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EMC Data Domain

Management Center Version 1.2

Initial Configuration Guide 302-000-884

REV 02

Copyright 2012-2015 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published in USA.

Published June, 2015

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Introduction 9

DD Management Center Components............................................................ 10 VMware Components.................................................................................... 10 Data Domain Components.............................................................................10

Planning the DD Management Center Environment 11

Determining Data Domain System Requirements...........................................12 Determining VMware Requirements...............................................................12

VMware Hardware and Software System Requirements.................... 12 Additional VMware Software Applications........................................ 13

Backing up and Restoring in a VMware Environment......................................13

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center 15

Prerequisites.................................................................................................16 Downloading DD Management Center........................................................... 16 Installing DD Management Center................................................................. 16

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server..............................................17 Installing on a VMware ESX Server....................................................24

Powering on DD Management Center.............................................................27 Continuing DD Management Center Configuration......................................... 28

Preface

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

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 the EMC Online Support Site 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 a VMware platform.

Audience This guide is intended for use by administrators installing DD Management Center.

Related documentation The following EMC publications provide additional information:

l EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide

l EMC Data Domain Management Center Version Support Matrix

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.

n The EMC Data Domain system installation and setup guides for each of your Data Domain platforms.

Special notice conventions used in this document EMC uses the following conventions for special notices:

NOTICE

A notice identifies content that warns of potential business or data loss.

Note

A note contains information that is incidental, but not essential, to the topic.

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

Table 1 Typographical Conventions

Bold Indicates interface elements, such as names of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, fields, tab names, key names, and menu paths (what you usually select)

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Table 1 Typographical Conventions (continued)

Italic Highlights publication titles referenced in text

Monospace Indicates system information, such as:

l System code

l System output, such as an error message or script

l Pathnames, filenames, prompts, and syntax

l Commands and options

Monospace italic Highlights a variable name that must be replaced with a variable value

Monospace bold Indicates text for user input

[ ] Indicates optional values

| Indicates alternate selections - the bar means or

{ } Indicates content that the user must specify, such as x or y or z

... Indicates nonessential information omitted from the example

Where to get help Information about EMC software documentation, product updates, support, licensing, and more can be found at EMC Online Support (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 From EMC Online Support (https://support.emc.com), select Service Center. You will see several options for contacting EMC Technical Support. To open a service request, you must have a valid support agreement. Contact your EMC sales representative to get a valid support agreement or for questions about your account.

Your comments Your suggestions will help us continue to improve the accuracy, organization, and overall quality of the user publications. Send your opinions of this document to DPAD.Doc.Feedback@emc.com.

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Revision History of this Guide The following table shows the revision history of the EMC Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide.

Table 2 Revision History of this Guide

Revision Date Description

01 November 2014 Initial publication for release 1.2

02 June 2015 Added three notes to clarify that EMC does not support the changing of individual components of Data Domain system settings.

Preface

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Preface

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction

l DD Management Center Components.................................................................... 10 l VMware Components............................................................................................ 10 l Data Domain Components.....................................................................................10

Introduction 9

DD Management Center Components DD Management Center is installed on a VMware platform.

The Data Domain systems that you want to manage using DD Management Center must have been set up and be reachable through the network.

VMware Components DD Management Center runs on either a dedicated blade on a vCenter server or a standalone VMware ESX server machine.

Configuration of the VMware virtual machine for DD Management Center is performed with the vSphere client GUI.

Installing DD Management Center on page 16 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. Administrator passwords are required for each Data Domain system.

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

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CHAPTER 2

Planning the DD Management Center Environment

l Determining Data Domain System Requirements...................................................12 l Determining VMware Requirements.......................................................................12 l Backing up and Restoring in a VMware Environment..............................................13

Planning the DD Management Center Environment 11

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.

Table 3 DD System Requirements

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 100 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 12

l Additional VMware Software Applications on page 13

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

l The vCenter 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 the following:

n ESXi 5.0

n ESXi 5.1

n ESXi 5.5

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 DD Management Center is a VMware vApp. In order to improve the reliability of your DD Management Center installation, you might find the following applications helpful.

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

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

Backing up and Restoring in a VMware Environment Any process that creates and restores a snapshot of your entire virtual machine can successfully protect your DD Management Center installation.

It is highly recommended that you perform a snapshot before doing an upgrading procedure.

DD Management Center does not depend on having any integration with the backup software.

After the snapshot is restored, DD Management Center automatically performs any necessary application recovery.

Suitable backup software choices would include VMware Data Recovery (VDR), EMC Avamar, etc.

As with any data protection software, make sure to test your setup after you have installed your chosen backup software.

Note

The use of cloning has not been validated.

Planning the DD Management Center Environment

Additional VMware Software Applications 13

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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.........................................................................................................16 l Downloading DD Management Center................................................................... 16 l Installing DD Management Center......................................................................... 16 l Powering on DD Management Center.....................................................................27 l Continuing DD Management Center Configuration................................................. 28

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center 15

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:

l VMware vCenter or ESX servers and software

l VMware vSphere client application

l Sufficient CPU, memory, disk space, and network resources

Downloading DD Management Center This section describes the procedure to download the DD Management Center .ovf file from the EMC Online Support site, which is used only for an initial installation.

