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PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud Disaster Recovery Version 19.2

User Guide 302-005-988 REV 02 October 2019

l Revision history..........................................................................................................2 l Introduction............................................................................................................... 2 l Prerequisites..............................................................................................................2 l Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery................................................................................ 2 l Add cloud targets.......................................................................................................4 l Protection policies..................................................................................................... 4 l Define protection policies.......................................................................................... 5 l Enable Cloud DR for existing policies......................................................................... 7 l Service Level Agreement........................................................................................... 7 l Add a Policy type Service Level Agreement............................................................... 7 l Add a Cloud DR type Service Level Agreement..........................................................8 l Recovery....................................................................................................................8 l Recover assets in Cloud DR....................................................................................... 9 l Monitor Cloud Disaster Recovery jobs....................................................................... 9 l Cloud Disaster Recovery security.............................................................................. 9 l Firewall...................................................................................................................... 9 l Upgrade Cloud Disaster Recovery............................................................................ 10

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

Table 1 Revision history

Revision Date Description

02 October 2019 Post GA update for this document.

01 September 2019 GA release of this document for PowerProtect Data Manager 19.2.

Introduction Cloud Disaster Recovery is integrated into PowerProtect Data Manager. Cloud DR supports PowerProtect Data Manager as an on-premises backup source.

This feature enables the users to protect their virtual machines by uploading the virtual machine image backups to the public cloud object storage, and perform automated disaster recovery operations on those copies, while providing DR orchestration capabilities. Using Cloud DR customers can add the cloud as another cost-effective DR site and eliminates the need to maintain off-site data center. From PowerProtect Data Manager UI, you can configure Cloud DR to move backups to the cloud, and perform disaster recovery of these backups. Only AWS in Standard mode is supported by Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager.

Prerequisites The prerequisites for Cloud Disaster Recovery in PowerProtect Data Manager are as follows:

l Register the vCenter Server, where the PowerProtect Data Manager is deployed, in Asset Sources section of Infrastructure pane.

l Configure an NTP server in the Systems section of the Settings menu.

l The AWS regions and supported operating systems for CDRS deployment are listed on Cloud DR Simple Support Matrix, which is available on Dell EMC Online Support.

l The Cloud Disaster Recovery for PowerProtect Data Manager has the following scale limitations:

n 1000 Virtual Machines

n 100 TB FE Capacity

Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery The following procedure describes how to deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery in PowerProtect Data Manager:

Before you begin

Ensure that you have an AWS account that is already configured before connecting to the cloud account.

Procedure

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager home page, select Infrastructure > Storage

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The Storage page is displayed.

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 Cloud Account page, enter the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key ID.

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

6. 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 Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide provides instructions for creating an AWS policy that uses this IAM policy.

7. Select Accept AWS Terms to accept the AWS marketplace terms, and click Connect.

Cloud DR is connected to the AWS account.

8. Click Next.

The Cloud DR Targets page is displayed.

9. In Configure Cloud DR Server Target, select the Bucket Name from the Select A Location To Deploy DR Server list.

The region of the bucket determines the location where CDRS is deployed.

10. Click Connect to connect the cloud target.

11. Click Disconnect to reconfigure the cloud target details.

12. Click Next.

The Cloud Admin page is displayed.

13. In Specify Cloud Admin, specify the following fields:

a. Email Address

When Cloud DR Server is successfully deployed, AWS sends an email message to this address for verification. Follow the instructions in the email within 24 hours of deployment.

b. Password

c. Confirm Password

14. Click Next.

The Configure Cloud DR Server summary page appears.

15. Review the Cloud DR server details. Click Deploy Cloud DR Server to deploy Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager.

If you want to change the details of the Cloud DR server, click Back and repeat the appropriate steps.

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The deployment of Cloud DR Server to Cloud DR target begins. Deploying Cloud DR Server may take few minutes. If the deployment is successful, the Cloud Disaster Recovery Setting Information page is displayed.

16. An information message is displayed to confirm that Cloud DR server is deployed. Click OK to exit the window, or click Go to Jobs to open the Jobs window to monitor the deployment.

Add cloud targets You can add one or more cloud targets to the cloud account by selecting the appropriate AWS S3 bucket.

Procedure

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 in this procedure.

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

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 mus 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.

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Define protection policies Cloud DR supports only Virtual Machine protection policy type. Define the retention period when you create the protection policy. Click the Cloud DR button in the schedule section of the Add Policy wizard.

Before you begin

The recommendations that are mentioned in the Add a protection policy for virtual machine protection section of the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide are applicable to protection policies in Cloud DR.

Procedure

1. 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.

5. In the Assets page, select the unprotected assets that you want to back up as part of this protection policy, or click Find More Assets to add more vCenter assets, if you do not see the virtual machines that you want to protect. The window enables you to filter by asset name to locate the required assets.

6. Click Next.

The Protection Policy Schedule page appears. No default schedule is provided. If a backup has not been performed, no schedules are displayed.

7. Click + Backup to create the schedule.

The Add Primary Backup dialog box appears.

8. Specify the following backup schedule fields:

a. Recurrence

The Recurrence option enables the user to determine how often the backups occur. Choose from Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. If you select the Hourly option, the Recurrence depends on the Start Time and End Time fields . For example, if the Start Time is 8 pm and the EndTime is 6 am, and you select Hourly, backups are performed hourly during that 10-hour window.

