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PowerProtect Data Manager Cloud Disaster Recovery Version 19.3

User Guide Rev 01

December 2019

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Preface 7

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud Disaster Recovery overview 9

Overview........................................................................................................... 10 Prerequisites..................................................................................................... 10

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with AWS 11 Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery........................................................................12 Add cloud targets.............................................................................................. 14 Edit cloud account.............................................................................................14

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with Azure 15 Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery........................................................................16 Add cloud targets.............................................................................................. 17 Edit cloud account............................................................................................. 17

Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager 19 Protection policies............................................................................................ 20 Define protection policy....................................................................................20 Edit existing policy to change retention or cloud target.................................... 22 Service Level Agreement.................................................................................. 23

Add a Policy type Service Level Agreement......................................... 23 Add a Cloud DR type Service Level Agreement.................................... 24

Recovery...........................................................................................................24 Recover assets in Cloud DR................................................................. 24

Define recovery staging area............................................................................ 25 Failback to on-premises vCenter.......................................................................25 Monitor Cloud Disaster Recovery jobs.............................................................. 26 Cloud Disaster Recovery security..................................................................... 26

Firewall................................................................................................ 26 Upgrade Cloud Disaster Recovery.................................................................... 26

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Preface

As part of an effort to improve its product lines, Dell EMC periodically releases revisions of its software and hardware. Some functions that are described in this document might not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware in use. The product release notes provide the most up-to-date information about product features.

Contact your technical support professional if a product does not function properly or does not function as described in this document.

Note: This document was accurate at publication time. Go to Online Support (https:// www.dell.com/support/) to find the latest version of this document.

Purpose

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

Revision history

The following table presents the revision history of this document:

Table 1 Revision history

Revision Date Description

01 December 2019 Release of this document for PowerProtect Data Manager 19.3.

Related documentation

The following publications provide additional information:

l Cloud Disaster Recovery Release Notes

l Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide

Where to get help

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Product information

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Technical support

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Preface

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CHAPTER 1

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud Disaster Recovery overview

This chapter contains the following topics:

l Overview................................................................................................................................10 l Prerequisites..........................................................................................................................10

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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, while providing DR orchestration capabilities. Using Cloud DR customers can add the cloud as another cost-effective DR site, which eliminates the need to maintain an offsite 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. Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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 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

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

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

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CHAPTER 2

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with AWS

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

l Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery............................................................................................ 12 l Add cloud targets...................................................................................................................14 l Edit cloud account................................................................................................................. 14

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

Before you begin

Ensure that you have:

l An AWS account that is configured before connecting to the cloud account

l A Data Domain system that is configured at the production site

l 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.

l Reviewed the requirements for managing access keys for IAM users as described in the AWS documentation

Procedure

1. In 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 Cloud Account page, select AWS.

The Enter AWS account credentials page appears.

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

l Access Key ID

l Secret Key ID

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

7. 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.

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

Cloud DR is connected to the AWS account.

9. Click Next.

The Cloud DR Targets page is displayed.

10. 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.

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11. To connect the cloud target, click Connect.

12. To reconfigure the cloud target details, click Disconnect.

13. Click Next.

The Cloud Admin page is displayed.

14. 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

15. Click Next.

The Configure Cloud DR Server summary page appears.

16. 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.

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.

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

Before you begin

Note: You can add (or remove) cloud targets only after the Cloud DR Server is deployed.

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 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.

After you finish

You can also add cloud targets when you define a protection policy.

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

Procedure

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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CHAPTER 3

PowerProtect Data Manager for Cloud DR with Azure

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

l Deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery............................................................................................ 16 l Add cloud targets...................................................................................................................17 l Edit cloud account................................................................................................................. 17

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

Before you begin

Ensure that you have:

l An Azure account that is configured before connecting to the cloud account

l A Data Domain system that is configured at the production site

l 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.

l Reviewed the requirements for managing access keys for IAM users as described in the Azure documentation

Procedure

1. In 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 Cloud Account page, select Azure.

The Enter AZURE account credentials page appears.

6. Specify the following fields in the Enter AZURE account credentials page:

l Directory ID

l Application ID

l Client Secret

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

8. Click Connect.

Cloud DR is connected to the Azure account.

9. Click Next.

The Cloud DR Targets page appears.

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

The cloud target contains the installation files and determines the region in which CDRS is deployed.

11. Click Connect.

The Cloud Target Details page appears.

12. Click Next.

The Cloud Admin page is displayed.

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

a. Email Address

The email address is used to recover forgotten password.

b. Password

c. Confirm Password

14. Click Next.

The Configure Cloud DR Server summary page appears.

15. 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.

16. 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.

Add cloud targets You can add one or more cloud targets to the cloud account by selecting the appropriate Azure 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 CDRS.

Procedure

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.

Procedure

1. Select Infrastructure > Storage.

The Storage window appears.

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

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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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CHAPTER 4

Cloud DR in PowerProtect Data Manager

This chapter contains the following topics:

l Protection policies.................................................................................................................20 l Define protection policy........................................................................................................ 20 l Edit existing policy to change retention or cloud target.........................................................22 l Service Level Agreement.......................................................................................................23 l Recovery............................................................................................................................... 24 l Define recovery staging area.................................................................................................25 l Failback to on-premises vCenter........................................................................................... 25 l Monitor Cloud Disaster Recovery jobs...................................................................................26 l Cloud Disaster Recovery security..........................................................................................26 l Upgrade Cloud Disaster Recovery......................................................................................... 26

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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.

