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Data Domain Management Center User

Guide

Version 1.0

Backup Recovery Systems Division

Data Domain LLC

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November, 2012

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Contents

About This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Access to Documents at Data Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Data Domain Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

1 Overview of DD Management Center . . . . . . . . . . .13

DD Management Station Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

How Does DD Management Center Differ from DD System Manager? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Logging In and Out of DD Management Center. . . . . . . . . . 17

About the DD Management Center Page Elements . . . . . . . 19

Continuing DD Management Center Configuration . . . . . . . 21

Planning How Managed Objects are Organized . . . . . . . . . 22

Working with the Dashboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Organize the Dashboard with Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Modify Widgets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Managing Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Editing Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Assigning Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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Displaying Property Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Managing Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

3 Monitoring Systems with DD Management Center . . 35

Perform Daily Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Check Dashboard Status Widgets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Check Health Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Check System Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Check Replication Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Check Alert Notifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Check Status and Alerts Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Check the System Details Lightbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Use Graphs to Chart Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Check System Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Capacity Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Check System Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Check Disk Space Usage Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Replication Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Monitor Status with Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Generate a Report Immediately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

4 Managing Data Domain Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Launching DD System Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Upgrading Data Domain System Software . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

5 Performing Advanced Configuration . . . . . . . . . . 51

Managing DD Management Center Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Managing Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

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Configuring Network Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

View Interface Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Configuring Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Map Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Configuring Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Managing General Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Working with SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Check SNMP Status and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . 70

Managing SNMP V3 Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Managing SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts . . . . . . . . . 74

Managing SNMP V2C Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Managing Access to the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Manage Administrator Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Manage Local User Access to DD Management Center . . 83

User Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Manage NIS Servers and Workgroups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Manage Windows Servers and Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . 92

Configure Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Tips for How to Manage Access to DD Management Center . 96

About Access to DD Management Center Functions . . . . 97

Performing DD Management Center Software Upgrades . . . 99

Managing Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Managing Alert Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Filter the Notifications List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Managing Autosupport Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Review Generated Autosupport Reports . . . . . . . . . . 106

Manually Generate Support Bundles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

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A About the DD Management Center Interface . . . . 107

Global Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Dashboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Widgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Widget Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Widget Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

System Details Lightbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Projected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Replications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Pairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Cascades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Replication Pair Details Lightbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Permissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

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Inventory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

B Command-Line Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Overview of the CLI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

DD Management Center managed-system Commands . . . . 125

managed-system add. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

managed-system delete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

managed-system resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

managed-system set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

managed-system show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

managed-system suspend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

managed-system sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

DD Management Center task Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

task cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

task pause. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

task resume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

task show active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

task show detailed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

task show detailed-active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

task show detailed-history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

task show history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

DD OS Commands Extended for DD Management Center . . 136

DD OS Commands with Restrictions in DD Management Center.

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Unsupported DD OS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

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Command-only Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

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About This Guide

This guide describes how to use the Data Domain Management Center (DD Management Center) features and tools.

The procedures in this guide should be followed after completing the instructions in the Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide.

Related Documents

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

Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration 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 Product Documentation.

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

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

Data Domain hardware product numbers

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 DD OS 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 all typographical conventions used in Data Domain guides.

Audience

This guide is for system administrators and users of the DD Management Center.

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 Overview of DD Management

Center

DD Management Center is a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based product that provides enterprise-wide monitoring of up to 75 Data Domain systems, their configured MTrees and replication contexts (which are referred to hereafter as managed objects).

DD Management Center provides current and historical data about these managed objects, and with subject presentation ranging from site-wide summaries to drill-down detail for a selected object.

DD Management Center is installed and runs on a VMware system (as described in the Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide). It is released separately from the DD OS software and hardware releases.

DD Management Center can monitor all Data Domain platforms, with the exception of Global Deduplication Array (GDA) systems. DD Management Center can monitor systems running DD OS version 5.0 or later, with slightly lesser functionality for 5.0 and 5.1 systems.

DD Management Station Capabilities

DD Management Center is a Rich Internet Application comprised of a set of browser-based pages that allow you to monitor managed objects.

DD Management Center can be used to:

monitor the health and operation of managed objects on a user- defined dashboard

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display site-wide storage capacity, showing aggregated usage totals

graph current and historical data about space usage, data consumption, and daily written data trends

estimate projected capacity needs based on historical trends, and pinpoint specific dates (both past and future) for usage comparison

generate usage and performance reports on demand or set up a schedule and email list to facilitate proactive management

provide users access to DD Management Center as defined by settings you configure for Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

With DD Management Center, you can create custom groupings of systems, organized in ways that are meaningful to you. Applying groups and properties to managed objects customize the content displayed on pages for how objects are monitored and can be used to organize how the objects represent your infrastructure.

DD Management Center also allows some feature configuration for its managed systems, such as managing user access and upgrading the OS of a system or groups of systems.

From DD Management Center, a user can open a DD System Manager session on a managed system to provide full single- system management capabilities. In this way, DD Management Center provides both advanced multiple system management capabilities, and full single system management capabilities.

DD Management Center can process alerts from all of its managed systems, which are viewed from a single list.

How Does DD Management Center Differ from DD System Manager?

The Data Domain System Manager (DD System Manager), the GUI management product that is installed on the Data Domain system, is primarily a single system management tool that provides only limited centralized monitoring and management for up to 20 systems. DD System Manager cannot aggregate the storage space and performance data from multiple systems nor can operational

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information among systems be compared, as provided by DD Management Center.

DD Management Center includes its own version of the DD System Manager that can be launched from several views, allowing convenient access to a managed system for further investigation of an issue or to perform configuration, if necessary. See Launching DD System Manager on page 45 for details.

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2 Getting Started

This chapter provides an introduction to DD Management Center and provides basic setup procedures to get the installation up and running.

The topics in this chapter include:

Logging In and Out of DD Management Center on page 17

About the DD Management Center Page Elements on page 19

Licensing DD Management Center on page 33

Adding Data Domain Systems on page 24

Working with the Dashboard on page 27

Managing Properties on page 29

Managing Groups on page 31

Logging In and Out of DD Management Center

Access to DD Management Center is through a supported browser from a workstation that has network access to the VMware server hosting DD Management Center.

Use one of these browsers for the operating system that is running on your workstation:

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 or 9, Mozilla Firefox 7+, Google Chrome

Mac OSMozilla Firefox 7+, Google Chrome

Note: If DD Management Center is not already installed on the VMware server, refer to the Data Domain Management Center Initial Configuration Guide for instructions.

DD Management Center supports multiple simultaneous users.

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Logging In to DD Management Center

To log into DD Management Center:

1. Open a browser and enter the hostname or IP address of DD Management Center.

2. In the login window, enter a user ID and password and press Enter or click Login.

Note: The initial login requires use of the sysadmin user ID and default password, which is changeme. You will then be prompted to change the sysadmin password. For subsequent logins, other roles and user IDs can be used (see Manage Local User Access to DD Management Center on page 83).

3. On initial login, the Configuration Wizard automatically starts, where you can configure network, license, and system settings for the DD Management Center.

Once you log into DD Management Center, the Dashboard displays showing six default monitoring widgets.

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About the DD Management Center Page

Elements

The DD Management Center page has the following sectional elements, which will be referred to throughout the remainder of the guide:

Figure 2-1: DD Management Center Page Elements

The DD Management Center page is comprised of the banner panel, navigation panel, work area, and the status bar.

The banner is visible at all times (unless the dashboard is maximized) and provides controls to open the online Help, log

Banner panel

Navigation panel

Status Bar

Work area panel

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out, and filter for the scope of the active view (this control only displays on monitoring views).

The initial login opens to the Dashboard, containing six monitoring widgets that display in the work area panel.

The navigation panel is organized by modules, and within each module are controls that display the corresponding subject pages in the work area panel. The module titles are Dashboard, Health, Capacity, Replication, Reports, Administration, and Inventory. Descriptions of these views are provided in the chapter About the DD Management Center Interface on page 107.

The status bar shows the active user name and role, evaluation license expiration progress (including a pop-up with a link to register), date, and the alerts notification area (with informational pop-up with a link to the Alerts page).

Standard global control buttons are used to work with the information presented in the main view (sorting, column contents, edit, etc) and are described in the section Global Controls on page 107.

Navigating the DD Management Center Page

There is a sequence for navigating a DD Management Center page to change the focus and scope for the content displayed in the work area. The following example illustrates this, as seen the following graphic, where the numbers correspond to the following steps:

1. Select a module in the navigation panel.

2. Use tabs on the top right to change the content.

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3. Select toggle buttons at the top right of the page to change the view between a regular tabular view and a grouped tabular view.

In the grouped view, the groups created by the user are shown.

Logging Out of DD Management Center

When you want to log out of DD Management Center, click the Logout button on the banner or close the browser window (see Global Controls on page 107 for a picture of the logout control).

Continuing DD Management Center

Configuration

The DD Management Center is running a basic configuration, but many more settings need to be configured to be fully functional. You may need to add licenses for additional DD systems, configure network settings and routing tables, set timezone configuration, and provide access for users. This information is described in Chapter 5, Performing Advanced Configuration on page 51.

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You can continue to learn about how to use the features of the DD Management Center by reading the following sections, or skip to Chapter 5, Performing Advanced Configuration on page 51 to configure these settings.

Planning How Managed Objects are

Organized

Before you start to add your Data Domain systems into DD Management Center, it is helpful to plan offline how you want to organize your managed objects (Data Domain systems, MTrees, and Replication Contexts).

Organizing objects is simplified with the aid of groups, which can be further refined with assigned properties.

The grouping paradigm can only be applied to systems, but properties can be applied to systems, MTrees and replication contexts.

Once the groups and properties are created, they can be applied as you add your systems, although it is not required.

When you add systems to DD Management Center, you have the option assigning them to one or more groups and of setting their properties.

A set of system properties are automatically assigned when systems are added (system model, OS, domain name), so only your custom properties need be assigned. If you dont wish to use groups or properties, you are still able to add systems to DD Management Center.

Creating Groups

Groups are logical containers for Data Domain systems based on a hierarchical structure that an admin user creates. Groups facilitate the management and monitoring of Data Domain systems and are helpful for searches and when used by filters to reduce the scope of objects. Groups can contain other groups and/or systems. A group can belong to only one group, but systems can belong to many groups.

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Start by creating one or more super-groups at the Groups level, and then add sub-groups and systems as needed.

Note: No Data Domain systems can be created at the Groups node.

1. From the Administration > Groups view, click Add.

2. Enter a name for the group, move systems from the left pane to the right pane, and click OK.

Note: Group hierarchy structures cannot be changed. They must be deleted and re-created to change the structure.

To manage groups, see Managing Groups on page 31.

Creating Properties

Properties are tags you create to identify (classify) systems and the data contained in MTrees and Replication Contexts for searching, filtering, and organizing. Properties can help filter the contents of a tabular listing of objects (such as the Inventory > Systems view) and change the scope of a dashboard widget or generated report. The value of a property can be a string, number, a boolean, or a fixed value string.

A set of default administration properties are applied when systems are added into DD Management Center. You can create and assign other properties as needed. For additional information on properties, see Properties on page 120.

To create properties:

1. From the Administration > Properties view, click where the property will be used (System, MTree, or Replication) and click Add.

2. In the Add Property dialog, enter a name for the property and select its operation type (see Assigning Properties on page 29):

StringAllows a string of up to 256 characters to be set when the property is assigned. The string is a name, and when assigned, is given a set value. For example, the string may be set to Location, and values may be set to America, China, Japan, etc.

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BooleanCreates a condition where two values are set (for example, a value of true or false can be set when the property is assigned).

Fixed Value StringAllows one or more strings (names) to be set when the property is assigned. When Add Multiple Assignments is selected, the property can contain more than one value.

3. Click Add.

The property can then be assigned to an object once systems have been added (see Assigning Properties on page 29).

Adding Data Domain Systems

To manage a Data Domain system, it must first be added to the DD Management Center inventory with the following procedure. A maximum of 75 Data Domain systems can be added to a DD Management Center.

Note: A Data Domain system can only be managed by a single DD Management Center. If an attempt is made to add a system to a another DD Management Center, the attempt will fail.

Use this procedure to add (register) Data Domain systems to the DD Management Center. A maximum of 20 systems can be registered in parallel:

1. From the Inventory > Systems view, click Add. Enter the following for the first system, then click Add to continue adding systems (up to 20 systems). Click Register to continue:

hostname or IP address (required)

sysadmin password used on the Data Domain system (required)

inbound and outbound IP address (or hostname) and port settings used by the firewall (optional). If this option is selected, and the port setting is not changed by the user, the default (3009) is used. If modified by the user, a port number must be between 1 and 65535.

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Note: The default port settings allow the DD Management Center to communicate with the Data Domain system. If the ports have been changed on the firewall or the Data Domain system, they should be updated here as well.

check certificate information by clicking in the associated cells (optional)

Note: The Subject name in the DD Management Center CA certificate should match the DD Management Center hostname or SSL will fail the host verification. This is required when adding a DD OS 5.0 system since SSL host verification is performed when DD OS 5.0 system sends historical data to the DD Management Center.

2. A status page reports the success and failure of the additions. Mouse over the error indicator (red X) to display error explanations and recommended resolutions (if available). Click Back to correct errors or delete the system. Once there are no errors, click Next to continue.

Note: The Next button is disabled until all errors are corrected.

3. Select checkboxes from the available properties list to assign properties to all systems and click Next.

4. Select checkboxes from available groups list to make all systems members of the selected groups and click Next.

5. Set warning and critical capacity level thresholds for the systems (shown on capacity views and in reports) and click Finish.

Once a Data Domain system is added to DD Management Center, all historical information for the system is copied to DD Management Center, and every 10-15 minutes DD Management Center retrieves operational data and saves it to its database. DD Management Center monitoring tools draw on this data for current and for historical reporting and trend projections.

Changing DD System Configuration

Once a system has been added into the DD Management Center, use the following procedure to change its configured settings:

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1. On the Inventory > Settings page, select one or more systems and click Edit.

Note: When more than one system is selected, if different values are configured for the same setting among selected systems, the field will show Mixed values. If the value is changed with its Edit link, all systems receive the new value. Controls for undoing the setting and seeing details are also provided.

2. In the Edit System dialog window, change any of the following settings on the appropriate tab (clicking Apply or changing tabs saves the new settings):

ConfigurationAdd or change the inbound and outbound Firewall IP address (or hostname) and port settings. The firewall port is optional. If it is not entered by the user, the default (3009) is used. If it is entered by the user, it must be between 1 and 65535.

PropertiesAssign a value to a property. A list of default properties and all properties that have been created are listed in this tab. You can assign properties to this system as needed. Default system properties (Model, OS, and Domain Name) are not editable.

GroupsAdd or remove group assignments. Select or deselect group assignments for the system. Any number of groups and subgroups may be selected.

ThresholdsChange configuration settings for warning and critical capacity level thresholds for the system (shown on capacity views and in reports).

Upon editing multiple systems with mixed warning thresholds, initially the warning value shown is zero.

Upon editing multiple systems with mixed critical thresholds, initially the critical value shown is 100.

3. Click OK to save and exit system reconfiguration.

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Working with the Dashboard

The Dashboard holds widgets that you create from a set of monitoring functions. Widgets can be organized on separate pages using tabs. Widgets can include specific systems or groups of systems and these can be filtered by properties.

Use the Dashboard to quickly check important conditions such as unreachable systems, active alerts, diminishing capacity, and so forth. See Check Dashboard Status Widgets on page 36 for more information about how to perform monitoring.

