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Data Domain Management Center

Initial Configuration

Guide

Version 1.0

Backup Recovery Systems Division

Data Domain LLC

2421 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054

866-WE-DDUPE; 408-980-4800

759-0050-0002 Revision A

November, 2012

Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Contents

About This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Access to Documents at Data Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Access Data Domain Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Data Domain Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Overview of the DD Management Center Installation . . . . . . 9

2 Planning the DD Management Center Environment .11

Determining Data Domain System Requirements . . . . . . . . 11

Determining VMware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements . 12

Additional VMware Software Applications . . . . . . . . . . 12

3 Downloading and Installing DD Management Center .15

Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Downloading the DD Management Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Performing the DD Management Center Installation . . . . . . 16

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server. . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Power on the DD Management Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Continuing DD Management Center Configuration. . . . . . . .41

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About This Guide

This guide describes the steps to install and configure Data Domain Management Center (DD Management Center) on the VMware platform.

Related Documents

The following documents provide additional information about the Data Domain Management Center:

Data Domain Management Center User Guide

Data Domain Management Center Release Notes

For additional information about the Data Domain systems:

The Data Domain DD OS software doc set included with your Data Domain system

The Data Domain system installation and setup guides for each of the supported platforms (for example DD880, DD690g, and so forth).

Access to Documents at Data Domain

The Documentation page at https://my.datadomain.com/documentation provides access to three categories of documents that are related to use of Data Domain products:

User guides, under Documentation.

Guides for how to integrate Data Domain systems with backup applications, under Integration Documentation.

Matrices that show which components are compatible with each other, under Compatibility Matrices:

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Data Domain hardware product numbers

Data Domain operating system (DD OS) versions

Backup software versions

Backup software server and client operating system versions

Hardware driver versions

Access Data Domain Documents

1. Log into the support portal at: https://my.datadomain.com/documentation.

2. To view end user documents, click Product Documentation and then perform the following steps:

a. Select the Data Domain model from the Platform list and click View.

b. On the row for the correct Data Domain Management Center version, click View under Documentation.

c. Click the desired title.

3. To view integration-related documents, perform the following steps:

a. Click Integration Documentation.

b. Select a vendor from the Vendor menu.

c. Select the desired title from the list and click View.

4. To view compatibility matrices, perform the following steps.

a. Click Compatibility Matrices.

b. Select the desired title from product menu and click View.

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Conventions

The following tables describe the typographical conventions used in Data Domain guides

Audience

This guide is for administrators installing the DD Management Center product.

Typeface or

Symbol

Usage Examples

Monospace Commands, command options, and parameters and computer output.

Use the config command to manage the Data Domain system configuration settings.

Monospace bold

Commands the user types at the command prompt (# ).

Enter: # config setup

Monospace italic bold

Command variables the user types at the command prompt (#).

# log view file_name

Italic Book titles, and variables. Refer to the DD OS Command Reference Guide for complete descriptions of DD OS commands.

Pipe (|) and curly braces ({})

Choose (pipe) between a required argument (curly braces) in the CLI.

{arg1 | arg2}

Brackets ([]) and ellipses (...)

One or more (list with commas and ellipses) optional (bracket) arguments in the CLI.

[arg1, arg2, ...]

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Data Domain Support

To resolve issues with Data Domain products, contact your contracted support provider or visit us online at https://my.datadomain.com.

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1 Introduction

Overview of the DD Management Center

Installation

This chapter describes the hardware and software components required at your site to perform a successful DD Management Center installation.

VMware Components

DD Management Center runs on either a dedicated blade on a vCenter server or a standalone VMware ESX/ESXi server machine. Configuration of the VMware virtual machine for DD Management Center is performed with the vSphere client GUI. Performing the DD Management Center Installation on page 16 describes the vSphere client installation for both types of servers.

Data Domain Components

The array of Data Domain systems that will be under the DD Management Center management must be in place and reachable via the network and administrator passwords are required for each.

The DD Management Center software is downloaded to a local server reachable from the VMware server where the DD Management Center installation will reside.

About the Download Process

After requesting and registering a copy of the DD Management Center software on the Data Domain Support Web Site (https://my.datadomain.com), you will be provided with an email containing a serial number and a link to download the package, either purchased or evaluation copy, which you will download to

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a local server. This image will be accessed by the VMware server during the DD Management Center installation procedure.

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2 Planning the DD Management

Center Environment

Determining Data Domain System

Requirements

Part of the DD Management Center installation on the VMware server requires choosing a deployment type, based on the number of Data Domain systems to be managed. The three types of deployments that can be implemented and their hardware requirements are provided in Table 2-1.

