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Dell EMC Data Protection Central Version 1.0

Getting Started Guide 302-004-034

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Data Protection Central Overview 9 Product overview........................................................................................10 Monitoring systems ....................................................................................10 Managing Avamar systems ......................................................................... 11 Search and recover capabilities................................................................... 11 Report capabilities....................................................................................... 11

Deployment and Configuration 13 Check the network setup............................................................................ 14 Deploy the OVA...........................................................................................14 Configuring LDAP .......................................................................................17

Add LDAP to Data Protection Central during deployment.............. 17 Add LDAP to Data Protection Central after deployment.................17 Remove LDAP from Data Protection Central................................. 19 Secure LDAP (LDAPS) Certificate................................................ 20

Verify the deployment................................................................................ 20 Access control............................................................................................ 21

Default accounts............................................................................ 21 Certificate management............................................................................. 22 Generate a self-sign certificate.................................................................. 22 Generate a Certificate Signing Request......................................................23

Getting Started with Administration 25 Log in to Data Protection Central............................................................... 26 User interface.............................................................................................26

Header...........................................................................................26 User menu..................................................................................... 27 Left menu...................................................................................... 27 Pages............................................................................................ 28 Master and Detail panes................................................................ 28 Choose another Dashboard menu.................................................. 29 Filtering......................................................................................... 29 Sort information that is displayed in tables.................................... 30 Dialog boxes.................................................................................. 30 Notification bar..............................................................................30 Overflow button............................................................................. 31

Dashboards overview.................................................................................. 31 Health overview.......................................................................................... 31 Activities overview...................................................................................... 31 System Management overview...................................................................32 Search and recover overview..................................................................... 32 Reports overview....................................................................................... 32

Preface

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

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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 a technical support professional.

Purpose This document includes information about how to deploy Data Protection Central, and then get started with Data Protection Central administration.

Audience This document is intended for administrators of Data Protection Central.

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

Table 1 Revision history

Revision Date Description

01 March 9, 2018 Initial release of the Data Protection Central 1.0 Getting Started Guide.

Related Documentation For information about Data Protection Central compatibility, refer to the Data Protection Central Release Notes.

The Data Protection Central documentation set includes the following publications:

l Data Protection Central Getting Started Guide

l Data Protection Central Security Configuration Guide

l Data Protection Central Release Notes

l Data Protection Central Administration Guide

The documentation for the following products includes more information:

l Avamar

l Data Domain

l Data Protection Advisor

l Data Protection Search

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CHAPTER 1

Data Protection Central Overview

Learn about Data Protection Central.

Topics include:

l Product overview............................................................................................... 10 l Monitoring systems ........................................................................................... 10 l Managing Avamar systems ................................................................................. 11 l Search and recover capabilities........................................................................... 11 l Report capabilities...............................................................................................11

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Product overview Data Protection Central provides a solution for data protection administrators that are challenged by having to work with independent and disconnected applications that are used to configure and manage one or more data protection and storage devices. Having to work with applications in this manner, causes daily operational monitoring and management to be a high touch, time consuming effort. Data Protection Central enables you to efficiently and effectively monitor and manage the software products within the Data Protection Suite family from a single pane of glass, simplifying the entire data protection experience.

Data Protection Central includes the following features:

l Ability to launch from a central location Avamar, Data Domain, Data Protection Search, and Data Protection Advisor software.

l Comprehensive dashboards that include the following Avamar and Data Domain system information:

n Backup activities

n Replication activities

n Capacity

n Health

n Alerts

l Monitoring multiple systems capabilities including system health and activities.

l Management capabilities for Avamar systems.

l Complex search and recover operations through integration with Data Protection Search.

l Reporting capabilities through integration with Data Protection Advisor.

Monitoring systems Data Protection Central includes system monitoring features at the activity, system, and alert level.

The systems monitoring features include:

l Activity MonitorIncludes functionality to indicate whether backup and replication activities are successful.

l Alert MonitorProvides alert information for:

n Storage platforms

n Server software

n Core processes

l Capacity MonitorProvides capacity information at a system level for backup applications.