By default, each user is assigned a Dashboard with one tab, populated by one each of the six supplied widgets, configured to cover all systems that a user can monitor. You can modify, add to, or even delete this default Dashboard tab.

To get started with the dashboard, you can:

Add Tabs on page 27

Create Widgets on page 28

Organize the Dashboard with Tabs

Widgets can be organized on separate tabs. A tab with all its widgets can be copied to a new tab and then edited to suit new. A maximum of 7 tabs are supported.

Some uses for tabs can be to organize a set of systems based on group membership, location, OS version, data type, and so forth.

Another suggestion for organizations could be by widget type, for instance, a tab containing Current Health Status widgets for all systems.

Add Tabs

1. On the Dashboard > Monitoring page, click the Configure Tabs control (see Dashboard on page 109 for dashboard control details). and click Add.

2. In the highlighted text field, enter the name for the tab, choose the number of columns on the tab (more columns produce

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smaller widgets), and order the placement of the tab across the dashboard using the Move Up or Move Down controls.

3. Click Save.

Create Widgets

To create a widget, use the following procedure. For detailed information on widget functions, see Widget Functions on page 110. Widgets can be filtered using the standard filter primitives such as systems, groups, and properties; see Global Controls on page 107 for details).

1. On the dashboard, create a tab (see Add Tabs on page 27) or navigate to a tab.

2. Click the Add Widget control (see Dashboard on page 109 for details) and enter a name for the widget.

3. Select a widget type from the drop-down list (see Widget Controls on page 112 for details).

A generic preview of the widget is displayed in the dialog box.

4. Select any filtering in the Configure area to narrow the scope of the widget application. See Global Controls on page 107 for detail about the filtering control.

5. Click Add.

The widget displays on the dashboard.

Copy a Tab

To create a new tab that contains the same widgets as an existing tab:

1. On the dashboard, click the Configure Tabs control (see Dashboard on page 109 for details) and click Copy.

2. Select the source tab.

3. Enter a name in the text field, determine the number of columns from the drop-down list, and use the Move Up or Move Down controls to order the placement of the tab across the dashboard.

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4. Click Save.

5. Open the widgets on the new tab and modify their properties.

Modify Widgets

Modify a widgets using the Edit control on the its title bar (see Widget Controls on page 112). Change its name, settings (if available), and filter.

Note: The type of widget cannot be changed by editing.

Modify widgets copied from a tab as a basis for a new set. For example, change the filter properties to create a new group, set of systems, or rule.

Managing Properties

You can create, edit, or delete properties at any time, as well as assign or change an assigned value at any time.

To manage properties, see:

Creating Properties on page 23

Editing Properties on page 29

Assigning Properties on page 29

Displaying Property Information on page 30

Editing Properties

Property names and definitions are changed using the Edit control. A property type cannot be changed; it must be deleted and then created.

Assigning Properties

Assign System Properties on page 30

Assign Replication Properties on page 30

Assign MTree Properties on page 30

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Assign System Properties

To assign a System property:

1. From the Inventory > Systems view, select one or more systems to assign the property.

2. Click Edit and select the Properties tab.

If more than one system was selected, a warning displays that multiple systems are selected. Properties will be applied to all selected systems.

3. For each property listed, click the Edit button and assign a value:

for string, enter text that will be displayed as the value for boolean, select one or the other value for fixed value string and multivalue, select the value

4. Click OK to set the properties.

Assign Replication Properties

1. From the Replication > Overview view, select a replication context.

2. Click Edit and select a value.

3. Click Assign.

Assign MTree Properties

1. From the Capacity > Utilization page and select the MTree view.

2. In the lower right hand panel, labeled Properties, click Assign.

Displaying Property Information

Properties can be viewed for an element, or all elements can be viewed for a property.

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Viewing an Elements Properties

To see the properties assigned to an element:

SystemsClick Inventory > Systems and select a system.

All properties assigned to the system are displayed in the Properties pane in the details area.

ReplicationClick Replication > Utilization and select an MTree or replication pair. Click Details.

The properties are shown in the Properties pane.

MTreeClick Capacity > Utilization, select the MTree view, select an MTree in the Properties pane.

All properties assigned to the MTree are displayed in the Properties pane in the details area.

Finding Elements by Property Value

To display a list of elements that are assigned the same property value:

1. From the Administration > Properties view, click the property type (System, MTree, or Replication).

2. Click the icon next to the name of the property in the Key column.

All values are shown in the Values column.

3. In the Values column, click the Details control for the property (see Properties Controls on page 121).

The Name column lists the elements that the property is assigned to.

Managing Groups

Although group creation and modification can only be performed by the DD Management Center system administrator, all users can apply group designations and see the complete group structure, although RBAC permissions control which systems are displayed for a user.

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Any permissions that are applied to a group affect all systems in the group. A lock decoration is added to the groups folder icon when permissions are directly applied to that group.

Use the Administration > Groups page to perform group management:

Use the Add control to create groups (see Creating Groups on page 22).

Use the Delete control to remove groups from the group-level organization.

Use the Edit control to modify the systems within a group or its name.

Note: Groups cannot be dragged and dropped into a different location, they be changed with the Edit function.

Working with Filters

Filters define the scope of systems displaying in a view, narrow a Reports output, and target monitoring for Dashboard Widgets.

The drop-down on the filter control allows you to select which groups, properties, systems, and rules to use for filtering. When a filter is active, the filter control is present and highlighted in yellow on the window. Filters can be switched on or off using the filter control as a toggle. See Global Controls on page 107 for more details.

To filter with a rule:

1. From the filter control, select Filter by Rule.

2. In the Name field, select NewRule and provide a name.

3. Using the selection lists, create the criteria for your rule.

Select an object (for example system, group, model, etc), a logic condition (for example, contains, does not contain, is, is not, etc), and a target (supply some text). For example, Group is not West Coast.

4. If necessary, either add more conditions with the Continue button or add another rule with the Add button.

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5. Click Save to make this filter available from the filter control list or click Filter to run the filter once and exit.

Licensing DD Management Center

DD Management Center is introduced with a 90 day trial license for managing 25 DD systems, after which it must be updated with a purchased license key to operate.

To update DD Management Center with a purchased license or add additional DD systems, go to the section Managing DD Management Center Licenses on page 51.

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3 Monitoring Systems with

DD Management Center

The monitoring tools included in DD Management Center facilitate examining a wide array of operational data from managed Data Domain systems. Once a Data Domain system is added to DD Management Center, all historical information for the system is copied to DD Management Center, and every 10-15 minutes DD Management Center retrieves operational data and saves it to its database. DD Management Center monitoring tools draw on this data for current and for historical reporting and trend projections.

DD Management Center monitoring tools are highly visualusing charts, graphs, and color coding to facilitate meaningful data interpretation and alerting for critical markers.

DD Management Center monitoring tools help you focus on areas of interest. They can show mile-high status checks of all managed systems or groups as well as drill down to check the health or operational history of a single systems components. For capacity monitoring, you can easily check current operation, historical data, and perform capacity predictions that are based on usage trends.

Using filtering and grouping options, DD Management Center monitoring tools allow you to shape the data presentation so you can focus on just the information you need.

You can generate reports immediately, create a schedule for when reports are generated, and set up an email list interested parties for receiving the reports.

Included in this chapter are the topics:

Perform Daily Monitoring on page 36

Capacity Monitoring on page 40

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Replication Monitoring on page 42

Monitor Status with Reports on page 43

Perform Daily Monitoring

Performing daily monitoring helps to spot any unusual activity before it can become a serious problem.

The following should be performed at least daily to get an overview of systems status:

Check Dashboard Status Widgets on page 36

Check Alert Notifications on page 38

Check Replication Progress on page 38

Check Dashboard Status Widgets

The Dashboard > Monitoring widgets you configured provide an overview of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for your monitored Data Domain systems.

The graphs, dials, and color-coded alerting on the widgets make it easy to spot system operational anomalies.

The following sections describe what to look for with the various widget functions:

Check Health Status on page 36

Check System Capacity on page 37

Check Replication Progress on page 38

Check Health Status

The Dashboard health status and alerts widgets highlight any systems that are reporting major reachablity or operational problems. If there are problems, the widgets provide drill-down links to system details so you can investigate problem details.

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Current Health Status

The Current Health Status widgets highlight unreachable systems and systems having problems with file system and replication operation, alerts, and data transmission protocols. The widgets show All Normal or show a count of systems exhibiting problems.

Clicking the system count for each category navigates to the Health page, filtered to display the status of only the widgets systems.

Clicking the banner for unreachable systems navigates to the Health Status page to show the status of just the unreachable systems.

The marker for All Normal status has no navigation or drill- down behavior.

Active Alerts

Check the Active Alerts widgets to see a tally of systems with outstanding alerts. The Active Alerts widgets show the unacknowledged alert tally for Emergency, Error, and Warning class alerts using color-coded bar graphs.

The length of the bar shows the total number of alerts, while color and symbol provide visual clues.

Clicking on the alert bar navigates to the Alerts page, filtered by the widgets configured filters and the type of alert category.

Check System Capacity

Check the System Capacity widgets to spot shortfalls in overall managed storage capacity and to monitor managed systems storage usage.

Capacity Overview

Check the Capacity Overview widgets to see if any systems are nearing warning or critical storage capacity levels.

Also, if configured, monitor the projected capacity usage for the upcoming selected interval.

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Space Usage

Check the Space Usage widgets to monitor aggregate totals of storage levels for its managed systems. This widget monitors the total storage capacity of all systems (for space that is used and available). Check pre-compressed space usage and compression ratios to verify that deduplication is working as expected.

Check Replication Progress

Check the Replication Status widgets for replication problems and statistics.

Replication Status

This widget highlights replication contexts with performance problems for the widgets monitored systems. Also, if configured, shows total bytes written and total bytes replicated in the last 24 hours.

Top Systems by Lag

The Top Systems by Replication Lag widget shows systems exhibiting the longest delays in the expected completion time, ranked by longest delay.

Check Alert Notifications

Monitor the Alerts Notification area, located in the lower left of the Status Bar (see DD Management Center Page Elements on page 19 for details) for new, unacknowledged alerts on systems you are authorized to manage.

Note: The alert notification is not constrained by filter settings that are active, that is, it displays notifications of alerts for all system you are authorized to manage.

The New Alerts area shows the current unacknowledged Emergency, Error, and Warning level alerts. Click anywhere on the New Alerts area to display a pop-up reporting the severity, system name, and class of the new alert. Once the pop-up displays, the alerts notification is removed from the Alerts Notification area.

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To see the alert details, click the Show me these alerts link to open the Health > Alerts page, where the table is filtered to only show the new alerts.

Check Status and Alerts Views

Checking the Health > Status and Health > Alerts views show more detail of any operational problems. See Health on page 112 for details about the pages.

Use the System/Group toggle button on the Health > Status page to toggle page content.

On the Health Status page, if a system is unreachable, the last known state of the LED flashes for all other columns. (This doesn't apply to disabled or non-licensed systems.)

The status LEDs report:

Grey LEDs for disabled components

Red LEDs for errors

Click the Reachable and Alerts LED to drill down to the Alerts page.

Click all other LEDs to drill down to the System Details page.

If the File System is destroyed or disabled, it shows the Red status. As a result of this non-activity, Protocols and Replication are affected and show a Red status as well.

Non-licensed components are shown by an empty socket

On the Health Alerts page, watch for:

New or repeating alerts

Use the Date Range filters to narrow or expand the focus of alert scoping or to go back to a specific point in time.

Note: For additional information on specific alerts, see the Error Message Catalog on the Data Domain Support Portal.

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Check the System Details Lightbox

To see detailed highlights of a systems operation and status, navigate to the Health > Status or Capacity > Utilization page, select a system, and click the System Details button. See System Details Lightbox on page 116 for more information.

Use Graphs to Chart Performance

Check the System Details > Charts page to see historical throughput charting for a systems components such as the CPU, network, protocols, streams, and so forth. With this tool, you can:

Graph a systems resource utilizations (CPU, NIC, VTL ports, and so forth) to identify:

Whether a systems resources have been overloaded for significant time periods

Time frames and systems to consider for a new backup or replication

If more systems are required

Check System Bandwidth

Check the System Details > Charts > Network chart to see if a system is experiencing bandwidth related bottlenecks. Check how much network bandwidth is being used by systems sharing the same subnet to see if they are using more than expected or allowed by IT departments.

Capacity Monitoring

Use the Capacity pages to view information about the storage utilization by toggling between the Data Domain systems and MTrees being managed by DD Management Center. You can check the current and historical space consumption, as well as estimate projected near-term future storage needs.

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Check System Capacity

The Capacity > Utilization page presents storage usage amounts for monitored systems (default) or their MTrees, and these selections can be viewed either by system name or by groups. Each row in the master table (top) shows the usage levels for the managed object, and aggregated totals are presented as the last row of the table. Selecting multiple systems displays their aggregated details.

For more information about the Capacity > Utilization page, see Utilization on page 115.

With the Capacity > Utilization page, you can:

Monitor the capacity of logically grouped or single systems to track usage and identify the systems that are filling up too quickly

Identify systems that have used up all their storage space

Identify systems that have deviated from their norm for capacity consumed, compression ratio etc.

Identify systems as targets for new back ups, replication, and migrations

View how much data was written during a timeframe such as a back up cycle, and see how much it was compressed

Check Disk Space Usage Trends

Check the Consumption tab on the Charts and Trends pane (Capacity > Utilization page) for systems that are using disk space faster than planned (higher space usage or lower than expected compression).

The Charts and Graphs pane Space Usage and Consumption pages allow you to see:

which systems are consuming space at a rate significantly greater or less than their historical norm

the total capacity, amount consumed, and comp ratio (aggregate) for a group of systems

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the data ingest rate for a group of systems. For example, The total data ingest rate for the last 24 hours

how many systems are out of space or critically low on space

how much data was backed up last night (24 hour) and the compression ratio for a group of systems

Use the Capacity > Projected view to:

Predict when systems will run out of storage space or reach a critically low point

Determine future capacity needs by projecting current trends

Determine targets for migration by projecting the systems that are filling up versus the same model systems that will have space available

To learn more about the Capacity > Projected page, see Properties on page 120.

Replication Monitoring

The Replication page allows you to view managed Data Domain system replication configurations by pairs, cascaded replications, and topology charts. You can:

Monitor the status of contexts that span multiple Data Domain systems using the color-coded status indicators

Drill down (double-click a pair) to see status and details for the pair on the Cascades view

Immediately spot any lag time and further check status of a replication context that did not complete within the specified timeframe

Use the topology charts for a visual check of the operational status of connections, depicted by the color of arrows between systems--mouse over to view details. Use controls to zoom in and out, expand and collapse the contents of configured contexts on systems.

Assign properties to replication contexts

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To learn more about the Replication page, see Replications on page 117.

Monitor Status with Reports

Reports compile information for areas of interest on managed systems, and are generated based on three default template types (capacity, replication, and status). The template configures the reports content, schedule, and email distribution. For more information about the Reports page, see Reports on page 119.

To work with reports:

Creating a Report on page 43

Generate a Report Immediately on page 44

Creating a Report

1. From the Reports > Management page, click Add.

The Create Reports Template dialog displays.

2. Enter a name for the report, select a category from the Type list, and choose one or more sections to include in the report.

