data Manager database, but keep the backup copies in the Cloud DR Server system.

For backup copies that could not be deleted from Cloud DR Server, you can remove the backup copies from the PowerProtect Data Manager database. Removing the backup copies from PowerProtect Data Manager does not delete the copies in Cloud DR Server.

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To remove backup copies from PowerProtect Data Manager database, see the Remove backup copies from the PowerProtect Data Manager database section in the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide.

Recovery The recovery operation in Cloud DR within PowerProtect Data Manager follows the same process as the stand-alone Cloud DR installation.

Click the Cloud DR Sessions tab in Restore > Running Sessions to view the DR sessions in a running state. Recovery operations are also performed using the Cloud DR Server UI. See the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide for more information about the recovery process in the Cloud DR Server UI.

Recover assets in Cloud DR

You can use PowerProtect Data Manager to perform disaster recovery for cloud-protected virtual machines.

Prerequisites

Click CDR.

The details pane shows a list of the cloud copies. In Azure environment, use a DHCP IP address instead of a static IP address for the Ubuntu virtual machines, as virtual machines with static IPs are not accessible after failover.

Steps

1. Log in to PowerProtect Data Manager, and select Restore > Assets. The Restore page is displayed. The Restore page displays all the assets with copies.

2. In the Virtual Machines tab, select the check box next to the virtual machine that you want to restore (that is, recover), and click View Copies.

If the selected virtual machine has copies in the cloud, CDR is displayed.

3. Click CDR. The details pane shows a list of the cloud copies.

4. Select the check box next to the VM copy that you want to recover, and click Test or Failover. The Test or Failover dialog box is displayed.

NOTE: If no DR test is done earlier, the following warning is displayed :

Please be aware that no DR Test took place prior to this Failover operation. We also recommend you to shutdown your production VM, in order to avoid a possible data loss, caused by accidental user access.

5. Select the applicable virtual network in the Network section on the cloud account, and click Next.

6. In the Security Groups section, select a security group to attach to the recovered instance, and click Next. The Summary page is displayed.

7. Click Start Test or Start Failover.

Results

The test or failover process begins. You can monitor the progress on the Jobs window. You can also follow the recovery process that is described in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

NOTE: More Cloud DR orchestration capabilities are available in the Cloud DR Server UI. Examples of these operations

include enabling rapid recovery, creating DR plans, and failing over to a vCenter server. See the Cloud Disaster Recovery

Installation and Administration Guide for more information.

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Failback to an on-premises vCenter server

Failing back a failed-over instance enables you to send the instance and its changes to an on-premises vCenter server. The failback operation occurs in the Cloud DR Server UI.

Prerequisites

Configure the recovery staging area for the target vCenter server through PowerProtect Data Manager.

Steps

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager UI, select Infrastructure > Storage > Cloud Disaster Recovery.

2. In the Cloud Disaster Recovery Server pane, the public address of the Cloud DR Server hostname is displayed. To open the Cloud DR Server UI in a new tab, click the server hostname link.

3. From the Cloud DR Server UI, select Recovery > DR Activities, select a running failover, and click Failback.

You can select the default target (the original, on-premises VM and vCenter server) or a different target.

The excluded disks in the VM are displayed in the DR test screen. When you click the disk exclusion link, the disks that are excluded from the backup are displayed.

In Linux operating system, if the recovered VM contains excluded disks, the recovery of the copy fails and a warning is displayed. Check the log files for more information.

Results

Failback operation begins. When the failback operation completes, you can vMotion the failed back VM on the vCenter server to the production area and change its IP address. For more information about the failback operation, see the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

Recover virtual machines from cloud copy directly to vCenter

Use the PowerProtect Data Manager UI to restore virtual machines from copies that are stored in the cloud account directly to vCenter. Restore operations are performed on one virtual machine at a time. Users must manually select the target vCenter server.