Avamar systems are monitored for system information, capacity, alerts, events, backup, and replication activity.

Data Domain systems are monitored for system information, capacity, and alert information. If a Data Domain system is configured in a monitored Avamar system, the Data Domain system is automatically added as a monitored system.

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Managing Avamar systems For Avamar systems, Data Protection Central includes policy management and client management capabilities.

Data Protection Central includes the following Policy Management capabilities:

l View, add, edit, and delete policies, retentions, schedules, and datasets.

l Add clients and proxies to policies.

l Perform a backup of a policy.

Data Protection Central includes the capability for you to view existing clients that are associated with an Avamar system.

Search and recover capabilities Data Protection Central integrates with Data Protection Search to provide you with the ability to perform complex search and recover operations.

Data Protection Central launches Data Protection Search in a new browser tab.

After launching Data Protection Search, you can perform the following tasks:

l Perform a targeted full content index (FCI) search.

l Search for files by name, location, size, owner, file type, and date.

l Perform advanced search queries including symbols, wildcards, filters, and operators.

l From the Search Results page:

n View a preview of the content.

n Download content.

n Recover content.

n Review the size of files or directories.

For comprehensive information about Data Protection Search, refer to the Data Protection Search documentation set.

Note

To take full advantage of Data Protection Central capabilities, it is recommended that all systems that are configured in Data Protection Search also be configured in Data Protection Central.

Report capabilities Data Protection Central provides the capability for you to run 11 of the most used Data Protection Advisor reports for Avamar and Data Domain systems.

Data Protection Central reporting features require you to have Data Protection Advisor in the environment. For more information about Data Protection Advisor, refer to the Data Protection Advisor documentation set.

You can run, and then view these reports directly in the Data Protection Central user interface. You can also specify the reporting period for these reports within the Data Protection Central interface.

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Note

To take full advantage of Data Protection Central capabilities, it is recommended that all systems that are configured in Data Protection Advisor also be configured in Data Protection Central.

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CHAPTER 2

Deployment and Configuration

Learn about how to deploy and configure Data Protection Central.

Topics include:

l Check the network setup....................................................................................14 l Deploy the OVA.................................................................................................. 14 l Configuring LDAP .............................................................................................. 17 l Verify the deployment........................................................................................20 l Access control.................................................................................................... 21 l Certificate management.....................................................................................22 l Generate a self-sign certificate..........................................................................22 l Generate a Certificate Signing Request............................................................. 23

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Check the network setup Before deploying the Data Protection Central OVA, ensure that the network setup is correct.

Procedure

1. Ensure that the time on the Avamar system is set correctly.

For successful activation certificates, the time that appears on the Avamar system must be in sync with Data Protection Central.

It is recommended that Data Protection Central and all the systems that Data Protection Central monitors be configured with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. This configuration helps keep the system times in sync.

2. Find out the Data Protection Central DNS hostname and domain name.

3. Check if Avamar is on the same domain.

If Avamar is on the same domain, ensure that the DNS entry and search domain values are set.

If Avamar is on a different domain, add the Data Protection Central DNS entry through the yast2 command, or by editing the /etc/resolv.conf file on Avamar.

4. To check whether Avamar can resolve the Data Protection Central Hostname and IP address, use the nslookup command.

Type the following command:

nslookup

Type the following command:

nslookup

5. Check whether the Hostname resolves correctly.

If the Hostname resolves correctly, the network setup is correctly configured. Otherwise, check all previously entered values.

6. Verify that the Data Protection Central entry in the /etc/hosts file includes the short name, for example:

10.x.x.x dpc.domain.local dpc

Deploy the OVA Deploy the Data Protection Central OVA on a VMware vSphere client. Refer to the VMware documentation for specific information regarding how to deploy an OVF template.