The report template has a set of general types (Capacity, Replication, and Status), from which you select specific reporting factors.

3. Select the time span and the filter control that determine what is reported on (groups, systems, properties).

4. Choose a schedule for how often the report is run and optionally set an expiration date, add recipient email addresses (for when the report completes and/or if an error occurs).

5. Review the details and click Finish.

The report added as an entry in the reports table where it can be viewed and optionally saved to a workstation, renamed, deleted and run at will.

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Generate a Report Immediately

Select any of the reports listed on the Reports Template list and click Generate Report Now.

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4 Managing Data Domain

Systems

Provided in DD Management Center are some tools that can be used to manage Data Domain systems. They include:

Launching DD System Manager on page 45

Upgrading Data Domain System Software on page 46

Creating Access for Users on page 48

Launching DD System Manager

From some DD Management Center pages, there is a link to launch a DD System Manager session for a Data Domain system to perform configuration or troubleshooting. The launched version of DD System Manager actually runs on DD Management Center and not on the Data Domain system, providing centralized and secure administration for multiple Data Domain systems simultaneously.

To initiate a session, click the Launch DD System Manager control from any of the following DD Management Center pages:

Health > Alerts

Capacity > Utilization (for the System and MTree views)

Capacity > Projected

Replication Details Lighbox

Replication > Topology (Right-click)

System Details Lightbox

Note: Be sure the pop-up blocker on your browser is configured to allow pop-ups for DD Management Center.

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The DD System Manager session that starts (in a new window) requires no login or logout and provides complete management of the Data Domain system. DD System Manager opens showing the corresponding area from where it was launched (for example, if the launch was from the Alerts view, the Alerts page on the Data Domain system is opened).

The launched DD System Manager looks the same as a native DD System Manager session except it has no navigation panel and no tabs for Reports or Task Logs. The banner shows the DD Management Center name, and for the DD system, name, OS release, model type and role of invoker.

For the launched DD System Manager:

Users can only launch DD System Manager on systems for which they have an admin role.

A permission is comprised of a managed object (system or group), a user (local or NIS) and a role.

Admin role required for replication configuration and IPMI configuration.

The Security Officer role is not supported

The inventory of Data Domain systems on DD Management Center are used.

The Data Domain systems that are shown are based on the effective permissions of the user.

Only the replication source and destination systems that are registered with the DD Management Center are shown.

No additional firewall ports need be opened for the session (that is, when a Data Domain system is added to DD Management Center, the same ports are used for the DD System Manager connection).

Upgrading Data Domain System Software

The DD OS on one or more Data Domain system can be upgraded from DD Management Center. A user must have admin rights on the DD System to upgrade and manage packages.

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The upgrade is comprised of two phases:

Obtaining the update image from the Data Domain Support Web Site or selecting a previously obtained upgrade image that has been saved locally.

Performing the upgrade on the Data Domain systems.

Managing Upgrade Packages

You can create a collection of upgrade packages for use in upgrading the DD OS on managed Data Domain systems.

First you will download .rpm images a from the Data Domain Support Portal to a locally accessible drive and then add them to the DD Management Center upgrade packages collection.

Note: The CRC (cyclic redundancy check) file associated with the .rpm file can also be downloaded, which causes DD Management Center to perform a check on the upgrade package before attempting to upgrade.

1. Navigate to the Inventory > Systems view.

2. Select Upgrade > Manage Upgrade Packages.

3. In the Manage Upgrade Packages window:

The inventory of upgrade packages that are installed on DD Management Center and ready for use are listed in the File area.

Click the Data Domain Support Portal link to obtain an upgrade package to store locally.

To upload a package (that has been stored locally) to the DD Management Center inventory, click Add and browse to the local drive to select the package.

To delete a package, select the image from the inventory list and click Delete (or use the Delete option from the context- menu).

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Performing an Upgrade

One or more Data Domain systems can be upgraded using the same DD OS image.

1. Navigate to the Inventory > Systems view.

2. In the top pane, select the target systems for the DD OS upgrade.

Ensure the OS column is visible.

3. From the Upgrade menu, select Upgrade.

4. In the Upgrade Systems window, select the DD OS version with the drop-down list.

The body of the window shows any warnings for Replication dependencies and any version incompatibility errors (a maximum jump of 2 versions is allowed). At this point, systems can be removed wit the Delete control.

5. Click Upgrade to upgrade the selected systems.

If systems are not in an acceptable managed state (unreachable, suspended, upgrading, for example) the upgrade action is unavailable.

Note: Depending on the number of systems selected for upgrade and other factors, the upgrade may take some time. Progress for the upgrade can be tracked on the Health > Jobs page.

Creating Access for Users

To allow a group of users to access DD Management Center:

1. Go to Administration > Settings > Access and select the Local Users tab.

2. Click Create to add users and access groups (NIS and Active Directory) to DD Management Center.

User can now log into DD Management Center, but cant see any other system. Permissions to view (user role) or administer (admin role) groups and systems need to be added.

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3. To add permissions, go to Administration > Permissions and click Add.

For background information about Permissions, see Permissions on page 120.

4. Select where to add the permission:

Add permissions to SystemsSelect this option, and from the list of managed Data Domain systems, click checkboxes of the systems where the permissions will be assigned.

Add permissions to GroupsSelect this option, and from the list of groups, click checkboxes of the groups where the user permissions will be assigned.

5. In the Users area, click + (Add), and select the users from the Select Users dialog box and click Select.

6. Click Add.

New users are given the assigned role (sysadmin or user) for the selected systems or groups.

Tips

To simplify permissions manageability:

Have very few admin users of DD Management Center:

Have very few admin role users of DD Management Center since they can manage ALL DD systems in inventory. In addition, Admin role user of DD Management Center configures DD Management Center, configures groups, assigns permissions.

Configure most other operators login into DD Management Center to have user role on DD Management Center.

Use NIS user groups for permission:

Makes it simple to add/remove/modify users. Without changing permission assignment.

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Use DD System Groups for permissions rather than assigning permissions to individual systems.

By assigning permissions at the group level, policy-based permissions can be used with a union model that is applied to the entire group hierarchy.

To simplify permissions manageability...

Start with lower level permissions top of hierarchy:

Assign lower level permissions towards the root of the Group Hierarchy.

Assign higher level permissions towards the leaf of the Group Hierarchy.

Uses a union model, not override model. This makes it easy to change permissions at lower levels without affecting the entire hierarchy.

Verify:

After assigning permissions or changing group membership, verify role by looking at Effective role for a system.

Central Administration:

Use DD Management Center to centrally administer all systems with fewer local accounts on each of the managed systems. Turn off direct GUI access to DD systems that are managed by DD Management Center.

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5 Performing Advanced

Configuration

This chapter describes the how to configure settings for DD Management Center that are necessary allow it to work in your environment. It includes these sections:

Managing DD Management Center Licenses on page 51

Managing Network Settings on page 53

Managing General Configuration Settings on page 67

Managing Access to the System on page 77

Performing DD Management Center Software Upgrades on page 99

Managing Alerts on page 101

Managing Autosupport Reporting on page 105

Managing DD Management Center Licenses

DD Management Center is a downloadable product with an initial 90-day fully-functional evaluation license and evaluation Serial Number to manage 5 Data Domain systems.

At any time during the trial period, you can:

convert from an evaluation to a permanent license and serial number

add licenses to manage additional systems (in increments of 5 and 10 systems).

If the license is not converted before the trial period expires, data collection is paused. After applying a purchased license and serial number, data collection resumes, data is synchronized, and older data is available for view on historical views.

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Note: During the evaluation period, alerts are sent as reminders when the remaining time reaches 60 days, 30 days, 7 days, and daily until expiration.

Add Licenses

To convert or add licenses:

1. Navigate to Administration > Settings view and click the License tab.

The list of installed license keys displays.

2. Click Add Licenses and in the License Key text box, type or paste one or more license keys, each on its own line, and click Add.

The added licenses display in the Feature License list.

If there are errors, they will be shown in an license list. Click a license with an error to edit the license and click Retry Failed License(s) to retry the key. Otherwise, click Done to ignore the errors and return to the Feature Licenses page.

3. When converting to a purchased product, click Edit and change the evaluation serial number to the purchased serial number.

Remove Licenses

To remove one or more licenses:

1. In the Feature Licenses list, select one or more licenses you wish to remove and click Delete Selected Licenses.

2. In the Warning dialog box, verify the license(s) to delete and click OK.

The licenses are removed from the license list.

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Managing Network Settings

The Network page presents status and configuration information about Ethernet interfaces for DD Management Center. It contains the Interfaces, Settings, and Routes views.

Use the following topics to manage network connections:

Configuring Network Interfaces on page 53

Configuring Network Settings on page 60

Configuring Routes on page 64

Configuring Network Interfaces

This section describes how to configure the physical connections, and how to create VLANs and IP aliases for DD Management Center.

This section includes the following tasks:

View Interface Information on page 53

Configuring Physical Interfaces on page 55

Configuring a VLAN on page 57

Configuring an IP Alias on page 59

Destroying an Interface on page 60

View an Interface Hierarchy on page 60

View Interface Information

The Interfaces page allows you to manage and configure the physical interface, DHCP, DDNS, and IP addresses, and displays network information and status.

The Interfaces table presents the following information.

Item Description

Interface The name of each interface associated with DD Management Center. Physical interfaces names start with eth.

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Select an interface in the table to populate the Interface Details area.

The Interface Details area shows the following information:

Enabled Whether the interface is enabled. Select Yes to enable interface and connect it to the

network.

Select No to disable interface and disconnect it from the network.

DHCP Indicates if the interface is configured with an IP address from a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server (Yes/No).

IP Address IP address associated with the interface. The address used by the network to identify the interface. If the interface is configured through DHCP, an asterisk appears after this value.

Netmask Netmask associated with the interface. Uses the standard IP network mask format. If the interface is configured through DHCP, an asterisk appears after this value.

Link Whether the interface currently has a live Ethernet connection (Yes/No).

Additional Info Additional settings for the interface. For example, the bonding mode.

Item Description

Item Description

Interface Name Name of the selected interface.

Hardware Address The MAC address of the selected interface. For example, 00:02:b3:b0:8a:d2

Cable Shows whether the interface is Copper.

MTU Maximum Transfer Unit value assigned to the interface.

Autonegotiate When the interface is configured to automatically negotiate Speed and Duplex settings. Options are Enabled or Disabled. If autonegotiate is Disabled, then Speed and Duplex values are manually set.

Duplex Protocol used in conjunction with Speed value, sets data transfer protocol. Options are Unknown, Full, Half.

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Filter the Interfaces Table

The Interfaces table can be filtered by either:

Interface NameEnter an interface name and click Update to filter the Interface view.

Interface Type Select an interface type and click Update to filter to Interface view. The value All displays physical, VLAN, and IP Alias interfaces.

To filter the Interfaces table:

1. Enter a value in the Interface Name field or select a value from the Interface Type menu.

2. Click Update.

3. To return the interfaces table to the default listing, click Reset.

Configuring Physical Interfaces

1. Select an interface to configure from the Interface list and click Configure.

The Configure Interface dialog box appears.

2. Determine how the interface IP address is to be set:

Use DHCP to assign the IP address.

Setting a physical interface to DHCP automatically enables the interface.

Specify IP Settings manually

The IP Address and Netmask fields become active.

- Enter an IP Address.

- Enter a Netmask address.

Speed Used in conjunction with Duplex value, sets rate of data transfer. Options are Unknown, 10 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s, 1000 Mb/s, 10 Gb/s.

Supported Speeds Lists all the speeds the interface is capable of using.

Item Description

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Format is typically 255.255.255.000. If you do not specify a netmask, DD Management Center uses the netmask format determined by the TCP/IP address class (A,B,C) you are using.

3. Specify Speed/Duplex settings.

The combination of speed and duplex settings define the rate of data transfer through the interface. Select one of these options:

Autonegotiate Speed/Duplex Select this option to allow the network interface card to autonegotiate the line speed and duplex setting for an interface.

Manually configure Speed/Duplex Select this option to manually set an interface data transfer rate. Select the speed and duplex from the drop-down lists.

- Duplex options are half-duplex or full-duplex.

- Speed options listed are limited to the capabilities of the hardware device. Options are 10 Base-T, 100 Base-T, 1000 Base-T (Gigabit), and 10,000 (10 Gb).

- Half-duplex is only available for 10 Base-T and 100 Base-T speeds.

- 1000 and 10000 line speeds require full-duplex.

- Optical interfaces require the Autonegotiate option.

- Copper interface default is 10 Gb. If a copper interface is set to 1000 or 10000 line speed, duplex must be full- duplex.

4. Specify the MTU (Maximum Transfer Unit) size for the physical (Ethernet) interface.

Supported values are from 350 to 9014. For 100 Base-T and gigabit networks, 1500 is the standard default.

Note:

Default returns the setting to the default value.

Ensure that all of your network components support the size set with this option.

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5. Optionally, select Dynamic DNS Registration option.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is the protocol that allows machines on a network to communicate with, and register their IP address on, a Domain Name System (DNS) server.

The DDNS must be registered to enable this option.

Note: This option disables DHCP for this interface.

6. Click Next.

The Configure Interface Settings summary page appears. The values listed reflect the new system and interface state, which are applied on Finish.

7. Click Finish and OK.

Configuring a VLAN

Create a new VLAN interface from a physical interface. The recommended total number of VLAN interfaces that can be created is 80. It is, however, possible to create up to 100 interfaces (minus the number of aliases and physical interfaces) before the system prevents any more from being created.

1. On the Interfaces tab, from the Create menu, select the VLAN option.

The Create VLAN dialog box appears.

2. Specify a VLAN ID by entering a number in the ID field.

The range of a VLAN ID is between 1 and 4094 inclusive.

3. Enter an IP Address.

4. Enter a Netmask address.

If you do not specify a netmask, the Data Domain system uses the netmask format is determined by the TCP/IP address class (A,B,C) you are using.

5. Specify MTU Settings.

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Warning:Incorrect MTU size can affect the systems network performance.

This sets the Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU) size for the physical (Ethernet) interface. Supported values are from 350 to 9014. For 100 Base-T and gigabit networks, 1500 is the standard default.

Note:

Default returns the setting to the default value.

Ensure that all of your network components support the size set with this option.

6. Specify Dynamic DNS Registration option.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is the protocol that allows machines on a network to communicate with, and register their IP address on, a Domain Name System (DNS) server.

7. Click Next.

The Configure Interface Settings summary page appears. The values listed reflect the new system and interface state.

8. Click Finish and OK.

Modifying a VLAN Interface

To modify settings on an existing VLAN interface:

1. In the Interfaces column, select the checkbox of the interface and disable the VLAN interface by clicking No in the Enabled column and click OK in the warning dialog box.

2. In the Interfaces column, select the checkbox of the interface and click Configure.

The Configure VLAN Interface dialog box appears.

3. Change the settings that are described in the procedures Configuring a VLAN on page 57.

4. Click Next and Finish.

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Configuring an IP Alias

Create a new IP Alias interface from a physical interface or a VLAN.

The recommended total number of IP Aliases, VLAN, and physical interfaces that can exist on the system is 80 though it is possible to have up to 100 interfaces.

1. On the Interfaces page, click the Create menu and select the IP Alias option.

The Create IP Alias dialog box appears.

2. Specify a IP Alias ID by entering a number in the eth0a field.

Requirements are: 1 to 4094 inclusive.