Prerequisites

The recovery to vCenter option is available for all the vCenter servers with staging area configured, registered to PowerProtect Data Manager. Users can restore the virtual machines that use the same PowerProtect Data Manager account for protection. If there are no vCenter servers registered with staging area configured, the Restore function is not available. See the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide for information about adding a vCenter asset source. Use the Cloud DR Server UI to recover the vCenter servers that are not registered with the current PowerProtect Data Manager server.

Steps

1. Select Restore > Assets. The Restore page is displayed.

2. In the Virtual Machines tab, select the check box next to the virtual machines that you want to restore and then click View Copies.

If the selected virtual machine has copies in the cloud, CDR is displayed.

The asset map for the selected virtual machine and the Copy Locations pane are displayed. The Copy Locations pane displays the location where you store the backups.

3. Click CDR. The list of backup copies is displayed.

4. Select the check box next to the backup copy to be restored, and then click Restore.

The status of the backup copy must be Available for the restore operation.

The Create and Restore to New VM wizard is displayed.

5. In the Restore VM page, select the target vCenter server from the drop-down list, and then click Restore.

If the source virtual-machine vCenter server is available with staging area configured, the Cloud DR selects this vCenter as the default target vCenter server for restore.

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6. Optionally, turn on the Keep source VM MAC address and UID switch to retain the source VM MAC address and UID.

This option is disabled by default. CAUTION: Do not enable this toggle if source VM is still available on the target vCenter server as this causes

restore operation failure.

7. Click Restore. An informational dialog box is displayed confirming that the restore operation has started successfully.

8. Click OK to close the dialog box or do one of the following to view the status of the restore operation:

a. Click Go to Jobs to monitor the status from the Jobs page. b. Click Go to Running Sessions to monitor the status from the Cloud DR tab in the Running Sessions page.

Delete DR session You can delete a running DR session and its associated VM copies from the PowerProtect Data Manager UI.

Steps

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager UI, select Restore > Running Sessions. The Running Sessions window is displayed.

2. In the Cloud DR Sessions tab, select the asset to be deleted, and click Delete.

Results

The recovery flow ends the test or the failover process and deletes the recovered instances. Deleting a test or failover instance deletes the recovered cloud instance. Deleting a restore session retains the recovered VM.

Delete a restore to vCenter session Delete a restore to vCenter session for an applicable virtual machine from the Running Sessions page. Deleting a test or a failover session removes the recovered cloud instance. Deleting a restore session does not remove the restored virtual machine.

Steps

1. Select Restore > Running Sessions. The Running Sessions page is displayed.

2. Click Cloud DR tab. The list of assets running the DR activities is displayed.

3. Select the asset of which the restore operation must be deleted, and then click Delete. A warning dialog box is displayed.

4. Click End Restore to delete the restore operation. A banner is displayed in the browser with the confirmation message for successful deletion of the restore session.

Monitor Cloud DR jobs The Jobs window in the PowerProtect Data Manager UI enables you to monitor the status of Cloud DR and view details. To perform analysis or troubleshooting, you can view the detailed log of a failed job.

When a job is successful, the success status appears on the Jobs page.

Go to Jobs > System Jobs to view the running Cloud DR jobs.

When the job is successful, the success status appears on the Jobs page.

Alternatively, go to Restore > Running Sessions > Cloud DR Sessions and click the Cloud DR tab to view the running jobs.

To view more details about job progress, click the Job ID number on the jobs table on the Systems Jobs page. In the job

window that appears, click in the Details column. Job steps with action descriptions and durations are shown.

See the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide for more information about monitoring and viewing jobs.

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Cancel Cloud DR or protection jobs Cancel a recovery or protection jobs from the Jobs window.

Cloud DR recovery or protection jobs can be canceled only if the jobs are in a Queued status. Canceling a job cleans up any data that has been automatically sent to the cloud. Once the job is canceled, the status of the job changes to Canceled.

If a job cannot be canceled, notification is provided about the operation, along with the reasons why the job cannot be canceled. When a protection job is manually canceled, the Cloud DR sync process does not retry that protection job.