Before you begin

Ensure that the following system requirements are met:

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l The DNS is set up correctly. The correct DNS set up ensures that the Avamar can resolve the Data Protection Central hostname and Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).

l VMware vCenter with VMware ESX 5.5 or later is deployed. To deploy the Data Protection Central OVA, you must use vCenter. The Data Protection Central OVA does not deploy directly to the ESXi server.

l 2 CPUs and 6 GB of RAM.

l 550 GB of disk space available.

l The FQDN, IP, Netmask, Gateway, DNS, and time zone are configured. The FQDN must resolve to the IP address.

l The environment is using static network settings.

Procedure

1. Log in to vCenter using the vSphere client.

2. Specify an ESXi server on which to deploy the OVF.

3. Begin deploying an OVF template.

4. Type the file or URL location.

5. Verify the OVF template details match the version of Data Protection Central that is to be deployed.

6. Accept the end user license agreement.

7. Specify the name and location of the Data Protection Central virtual machine.

8. Select the virtual disk format.

When selecting the virtual disk format, the Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed option is recommended.

9. Specify network properties:

a. For the Network IP address, specify the IPv4 address or IPv6 address for the virtual appliance.

Note

For IPv6 addresses, to resolve the hostname of the appliance to the IP address, use the nslookup command. Specify the IPv6 address in the format that appears in the nslookup output.

b. For the Default Gateway, specify the default gateway IPv4 address or IPv6 address that you want the virtual appliance to use.

c. For the Network Netmask/Prefix, when you use IPv4 addressing, specify the netmask of the virtual appliance. When you use IPv6 addressing specify the prefix length.

d. For the DNS, specify up to three domain name servers for this virtual appliance.

Separate domain names with commas.

e. For the FQDN, specify the FQDN for the virtual appliance.

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Note

Ensure that you correctly configure hostname resolution for the name of the appliance. Forward and reverse lookups must succeed.

10. Specify a Master password for the Data Protection Central lockbox.

The lockbox password length must be between 8 and 256 characters.

NOTICE

When entering an OVA lockbox password, the following instruction appears:

Enter a string value with 8 to 256 characters.

This instruction does not correctly state the password requirements.

Data Protection Central uses a lockbox to encrypt and store the credentials of the systems it monitors. This password is used along with certain System Stable Values (SSVs) to create an encryption key.

11. Specify location settings.

12. (Optional) Configure LDAP.

Perform the following steps:

a. On the LDAP server, create a dp_admin group, and then add to the dp_admin group any users that require access to Data Protection Central.

b. While deploying the Data Protection Central OVA, specify the following settings:

l LDAP server URLType the FQDN or IP address of the server where LDAP is hosted.

l Port numberType the LDAP server port.

l Query usernameType the username for logging to the LDAP server.

l Search admin group nameType the admin group name dp_admin.

l Base domain nameType the domain of the LDAP server.

l LDAP TypeSelect the type of LDAP:

n Windows Active Directory (AD)

n Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server

13. (Optional) If the deployment location requires EMC branding, in the Change branding to support EMC required locale list box, select Yes.

14. Validate the information that you specified, and then complete the deployment of the Data Protection Central OVF.

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Configuring LDAP Data Protection Central supports LDAP authentication. Learn about LDAP requirements and configuration procedures in this section.

Note

OpenLDAP and Active Directory (AD) are supported. Role-based-access-control (RBAC) is not supported.

You can configure LDAP before or after deploying Data Protection Central.

Add LDAP to Data Protection Central during deployment You can optionally configure LDAP during deployment.

Procedure

1. Create a dp_admin group on the LDAP server, and then add to the dp_admin group any users that require access to Data Protection Central.

2. While deploying the Data Protection Central OVA, specify the following settings:

l LDAP server URLType the FQDN or IP address of the server where LDAP is hosted.

l Port numberType the LDAP server port. l Query usernameType the username for logging to the LDAP server. l Search admin group nameType the admin group name dp_admin.

l Base domain nameType the domain of the LDAP server. l LDAP TypeSelect the type of LDAP:

n Windows Active Directory (AD) n Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server

Add LDAP to Data Protection Central after deployment You can optionally configure LDAP after deployment.