3. Enter an IP Address.

4. Enter a Netmask address.

Format is typically 255.255.255.000. If you do not specify a netmask, the Data Domain system uses the netmask format is determined by the TCP/IP address class (A,B,C) you are using.

5. Specify Dynamic DNS Registration option.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is the protocol that allows machines on a network to communicate with, and register their IP address on, a Domain Name System (DNS) server.

6. Click Next.

The Configure Interface Settings summary page appears. The values listed reflect the new system and interface state.

7. Click Finish and OK.

Modifying an IP Alias Interface

To modify settings on an existing virtual interface:

1. On the Interfaces page, in the Interfaces column, select the checkbox of the interface and disable the IP Alias interface by clicking No in the Enabled column and click OK in the warning dialog box.

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2. In the Interfaces column, select the checkbox of the interface and click Configure.

The Configure IP Alias dialog box appears.

3. Change the settings that are described in the procedure Configuring an IP Alias on page 59.

4. Click Next and Finish.

Destroying an Interface

Destroying an interface applies to VLAN and IP Alias interfaces. Destroying a VLAN deletes the VLAN and all IP Alias interfaces that are created under it, if any. Destroy IP Alias deletes only that alias interface.

To destroy an Interface:

1. In the Interfaces list, click the box next to the interface to destroy (VLAN or IP Alias).

2. Click Destroy.

3. In the Confirm Destroy dialog box, click OK.

View an Interface Hierarchy

1. On Interfaces tab, click Tree View.

The Tree View dialog box appears.

2. Click the plus or minus boxes to expand or contract the tree view that shows the hierarchy.

3. Click Close to exit the Tree View.

Configuring Network Settings

Use the Settings tab on the Network page to view and configure the network settings, as described in the following sections:

Set Hostnames on page 61

Manage a Domain Search List on page 61

Map Hosts on page 62

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Set DNS IP Addresses on page 63

Set Hostnames

You can change the hostname and domain name that other systems use to access DD Management Center.

Do not include an underscore in the hostname. It is incompatible with some browsers.

Note: Changing the names of an active host can cause:

A break in the current connection. If this happens log back in and check the saved settings.

Disruption of communication with managed Data Domain systems.

To set a hostname:

1. In the Settings view, click Edit in the Host Settings area.

2. In the Configure Host dialog box, determine how network connections are set. Choose to either:

Obtain Settings using DHCP. (At least one of the interfaces must be configured using DHCP.)

Manually configure the host:

- Enter an hostname in the Host Name text box.

- Enter a domain name in the Domain Name text box.

This is the domain name associated with DD Management Center. Typically this is your company domain name. For example, yourcompany.com

3. Click OK.

Manage a Domain Search List

To add a search domain:

1. Click Edit in the Search Domain List area.

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2. In the Configure Search Domains dialog box, click the add (plus) button.

a. In the Add Search Domain dialog box, enter a name in the Search Domain text box.

b. Click OK.

3. Click OK.

Changes are applied to the system. The system returns you to the Settings view.

To remove a search domain:

1. Click Edit in the Search Domain List area.

a. In the Configure Search Domains dialog box, select the search domain to remove.

b. Click the remove (X) button.

2. Click OK.

Changes are applied to system.The system returns you to the Settings tab.

Map Hosts

Use the Hosts Mapping area to add a mapping that ties an IP address to a name. You can modify these mappings as follows:

Add a Host to Map on page 62

Delete a Host Mapping on page 63

Add a Host to Map

1. Click Add in the Hosts Mapping area.

2. In the Add Hosts dialog box, enter the IP address of the host in the IP Address text boxes.

3. Click the add (Plus) button.

4. In the Add Host dialog box, enter a hostname in the Host Name text box for the listed system.

5. Click OK.

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The new hostname is added to the list of Host Names.

6. Click OK.

The system returns you to the Settings tab.

Delete a Host Mapping

1. In the Settings view, click the checkbox of the host mapping to delete in the Hosts Mapping area.

2. Click Delete in the Hosts Mapping area.

The Delete Host confirmation dialog box appears.

3. Click Delete.

Confirmation messages are displayed.

4. Click Close, when the Completed message appears.

The system returns you to the Settings tab.

Set DNS IP Addresses

To add a DNS IP address:

1. Click Edit in the DNS List area.

2. In the Configure DNS dialog box, determine the method for obtaining the DNS. Choose to either:

Obtain Settings using DHCP. (At least one interface must be configured using DHCP.)

Manually configure DNS.

- Click the plus (+) button.

- Enter the DNS IP address.

- Click OK.

To delete an existing DNS IP address:

1. Click the Manually configure DNS radio button.

2. Click the DNS IP Address checkbox for the DNS IP address to delete.

3. Click the delete (X) button.

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4. Click OK.

Configuring Routes

Routes determine the path taken to transfer data to and from the localhost (DD Management Center) to another network or host.

DD Management Center does not generate or respond to any of the network routing management protocols (RIP, EGRP/EIGRP, and BGP) in any way. The only routing implemented on DD Management Center is based upon the internal route table, where the administrator may define a specific network or subnet that a physical interface (or interface group) uses.

DD Management Center uses source-based routing, which means that outbound network packets that match the subnet of multiple interfaces will only be routed over the physical interface from which they originated.

Note: The routing for connections initiated from DD Management Center (such as for replication) depend on the source address used for interfaces using the same subnet. To force traffic for a specific interface to a specific destination (even if that interface is on the same subnet as other interfaces), a static routing entry between two systems can be configured and will override source routing.

Configuring routes is described in the following sections:

View Route Information on page 64

Set the Default Gateway on page 66

Create Static Routes on page 66

Delete Static Routes on page 67

View Route Information

1. Select Administration > Network > Routes.

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The Routes page presents the following information. IP routing tables show the destination, gateway, netmask, and other information for each route.

Item Description

Static Routes

Route Spec Lists the route specification that is being used to configure routes.

Dynamic Routes List of dynamically assigned routes using network or host paths for data transmission.

Destination The destination host/network where the network traffic (data) is sent.

Gateway The address of the router in the DD Management Center network or 0.0.0.0 if no gateway is set.

Genmask The netmask for the destination net. Initially set to 255.255.255.255 for a host destination and 0.0.0.0 for the default route.

Flags Possible flags include: URoute is up HTarget is a host G Use gateway R Reinstate route for dynamic routing DDynamically installed by daemon or redirect M Modified from routing daemon or redirect A Installed by addrconf C Cache entry ! Reject route

Metric The distance to the target (usually counted in hops). (It is not used by the DD OS, but might be needed by routing daemons.)

MTU Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU) size for the physical (Ethernet) interface.

Window Default window size for TCP connections over this route.

IRTT Initial RTT (Round Trip Time). The kernel uses this to estimate the best TCP protocol parameters without waiting on (possibly slow) answers.

Interface Interface name associated with the routing interface.

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Set the Default Gateway

1. Click Edit in the Default Gateway area.

2. In the Configure Default Gateway dialog box, choose how the gateway address is set. Choose either:

Use DHCP value

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) indicates if the gateway is configured using value from DHCP server.

Manually Configure.

The Gateway address box becomes available.

- Enter the gateway address in the Gateway field.

3. Click OK.

The system processes the information and returns you to the Routes tab.

Create Static Routes

1. Click Create in the Static Routes area.

2. In the Create Routes dialog box, select an interface and click Next.

3. Specify the Destination by selecting either of the following.

The Network Address and NetmaskChoose Network and enter the destination network address and netmask.

Note: This is not the IP of any interface. The interface is selected in the initial dialog and it is used for routing traffic.

The hostname or IP address of host destinationChoose Host and enter the hostname or IP address of the destination host of the route.

Optionally, change the gateway for this routeEnter a gateway address in the Gateway field.

4. Review changes, click Next.

5. Click Finish.

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Progress messages display. When changes are applied, the message indicates Completed.

6. Click OK to close the dialog.

The new route specification is listed in the Route Spec list.

Delete Static Routes

1. Click the Route Spec checkbox of the route specification to delete.

2. Click Delete.

The Delete Route confirmation dialog appears.

3. Click Delete and Close.

The selected route specification is removed from the Route Spec list.

Managing General Configuration Settings

General configuration settings include:

Configure Mail Server Settings on page 67

Configure Time and Date Settings on page 68

Configure System Properties on page 68

Working with SNMP on page 69

Configure Mail Server Settings

To configure a mail server:

1. Navigate to Administration > Settings and select the General and Mail Server tabs.

2. From the More Tasks menu, select Set Mail Server.

3. In the Set Mail Server text box, enter the name of the mail server and click OK.

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Configure Time and Date Settings

The Time and Date Settings tab presents the current DD Management Center date and time, and shows whether NTP is enabled or not, and the IP addresses or hostnames of configured NTP servers.

To configure time and date settings:

1. On the Time and Date Settings page, select Configure Time Settings from the More Tasks menu.

The Configure Time Settings dialog box appears.

2. Click the Time Zone drop-down list and select the timezone where DD Management Center resides.

3. Set how time is synchronized:

To manually set the time and date, click the None radio button and enter the date in the text box, and use the drop- down lists to set the time.

To use NTP to synchronize the time, select the NTP radio button. Set how the NTP server is accessed:

- To use DHCP to automatically select a server, click the Obtain NTP Servers using DHCP radio button.

- To configure an NTP server IP address, click the Manually Configure radio button, add the IP address of the server, and click OK.

4. Click OK.

Configure System Properties

The System Properties tab displays the location of the system, the administrator email address, and the administrator hostname.

To configure system properties:

1. On the System Properties page, select Set System Properties from the More Tasks menu.

The Set System Properties dialog box displays.

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2. In the Location text field enter information about where the DD Management Center is located.

3. In the Admin Email text field, enter the email address of the DD Management Center system administrator.

4. In the Admin Host, enter the name of the administration server.

5. Click OK.

Working with SNMP

To monitor DD Management Center using SNMP, you will need to install the Data Domain MIB in your SNMP Management system. The Data Domain MIB can be obtained by following the instructions in Download the SNMP MIB on page 72. The Data Domain MIB will allow SNMP queries for Data Domain-specific information.

DD Management Center also supports the standard MIB-II so you can also query MIB-II statistics for general data such as network statistics. For full coverage of available data you should utilize both the Data Domain MIB and the standard MIB-II MIB.

DD Management Center supports SNMP V2C and/or SNMP V3. SNMP V3 provides a greater degree of security than V2C by replacing cleartext community strings as a means of authentication with user-based authentication using either MD5 or SHA1. As well, with SNMP V3, user authentication packets can be encrypted and their integrity verified with either DES or AES.

The default port that is open when SNMP is enabled is port 161. Traps are sent out through port 162.

The procedures for working with SNMP include:

Check SNMP Status and Configuration on page 70

Enable or Disable SNMP on page 72

Download the SNMP MIB on page 72

Configure SNMP Properties on page 72

Managing SNMP V3 Users on page 72

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Managing SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts on page 74

Managing SNMP V2C Communities on page 75

Check SNMP Status and Configuration

Navigate to the Administrations Settings > General > SNMP tab.

The SNMP page shows SNMP status, properties, and the SNMP V3 and SNMP V2C Configuration.

Status

The SNMP Status pane displays the following status a information:

SNMP Properties

SNMP V3 Configuration

Item Description

Status The operational status of the SNMP agent on DD Management Center: Enabled or Disabled.

Item Description

SNMP System Location

The location of DD Management Center.

SNMP System Contact

The person designated as the person to contact for DD Management Center administration.

Item Description

SNMP Users

Name The name of the user on the SNMP manager with access to the agent for DD Management Center.

Access The access permissions for the SNMP user. This can be: Read-only

Read-write

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SNMP V2C Configuration

Authentication Protocols

The Authentication Protocol used to validate the SNMP user. This can be: MD5

SHA1

None

Privacy Protocol The encryption protocol used during the SNMP user authentication. This can be: AES

DES

None

Trap Hosts

Host The IP address or domain name of the SNMP management host.

Port The port used for SNMP trap communication with the host. For example, 162 is the default.

User The user on the trap host authenticated to access the Data Domain SNMP information.

Item Description

Communities

Community The name of the community. For example, public, private, or localCommunity.

Access The access permission assigned. This can be: Read-only

Read-write

Hosts The hosts in this community.

Trap Hosts

Host The systems designated to receive SNMP traps generated by DD Management Center. If this parameter is set, systems receive alert messages, even if the SNMP agent is disabled.

Item Description

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Enable or Disable SNMP

In the Status area, click Enable or Disable.

Download the SNMP MIB

1. In the Status area, click Download MIB file.

2. In the Opening DATA_DOMAIN.mib dialog box, select Save.

Configure SNMP Properties

1. In the SNMP Properties area, click Configure.

The SNMP Configuration dialog box appears.

2. In the text fields, add an SNMP system location (a description of where DD Management Center is located) and/or an SNMP system contact (for example, the email address of the system administrator for DD Management Center).

3. Click OK.

Managing SNMP V3 Users

To manage SNMP V3 Users, you can:

Create SNMP V3 Users on page 72

Modify SNMP V3 Users on page 73

Remove SNMP V3 Users on page 74

Create SNMP V3 Users

1. In the SNMP Users area, click Create.

The Create SNMP User dialog box appears.

Port The port used for SNMP trap communication with the host. For example, 162 is the default.

Community The name of the community. For example, public, private, or localCommunity.

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2. In the Name text field, enter the name of the user on the SNMP manager who will have access to the agent for DD Management Center. The name must be a minimum of 8 characters.

3. Select either read-only or read-write access for this user.

4. To authenticate the user, click the checkbox for Authentication.

a. Select either the MD5 or the SHA1 protocol.

b. Enter the authentication key in the Key text field.

c. To provide encryption to the authentication session, click the checkbox next to Privacy.

d. Select either the AES or the DES protocol.

e. Enter the encryption key in the Key text field.

5. Click OK.

The newly added user account appears in the SNMP Users table.

Modify SNMP V3 Users

1. In the SNMP Users area, select a checkbox for the user and click Modify.

The Modify SNMP User dialog box appears. Add or change any of the following settings.

2. Select either read-only or read-write access for this user.

3. To authenticate the user, click the checkbox for Authentication.

a. Select either the MD5 or the SHA1 protocol.

b. Enter the authentication key in the Key text field.

c. To provide encryption to the authentication session, click the checkbox next to Privacy.

d. Select either the AES or the DES protocol.

e. Enter the encryption key in the Key text field.

4. Click OK.

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The new settings for this user account appear in the SNMP Users table.

Remove SNMP V3 Users

1. In the SNMP Users area, select a checkbox for the user and click Delete.

The Delete SNMP Users dialog box appears.

2. Verify the user name to be deleted and click OK.

Note: If the Delete button is disabled, the selected user is being used by one or more trap hosts. Delete the trap hosts and then delete the user.

3. In the Delete SNMP User Status dialog box, click Close.

The user account is removed from the SNMP Users table.

Managing SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts

To manage SNMP Trap Hosts, you can:

Create SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts on page 74

Modify SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts on page 75

Remove SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts on page 75

Create SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts

1. In the SNMP V3 Trap Hosts or SNMP V2C Trap Hosts area, click Create.

The Create SNMP [V3 or V2C] Trap Hosts dialog box appears.