Service Level Agreement The SLA Compliance window in the PowerProtect Data Manager UI enables you to add a service-level agreement (SLA) that identifies your service-level objectives (SLOs). You use the SLOs to verify that your protected assets are meeting the SLAs.

The SLAs that are configured in the Cloud DR stage appear on the Cloud DR Server dashboard. If a policy that is enabled for Cloud DR has a configured SLA, and the latest cloud backup copy is older than the configured SLA value, the Cloud DR Server dashboard indicates that the policy is not SLA-compliant. Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager supports two types of SLA.

Policy-type SLA Cloud DR SLA

The Policy-type SLA does not appear on the Cloud DR Server dashboard.

Add a Policy-type Service Level Agreement

The SLA Compliance window in the PowerProtect Data Manager UI enables you to add a service-level agreement (SLA). The SLA identifies your Service Level Objectives (SLOs). You can use the SLOs to verify that your protected assets are meeting the SLAs.

Steps

1. Select Protection > SLA Compliance.

The SLA Compliance window appears.

2. Click Add. The Add Service Level Agreement wizard opens.

3. Select Cloud DR in the Type section, and then click Next.

4. On the Objectives page, specify the following fields:

a. The SLA name. b. Select Minimum Independent Copies, and specify the number of Cloud DR backups. c. Select Maximum Independent Copies, and specify the number of Cloud DR backups. d. Select Available Location, and specify the locations where Cloud DR backups are located.

Use the Add Location option to add new locations that unavailable in locations list.

Enable Allowed in Cloud through Cloud Tier/Cloud DR check box to enable the availability of the backups in the cloud.

5. Click Finish. The SLA is displayed on the SLA Compliance window.

Add a Cloud DR type Service Level Agreement

The Policy-type SLA sets the SLA for the entire policy.

About this task

Perform the following steps to add a Policy-type SLA:

Steps

1. Select Protection > SLA Compliance.

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The SLA Compliance window appears.

2. Click Add. The Add Service Level Agreement window appears.

3. Select Cloud DR in the Type section, and then click Next.

4. In the Objectives section, specify the SLA name.

5. If applicable, select Recovery Point Objective, and then set the duration.

The RPO is defined in the RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines RPO setting of each cloud copy.

6. Click Finish. The SLA appears on the SLA Compliance page.

Cloud DR security For data that Cloud DR transfers, the communication between customer data centers and either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure must use SSL protocols.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) handles all the AWS and Azure user permissions. For more information, see theUser permissions section of the Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

Firewall

The following ports must be opened for communication between the specified components:

Table 5. Firewall ports

Port Description

111 Communication between PowerProtect DD and PowerProtect Data Manager

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and Cloud DR Server

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and the cloud

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and vCenter

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and ESXi hosts

443 Communication between local restore VM and the cloud

2049 Communication between PowerProtect DD and PowerProtect Data Manager

Update Cloud DR The on-premises component of Cloud DR is updated when you update PowerProtect Data Manager. PowerProtect Data Manager then triggers an update of Cloud DR Server, the cloud-based component. Active recovery operations can block this part of the update, requiring a manual update of Cloud DR Server.

For more information about updating Cloud DR Server, see the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide.

NOTE: Cloud DR operations are unavailable when the PowerProtect Data Manager update process is in progress.

NOTE: If the PowerProtect Data Manager version is higher than the Cloud DR Server version, DR operations from the

PowerProtect Data Manager are not possible, but you can run disaster recovery from the Cloud DR Server UI.

Managing disaster recovery of Cloud DR As an administrator, you want to ensure that Cloud DR components are protected from a disaster.

During PowerProtect Data Manager server disaster recovery, Cloud DR components are automatically backed up with configured server DR backups. If PowerProtect Data Manager is recovered from a server DR backup, Cloud DR components and their data are also recovered.

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Uninstall and clean up of Cloud Disaster Recovery resources The uninstall option for Cloud Disaster Recovery is unavailable in the current version.

Configure the PowerProtect Data Manager server for DR backups as mentioned in Configure PowerProtect Data Manager server DR backups section of PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide and take a snapshot of the configuration. Use this snapshot to revert PowerProtect Data Manager to predeployment.