Procedure

1. To access the DPC system, type the following command:

ssh -l USERNAME DPCSERVER

2. To switch to the root user, type the following command:

su -

3. To stop the Data Protection Central services, type the following command:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc stop

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4. Edit the following file to specify the values that are specific to the environment:

/var/lib/dpc/elg/ldap.properties If the file does not exist, create it with the template file format specified below.

Note

This file must match the exact file name and location.

For example, consider the following ldap.properties file template.

LDAP configuration file template /var/lib/dpc/elg/ldap.properties # # Copyright (c) 2017 Dell EMC. # All rights reserved. # This software contains the intellectual property of Dell EMC or is licensed to # Dell EMC from third parties. Use of this software and the intellectual property # contained therein is expressly limited to the terms and conditions of the License # Agreement under which it is provided by or on behalf of Dell EMC. # #------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------- # LDAP Authentication Configuration #------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------- #

# LDAP configuration - possible values are: AD or LDAP # AD = Active Directory # LDAP = LDAP server elg.ldap.type=LDAP

# LDAP server URL in the form of ldap://hostname:port. # ldap example = elg.ldap.server.urls=ldap://{URL:389} # ldaps example = elg.ldap.server.urls=ldaps://{URL:636} #elg.ldap.server.urls=ldap://ldaps.sddc.local:389/ elg.ldap.server.urls=ldaps://ldaps.sddc.local:636/

# LDAP base DN # For example dc=dpc,dc=local elg.ldap.base.dn=dc=my-domain,dc=com

# LDAP group name # The value below must be 'dp_admin' elg.ldap.group.search.name=dp_admin

# LDAP admin credentials. # Should be in base dn format, for example cn=Manager,ou=people,dc=dpc,dc=local #elg.ldap.admin.dn=cn=CISAdmin,ou=people,dc=my-domain,dc=com elg.ldap.admin.dn=cn=Administrator,dc=my-domain,dc=com elg.ldap.admin.password=changeme

5. Save, and then close the file.

6. To assign administrator ownership on the ldap.properties file, type the following command:

chown admin:admin /var/lib/dpc/elg/ldap.properties

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7. To restart Data Protection Central and activate the change, type the following command:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc start

8. Once Data Protection Central is started, type the following command to confirm that all of the services are active:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc status

9. Log in to the Data Protection Central user interface with the username and password for the LDAP user account.

For example: https://DPC_fqdn

where DPC_fqdn is the Data Protection Central fully qualified domain name.

Remove LDAP from Data Protection Central If required, you can remove LDAP from Data Protection Central.

Procedure

1. To access the DPC system, type the following command:

ssh -l USERNAME DPCSERVER

2. To switch to the root user, type the following command:

su -

3. To remove the ldap.properties file, type the following command:

rm var/lib/dpc/elg/ldap.properties

4. To restart Data Protection Central and activate the change, type the following command:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc start

5. Once Data Protection Central is started, type the following command to confirm that all of the services are active:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc status

6. Log in to the Data Protection Central user interface with the username and password for the non-LDAP user account.

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For example: https://DPC_fqdn

where DPC_fqdn is the Data Protection Central fully qualified domain name.

Secure LDAP (LDAPS) Certificate Secure LDAP (LDAPs) requires an SSL link, and therefore requires certificate-based authentication.

Data Protection Central automatically uses the certificate authorities available within the standard Java keystore.

If the LDAP server that authenticates Data Protection Central credentials uses a non- standard certificate authority, you must add the root certificate of the authority that signed the LDAP server certificate to the Data Protection Central keystore.

The following command imports a server certificate to the Data Protection Central keystore:

keytool -importcert -file -v -keystore /var/lib/ cacertificates/java-cacerts -storepass changeit -alias

The following command lists the certificates in the keystore:

keytool -list -v -keystore /var/lib/ca-certificates/java-cacerts - storepass changeit

After the certificate is added to the keystore, restart DPC services using the following commands:

/usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc stop /usr/local/dpc/bin/dpc start

Verify the deployment When the deployment is complete, to verify that Data Protection Central was deployed successfully, perform the following steps.