2. In the Host text field, enter the IP address or domain name of the SNMP Host where traps will be sent.

3. In the Port text field, enter the port number for sending traps (port 162 is commonly used).

4. Select the user (SNMP V3) or the community (SNMP V2C) from the drop-down menu.

Alternately, from the drop-down menu select Create New User (SNMP V3) to add an SNMP user, or Create New Community (SNMP V2C) to add an SNMP community.

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5. Click OK.

Modify SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts

1. In the Trap Hosts area (either for V3 or V2C), select a Trap Host entry and click Modify.

The Modify SNMP [V3 or V2C] Trap Hosts dialog box appears. Modify any of the following items.

2. In the Port text field, enter the port number for sending traps (port 162 is commonly used).

3. Select the user (SNMP V3) or the community (SNMP V2C) from the drop-down menu.

4. Click OK.

Remove SNMP V3 and V2C Trap Hosts

1. In the Trap Hosts area (either for V3 or V2C), select a trap host entry and click Delete.

The Delete SNMP [V3 or V2C] Trap Hosts dialog box appears.

2. Verify the host name to be deleted and click OK.

3. In the Delete SNMP [V3 or V2C] Trap Hosts Status dialog box, click Close.

The trap host entry is removed from the Trap Hosts table.

Managing SNMP V2C Communities

Note: The Community string is a sent in cleartext and is very easy to intercept. If this occurs, the interceptor can retrieve information from devices on your network, modify their configuration, and possibly shut them down. Instead, using the SNMP V3 Users configuration provides authentication and encryption to avoid this.

Create SNMP V2C Communities

1. In the Communities area, click Create.

The Create SNMP V2C Community dialog box appears.

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2. In the Community text field, enter the community name on the SNMP manager who will have access to the agent for DD Management Center. The community name must be a minimum of 8 characters.

3. Select either read-only or read-write access for this community.

4. In the Hosts area, select the checkbox of a host in the list, or:

a. Click + to add a host.

The Host dialog box appears.

b. In the Host text field, enter the IP address or domain name of the host.

c. Click OK.

The Host is added to the host list.

5. Click OK.

The new community entry appears in the Communities table.

Modify SNMP V2C Communities

1. In the Communities area, select a checkbox for the community and click Modify.

The Modify SNMP V2C Community dialog box appears. Add or change any of the following settings.

2. Select either read-only or read-write access for this community.

3. In the Hosts area, select the checkbox of a new host in the list, or:

a. Click + to add a host.

The Host dialog box appears.

b. In the Host text field, enter the IP address or domain name of the host.

c. Click OK.

The Host is added to the host list.

4. Click OK.

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The modified community entry appears in the Communities table.

Delete SNMP V2C Communities

1. In the Communities area, select a checkbox for the community and click Delete.

The Delete SNMP V2C Communities dialog box appears.

Note: If the Delete button is disabled, the selected community is being used by one or more trap hosts. Delete the trap hosts and then delete the community.

2. Verify the community name to be deleted and click OK.

3. In the Delete SNMP V2C Communities Status dialog box, click Close. The community entry is removed from the Communities table.

Managing Access to the System

Access management includes viewing and configuring the services that provide administrator and user access to the system.

For detailed information about how roles control access to DD Management Center, see About Access to DD Management Center Functions on page 97

The tasks to manage access to the system include:

Manage Administrator Access on page 77

Manage Local User Access to DD Management Center on page 83

Manage NIS Servers and Workgroups on page 90

Manage Windows Servers and Workgroups on page 92

Manage Administrator Access

Administrator Access provides settings to configure how users can connect to DD Management Center. Each protocol is configured separately, using the procedures in this section.

View Administrator Access on page 78

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Manage FTP Access on page 78

Manage FTPS Access on page 79

Manage HTTP/HTTPS Access on page 80

Manage SSH/SCP Access on page 81

Manage Telnet Access on page 82

View Administrator Access

To view Administrator Access information:

1. Navigate to the Administration > Settings > Access page.

The Access page displays, containing the Administrator Access, Local Users, NIS, and Windows tabs.

The Administrator Access page lists the following information.

Manage FTP Access

To provide access to DD Management Center through an FTP connection:

1. In the Services pane, select FTP and click Configure.

The Configure FTP Access dialog box appears.

2. To enable FTP access, click the Allow FTP Access checkbox.

Item Description

Service The name of a service/protocol that can access the system.

Enabled The status of the service, either enabled or disabled.

Allowed Hosts The access permissions set for the named host.

HTTP port If applicable, the port number opened for the HTTP protocol (port 80, by default).

HTTPS port If applicable, he port number opened for the HTTPS protocol (port 443, by default).

Session Timeout The amount of inactive time allowed before a connection closes (10800 seconds, which is 3 hours, by default).

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3. Determine how hosts connect:

To allow complete access, click the Allow all hosts to connect radio button.

To configure specific hosts, click the Limit Access to the following systems radio button and click the appropriate icon in the Allowed Hosts pane. Hostnames can be a fully qualified hostname or an IP address.

- To add a host, click the plus button (+). Enter the hostname and click OK.

- To modify a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the hostname and click OK.

- To remove a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list, click the minus button (-), and click OK.

4. Click OK.

Manage FTPS Access

To provide access to DD Management Center through an FTPS connection:

1. In the Services pane, select FTPS and click Configure.

The Configure FTPS Access dialog box appears.

2. To enable FTPS access, click the Allow FTPS Access checkbox.

3. Determine how hosts connect:

To allow complete access, click the Allow all hosts to connect radio button.

To configure specific hosts, click the Limit Access to the following systems radio button and click the appropriate icon in the Allowed Hosts pane. Hostnames can be a fully qualified hostname or an IP address.

- To add a host, click the plus button (+). Enter the hostname and click OK.

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- To modify a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the hostname and click OK.

- To remove a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list, click the minus button (-), and click OK.

4. Click OK.

Manage HTTP/HTTPS Access

To provide access to DD Management Center through an HTTP and/or HTTPS connection:

1. In the Services pane, select HTTP or HTTPS and click Configure.

The Configure HTTP/HTTPS Access dialog box appears.

2. To enable HTTP and/or HTTPS access, click the checkbox for Allow HTTP Access and/or the Allow HTTPS Access.

3. Determine how hosts connect:

To allow complete access, click the Allow all hosts to connect radio button.

To configure specific hosts, click the Limit Access to the following systems radio button and click the appropriate icon in the Allowed Hosts pane. Hostnames can be a fully qualified hostname or an IP address.

- To add a host, click the plus button (+). Enter the hostname and click OK.

- To modify a hostname, click the checkbox next to the hostname in the Hosts list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the hostname and click OK.

- To remove a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list, click the minus button ( - ), and click OK.

4. To configure system ports and session timeout values, click the Advanced tab.

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In the HTTP Port text entry box, enter the port for connection. Port 80 is assigned by default.

In the HTTPS Port text entry box, enter the port for connection. Port 443 is assigned by default.

In the Session Timeout text entry box, enter the interval in seconds that must elapse before connection closes. 10800 seconds (3 hours) is assigned by default.

Note: Click Default to return a setting back to the default value.

5. Click OK.

Manage SSH/SCP Access

To provide access to DD Management Center through an SSH and/or SCP connection:

1. In the Services pane, select SSH or SCP and click Configure.

The Configure SSH/SCP Access dialog box appears.

2. Click options that allow SSH or SCP (or both) access.

3. Determine how hosts connect:

To allow complete access, click the Allow all hosts to connect radio button.

To configure specific hosts, click the Limit Access to the following systems radio button and click the appropriate icon in the Allowed Hosts pane. Hostnames can be a fully qualified hostname or an IP address.

- To add a host, click the plus button (+). Enter the hostname and click OK.

- To modify a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the hostname and click OK.

- To remove a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list, click the minus button ( - ), and click OK.

4. To configure a session timeout value, click the Advanced tab.

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In the Session Timeout text entry box, enter the interval in seconds that must elapse before connection closes.

The default setting is for Infinite.

Note: Click Default to return a setting back to the default value.

5. Click OK.

Manage Telnet Access

To provides access to DD Management Center through a Telnet connection:

1. In the Services pane, select Telnet and click Configure.

The Configure Telnet Access dialog box appears.

2. To enable Telnet access, click the Allow Telnet Access checkbox.

3. Determine how hosts connect:

To allow complete access, click the Allow all hosts to connect radio button.

To configure specific hosts, click the Limit Access to the following systems radio button and click the appropriate icon in the Allowed Hosts pane. Hostnames can be a fully qualified hostname or an IP address.

- To add a host, click the plus button ( +). Enter the hostname, and click OK.

- To modify a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the hostname and click OK.

- To remove a hostname, click the checkbox of the hostname in the Hosts list and click the minus button (-), and click OK.

4. To configure a session timeout value, click the Advanced tab.

In the Session Timeout text entry box, enter the interval in seconds that must elapse before connection closes.

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The default setting is for Infinite.

Note: Click Default to return a setting back to the default value.

5. Click OK.

Manage Local User Access to DD Management Center

If you are an admin on DD Management Center, you become a global admin and you can configure and monitor all managed Data Domain systems.

If you are a user on DD Management Center, you become a global user and you can monitor all Managed Systems.

The following sections describe the tasks to manage local user access:

View Local User Information on page 83

Create Local Users on page 86

Modify a Local User Profile on page 87

Delete Local User on page 88

Enable/Disable Local User on page 88

Change User Passwords on page 88

Modify Password Policy on page 89

View Local User Information

Note: The user-authentication module uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Therefore, the expiration dates for disabling the users account and the password expiration date should reflect GMT instead of local time.

To view Local User information:

1. Navigate to the Administration > Settings > Access Management > Local Users page.

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The Local Users view appears showing the table listing the configured users. Selecting a user populates the Detailed Information area.

The Local Users table lists the following information.

Note: Users who have admin roles can view all users. Users without admin role can view only their own user accounts.

2. Select the user you want to view from the list of users.

Information about the selected user displays in the Detailed Information area.

Item Description

Name The user ID, as added to the system.

Role Possible roles of users based on a set of privileges:

Admin role: Allows one to administer, that is, configure and monitor, the entire Data Domain system.

User role: Allows one to monitor Data Domain systems and perform the fastcopy operation.

Status ActiveUser access to the account is permitted.

DisabledUser access to the account is denied because the expiration date for the account has been reached or a locked accounts password has not been renewed. Admin users can disable/enable users with admin or user roles, except SysAdmin User. No users can disable SysAdmin. Security officers can only disable/enable other security officers.

LockedUser access the account is denied because the password has expired.

Disable Date The date the account is set to be disabled.

Last Login From The location where the user last logged in.

Last Login Time The time the user last logged in.

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The Detailed Information area displays the following information about the selected user:

Note: The default password policy can change if the admin user changes them from the Modify Password Policy task. The default values are the initial default password policy values.

User Roles

To enhance security, each user can be assigned a different role. Roles enable you to restrict system access to a set of privileges. Permissions allow an admin access to specific groups and systems, reducing the need to configure every user as a global admin. DD Management Center supports the following roles:

Admin role: Allows one to administer, that is, configure and monitor, the entire DD Management Center system.

Note: It is recommended that the Admin role be used judiciously and awarded to very few users, as these users will be able to configure DD Management Center as well as have access to all registered Data Domain systems.

User role: Allows one to monitor DD Management Center and Data Domain systems for which they have permission.

Item Description

Password Last Changed

The date the password was last changed.

Minimum Days Between Change

The minimum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 0.

Maximum Days Between Change

The maximum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 99999.

Warn Days Before Expire

The number of days to warn the users before their password expires. Default is 7.

Disable Days After Expire

The number of days after a password expires to disable the user account. Default is Never.

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Create Local Users

To create new users, follow these steps:

1. On the Local Users view, click Create.

The Create User dialog box appears.

2. Enter the following information in the General Tab:

Note: The default value for the minimum length of a password or minimum number of character classes required for a user password is 1. Allowable character classes include:

Lowercase letters (a-z)

Uppercase letters (A-Z)

Numbers (0-9)

Special Characters ($, %, # , +, and so on)

3. Enter the following information in the Advanced Tab:

Item Description

User The user ID or name.

Password The user password. Set a default password, and the user can change it later.

Verify Password The user password, again.

Role The role assigned to the user: Admin role: Allows one to administer, that is,

configure and monitor the entire DD Management Center and all Data Domain system.

User role: Allows one to monitor DD Management Center and Data Domain systems for which they have permission.

Item Description

Minimum Days Between Change

The minimum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 0.

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4. Click OK.

Note: Note: The default password policy can change if the admin user changes them from the Modify Password Policy dialog box. The default values are the initial default password policy values.

Modify a Local User Profile

To change user profiles, follow these steps:

1. On the Local Users view, select a user name from the list and click Modify.

The Modify User dialog box appears.

2. Enter the following information in the General Tab:

3. Enter the following information in the Advanced Tab:

Maximum Days Between Change

The maximum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 99999.

Warn Days Before Expire

The number of days to warn the users before their password expires. Default is 7.

Disable Days After Expire

The number of days after a password expires to disable the user account. Default is Never.

Disable account on the following date

Check this box and enter a date (mm/dd/yyyy) when you want to disable this account. Also, you can click the calendar to select a date.

Item Description

User The user ID or name.

Role Select the role from the list.

Item Description

Minimum Days Between Change

The minimum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 0.

Maximum Days Between Change

The maximum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 99999.

Item Description

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4. Click OK.

Delete Local User

You can delete certain users based on your user role. If one of the selected users cannot be deleted, the Delete button is disabled. For example, Sysadmin cannot be deleted.

To delete users, follow these steps:

1. On the Local Users view, select one or more user names from the list.

2. Click Delete to delete the user accounts.

The Delete User dialog box appears.

3. Click OK and Close.

Enable/Disable Local User

To enable or disable users, follow these steps:

1. On the Local Users view, select one or more user names from the list.

2. Click either the Enable or Disable button to enable or disable user accounts.

The Enable or Disable User dialog box appears.

3. Click OK and Close.

Change User Passwords

To change user passwords, follow these steps:

1. In the Local Users view, select a user name from the list.

2. Click Change Password.

Warn Days Before Expire

The number of days to warn the users before their password expires. Default is 7.

Disable Days After Expire

The number of days after a password expires to disable the user account. Default is Never.

Item Description

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The Change Password dialog box appears. If prompted, enter your old password.

3. Enter the new password into the New Password box.

4. Enter the new password again into Verify New Password box.

5. Click OK.

Modify Password Policy

To modify and configure the password policy:

1. On the Access Management page, select Modify Password Policy from the More Tasks menu.

The Modify Password Policy dialog box appears.

2. Enter the password policy information in the appropriate boxes. To select the default value, click the Default button next to each value.

Item Description

Minimum Days Between Change

The minimum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 0.

Maximum Days Between Change

The maximum number of days between password changes that you allow a user. Default is 99999.

Warn Days Before Expire

The number of days to warn the users before their password expires. Default is 7.

Disable Days After Expire

The number of days after a password expires to disable the user account. Default is Never.

Minimum Length of Password

The minimum password length required. Default is 1.

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3. Click OK to save the password settings.

Manage NIS Servers and Workgroups

NIS workgroup management includes configuring NIS authentication, domain names, and NIS groups.

The following topics are described:

View NIS Information on page 90

Enable NIS Authentication on page 91

Disable NIS Authentication on page 91

Edit Domain Name on page 91

Configure Authentication Servers on page 91

Configure NIS Groups on page 92

View NIS Information

To view NIS information, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the Administration > Settings > Access Management> NIS page.

The NIS page lists the following information.