Before you begin

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

Procedure

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. In the Assets page, select the unprotected assets that you want to back up as part of this protection policy. If you do not see the virtual machines that you want to protect, click Find More Assets to add more vCenter assets. 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 a schedule to protect the assets.

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 End Time 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.

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

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

d. Start Time and End Time determine the backup window.

End Time 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 End Time specified, the protection process starts once the policy creation process ends.

e. Select Create Full to set the frequency for a full scale backup.

f. 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.

9. (Optional) In the Schedule page, select an existing service level agreement that you want to apply to the primary backup schedule from the SLA list. Or, select Add to create a SLA within the Add Backup Service Level Agreement window.

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

The Add Cloud DR dialog box appears.

11. Specify the Retention Period for the cloud (this retention is different than the primary backup retention period). Click OK.

12. (Optional) 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.

Cloud Target is displayed in the Target column in a list that shows the cloud target and its location (for example, eu-west-1).

Note: The cloud target appears also in the Cloud DR Server UI on the System page, where the PowerProtect Data Manager it belongs to and its vCenter are displayed.

13. If you want to add a cloud target, from the Cloud Target list, click Add.

The Add Cloud Target dialog appears.

14. In the Add Cloud Target dialog, select a Bucket Name from the list. If you know the bucket name, begin typing the name to shorten the list of possible matches. After selecting the bucket name, click Save.

The cloud target and its region are added to the Target column. The cloud target appears also in the Cloud Targets section of the Infrastructure > Storage > Cloud Disaster Recovery page.

Note: It is possible to add multiple cloud targets when editing the CDR stage in the policy. However, it is not possible to use multiple cloud targets simultaneously.

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15. Click Next.

The Summary page appears.

16. 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.

17. 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 .

After you finish

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

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 CDR stages are outside the activity window, protection is not triggered for VMware Data Manager. The CDR job produces an empty copy.

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.

Procedure

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.

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4. Select the checkbox 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.

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 configured SLA, and the latest cloud backup copy is older than the configured SLA value, the CDRS dashboard indicates 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 (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.

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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 the Cloud DR Server (CDRS) UI. See the Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide for more information about the recovery process in the CDRS UI.

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

Procedure

1. Log in to PowerProtect Data Manager, and select Recovery > Assets.

The Recovery window is displayed. The Recovery window displays all the assets with copies.

2. In the Virtual Machines tab, select the checkbox 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, the CDR icon is displayed.

3. Click the CDR icon.

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

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

5. In the Network section on the cloud account, and click Next.

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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 Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide.

Note: More Cloud DR orchestration capabilities are available in the Cloud DR Server (CDRS) UI. Examples of these operations include enabling rapid recovery, creating DR plans, and failing over to a vCenter. See the Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery Installation and Administration Guide for more information.

Define recovery staging area Learn how to define a recovery staging area.

About this task

You define a recovery staging area before you run a failback operation (or fail over to a vCenter).

Procedure

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, click Define Recovery Staging Area, and then click Configure.

a. Select the datastores for the failed back VM, and click Next.

b. Select the network for the VM. Click Next.

c. Enter a range of IP addresses, a subnet mask address, and a gateway address for the failback.

To enable multiple concurrent failbacks, click Add Another.

d. Click Next.

e. Review the Summary, and click Save.

Failback to on-premises vCenter Failing back a failed-over instance enables you to send the instance and its changes to an on- premises vCenter. The failback operation occurs in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Server (CDRS) UI.

Before you begin

Configure the recovery staging area in the PowerProtect Data Manager.

Procedure

1. In the PowerProtect Data Manager, 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 CDRS UI in a new tab, click the Server Hostname link.

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

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

Results

Failback operation begins. When the failback operation completes, you can vMotion the failed back VM on the vCenter 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.

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

To view more details about job progress, click the link for the job in the Completed Tasks column. In the job window that appears, click the details icon in the Details column. Job steps with action descriptions and durations are shown.

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

To view the running DR activities, from the Jobs page, select the Completed tab, select the job from the list, and select Recovery > Running Sessions > Cloud DR Sessions.

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

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

Identity and Access Management (IAM) handles all the AWS or Azure 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 the cloud

443 Communication between PowerProtect Data Manager and vCenter

443 Communication between local restore VM and the cloud

2049 Communication between Data Domain and PowerProtect Data Manager

Upgrade Cloud Disaster Recovery The on-premises component of Cloud DR is upgraded when you upgrade PowerProtect Data Manager. PowerProtect Data Manager then triggers an upgrade of the Cloud DR Server (CDRS),

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the cloud-based component. Active recovery operations can block this part of the upgrade and may require a manual upgrade of the CDRS.

See the PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and Use Guide for more information about upgrading the CDRS.

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

Note: If the PowerProtect Data Manager version and the CDRS version are mismatched, DR operations from the PowerProtect Data Manager are not possible, but you can run disaster recovery from the CDRS UI.

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INDEX

A audience 7

C comments 7 conventions for publication 7

P preface 7 protection policy 19

R recovery 24 related documentation 7

S service level agreement 23 Service Level Agreement 23, 24 support information 7

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