Determining VMware Requirements

VMware requirements include:

VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements on page 12

Additional VMware Software Applications on page 12

Table 2-1: Deployment Types

Size DD Systems

Managed

Virtual CPU

(vCPU)

Memory

(GB)

VM Disk Size

Base Install+

Database (GB)

Small 1 to 25 1 vCPU 2 40 + 50

Medium 1 to 50 2 vCPU 3 40 + 100

Large 1 to 75 2 vCPU 4 40 + 200

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VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements

The VMware hardware and software required to host a DD Management Center installation can be:

the vCenter Management Server installation, which accommodates a variety of virtual machines, of which one is the DD Management Center. The server is where the virtual machines are configured, provisioned, and managed.

one of:

ESX server running vSphere 4.1

ESXi server running vSphere 4.1

ESXi server running vSphere 5.0

vSphere client, a Windows-based GUI interface which allows users to remotely connect to either of the server types above to perform remote management.

Storage for the VMware installation can be provided using

NAS (Virtual Disks over NFS)

SAN (Virtual Disks over VMFS)

High Availability Requirements

If a high availability configuration is required, use the VMware software option of your choice to implement this.

Additional VMware Software Applications

The following VMware software can be used on the VMware installation to help manage the virtual systems.

VMware Migration Software

vMotion moves a running virtual machine from one physical server to another with no impact to end users. Used for server consolidation, disaster recovery, and flexibility when maximizing resource efficiency.

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VMware High Availability Software

vSphere HA provides cost-effective high availability for any application running in a virtual machine, regardless of its operating system or underlying hardware configuration.

VMware Fault Tolerant Software

vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) for virtual machines provides zero downtime, zero data loss, and continuous availability for applications, without the cost and complexity of traditional hardware or software clustering solutions.

VMware Backup/Restore Software

VM image-based backup:

The disk images of the VM are backed up as a whole, for examples: VMware Data Recovery (VDR), Avamar, etc.

Crash-consistent backup in case of restore; both file system and application recovery is needed (automatically)

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3 Downloading and Installing

DD Management Center

This chapter describes the procedures to download and install the DD Management Center image.

Prerequisites

Review the chapter Planning the DD Management Center Environment on page 11 and ensure the required VMware hardware and software components are in place at your site. The guide also includes descriptions of optional VMware software for backup and reliability that ensures the DD Management Center installation is operating optimally.

Be sure to have the following in place:

VMware vCenter or ESX servers and software

VMware vSphere client application

Sufficient CPU, memory, disk space, and network resources

Downloading the DD Management Center

This section describes the procedure to download the DD Management Center .ovf file from the Data Domain Support Web Site, which is only used for an initial installation.

1. Log into https://my.datadomain.com using your existing Powerlink credentials or register to obtain you Powerlink credentials.

2. Select Download Software from the options on the left side of the Support Portal.

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3. In the DD Management Center section, select either the ESX or vCenter option.

4. Click the Details and Download links.

5. Click Register, then select your country from the drop-down menu and enter your Job Title. An evaluation license will be mailed to you, or if you purchased licenses, they will be emailed to you.

6. Click Download, read and accept the EULA to download the software package to your local disk.

You can now proceed to installing the DD Management Center image on your VMware platform.

Performing the DD Management Center

Installation

This section describes the procedures to install the .ovf file and configure settings for DD Management Center.

Installation procedures are included for:

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server on page 18

Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server on page 32

A summary of the factory default settings and those that can be configured during the configuration procedure follow:

Table 3-1: DD Management Center vCenter .ovf Initial Configuration Settings

Setting Defaults

Name The name for the DD Management Center Virtual Machine. The default name setting is Data Domain Management Center.

Hostname Provide a fully-qualified Hostname

Gateway IP Address Provide the IP address of the gateway server.

License Key Use the key provided in the download email, if applicable.

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Serial Number Enter the serial number provided in the download email (either evaluation or purchased).

Note: A valid serial number is required for operation. When switching from an evaluation to a purchased product, a new serial number is assigned and must be entered.

IP allocation policy Use DHCP or Fixed IP address. If fixed, then IP Address, netmask, gateway

DNS Servers The DNS Primary and Secondary server names are required. If only a primary is used at your site, enter the primary name in the Secondary field as well.

Mail Server Use the Mail server address for your site

Admin Email Use the Admin Email address for your site

ASUP to Support On (default) or Off

Alerts to Support On (default) or Off

ASUP to Admin On or Off (default)

Alerts to Admin On or Off (default)

AM Email to Admin On or Off (default)

Network Ports eth0aenabled for DHCP eth0bdisabled

SSH, HTTP, HTTPS Enabled by default

ASUP and Alerts autosupport@autosupport.datadomain.com

AM Email Runs daily at 0800

ASUP Runs daily at 0600

License 90 day evaluation for 5 Data Domain systems

sysadmin password changeme

Table 3-1: DD Management Center vCenter .ovf Initial Configuration Settings

Setting Defaults

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Installing on a VMware vCenter Server

Note: Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center image, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on page 15.