Minimum Number of Character Classes

The minimum number of character classes required for a user password. Default is 1. Character classes include: Lowercase letters (a-z)

Uppercase letters (A-Z)

Numbers (0-9)

Special Characters ($, %, # , +, and so on)

Item Description

Item Description

Status The status of the service, either enabled or disabled.

Domain Name The name of the domain for this service.

Authentication Server

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Enable NIS Authentication

To enable NIS Authentication:

1. In the Status pane, click Enable to enable NIS Authentication.

The Enable NIS dialog box appears.

2. Click OK.

Disable NIS Authentication

To disable NIS Authentication:

1. In the Status pane, click Disable to disable NIS Authentication.

The Disable NIS dialog box appears.

2. Click OK.

Edit Domain Name

1. In the Status pane, click Edit to add or modify the NIS domain name.

The Configure NIS Domain Name dialog box appears.

2. Enter the domain name in the Domain Name box, and click OK.

Configure Authentication Servers

1. In the Authentication Servers pane, click Edit to add or modify the authentication server.

2. In the Configure NIS Authentication Servers dialog box, select one of the following:

Server The name of the server performing authentication.

Configured NIS Groups

Group The name of the NIS group.

Role The role assigned to the group (admin or user).

Item Description

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Obtain NIS Servers from DHCP

Manually Configure

- To add an authentication server, click the plus button (+). Enter the server name, and click OK.

- To modify an authentication server, click the checkbox of the authentication server name in the server list and click the edit icon (pencil). Change the server name, and click OK.

- To remove an authentication server name, click the checkbox of the hostname in the server list, click the X icon, and click OK.

3. Click OK.

Configure NIS Groups

1. In the Configured NIS Groups pane, click Edit.

2. In the Configure Allowed NIS Groups dialog box, select an NIS group.

To add an NIS group, click the plus button (+). Enter the NIS group name, select the role (admin or user), and click Validate. Click OK to exit the add NIS group dialog box. Click OK again to exit the Configure Allowed NIS Groups dialog box.

To modify an NIS group, click the checkbox of the NIS group name in the NIS group list and click the edit button (pencil). Change the NIS group name, and click OK.

To remove an NIS group name, click the checkbox of the NIS group in the list and click the X button, and click OK.

Manage Windows Servers and Workgroups

Windows workgroup management includes configuring Windows authentication, active directory, and assigning group roles.

The tasks to manage Windows workgroups include:

View Windows Information on page 93

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Configure Authentication on page 93

View Windows Information

To view Windows information, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the Administration > Settings > Access Management> Windows page.

The Windows page appears.

The Windows page lists the following information.

Configure Authentication

To configure authentication types:

Configure Authentication for Workgroup on page 93

Configure Authentication for Active Directory on page 94

Configure Authentication for Workgroup

To configure Workgroup authentication parameters:

1. In the Authentication area of the Windows view, select Configure.

The Configure Authentication dialog appears.

2. From the Mode drop-down list, select Workgroup.

Item Description

Authentication

Mode The type of authentication mode (Workgroup or Active Directory).

Workgroup/Active Directory Names

The name of the Workgroup or Active Directory.

CIFS Server Name The name of the CIFS Server in use.

WINS Server The name of the WINS Server in use.

Allowed Groups

Windows Group The name of the Windows group.

Role The role of the group (admin or user).

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The Workgroup mode joins DD Management Center to a workgroup domain.

3. Optionally, deselect the Use Default box and enter a Workgroup Name in the text box.

4. Click the Advanced tab to set additional information.

5. Optionally, deselect the Use Default box and enter a CIFS Server Name in the field.

6. Click OK.

Configure Authentication for Active Directory

DD Management Center must meet all active-directory requirements, such as a clock time that differs no more than five minutes from that of the domain controller.

To set Active Directory authentication parameters:

1. In the Authentication area of the Windows view, select Configure.

The Configure Authentication dialog appears.

2. From the Mode drop-down list, select Active Directory.

The active-directory mode joins DD Management Center to an active-directory domain.

3. In the Realm Name text box, enter the full realm name for DD Management Center, such as domain1.local.

4. In the Domain Joining Credential area, enter a user name and password. Enter either a user in a domain to be joined, or a user in a domain that is a trusted domain of your company. The user name and password must be compatible with Microsoft requirements for the Active Directory domain being joined. This user must have permission to create accounts in this domain.

5. Click the Advanced tab to set additional information.

6. Optionally, to set a CIFS server name, in the CIFS Server Name area:

Click the checkbox to use the default CIFS server name.

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Deselect the checkbox and enter the CIFS server name in the text box.

7. In the Domain Controller area, determine how domain controllers are assigned:

For automatic assignment, click the radio button for Automatically assign Domain Controllers. This is the default and recommended method.

To add specific domain controllers, click the radio button for Manually assign Domain Controllers and enter a controller name in the text box. Up to three controller names can be added. You can enter fully qualified domain names, hostnames, or IP addresses.

8. Optionally, to set Organizational Units, in the Organizational Unit area:

Click the checkbox to use the default Organizational Unit.

Deselect the checkbox and enter the Organizational Unit name in the text box.

Note: The account is moved to the new Organizational Unit.

9. Click OK.

Configure Allowed Groups

To create Allowed Groups:

1. In the Allowed Groups area of the Windows view, select Create.

The Create Windows Group dialog appears.

2. Enter the Group name in the text box. The domain for the group must be specified. For example, domain\group name.

3. Select a role from the drop-down list. Choose either admin or user.

4. Click OK.

To modify existing workgroups:

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1. In the Allowed Groups area of the Windows view, select a Windows Group from the list and click Modify.

The Edit Windows Group dialog appears.

2. Edit the Group name in the text box. The domain for the group must be specified. For example, domain\group name.

3. Select a role from the drop-down list. Choose either admin or user.

4. Click OK.

Delete Groups

Note: You cannot delete default Windows groups, such as Domain Admins. If the default Windows group is selected, the Delete button is grayed out.

To delete existing workgroups:

1. In the Allowed Groups area of the Windows view, select a Windows Group from the list and click Delete.

The Delete Windows Group dialog appears.

2. Click OK.

Tips for How to Manage Access to

DD Management Center

Since mutual trust is established between the DD Management Center system and the registered Data Domain systems, DD Management Center users also have access to the Data Domain system.

If a user is added with admin level access, that user can also access the Data Domain systems (through ssh or by launching the DD System Manager GUI) and perform admin level operations. Furthermore, an admin level user can invoke an upgrade operation on a registered Data Domain system.

While this is not really a security issue, it should be noted that caution should be taken when adding users to a DD Management

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Center system treat it the same as you would for adding users to a Data Domain system.

The type of access role assigned to individual users or groups of users determine which DD Management Center functions they can use to access data about the managed system and its status.

About Access to DD Management Center Functions

Many DD Management Center pages provide information about the Data Domain systems it manages. Other DD Management Center views provide the ability to configure and manage aspects of the DD Management Center system itself. And some views provide access to the managed Data Domain system.

The ability to execute actions on a DD Management Center view is role-based.

Access to all functions on a DD Management Center page are available to the DD Management Center Administrator.

Access that is assigned to a Data Domain system user (called a DD Management Center User) is restricted and only some of the functions on a DD Management Center page are available to a DD Management Center User. When the user is added to the DD Management Center system (either as part of a group or as a stand-alone user), only select areas of the DD Management Center are accessible, based upon the role the user or group is assigned.

Available roles are the same as those used in DD System Manager:

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Table 5-1: Permissions Required for DD Management Center GUI Actions

Action Minimum Permission Description of Actions

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Manage Systems DD Management Center Administrator (added as Administrator on system)

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Manage Users / User Groups

DD Management Center Administrator

Add, edit, delete local users AD/NIS user groups

Configure DD Management Center

DD Management Center Administrator

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Upgrade Systems DD Management Center User/Administrator on the system to upgrade

Running the System Upgrad

Upgrade DD Management Center

DD Management Center Administrator

Running the dialog to upgra Management Station

Manage Groups DD Management Center Administrator

Create, edit, delete groups

Manage Properties DD Management Center Administrator

Create, edit, delete propertie

Assign Properties DD Management Center Administrator

Assigning properties to syst

Assign to Groups DD Management Center Administrator

Assigning systems to group

Manage Reports DD Management Center Administrator

Creation and scheduling of

Manage Dashboard Widgets

DD Management Center Administrator

Creation of dashboard widg (pods)

Configure Dashboard DD Management Center Administrator

Configuration and layout of dashboards

Manage Global Filter Rules

DD Management Center User

Add, edit, delete filter rules

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Performing DD Management Center Software

Upgrades

Upgrading DD Management Center operating system software is done in two stages:

Obtaining an image from the Data Domain Support Web Site or selecting a previously obtained upgrade image that has been saved.

Performing the upgrade on the DD Management Center.

Note: Only DD Management Center admins have rights to upgrade and manage packages for DD Management Center.

Managing Upgrade Packages

First download an upgrade image a from the Data Domain Support Portal to a locally accessible drive and then add it to the upgrade packages collection.

1. Navigate to the Administration > Settings view and click the Upgrade tab.

Information about the DD Management Center system such as its current OS version, uptime, and serial number are shown.

Launch DD System Manager

DD Management Center User

Ability to launch the virtual DD System Manager

Manage User's Jobs DD Management Center User

Suspend, resume, cancel ow

Manage All Jobs DD Management Center Administrator

Suspend, resume, cancel job

Replication actions DD Management Center Administrator

View replication status, exp CVS file, assign properties

Replication actions DD Management Center User

View replication status, exp CVS file

Table 5-1: Permissions Required for DD Management Center GUI Actions

Action Minimum Permission Description of Actions

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2. In the Upgrade Packages Available pane:

A list of available upgrade packages, their size, and modified date are listed.

Click the Data Domain Support Portal link to obtain a new upgrade package to store locally.

To upload a package (that has been stored locally) to the inventory, click Upload Upgrade Package and browse to the local drive to select the package.

To delete a package, select the image from the inventory list and click Remove Upgrade Package.

Performing a DD Management Center Upgrade

To upgrade the DD Management Center operating system software:

1. Check the Release Notes for information about the release and verify available system space.

2. Navigate to the Administration > Settings view and click the Upgrade tab.

3. Select the upgrade image from the list and select Perform System Upgrade (assumes the package has already been obtained, as described in the previous section).

You can monitor the upgrade progress from the DD Management Center console page in the vSphere application.

Managing System Logs

A messages file and audit log file are saved on DD Management Center and listed in the Logs area. Files can be opened and saved to a local location and then forwarded to Support if required.

To review the log file list on the system:

1. Navigate to Administration > Settings and click the Logs tab.

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The Log Files page shows the log file name and file size, and the date the log was generated. Log files are automatically named.

2. Click a log file name to view its contents. You may be prompted to select an application, such as Notepad.exe, to open the file.

3. Save the log file locally, if needed.

Managing Alerts

DD Management Center alert functions are the same as those on the Data Domain system. Detailed information about the alert system are described in the DD OS Administration Guide.

This section describes how you can configure the settings for who receives DD Management Center alert notifications and the DD Management Center daily alert summaries.

Managing Alert Notifications on page 101

Managing Daily Alert Summaries on page 104

Managing Alert Notifications

The list of alert groups that are configured for receiving DD Management Center notification is listed in the Administration > Settings > Alerts > Notification view. Clicking a group in the list shows the alert class attributes and subscribers in the group who receive notification when alerts reach the severity that is configured for the alert class.

To manage alert notifications, you can:

Filter the Notifications List on page 102

Create a Notification Group on page 102

Modify a Notification Group on page 103

Delete a Notification Group on page 103

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Filter the Notifications List

To filter (or search for an item) in the notifications group list, type a group name and/or subscriber email in the appropriate text box in Filter By area, and click Update. The result displays at the top of the notification list.

Note: Click Reset to return the group list to the default order.

Create a Notification Group

By default, all alerts are sent to the Alerts Summary email group, but groups that receive specific classes of alert notification can be configured.

To create a notification group:

1. Click Add, and in the Add Group dialog window type a name for the group in the Group Name text box.

2. Select the alert classes, set the severity level at which notifications are sent and click OK.

For example, create a CriticalWarnings group, select all classes and set the severity level to Critical.

3. Click the checkbox of the group, now in the Notifications group list, and click Modify.

4. In the Modify Group dialog window, click Subscribers and in the Subscribers pane, click the + icon and enter the email address of a subscriber and click OK.

5. Repeat this step for each subscriber that needs to b3 added to the group and click Finish.

Verify Subscriber Emails in a Notification Group

To send a test email to subscribers in a notification group:

1. In the More Tasks menu, select Send Test Alert.

2. In the Notification Groups pane, click the checkboxes of the groups to receive the test email and click Next.

3. In the Additional Email Addresses pane, add or modify email addresses, if necessary.

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4. Click Send Now.

Modify a Notification Group

To modify the attribute classes in an existing group:

1. Click the checkbox of the group in the Notifications group list, and click Edit in the Class Attributes pane of the Detailed Information area.

2. In the Edit Group window, add or remove classes, change any severity levels, and click OK.

Delete a Notification Group

Note: The Default notification group cannot be deleted.

To delete one or more existing notification group:

1. Click one or more checkboxes of groups in the Notifications group list, and click Delete.

2. In the Delete Group window, verify the deletion and click OK.

Reset a Notification Group

To remove all notification groups that were added and any changes to the Default group:

1. From the More Tasks menu, select Reset Notification Groups.

2. In the Reset Notification Groups window, click Yes and in the verification dialog window click OK.

Manage a Subscriber List

To add, modify, or delete email addresses from a subscriber list:

1. Click the checkbox of the group in the Notifications group list, and click Edit in the Subscribers pane of the Detailed Information area.

The Edit Subscribers dialog window appears.

2. Manage a subscriber email:

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To add a subscriber, click the + icon and enter the email address in the Email Address dialog window, and click OK.

To modify an email address, click the checkbox of the email address in the Subscriber Email list and click the pencil icon. Edit the email address in the Email Address dialog window, and click OK.

To delete an email address, click the checkbox of the email address in the Subscriber Email list and click the X icon.

Managing Daily Alert Summaries

Every morning at 8:00 a.m. (local time for your system), DD Management Center sends a Daily Alert Summary email to the configured subscribers. The Daily Alert Summary email contains summaries of alerts and log messages.

To configure the Daily Alerts Summary configuration:

1. If the default deliver time of 8 AM is not acceptable, click Schedule in the Delivery Time pane.

2. In the Schedule Alert Summary window, select the hour, minute, and AM/PM, and click Finish.

3. Click Configure/Edit in the Subscribers pane.

The Daily Alert Summary Mailing List dialog window appears.

4. Manage a subscriber email:

To add a subscriber, click the + icon and enter the email address in the Email Address dialog window, and click OK.

To modify an email address, click the checkbox of the email address in the Subscriber Email list and click the pencil icon. Edit the email address in the Email Address dialog window, and click OK.

To delete an email address, click the checkbox of the email address in the Subscriber Email list and click the X icon.

5. Click Finish.

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Managing Autosupport Reporting

The Autosupport feature automatically generates and sends to EMC/Data Domain Support a daily report that shows DD Management Center system identification and status information, and entries from various log files. At the end of the report, extensive and detailed internal statistics and information are included to aid support personnel if the need arises to debug system problems.

To disable autosupport reporting, click Disable in the Vendor Support pane.

At any time, you can generate an autosupport bundle.