When you select Weekly and Monthly recurrence, you are selecting the interval at which the backup job runs within the window that you specify.

b. Create Full determines how often a full backup occurs during the backup window, depending on the Recurrence option you selected. Weekly and Monthly recurrences are allowed.

c. Keep For determines the retention period of the backup.

d. Start Time and EndTime determine the backup window.

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EndTime means that no new backup will be initiated in this policy after this time. It does not mean that any policy that is running is stopped. If the user is within the EndTime specified, the protection process starts once the policy creation process ends.

e. Click OK.

The Schedule page updates with the added backup schedule. After completing a backup schedule, you can change any schedule details by selecting the check box next to the added schedule and clicking Edit.

When an asset is assigned to a policy with both protection and Cloud Data Recovery (CDR) stages and it is outside the activity window, protection is not triggered for the VMware Data Manager. The CDR job produces an empty copy.

9. In the Schedule page, select an existing service level agreement that you want to apply to this schedule from the SLA list, or select Add to create a SLA within the Add Backup Service Level Agreement window.

Adding SLA to the protection policy is optional.

10. Select the checkbox next to the added schedule and click Cloud DR.

The Add Cloud DR dialog box appears.

11. Specify the Retention Period, and click OK.

12. Select an existing service level agreement that you want to apply to this schedule from the SLA list, or select Add to create a SLA within the Add Backup Service Level Agreement window.

Add a new SLA provides instructions to add SLA. Adding SLA is optional.

13. Click Next.

The Summary page appears.

14. Review the protection policy group configuration details. Except for the protection policy type, you can click Edit next to the details to change the protection policy information. Click Finish when you finish editing the policy details.

An informational message is displayed to confirm that PowerProtect Data Manager has saved the protection policy.

15. Click OK to exit the window, or click Go to Jobs to open the Jobs window to monitor the backup of the new protection policy group.

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

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

Enable Cloud DR for existing policies Cloud DR can be enabled for existing protection policies that are created in PowerProtect Data Manager.

Procedure

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager home page, select Protection > Protection Policies.

The Protection Policy window appears.

2. Select the protection policy for which Cloud DR must be enabled, 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 checkbox next to the schedule, and click the Cloud DR button.

The Add Cloud DR dialog box appears.

5. Specify the Retention Period, and click OK.

Cloud DR is enabled for the selected protection policy.

You can add SLA to the policy in the Schedule page by selecting the appropriate SLA from the SLA dropdown list.

6. Click Next.

The Summary page appears.

7. Click Finish.

An informational message appears to confirm that PowerProtect Data Manager has saved the protection policy.

8. Click OK to exit the window, or click Got to Jobs to open the Jobs window.

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 Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

The SLAs that are configured in the CDR stage appear on the CDRS dashboard. If a policy that is enabled for Cloud DR has a SLA configured, and if the latest cloud backup copy is older than the configured SLA value, then the CDRS dashboard shows an indication that the policy is not SLA- compliant. Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager supports two types of Service Level Agreement.

l Policy type SLA

l Cloud DR SLA

The Policy type SLA does not appear in the CDRS 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 Service Level Agreement identifies your Service Level Objectives

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(SLOs). You can use the SLOs to verify that your protected assets are meeting the Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Procedure

1. Select Protection > SLA Compliance.

The SLA Compliance window appears.

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

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

4. In the Objectives section, specify the following fields:

a. The SLA name.

b. Select Minimum Copies, and specify the number of Cloud DR backups.

c. Select Maximum Copies, and specify the number of Cloud DR backups.

5. Click Finish.

The SLA is displayed on the SLA Compliance page.

Add a Cloud DR type Service Level Agreement The Policy type SLA sets the SLA for the entire policy.

About this task

Do the following steps to add Policy type SLA:

Procedure

1. Select Protection > SLA Compliance.

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 the Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and then set the duration.

The RPO is defined in RecoverPoint for VMs RPO setting of each cloud copy.

6. Click Finish.

The SLA appears on the SLA Compliance page.

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 Recovery > Running Sessions to view the DR sessions in running state. The recovery operations are also done using Cloud DR server UI. See the Cloud DR with AWS protection, recovery, and failback section of Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide for more information about the recovery process in Cloud DR server UI.

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Recover assets in Cloud DR You can use PowerProtect Data Manager to run disaster recovery for the virtual machines.

Procedure

1. Select Recovery > Assets.

The Recovery window is displayed. The Recovery window displays all the virtual machines.

2. Select the checkbox next to the asset that must be restored, and click View Copies.

3. Click the CDR icon.

The CDR details pane is displayed.

4. Select the checkbox next to the appropriate version of the virtual machine that must be recovered, and click Test or Failover.

5. In the Network section, select the applicable network, and click Next.

6. In the Security Groups section, select the applicable security group, and click Next.

The Summary page is displayed.

7. Click Start Test or Start Failover.

Results

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

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

See Monitoring and viewing jobs section of PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide for more information about jobs.

Cloud Disaster Recovery security For data that Cloud DR solution transfers, the communication between customer data centers and Amazon Web Services must be SSL protocols.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) handles all the AWS user permissions. See User permissions section of Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

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

Port Description

111 Communication between Data Domain and PowerProtect Data Manager

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and CDRS

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and AWS

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Port Description

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and vCenter

443 Communication between local restore VM and AWS

2049 Communication between Data Domain and PowerProtect Data Manager

Upgrade Cloud Disaster Recovery The Cloud DR gets upgraded when you upgrade PowerProtect Data Manager.

See Upgrading the PowerProtect Data Manager Software section of PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and Use Guide for more information about the upgrade process.

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