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EMC Data Domain

Management Center Version 1.1

Initial Configuration Guide 302-000-071

REV 04

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Published June, 2015

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Introduction 7

Overview of the DD Management Center Installation........................................8

Planning the DD Management Center Environment 9

Determining Data Domain System Requirements...........................................10 Determining VMware Requirements...............................................................10

VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements.................... 10 Additional VMware Software Applications........................................ 11

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center 13

Prerequisites.................................................................................................14 Downloading the DD Management Center..................................................... 14 Performing the DD Management Center Installation.......................................14

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server..............................................15 Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server........................................... 22

Powering on the DD Management Center.......................................................26 Continuing DD Management Center Configuration......................................... 27

Preface

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

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Preface

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

Contact your EMC 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 EMC Online Support (https:// support.emc.com) to ensure that you are using the latest version of this document.

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

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

Related documentation The following EMC publications provide additional information:

l EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide

l EMC Data Domain Management Center Release Notes

l For additional information about EMC Data Domain systems, see:

n The EMC Data Domain Operating System software documentation set included with your Data Domain system

n The EMC Data Domain system installation and setup guides for each of the supported platforms

Typographical conventions EMC uses the following type style conventions in this document:

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Where to get help EMC support, product, and licensing information can be obtained as follows:

Product information For documentation, release notes, software updates, or information about EMC products, go to EMC Online Support at https://support.emc.com.

EMC Data Domain product documentation To view documentation for EMC Data Domain products, go to EMC Online Support (https://support.emc.com), and select Support by Product below the Search box. Type Data Domain in the Find a Product box, wait for those words to appear in the list of matches below the box, and select the words. Then select >>. In the list of categories under the Search box, select Documentation.

l The Product choices let you filter results by Data Domain system model number, such as DD990, or by DD OS software release.

l The Content Type choices let you filter results by category. Select More under Content Type to see all of the categories. The categories that contain end-user and compatibility documentation are:

n Manuals and Guides, for the software and hardware manuals for your system, and for integration guides that explain how to use EMC Data Domain systems with backup software and other products

n Release Notes, for specific versions of the EMC Data Domain Operating System and EMC Data Domain products

n Compatibility Document, for guides that show which EMC and third-party components are compatible

Technical support Go to EMC Online Support and click Service Center. You will see several options for contacting EMC Technical Support. Note that to open a service request, you must have a valid support agreement. Contact your EMC sales representative for details about obtaining a valid support agreement or with questions about your account.

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Preface

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

l Overview of the DD Management Center Installation................................................8

Introduction 7

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 14 describes the vSphere client installation for both types of servers.

Data Domain Components All of the 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.

Introduction

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CHAPTER 2

Planning the DD Management Center Environment

l Determining Data Domain System Requirements...................................................10 l Determining VMware Requirements.......................................................................10

Planning the DD Management Center Environment 9

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 deployment types and their hardware requirements are provided in this table.

Size DD Systems Managed

Virtual CPU (vCPU)

Memory(GB) VM Disk SizeBase 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

Note

EMC does not support the changing of any of the individual components of these settings, that is, you cannot increase the memory, change the CPU settings, etc.

Determining VMware Requirements VMware requirements include:

l VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements on page 10

l Additional VMware Software Applications on page 11

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

l 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.

l One of:

n ESX server running vSphere 4.1

n ESXi server running vSphere 4.1

n ESXi server running vSphere 5.0

n ESXi server running vSphere 5.1

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

Storage for the VMware installation can be provided using:

l NAS (Virtual Disks over NFS)

l 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.

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

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:

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

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

Planning the DD Management Center Environment

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Planning the DD Management Center Environment

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CHAPTER 3

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center

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

l Prerequisites.........................................................................................................14 l Downloading the DD Management Center..............................................................14 l Performing the DD Management Center Installation...............................................14 l Powering on the DD Management Center...............................................................26 l Continuing DD Management Center Configuration................................................. 27

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center 13

Prerequisites Review the chapter Planning the DD Management Center Environment on page 9 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:

l VMware vCenter or ESX servers and software

l VMware vSphere client application

l 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 EMC Online Support site, which is only used for an initial installation.