Before you begin

Ensure that the virtual machine where the OVA file was deployed is powered on.

Procedure

1. Open a browser, and then type the following in the Address field:

https://

The Data Protection Central Login page appears.

2. In the Username field, type:

administrator@dpc.local

3. In the Password field, type:

secret

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4. Click LOG IN.

The first time you log in you are required to change the password. The password requirements are as follows:

l A minimum of 9 characters.

l A maximum of 15 characters.

l At least 1 lowercase character.

l At least 1 uppercase character.

l At least 1 number.

l At least 1 of the following special characters: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - _

l The password cannot include any white space.

Access control Access control settings provide protection of resources against unauthorized access.

Data Protection Central includes a single account, for logging in to the user interface.

The username of this internal account is:

administrator@dpc.local The administrator@dpc.local account has all rights within the Data Protection Central application.

On initial log in to Data Protection Central, the user is prompted to change the password.

Default accounts The following table includes the Data Protection Central default accounts and passwords.

Table 3 Default accounts and passwords

User account Password Description

web and browser admin The admin password is set when Data Protection Central is deployed. The account is administrator@dpc.loca l and the default password is

secret.

The default user for Data Protection Central web application administration.

Linux OS admin The admin password is set when Data Protection Central is deployed. The account is admin and the default password is changeme. This

user account is for an OVA/VM deployment only.

The default user for Data Protection Central OS-level administration. Only admin can log in using secure shell. After 5 failed login tries, the admin account is locked out.

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Table 3 Default accounts and passwords (continued)

User account Password Description

Linux OS root The default password is changeme.

Root operation system account. This account is for an OVA deployment only.

NOTICE

After completing the Data Protection Central deployment, it is recommended that you change the default passwords.

To change the password for the admin and root accounts, use the UNIX passwd command.

Only the admin account can log in using a secure shell (ssh).

Certificate management Consider the following when managing certificates:

l Certificates are used for secure http access (https).

l By default, Data Protection Central generates a default SSL self-signed certificate in the following location:

/var/lib/dpc/webcerts l The self-signed certificate is sufficient to establish an encrypted channel between

web browsers and the server.

l The self-signed certificate cannot be used for authentication.

l Consider company policies when creating certificates.

l You can create a self-signed certificate.

l You can create a certificate that is signed by a trusted certificate authority (CA) vendor.

Generate a self-sign certificate To enable a secure browser connection, create a private key and a self-sign certificate.

Procedure

1. To connect to the Data Protection Central server as an admin user, run the following command:

ssh admin@SERVER

2. To change to the root user, run the following command:

su -

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3. To change the directory to /var/lib/dpc/webcerts, run the following command:

cd /var/lib/dpc/webcerts

4. To generate a new certificate, run the following command:

openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -sha256 -x509 -keyout private- key.pem -out cert.pem -nodes -days 3650

5. Set the owner and group of the new certificate files to the following:

chown admin *.pem

6. Restart NGINX.

systemctl restart nginx

7. To verify the new self-sign certificate, browse Data Protection Central.

Generate a Certificate Signing Request To enable a secure browser connection, generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

Procedure

1. To connect to the Data Protection Central server as an admin user, type the following command:

ssh admin@SERVER

2. To change to the root user, type the following command:

su -

3. To change the directory to /var/lib/dpc/webcerts, type the following command:

cd /var/lib/dpc/webcerts

4. To generate a new certificate using the private key at the self-sign step, type the following command:

openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -sha256 -key private-key.pem - out cert.csr

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5. Send the cert.csr to a certificate authority (CA) vendor.

6. Replace the current cert.pem file to the certificate received from the CA vendor.

7. Restart NGINX.

systemctl restart nginx

8. To verify the new certificate, browse Data Protection Central.

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CHAPTER 3

Getting Started with Administration

Learn about how to get started with Administration.