1. Open the vSphere client, provide the following, and click Login:

the IP address or hostname of the VMware vCenter server where DD Management Center will be installed

the VMware administrator ID and password

The Getting Started information displays.

2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

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3. In the Source window, browse to the location where the DD Management Center .ovf image is stored.

4. Select the file, click Open, and then Next to continue.

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5. Verify details about the OVF image, then click Next to continue.

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6. In the End User License Agreement window, click Accept and then Next to continue.

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7. In the Name and Location window, enter a name, select a location for the installation, and click Next.

The default name is Data Domain Management Center.

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8. In the Deployment Configuration window, select the type of deployment you wish to configure and click Next:

Small for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems

Mediumfor managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

Largefor managing up to 75 Data Domain systems

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9. In the Host/Cluster window, select a host or cluster to use for the DD Management Center installation and click Next.

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10. In the Datastore window, select the disk where data is to be stored and click Next.

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11. In the Disk Format window, choose the disk format type and click Next.

Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate storage capacity.

Select the Thick Provisioned format to allocate all capacity now (recommended).

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12. In the IP Address Allocation window, choose how the IP address is configured, either Fixed or DHCP and click Next.

Note: Data Domain does not support the Transient option, as it can cause problems.

If you choose DHCP, continue to Step 13.

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If you choose Fixed, in the Properties window that follows, enter the:

a. IP address

b. Network mask

c. Gateway IP address

d. Primary and Secondary DNS Server addresses

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13. Provide information about the DD Management Center virtual appliance and click Next.

DD Management Center hostname (for example, demo.datadomain.com)

Serial number

Enter the evaluation or purchased serial number that was provided in the email that was sent. A serial number must be entered for the product to manage DD systems.

DD Management Center License Keys (optional for evaluation, enter one or more license keys)

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14. In the Email Notification area, provide the hostname of the mail server that should be used for email notifications and select what type of notifications to send:

Alerts

Autosupport

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15. In the Administrative Contact area, provide the email address of the person who should receive email notifications, select the types of notifications to send, and then click Next:

Alerts

Daily Alert Summary

Autosupport

16. Review the configuration summary and click Finish.

Note: After the initial installation has completed, you must use the DD Management Center CLI commands for any settings that require a change.

The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings.

Continue with the section Power on the DD Management Center on page 40.

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Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server

Note: Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center image, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on page 15.

1. Open the vSphere client and provide the following and click Login:

the IP address or hostname of the VMware ESX or ESXi server where DD Management Center will be installed

the administrator ID and password

2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

3. In the Source window, browse to location where the DD Management Center .ovf image is stored, select the file, click Open, and then click Next to continue.

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4. Verify details about the OVF image, then click Next to continue.

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5. In the End User License Agreement window, click Accept and then Next to continue.

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6. In the Name and Location window, optionally enter a name, select a location for the installation, and click Next.

The default name is Data Domain Management Center.

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7. In the Deployment Configuration window, select the type of deployment you will configure and click Next:

Small for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems

Mediumfor managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

Largefor managing up to 75 Data Domain systems

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8. In the Host/Cluster window, select a host or cluster to use for the DD Management Center installation and click Next.

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9. In the Datastore window, select the disk where data is to be stored and click Next.

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10. In the Disk Format window, choose the disk format type and click Next.

Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate storage capacity.

Select the Thick Provisioned format to allocate all capacity now (recommended).

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11. Verify the configuration summary and click Finish.

Note: After the initial installation has completed, you must use the DD Management Center CLI commands to change any settings.

The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings.

Continue with the section Power on the DD Management Center on page 40.

Power on the DD Management Center

If the installation is successful, you should be able to power on the DD Management Center virtual machine and log into the system.

1. Open the vSphere client and navigate to the location where you configured the DD Management Center.

2. Right-click on the instance and select Power On.

3. Optionally, right-click and select Console to view the boot and initialization process. After a successful bootup completes, a

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CLI prompt displays. You can log in as sysadmin with the initial password changeme.

Note: While the CLI can be used to log in to DD Management Center and perform some operations (see Appendix B Command-Line Interface in the Data Domain Management Center User Guide), the preferred interface for working with DD Management Center is using the GUI, as described in the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

Continuing DD Management Center

Configuration

You have just completed the basic DD Management Center configuration and are ready to use the DD Management Center. Continue to the Data Domain Management Center User Guide for more information on logging in and working with the product.

Note: The basic configuration allows the DD Management Center to be started up, but many more settings may need to be configured to fully integrate DD Management Center into your site. You may need to add licenses for additional DD systems, configure network settings and routing tables, set the timezone configuration, and provide access for users. All this information is described in Chapter 5, Performing Advanced Configuration in the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

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