Procedure

1. Log in to https://support.emc.com/ using your existing credentials or register to obtain your credentials.

2. Click Support by Product below the Search box.

3. Use the Find a Product search box to find Data Domain Management Center.

4. In the list of categories under the Search box, click Downloads.

5. Click the link to download the appropriate version of the software (vCenter or ESX).

6. If you do not have a Data Domain Management Center serial number, follow the instructions in the DDMC_Readme.pdf file that is included in the download to obtain one.

After you finish

You can now install the DD Management Center software 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:

l Installing on a VMware vCenter Server on page 15

l Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server on page 22

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

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.

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Setting Defaults

License Key Use the key provided in the email sent with product registration, if applicable.

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 supply the IP Address, netmask, and gateway information.

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 is the default password.

Note

After the initial login, the password should be changed to one that meets your sites security requirements. Be sure to do this before you start adding DD systems.

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server

Note

Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center software, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on page 14.

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Procedure

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

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

l The administrator ID and password for the VMware server

The Getting Started information appears.

2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

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

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

5. Verify the OVF Template details, and then click Next to continue.

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

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

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The default name is Data Domain Management Center.

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

l Small for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems

l Mediumfor managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

l Largefor managing up to 75 Data Domain systems

Note

EMC does not support the changing of any of the individual components of these settings, that is, you cannot increase the memory, change the CPU settings, etc.

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

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.

l Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate storage capacity.

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

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. If you choose DHCP, skip this step and continue to the next step.

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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 (for resolving managed DD system IP addresses)

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

l A fully-qualified DD Management Center hostname (for example, demo.datadomain.com)

l Serial number Enter the evaluation or purchased serial number that was provided in the email that was sent when you obtained the download software.

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Note

A serial number must be entered for the product to manage DD systems.

l DD Management Center License Key (optional for evaluation)

More than one license for the DD Management Center can be added here, with licenses separated by a comma. A license can be added later from the DD Management Center GUI (go to the Administration > Settings > License page).

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

l Alerts

l 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:

l Alerts

l Daily Alert Summary

l Autosupport

16.Review the configuration summary and click Finish.

Note

The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings. After the initial installation has completed, you must use the DD Management Center CLI commands for any settings that require a change.

The installation is complete. Continue with the section Powering on the DD Management Center on page 26.

Installing on a VMware ESX/ESXi Server

Note

Be sure you have downloaded the DD Management Center software, as described in Downloading the DD Management Center on page 14.

Procedure

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

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

l The administrator ID and password for that server

2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

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

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

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.

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

l Small for managing 1-25 Data Domain systems

l Mediumfor managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

l Largefor managing up to 75 Data Domain systems

Note

EMC does not support the changing of any of the individual components of these settings, that is, you cannot increase the memory, change the CPU settings, etc.

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.

10.In the Disk Format window, choose the disk format type and click Next. l Select the Thin Provisioned format to dynamically allocate storage capacity. l Select the Thick Provisioned format to allocate all capacity now (recommended).

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11.Verify the configuration summary and click Finish.

Note

The installation procedure cannot be repeated to change settings. After the initial installation has completed, you must use the DD Management Center CLI commands for any settings that require a change.

Results

The installation is complete. Continue with the section Powering on the DD Management Center on page 26.

Powering on the DD Management Center If the installation is successful, you can power on the DD Management Center virtual machine and log into the system.

Procedure

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 boot sequence completes, a CLI prompt appears. 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 EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide), the preferred interface for working with DD Management Center is using the GUI, as described in the EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

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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 EMC 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 time zone configuration, and provide access for users. All this information is described in Chapter 5, Performing Advanced Configuration in the EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

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Downloading and Installing DD

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