Note

For comprehensive information about Data Protection Central administration, refer to the Data Protection Central Administration Guide.

Topics include:

l Log in to Data Protection Central.......................................................................26 l User interface.................................................................................................... 26 l Dashboards overview..........................................................................................31 l Health overview..................................................................................................31 l Activities overview..............................................................................................31 l System Management overview.......................................................................... 32 l Search and recover overview............................................................................. 32 l Reports overview............................................................................................... 32

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Log in to Data Protection Central To use the Data Protection Central monitoring and management features, log in to the user interface.

Procedure

1. In a browser address bar, type https://, and then the FQDN or IP address of the Data Protection Central server.

2. In the Username field, type:

administrator@dpc.local

3. In the Password field, type:

secret

4. Click LOG IN.

The first time you log in you are required to change the password. The password requirements are as follows:

l A minimum of 9 characters.

l A maximum of 15 characters.

l At least 1 lowercase character.

l At least 1 uppercase character.

l At least 1 number.

l At least 1 of the following special characters: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - _

l The password cannot include any white space.

User interface The Data Protection Central user interface includes the following components.

Header The header includes the following components:

l System FilterThe System Filter provides the ability for you to filter the information that appears on a page by one or more systems or groups.

Note

The System Filter page only appears in the following pages:

n Health > Systems

n Health > Alerts

n Health > Capacity

n Activities > Systems

l User menu

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Figure 1 Header

User menu The User menu provides the capability for you to perform user tasks.

To perform the following user tasks, use the User menu:

l Change a password.

Note

If the Data Protection Central environment has an external LDAP or AD, change password is not supported.

l View Data Protection Central version information.

l Log out of the user interface.

Figure 2 User menu

Left menu The Left menu provides the capability for you to browse the user interface.

From the Left menu, you can access the following Data Protection Central features:

l Dashboards

l Health

n Systems

n Alerts

n Capacity

l Activities

n Systems

n Audit

l System Management

l Search and Recovery

Note

The Search and Recovery link is disabled when a Data Protection Search system is not successfully configured in Data Protection Central.

l Reports

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Note

The Reports link is disabled when a Data Protection Advisor system is not successfully configured in Data Protection Central.

Figure 3 Left menu

Pages Data Protection Central presents information in dashboards and detail pages.

Dashboard pages provide at a glance insight into operational behavior.

Detail pages display focused information and provide the capability for you to perform Data Protection Central tasks.

Master and Detail panes Most Data Protection Central pages are composed of a Master and Detail pane.

The Master pane appears on the left side of a page and displays information in a table format. The Detail pane appears on the right side of a page and displays additional information for a selected row in a table. The Detail pane may also include buttons that you can use to perform tasks that are specific to the selected row in the table.

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Choose another Dashboard menu The Choose another Dashboard menu provides the capability for you to select a different dashboard to view.

Note

The Choose another Dashboard menu name is always the name of the dashboard that is selected.

Figure 4 Choose another Dashboard menu

Filtering Data Protection Central includes filtering capabilities. Filtering allows you to customize the information that appears.

The following filter types are available for you to use:

l Column filtersAppear in table headers.

l Domain FilterAppears in the Policies, Retentions, Schedules, and Datasets pages.

l System FilterAppears in the user interface header.

l Widget filtersAppears in widgets.

Column filters

Column filters can be used to filter the information that appears in tables.

Domain Filter

The Domain Filter can be used to select the domains that you want to view in the Policies, Retentions, Schedules, and Datasets pages.

When the Domain Filter is enabled, it appears in yellow.

System Filter

The System Filter can be used to filter by one or more groups and systems.

The System Filter includes a tree that displays groups and systems. Systems must be part of a group to appear in the tree.

The System Filter appears in widgets and in the following pages:

l Health > Systems

l Health > Alerts

l Health > Capacity

l Activities > Systems

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When the System Filter is enabled, it appears in yellow.