Procedure

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

2. Select 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, select Downloads.

5. Select 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 included in the download to get one.

After you finish

You can now install the DD Management Center software on your VMware platform.

Installing DD Management Center This section describes two procedures for installing the .ovf file and configuring settings for DD Management Center.

l Installing on a VMware vCenter Server on page 17

l Installing on a VMware ESX Server on page 24

Here is a summary of the factory default settings and those that can be configured during the configuration procedure.

Table 4 Installation and Configuration Settings

Setting Defaults

Name Name for DD Management Center Virtual Machine (default is Data Domain Management Center)

Hostname Fully qualified host name

Gateway IP Address IP address of gateway server

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Table 4 Installation and Configuration Settings (continued)

Setting Defaults

Serial Number Serial number provided in download email. [A valid serial number is required for operation. When switching from an evaluation to a licensed product, a new serial number will be assigned when you place an order.]

IP allocation policy DHCP or fixed IP address. If fixed, supply the IP address, netmask, and gateway information.

DNS Servers DNS primary and secondary server names (required). If only a primary is used at your site, enter the primary name in the secondary field as well.

Mail Server Mail server address for your site

Admin Email 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 eth0a enabled for DHCP; eth0b disabled

SSH, HTTP, HTTPS Enabled by default

ASUP and Alerts autosupport@autosupport.datadomain.com

AM Email Runs daily at 0800

ASUP Runs daily at 0600

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

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server Before you begin

Download the DD Management Center software, as described in Downloading DD Management Center on page 16.

Procedure

1. Open the vSphere client, enter the following, and select Login:

l The IP address or host name 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 is displayed.

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2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

3. In the Source dialog, browse to the DD Management Center .ovf file.

4. Select the .ovf file, and select Open and Next.

5. Verify the OVF Template details, and select Next.

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6. In the End User License Agreement dialog, select Accept and Next.

7. In the Name and Location dialog, optionally enter a name (default is Data Domain Management Center), select an installation location, and select Next.

8. In the Deployment Configuration dialog, select the appropriate configuration and Next:

l Small for managing up to 25 Data Domain systems

l Medium for managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

l Large for managing up to 100 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.

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

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

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11.In the Disk Format dialog, select the disk format type and Next:

l Thin Provisioned to dynamically allocate storage capacity

l Thick Provisioned to allocate all capacity now (recommended)

12.In the IP Address Allocation dialog, select the IP address configuration either Fixed or DHCP and Next. Data Domain does not support Transient.

If you chose DHCP, go to the next step.

If you chose Fixed, in the Properties dialog, enter:

a. IP address

b. Network mask

c. Gateway IP address

d. Primary and Secondary DNS Server addresses (for resolving managed DD system IP addresses)

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13.In the System Identification area, enter the following, and select Next.

l Fully-qualified DD Management Center host name (for example, demo.datadomain.com)

l Serial number, from the email you received when you downloaded the software. You must enter a serial number to be able to manage DD systems. You can also update the serial number later (see the EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide).

14.In the Email Notification area, enter the host name of the mail server for email notifications, and select the type of notifications to send:

l Alert

l Autosupport

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

l Alerts

l Daily Alert Summary

l Autosupport

16.In the Ready to Complete dialog, review the configuration summary, and select Finish.

This initial configuration cannot be repeated to change settings. After you have completed an initial configuration, you must use the DD Management Center CLI for any settings that you want to change.

Continue with the section Powering on DD Management Center on page 27.

Downloading and Installing DD Management Center

Installing on a VMware vCenter Server 23

Installing on a VMware ESX Server Before you begin

Download the DD Management Center software, as described in Downloading DD Management Center on page 16.

Procedure

1. Open the vSphere client, enter the following, and select Login:

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

l The administrator ID and password for the VMware server

2. Select File > Deploy OVF Templates.

3. In the Source dialog, browse to the DD Management Center .ovf file.

4. Select the .ovf file, and select Open and Next.

5. Verify the OVF Template details, and select Next.

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6. In the End User License Agreement dialog, select Accept and Next.

7. In the Name and Location dialog, optionally enter a name (default is Data Domain Management Center), select an installation location, and select Next.

8. In the Deployment Configuration dialog, select the appropriate configuration and Next:

l Small for managing up to 25 Data Domain systems

l Medium for managing up to 50 Data Domain systems

l Large for managing up to 100 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.

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

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

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11.In the Disk Format dialog, select the disk format type and Next:

l Thin Provisioned to dynamically allocate storage capacity

l Thick Provisioned to allocate all capacity now (recommended)

12.In the Ready to Complete dialog, review the configuration summary, and select Finish.

This initial configuration cannot be repeated to change settings. After you have completed an initial configuration, you must use the DD Management Center CLI for any settings that you want to change.

Continue with the section Powering on DD Management Center on page 27.

Powering on DD Management Center If 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 DD Management Center.

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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 in the EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide), the preferred interface for working with DD Management Center is the GUI, as described in the EMC 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 DD Management Center. Continue to the EMC Data Domain Management Center User Guide for more information on logging in and working with the product.

The basic configuration allows 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 configure network settings and routing tables, set the time zone

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