Note: No information about managed Data Domain systems are included in this report.

The procedures for managing autosupport reporting include:

Add to the Autosupport Report Email List on page 105

Review Generated Autosupport Reports on page 106

Manually Generate Support Bundles on page 106

Add to the Autosupport Report Email List

By default, autosupport reports are enabled and sent daily to EMC/Data Domain Customer Support. You may wish to add additional email addresses as recipients of autosupport reports.

To set the list of email addresses receiving autosupport notification:

1. In the Autosupport Mailing List pane, click Configure.

2. In the Configure Autosupport Subscribers window, click the plus ( + ) icon to open the Email dialog box.

3. Enter a recipients email address in the Autosupport Email text box and click OK.

4. Click OK to exit the Configure Autosupport Subscribers dialog box.

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Review Generated Autosupport Reports

The Autosupport Reports pane contains a list with links to current autosupport report files.

Click the file name link to view the report using a text editor. If doing so is required by your browser, download the file first.

Manually Generate Support Bundles

When troubleshooting problems, EMC/Data Domain Customer Support may ask you to immediately generate a support bundle, which is a tar-g-zipped selection of log files with a README file that includes identifying autosupport headers.

To create a support bundle, click the Support Bundles tab and the Generate Support Bundle button, and email the result to Support.

Note: If the bundle is too large to be emailed, use the EMC/Data Domain support site to upload the bundle.

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A About the DD Management

Center Interface

This section describes the DD Management Center interface:

Global Controls on page 107

Dashboard on page 109

Health on page 112

Capacity on page 115

Replications on page 117

Reports on page 119

Administration on page 119

Inventory on page 122

Global Controls

Throughout the DD Management Center interface, there are controls for working with the program and managing the information on the view. This section describes those controls:

Table A-1: Global Controls

Controls Name Description

Help Located in the DD Management Center page banner panel, this control opens the top-level help page. The contents are derived from this Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

Log Out Located in the DD Management Center banner panel, this control logs you out of DD Management Center.

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Filter controls The control resembling a funnel toggles filtering on or off.

If filtering is being performed, clicking this control turns all filtering off, causing all systems to be visible.

If filtering is off, clicking the control turns filtering on, using the previously set filter.

When a filter is active, the control changes to yellow. Click the Show Filter link to see details about the filter.

Filter selection is performed with the small down arrow, which opens a drop-down list of the types of filtering that can be employed:

Filter by Group Enables the selection of one or more groups. Systems belonging to the selected groups display in the work area panel.

Filter by PropertyEnables the selection of one or more property values. Systems having those property values display in the work area panel.

Filter by SystemEnables the selection of one or more systems to be displayed in the work area panel.

Filter by RuleEnables the creation of a filter rule (or selection of a previously created rule) that controls which systems display in the work area panel. Filter by rule is used to combine systems, groups and properties to achieve finer granularity.

Filtering is used in the work area panel for monitoring views, and for Reports and Dashboard widgets.

System or Group view

View by System(default) displays systems as a flat list, whose entries are sortable using the table column sorting controls.

View by Groupdisplays systems by their group hierarchy (see Creating Groups on page 22). In this view, sorting of the table is only performed within groups. Group listings can be expanded to a systems list.

Table A-1: Global Controls

Controls Name Description

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Dashboard

The Dashboard > Monitoring page consists of one to seven tabs that you create to hold any number of widgets that provide high- level, quick monitoring views of various aspects of your Data Domain environment.

Widgets for commonly-used monitoring functions (see Widget Functions on page 110 for details) are created with a dialog when the function is selected. Widgets can be created to monitor all managed systems or filtered by a set of criteria such as groups, properties, systems, or rules.

Launch DD System Manager

Starts the DD System Manager application in a new browser window for the selected system, where you can directly manage or investigate the corresponding area from where it was launched.

Show columns

Found on many of the views that are table-based, enables the choice of columns that display in the table.

Column sorter

On table views, sorts the columns in ascending or descending view (by date, alphabetically, priority, etc), based on the column data type.

Add Opens a dialog to add one or more items. The type of item being added depends on the page being displayed. For example, on the Inventory > Systems page, this lets you add systems to DD Management Center. On the Administration > Properties page, this lets you to create custom properties for managed objects.

Edit For a selected table element, opens a dialog that allows changing information about the element.

Delete Deletes a selected table element.

Continue Continues an operation, such as adding another statement when creating a custom rule.

Table A-1: Global Controls

Controls Name Description

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Once created, drag widgets around the dashboard to facilitate organization. As well, a widget can be used as a template for creating additional widgets, for example, when a tab is copied.

Tabs can organize groups of widgets on separate pages. Widgets from one tab can be copied to another tab and modified.

The size of the dashboard can be toggled between full screen and normal views.

Widgets

Widgets are created with a dialog that enables a choice of a monitoring function, configuration of the view, and control over the filtering of which systems are to be included.

Widget Functions

Widgets that monitor the following aspects are provided:

Health

Current Health StatusShows a summary of important health factors for systems, such as number of unreachable systems, and status of the file system, replication, alert, and protocol areas. Includes the following controls:

Table A-2: Dashboard > Monitoring Controls

Controls Name Description

Add Widget Opens the Add Dashboard Widget dialog where you select the function and filters that create a widget. See Create Widgets on page 28 for details.

Configure Tabs

Opens the Configure Dashboard Tabs dialog where you create tabs, modify tab names, or delete tabs. You can also set the number of columns and change the ordering of the tabs across the dashboard. See Organize the Dashboard with Tabs on page 27 for details.

Maximize/ Restore dashboard

Toggle for changing the size of the dashboard. Maximize hides the navigation panel and Restore returns to default view, exposing navigation panel.

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- All widgets have a global drill-down button on the widget title bar.

- Individual items displayed on a widget perform filtered drill-down to only show the items selected.

Active AlertsShows distribution of active alerts across all managed systems by type (Emergency, Alert, Critical, and Warning). Color-coded bar graphs for severity levels show alert totals () and the number of systems affected. Includes a control to navigate to Health > Alerts page.

Capacity

Capacity OverviewShow the distribution of capacity usage across all managed systems. Shows normal, urgent, and emergency capacity levels by color-coded graph bars. Configuration options include a projection estimate for distribution of future capacity usage for a selectable monthly interval (1 to 18). Includes a control to navigate to Capacity > Utilization page.

Space UsageShow summaries of capacity factors (total, used, available, pre-comp, and compression ratio), and alerts for systems at capacity, and warnings for those nearing capacity. Includes a control to navigate to Capacity > Utilization page.

Replication

Replication Statusshows a summary of important status factors for replication contexts such as bytes written and replicated in last 24 hours and the longest lag period. Configuration options enable totals for bytes written and bytes replicated in the last 24 hours. Includes a control to navigate to Replication > Overview page.

Top Systems by Replication LagShows a list of systems exhibiting the longest lag time. There is a configuration option to set the minimum threshold, above which lagging replications are shown. Includes a control to navigate to Replication > Overview page.

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Widget Controls

On the widget title bar, controls are included for the following:

Health

The Health module includes pages that provide information on the status and alerts of managed Data Domain systems, as well as the status of jobs running within the DD Management Center.

The Health categories are:

Status on page 112

Alerts on page 113

Jobs on page 114

Status

The Health > Status page displays status information for the Data Domain systems being managed by DD Management Center. The table can be toggled between a systems or group listing. Filtering for narrowing the scope is supported.

Status factors include: whether the system is reachable by DD Management Center, the highest level of current alerts, the File System status, the Replication Context with the most severe status, and the status of the protocols: CIFS, NFS, VTL, and DD Boost.

Note: If the File System is destroyed or disabled, it shows the Red status. As a result of this non-activity, Protocols and Replication are affected and show a Red status as well.

Table A-3: Widget Controls

Controls Name Description

Edit Widget Opens the Edit Dashboard Widget where you can change the widget name, function, and filter criteria.

Details The global drill-down button on a widget that drills down to the parent page for the widget. For example, for Alerts widgets, the Health > Alerts page is opened.

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The table's status reporting is shown via color-coded LEDs, as follows:

Error tallies for systems in the group and for all groups (in the Total field) are shown for a monitored item.

Use the System Details control to view additonal information about a highlighted system. See System Details Lightbox on page 116.

Alerts

The Health > Alerts page displays historical and current alerts that have been generated by managed Data Domain systems and by DD Management Center itself. Many, but not all, alerts remain current until cleared.

Clicking an alert in the table shows alert details in the lower details panel, which includes a link to see even more details about the alert (complete historical information).

Alerts in the table can be filtered by selecting one of the controls on the top right of the view:

Active Alertsalerts that are still active on the system(s)

All Alertsall alerts (both current and historical) for the system(s)

Status Description

Green Normal; no errors or alerts. No information is shown on a mouse-over.

Yellow Warning alerts; the total number of warning alerts is shown on the cell. Mouse-over provides details and a link to a filtered view on the Health > Alerts page.

Red Problems, unreachable systems, file systems destroyed or disabled, and critical and error alertsalert totals are shown on the cell, mouse-over provides details and a link to the Health > Alerts page for more information.

Grey Signifies the status is disabled. Disabled is a user-initiated state.

No LED The item is not licensed.

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Date RangeSelect a pre-set filter from the drop-down list (All active alerts, last 24 hours, etc.) or create a custom filter.

Filtering can also be performed on the System Name columns with type-ahead text seaching.

Open the DD System Manager by clicking on an alert in the top pane or with the Launch DD System Manager control, which is enabled when a Data Domain system alert is selected.

Jobs

The Health > Jobs page displays information about jobs (also called tasks) that have been initiated from DD Management Center, including jobs still in progress and jobs that have completed, whether successfully or not. Details of a task, including its subtask status are shown for a selected task in the Details pane.

The progress of a selected In-progress task can be stopped or paused and resumed with the Status controls.

Tasks can run on the DD Management Center alone or can run on the DD Management Center and a Data Domain system. For example, the Report Generation task runs solely on DD Management Center; other tasks, like Upgrade, run mostly on the Data Domain system, but a skeleton process on DD Management Center keeps track of its progress. And still other tasks run mostly on the DD Management Center (like Adding Systems), but have subtasks that run on the Data Domain systems.

Note: Tasks that run on DD System Manager (native to the Data Domain system) are not shown in the Jobs listonly those tasks initiated from DD Management Center are shown.

Additional job-status filtering controls for the table are located at the top left of the page, enabling the inclusion of jobs that have succeeded, failed, or are still in progress. If no selection is active, no jobs are shown.

The list of tasks that display is dependent on the role of the person:

a person with a User roles on a system or DD Management Center only see the tasks they initiated on that system or DD Management Center

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an Admin on a system or DD Management Center sees all the jobs on that system or DD Management Center.

For detailed information about roles and their management, see Tips for How to Manage Access to DD Management Center on page 96.

Capacity

The Capacity module provides storage usage information for the Data Domain systems and MTrees being managed by DD Management Center. This includes an overview of both current and historical space consumption, as well as an estimate of projected future (12 month) storage needs.

Utilization

The Capacity > Utilization page present storage usage amounts, viewable by Data Domain systems or by MTrees. The System view can be further filtered by arranging the tabular listing by system or group name. The page has controls for examining additional System Details, launching a DD System Manager session, and exporting data to a CSV spreadsheet program for viewing or saving.

In the Capacity > Utilization page, when the Systems filter is selected, space usage amounts are shown for current and the last 24 hour, Pre-comp used, Compression Factor, and Cleanable.

In the Capacity > Utilization page, when the MTrees filter is selected, space usage amounts for Current Pre-Comp Usage, Quota, Quota Available, Quota Used % are shown. The Details Pane Space Usage shows Pre-Comp, Post-Comp, Comp Factor: Last 24 hours, Last Week, Last 5 week Avg.

Aggregated totals of selected objects (Individual or aggregated systems or MTrees) in the master table (top) are shown below in the Space Usage detail pane and graphed in the Charts and Trends pane. Detailed charting is shown for Space Usage, Consumed (Systems only), and Daily Written. Charting controls allow selectable time intervals by manipulating the slider to magnify an interval or clicking a fixed time range (1 day, 7 days, etc).

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Note: This guide assumes you are familiar with the capacity terms, as introduced in the DD OS Administration Guide. Refer to that guide or the DD System Manager online help for explanations of the terms.

System Details Lightbox

The System Summary > Details tab shows the selected systems capacity usage information, summaries of system, replication, and file system status, and critical alerts. The System Summary > Charts tab allows plotting of system CPU resources and throughput of components such as network, streams, protocol, and replication factors. Charting controls allow selectable time intervals by manipulating the slider or clicking a fixed interval (1 day, 7 days, etc).

Projected

The Capacity > Projected page can help you plan future capacity needs:

Predict when systems will run out of storage space

Determine future capacity needs by projecting current trends

Estimate when a system will reach its system-specific warning/critical space usage thresholds

The Capacity > Projected page provides tabular information for listed systems (showing Model, OS Version) and shows space usage amounts (size, used, and free) for past, current, and projected months. There is a graphic that depicts the capacity percentage used, with color coding to show if the status is normal or at warning, and critical threshold levels.

Each date column can be sorted by amounts for Used Space, Free Space, Size and % Used in ascending or descending order.

Right columns show projected space usage, month by month, starting with current space usage

Click on the timeline to select columns to place adjacent in time on the left side to aid with comparison analysis.

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Highlighting a system in the list activates controls for examining system details (see System Details Lightbox on page 116) and launching the DD System Manager.

Replications

Replication contexts that are configured among the managed Data Domain systems can be viewed in a variety of ways.

Pairs on page 117

Cascades on page 117

Topology on page 118

Replication Pair Details Lightbox on page 118

The Replication > Overview page provides a control for examining replication details (see Replication Pair Details Lightbox on page 118), assigning properties (see Assigning Properties on page 29) and exporting tabular data to a CSV file or a map to a PNG file.

Pairs

The Replication Pairs view (default view) is a tabular listing of replication pairs, sorted by either the source system or group name. The tabular columns are user selectable and can show the replication pairs status, source and destination system names, lag duration and trend, bytes remaining, last sync time, message, type (MTree, collection, or Directory), cascade status, and estimated completion time.

Cascades

The Cascades view is a tabular listing of replication cascades. Expand and collapse a cascade to show or hide their pairs. The tabular columns are user selectable and can show the replication cascades status, source and destination, lag trend, bytes remaining, last sync time, messages, type (MTree, collection, or Directory), and estimated completion time.

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Topology

The Topology view chart shows system-to-system replication relationships. Controls allow you to expand the view to see an individual pairs details (such as backup sources) and then collapse to return to default view. Replication relationships are shown with status color-coded directional lines and mousing over the line shows the number of replication pairs and status.

An inset in the main window is a miniature representation of the view that can be manipulated to change the scope of the main view(it can be moved around to include or exclude systems, enlarged or reduced to change how many systems are shown).

The right pane lists contexts (of highlighted systems in the main view or all contexts is nothing is highlighted), showing the type of context, source and destination systems, status, with a link to additional details. Selecting a context activates the Details control.

Controls to zoom in an out and fit content to window are provided.

Replication Pair Details Lightbox

Selecting a context and the Pair Details button opens the Replication Pair Details lightbox, showing complete information about the status, source and destination systems, settings, and capacity for a replication pair.