Widget filters

Widget filters can be used to filter the information that appears in a widget.

All widgets include the System Filter.

Some widgets provide the ability for you to filter by reporting period. You can specify one of the following options:

l Last Hour

l Last 24 hours

l Last 7 days

l All Available

When you use a dashboard widget to access a page, the information that is displayed is automatically filtered based on the widget settings. In contrast, when you use the Left menu to access a page, the information that is displayed is unfiltered or is filtered based on a previously set System Filter.

Any system filters that are applied to a page, are listed in the filtered by section that appears at the top of a page.

Monitoring data is stored for 90 days. The All Available option is limited to data stored within the last 90 days.

Sort information that is displayed in tables Information that is displayed in tables can be sorted in ascending or descending order.

To sort information, click a column heading.

After you click the column heading, an arrow appears. An up-arrow indicates that the column data is sorted in ascending order. A down-arrow indicates that the column data is sorted in descending order.

Dialog boxes Dialog boxes can appear with information about a specific task. Dialog boxes can also appear for questions that require a decision.

Notification bar To inform you of completed events or to alert you of issues that may require attention, notifications may appear in a bar across the top of the Data Protection Central interface.

Figure 5 Example notification

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Overflow button Overflow buttons can appear within the user interface. When you click an Overflow button, a menu appears.

Figure 6 Overflow button

Dashboards overview Data Protection Central dashboards provide at a glance insight into operational behavior.

Dashboard widgets include key performance indicators that display the following types of system information:

l Backup Activities

l Replication Activities

l Capacity

l Health

l Alerts

From dashboard widgets, you can drill down in to specific areas of interest.

Dashboard widgets include a System Filter that provides the capability for you to filter by one or more systems or groups. Some widgets allow you to change the reporting period.

There are two default dashboards:

l Exception Dashboard

l Detailed Dashboard

You can add, edit, and delete dashboards as required.

A maximum of 5 dashboards are supported.

Health overview Data Protection Central health includes information about system status, alerts, and capacity for systems that are configured in Data Protection Central.

This information is used to determine the health state of the system.

Activities overview Data Protection Central Activities include system activity and audit information.

System activity includes information about activities for the Data Protection Central connected systems, for example, backups and replications.

Audit information includes actions and tasks that Data Protection Central users have performed. The audit information can also be used to track the status of long running tasks.

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System Management overview System Management provides the capability for you to manage Data Protection Central systems.

The following list includes the system management capabilities that are available in Data Protection Central:

l Add, edit, and delete Avamar, Data Domain, Data Protection Advisor, and Data Protection Search systems.

l Organize systems in to groups, including the ability to add, edit, and delete groups.

l View system information.

l Launch the native management application for the system.

l For Avamar systems:

n View, add, edit, and delete policies, retentions, schedules, and datasets.

n Add clients and proxies to policies.

n Perform a backup of a policy.

n View existing clients that are associated with an Avamar system.

n View client backups.

l When an Avamar system is not reporting, you can reactivate messaging.

Search and recover overview Data Protection Central integrates with Data Protection Search to provide you with the ability to perform complex search and recover operations.

Data Protection Central launches Data Protection Search in a new browser window.

For information about how to use Data Protection Search, refer to the Data Protection Search documentation set.

Note

To take full advantage of Data Protection Central capabilities, it is recommended that all systems that are configured in Data Protection Search also be configured in Data Protection Central.

Reports overview Data Protection Central provides the capability for you to run 11 of the most used Data Protection Advisor reports for Avamar and Data Domain systems.

Data Protection Central reporting features require you to have Data Protection Advisor in the environment. For more information about Data Protection Advisor, refer to the Data Protection Advisor documentation set.

You can run, and then view these reports directly in the Data Protection Central user interface. You can also specify the reporting period for these reports within the Data Protection Central interface.

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To take full advantage of Data Protection Central capabilities, it is recommended that all systems that are configured in Data Protection Advisor also be configured in Data Protection Central.

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