Once you revert to predeployment configuration, from the Amazon Web Services console. perform the following tasks in the order presented to clean up the cloud-based resources:

Table 6. Cleaning up cloud-based resources

Task AWS Documentation link

Delete the Cloud Formation stacks from all regions that you used (named CDRS-DeployStack, CDRS- RDSCluster, CDRS-RestoreService).

Deleting a Stack on the AWS CloudFormation Console section on AWS CloudFormation User Guide

Delete the EC2 key pairs that are named CDRS-KeyPair and CDRS- RestoreService.

Amazon EC2 key pairs and Linux instances section on Amazon Elastic Compute CloudUser Guide for Linux Instances

Delete the IAM role that is named CDRS- Role.

Deleting Roles or Instance Profiles section on AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide

Delete all S3 buckets that were used as Cloud Disaster Recovery targets.

Deleting or emptying a bucket section on Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide

NOTE: Perform this step only if the S3 buckets are not being used for purposes other than Cloud Disaster Recovery.

Unregister AMIs, and delete snapshots that Cloud Disaster Recovery server created for rapid recovery of VMs.

Deregistering your Linux AMI section on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide for Linux Instances

Look for AMIs and snapshots where the Cloud DR server is displayed in the Created By tag name.

Delete the SQS queues that are named CDRS-RestoreService -Events and CDRS- RestoreService -Responses

delete-queue on AWS CLI Command Reference

Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager known issues Review the following known issues that are related to Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager.

Successful Cloud DR update operation incorrectly indicates "Failed" in System Jobs window of the PowerProtect Data Manager UI

After a successful Cloud DR update in PowerProtect Data Manager, the System Jobs window incorrectly displays a "Failed" error message for the update operation under Errors in the Details pane.

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Cloud DR protection policy creation fails after Smart Scale Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) migration

Cloud DR protection policies that are created with the migrated MSU fail with the following error:

Create CDR stage in policy failed with error: 500 : "{"message":"Cannot connect to different PowerProtect DD System once the remote servers are connected.","status":null,"code":500}", Please verify that Cloud Disaster Recovery Addon and Server are up and running

Cloud DR protection policies that were created before MSU migration continue to work properly after MSU migration.

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Glossary of Acronyms This glossary provides definitions of acronyms used in the PowerProtect Data Manager documentation.

A

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A

AAG: Always On availability group

ACL: access control list

AD: Active Directory

AKS: Azure Kubernetes Service

API: application programming interface

ARM: Azure Resource Manager

AVS: Azure VMware Solution

AWS: Amazon Web Services

AZ: availability zone

B

BBB: block-based backup

C

CA: certificate authority

CBT: Changed Block Tracking

CDC: change data capture

CIFS: Common Internet File System

CLI: command-line interface

CLR: Common Language Runtime

CN: common name

CPU: central processing unit

CR: custom resource

CRD: custom resource definition

CSI: container storage interface

CSV: Cluster Shared Volume

D

DA: database administrator

DAG: database availability group

Glossary

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DBID: database identifier

DDMC: DD Management Center

DDOS: DD Operating System

DDVE: DD Virtual Edition

DFC: DD Boost over Fibre Channel

DNS: Domain Name System

DPC: Data Protection Central

DR: disaster recovery

DRS: Distributed Resource Scheduler

DSA: Dell security advisory

E

EBS: Elastic Block Store

EC2: Elastic Compute Cloud

eCDM: Enterprise Copy Data Management

ECS: Elastic Cloud Storage

EFI: Extensible Firmware Interface

EKS: Elastic Kubernetes Service

ENI: Elastic Network Interface

EULA: end-user license agreement

F

FC: Fibre Channel

FCD: first class disk

FCI: failover cluster instance

FETB: front-end protected capacity by terabyte

FLR: file-level restore

FQDN: fully qualified domain name

FTP: File Transfer Protocol

G

GB: gigabyte At Dell, this is 230 bytes.

Gb/s: gigabits per second At Dell, this is 230 bits per second.

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GCP: Google Cloud Platform

GCVE: Google Cloud Virtual Edition

GID: group identifier

GLR: granular-level restore

GUI: graphical user interface

GUID: globally unique identifier

H

HA: High Availability

HANA: high-performance analytic appliance

HTML: Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

I

IAM: identity and access management

IDE: Integrated Device Electronics

IP: Internet Protocol

IPv4: Internet Protocol version 4

IPv6: Internet Protocol version 6

K

KB: kilobyte At Dell, this is 210 bytes.

L

LAC: License Authorization Code

LAN: local area network

M

MB: megabyte At Dell, this is 220 bytes.

ms: millisecond

MTU: maximum transmission unit

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N

NAS: network-attached storage

NBD: network block device

NBDSSL: network block device over SSL

NDMP: Network Data Management Protocol

NFC: Network File Copy

NFS: Network File System

NIC: network interface card

NTFS: New Technology File System

NTP: Network Time Protocol

O

OS: operating system

OSS: open-source software

OVA: Open Virtualization Appliance

P

PCS: Protection Copy Set

PDF: Portable Document Format

PEM: Privacy-enhanced Electronic Mail

PIN: personal identification number

PIT: point in time

PKCS: Public Key Cryptography Standards

PSC: Platform Service Controller

PVC (cloud computing): private virtual cloud

PVC (Kubernetes): Persistent Volume Claim

R

RAC: Real Application Clusters

RAM: random-access memory

RBAC: role-based access control

ReFS: Resilient File System

REST API: representational-state transfer API

RHEL: RedHat Enterprise Linux

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RMAN: Recovery Manager

RPO: recovery-point objective

RSA: Rivest-Shamir-Adleman

S

S3: Simple Storage Services

SaaS: software as a service

SAP: System Analysis Program Development From the SAP website (2022), "the name is an initialism of the company's original German name: Systemanalyse Programmentwicklung, which translates to System Analysis Program Development. Today the company's legal corporate name is SAP SE - SE stands for societas Europaea, a public company registered in accordance with the European Union corporate law.

SCSI: Small Computer System Interface

SDDC: software-defined data center

SELinux: Security-Enhanced Linux

SFTP: Secure File Transfer Protocol

SLA: service-level agreement

SLES: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server

SLO: service-level objective

SPBM: Storage Policy Based Management

SQL: Structured Query Language

SRS: Secure Remote Services

SSD: solid-state drive

SSH: Secure Shell

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer

SSMS: SQL Server Management Studio

SSVs: System Stable Values

T

TB: terabyte At Dell, this is 240 bytes.

TCP: Transmission Control Protocol

TDE: Transparent Data Encryption

TLS: Transport Layer Security

TPM: Trusted Platform Module

TSDM: Transparent Snapshot Data Mover

T-SQL: Transact-SQL

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U

UAC: user account control

UDP: User Datagram Protocol

UI: user interface

UID: user identifier

UTC: Coordinated Universal Time From Wikipedia (2022), "this abbreviation comes as a result of the International Telecommunication Union and the International Astronomical Union wanting to use the same abbreviation in all languages. English speakers originally proposed CUT (for 'coordinated universal time'), while French speakers proposed TUC (for 'temps universel coordonn')."

V

VADP: VMware vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness

VBS: virtualization-based security

VCF: VMware Cloud Foundation

vCLS: vSphere Cluster Service

vCSA: vCenter Server Appliance

VCSA: vCenter Server Appliance

VDI: Virtual Device Interface

vDisk: virtual disk

vDS: virtual distributed switch

vFRC: Virtual Flash Read Cache

VGT: Virtual Guest Tagging

VIB: vSphere Installation Bundle

VLAN: virtual LAN

VM: virtual machine

VMC: VMware Cloud

VMDK: virtual machine disk

VNet: virtual network

VPC: virtual private cloud

vRSLCM: vRealize Suite Lifecycle Mana

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