The lightbox also and provides charts for plotting replication performance, lag trend, CPU utilization, data written, and replication throughput over time. Each tab shows source and destination system charts, vertically aligned by time. The same metrics are plotted for source and destination systems, allowing comparisons of metrics for both systems at any point in time. A Common Pairs radio button limits the comparison to replication pairs that are common to both the source and destination systems.

Controls for assigning properties (see Assigning Properties on page 29) are provided on the lightbox.

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Reports

The Reports function allows you to compile specific information about managed systems, based on three default template types (capacity, replication, and status). A wizard configures a template for the reports content, schedule, and email distribution. A report can be generated from a template ad hoc (the template is not saved) or saved (as a template) for generating reports for later use.

Management

Configuring reports to notify recipients with information about managed objects reduces the need for users to log into DD Management Center to obtain status.

Use the Create Report Template wizard, which is started with the Add control, to create the template that is used to generate reports. See Creating a Report on page 43 for details.

Once the report template is created, it is listed in the table where it can be viewed, edited, deleted, renamed, generate a report at will, and downloaded and saved.

Selecting a report in the table shows an historical listing of its generated output in the Details pane. These reports can be viewed, searched, edited and deleted.

Administration

The Administration area is where settings for DD Management Center are managed. The following sections are part of the Administration module:

Permissions on page 120

Groups on page 120

Properties on page 120

Settings on page 121

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Permissions

The Permissions views show what permissions are assigned to users of DD Management Center by assigned role.

Permissions are a triangle that involve three components:

The managed object (groups or systems)

The user (local or NIS)

The DD System Manager role (Administrator, Backup Operator, or User)

The Permissions pages are also used to add, modify, and remove permissions from groups and systems. See Managing Access to the System on page 77 for details.

Each of the views show the users, their assigned role and their effective role.

Groups

The Groups view is where the DD Management Center system administrator organizes sets of systems into a tree. The left pane shows the group hierarchy, and selecting a group in this pane shows its contents (whether subgroups or systems) in the right pane.

One or more groups are created in the Groups folder. Groups can contain nested groups. The structure of the hierarchy or the contents of the groups are changed with the Group controls (Add, Edit, Remove, and Cut/Copy/Paste). See Managing Groups on page 31 for details.

Group creation and modification can only be performed by the DD Management Center system administrator. All users can apply group designations and see the complete group structure, although RBAC permissions control which systems are displayed for a user.

Properties

Properties are tags you create to identify (classify) systems and the data contained in MTrees and Replication Contexts for searching,

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filtering, and organizing. Properties can help filter the contents of a tabular listing of objects (such as the Inventory > Systems view) and change the scope of a dashboard widget or generated report. The value of a property can be a string, number, a boolean, or a fixed value string.

Properties are organized and managed by type (System, MTree, and Replication), and selecting a property type displays a catalog of its active properties.

From the type page, properties can be created, modified, deleted, and information about a propertys application is available. See Managing Properties on page 29.

Settings

The Settings view contains pages where you manage and configure settings for the DD Management Center system. To work with settings, see the chapter Performing Advanced Configuration on page 51.

Table A-4: Properties Controls

Controls Name Description

System property

Denotes a fixed, pre-set property that cannot be edited. Clicking this control shows all its created values in the Values column. The default properties, which cannot be modified, are: SystemModel, OS, domain name

MTreesReplicated

Replicationnone assigned by default

User property

Denotes a user-defined property. When selected, can be edited or deleted, and all its created values are shown in the Values column.

Properties details

Opens the Entities window, which shows details about everywhere this property is applied (lists all names of the element (for example, system name), type of property, and assigned value). When opened in the Values column, shows only entities for that value.

Info In the Edit Property window, when clicked, this pop-up shows the type of entity using the property value, its name, and the assigned value.

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Inventory

The Inventory view lists the Data Domain systems that are being managed by the DD Management Center. From this view, you can add and remove Data Domain systems, manage their properties, and upgrade their DD OS.

Systems

The Systems view lists the systems being managed by DD Management Center and shows identifying information such as the systems OS, model type, location, date added, and DD Management Center user access identities.

Clicking on a system in the list shows additional details for the system. They include:

ConfigurationIP address and port settings for inbound/outgoing firewall, timezone, high and low thresholds for percentage of storage capacity.

PropertiesShows the applied properties. To assign a value to a property, click Edit, then the Properties tab, and enter the value in the property field. See Managing Properties on page 29 for details.

GroupNames of groups this system is a member of.

Note: If the table is empty, you need to add systems to the DD Management Center. See Adding Data Domain Systems on page 24.

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B Command-Line Interface

DD Management Center has a command-line interface (CLI) that is based on the Data Domain Operating System (DD OS). This chapter describes the DD Management Center-specific features of the CLI.

Note: The main user interface for DD Management Center is the Web-based graphical user interface (GUI). In general, EMC Data Domain recommends that you use the GUI for system management tasks. However, a few system administration tasks for the DD Management Center system itself require that you use the CLI.

This chapter contains the topics:

Overview of the CLI on page 124

DD Management Center managed-system Commands on page 125

DD Management Center task Commands on page 131

DD OS Commands with Restrictions in DD Management Center on page 137

Unsupported DD OS Commands on page 138

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Overview of the CLI

The DD Management Center CLI consists of three types of commands:

System management commands (managed-system and task) that perform the basic registration, administration, and job management functions. These commands are unique to DD Management Center. The following sections describe these commands:

DD Management Center managed-system Commands on page 125

DD Management Center task Commands on page 131

DD OS system administration commands that have been extended to support DD Management Center. See DD OS Commands Extended for DD Management Center on page 136.

DD OS commands that are supported in DD Management Center with limited arguments because a DD Management Center does not directly manage storage. See DD OS Commands with Restrictions in DD Management Center on page 137 for a list of these commands.

Note: The command output for many other DD OS commands omits information that is not applicable to the systems role as a management virtual appliance rather than a storage appliance.

Many DD OS commands perform tasks for managing storage, and are therefore not useful or supported in DD Management Center. See Unsupported DD OS Commands on page 138 for a list of these commands.

For detailed information about DD OS commands mentioned in this chapter, see the DD OS Command Reference.

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DD Management Center managed-system

Commands

The DD Management Center managed-system CLI commands let you add and remove systems from management, change their proxy host settings, and suspend, resume, or synchronize data collection.

Note: You can also use the Web interface to perform these actions.

The DD Management Center managed-system CLI commands are:

managed-system add on page 126

managed-system delete on page 127

managed-system resume on page 127

managed-system set on page 128

managed-system show on page 129

managed-system suspend on page 130

managed-system sync on page 130

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managed-system add

managed-system add [force] [inbound-proxy [inbound-proxy-port ]] [outbound-proxy [outbound-proxy-port ]]

This command adds a Data Domain system into the set of systems that are managed by the current DD Management Center. The command prompts you to:

1. Verify that the certificate obtained from the host is valid.

2. Enter the sysadmin password for the system being added to management.

Note: The proxy options are equivalent to the firewall options in the graphical user interface.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system that you want to manage.

force If the system is already being managed by another DD Management Center, the current DD Management Center assumes management of the Data Domain system from the other DD Management Center, and the Data Domain system entry in the other DD Management Center is placed in the unmanaged state. If the system is already being managed and you omit this argument, the command fails.

inbound-proxy Inbound proxy hostname if the incoming connection from the Data Domain system is through a proxy

inbound-proxy-port

Inbound proxy port number if the incoming connection from the Data Domain system is through a proxy

outbound-proxy

Outbound proxy hostname if the connection from the DD Management Center to the Data Domain system is through a proxy

outbound-proxy-port

Outbound proxy port number if the connection from the DD Management Center to the Data Domain system is through a proxy

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For more information about adding systems, see the Getting Started chapter of the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

Example

# managed-system add host1234.mycompany.com

The SHA1 fingerprint for the remote host's CA certificate is XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

Do you want to trust this certificate? Are you sure? (yes|no) [no]: yes

** Once added, all "admin" role users on this management center will operate on "host1234.mycompany.com" system with "admin" role. To allow "host1234.mycompany.com" to be managed by this management center, Enter "host1234.mycompany.com" sysadmin password:

ok, proceeding.

managed-system delete

managed-system delete

This command removes the specified Data Domain system from DD Management Center management.

managed-system resume

managed-system resume

This command resumes data collection from the specified Data Domain system if collection was suspended by managed-system suspend.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system that you want to stop managing.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system from which you want to resume data collection.

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managed-system set

managed-system set [inbound-proxy { |none}] [inbound-proxy-port { |default}] [outbound-proxy { |none}] [outbound-proxy-port { |default}]

This command sets or changes proxy server information for a managed system.

Note: For more information about changing these settings, see the Getting Started chapter of the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system whose proxy settings you wish to change.

[inbound-proxy { |none}]

Inbound proxy hostname if the incoming connection from the Data Domain system is through a proxy. Use none to remove the proxy host and clear the proxy port.

[inbound-proxy-port { |default}]

Inbound proxy port number if the incoming connection from the Data Domain system is through a proxy. Use default to reset the proxy port number.

[outbound-proxy { |none}]

Outbound proxy hostname if the connection from the DD Management Center to the Data Domain system is through a proxy. Use none to remove the proxy host and clear the proxy port.

[outbound-proxy-port { |default}]

Outbound proxy port number if the connection from the DD Management Center to the Data Domain system is through a proxy. Use default to reset the proxy port number.

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managed-system show

managed-system show [{all | }]

This command prints basic information for a list of managed systems or the specified system.

The report lists the systems by hostname and includes their serial number, management state, online status, DD OS version, and the latest synchronization time. Table B-1 describes the possible values of the management State column.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system to report

all Report about all systems. This is the default.

Table B-1: Management State Values

State Description

adding The DD Management Center is in the process of assuming management of the system.

suspended The DD Management Center is not currently managing and collecting information about the system. Systems go into this state if you use managed-system suspend to stop collecting data or a licensing problem prevents data collection.

managed The DD Management Center is managing the system.

unmanaged The DD Management Center previously managed the system but another DD Management Center has assumed management.

deleting The DD Management Center is in the process of ending management of the system.

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Table B-2 describes the possible management Status values when a system is in the managed state.

managed-system suspend

managed-system suspend

This command suspends data collection from the specified host. If you do not want the Management Center to show a system as unreachable while it is shut down for maintenance, you can use this command to suspend monitoring.

managed-system sync

managed-system sync

This command synchronizes and processes both current and historical data from all managed systems.

Table B-2: Management Status Values

State Description

online Communication with the managed system is normal.

not-responding The DD Management Center has not been able to send messages to the managed system, or communication has failed in both directions, for more than 30 minutes.

not-transmitting The managed system has not responded to messages from the DD Management Center for more than 120 minutes.

upgrading The managed system is in the process of upgrading DD OS.

upgrading, not-responding

The managed system is in the process of upgrading DD OS and is not communicating with the DD Management Center.

Argument Description

The hostname of the system from which you want to suspend data collection.

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DD Management Center task Commands

The Health > Jobs page in the Web interface displays information about jobs that have been initiated from the DD Management Center, including jobs still in progress and jobs that have completed, whether successfully or not. Jobs include actions such as adding and removing systems from management. For more information about jobs, see the Data Domain Management Center User Guide.

In the CLI, jobs are called tasks. The DD Management Center task CLI commands let you cancel, pause, resume, and generate reports about jobs. Regular users may work with tasks that they created. The sysadmin user may work on all tasks.

The DD Management Center task CLI commands are:

task cancel on page 131

task pause on page 132

task resume on page 132

task show active on page 132

task show detailed on page 133

task show detailed-active on page 133

task show detailed-history on page 134

task show history on page 135

task cancel

task cancel

This command terminates a task.

Argument Description

The ID number for the task, as reported by one of the task show commands.

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task pause

task pause

This command suspends a task. Use task resume to continue the task.

task resume

task resume

This command continues a task that you suspended with task pause.

task show active

task show active [type {inventory|replication|upgrade}] [user ]

This command reports about top-level running tasks. You can filter the results by using type with one of the keywords, or with the user keyword.

Argument Description

The ID number for the task, as reported by one of the task show commands.

Argument Description

The ID number for the task, as reported by one of the task show commands.

Argument Description

[type {inventory|replication|upgrade}]

Filter the results to show only tasks of the specified type.

[user ] Filter the results to show only tasks owned by the specified user.

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task show detailed

task show detailed

This command prints a detailed report about a single task and its subtasks.

task show detailed-active

task show detailed-active [type {inventory|replication|upgrade}] [user ]

This command prints a detailed report about active tasks and their subtasks. You can filter the results by using type with one of the keywords, or with the user keyword.

Argument Description

The ID number for the task, as reported by one of the task show commands.

Argument Description

[type {inventory|replication|upgrade}]

Filter the results to show only tasks of the specified type.

[user ] Filter the results to show only tasks owned by the specified user.

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task show detailed-history

task show detailed-history [last {hours | days | weeks | months}] [start end ] [type {inventory|replication|upgrade}] [user ]

This command prints a detailed report about completed tasks and their subtasks. You can filter the results by using type with one of the keywords, or with the user keyword. You can filter the results by time by using the last, start, and end keywords. The default reporting period is the past 24 hours.

Argument Description

[type {inventory|replication|upgrade}]

Filter the results to show only tasks of the specified type.

[user ] Filter the results to show only tasks owned by the specified user.

[last {hours | days | weeks | months}]

Filter the results to show only tasks that finished during the previous n hours, days, weeks, or months.

[start end ]

Filter the results to show only tasks that finished during the specified interval. MMDD indicates month and day. hhmm indicates hours and minutes in 24-hour format. To specify midnight between Sunday night and Monday morning, use mon 0000. To specify noon on Monday, use mon 1200. CC is the first two digits of the year. YY is the last two digits of the year.

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task show history

task show history [last {hours | days | weeks | months}] [start end ] [type {inventory|replication|upgrade}] [user ]

This command prints a brief report about completed tasks. You can filter the results by using type with one of the keywords, or with the user keyword. You can filter the results by time by using the last, start, and end keywords. The default reporting period is the past 24 hours. See task show detailed-history on page 134 for descriptions of these arguments.

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DD OS Commands Extended for DD

Management Center

Table B-3 describes the DD OS commands that have been extended with new arguments for DD Management Center.

Table B-3: DD OS Commands with Modified Arguments

Command Changes

system show serialno detailed Use system show serialno detailed to see past serial numbers, in addition to the current serial number and the BIOS UUID.

system set serialno DD Management Center supports the serialno argument for setting the system serial number.

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DD OS Commands with Restrictions in DD

Management Center

Table B-4 describes the DD OS commands that are available in DD Management Center with a restricted list of arguments.

Table B-4: DD OS Commands with Modified Arguments

Command Changes

adminaccess certificate delete adminaccess certificate show

The imported-ca argument is not supported.

adminaccess certificate import The ca argument is not supported.

alerts show The local argument is not supported.

authentication nis groups add authentication nis groups del authentication nis groups show

The backup-operator, security, and data-access arguments for role are not supported.

cifs option set The backup-operator option is not supported.

license The local argument is not supported.

net create interface net destroy

The argument is not supported.

support upload The traces argument is not supported.

system show stats The view nfs|cifs|repl|vtl, local, and gda-display arguments are not supported.

user add user change role

The backup-operator, security, and data-access arguments for role are not supported.

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Unsupported DD OS Commands

Table B-5 lists the DD OS commands that are not supported in DD Management Center.

Table B-5: Unsupported DD OS Commands

Command

archive

authorization policy reset security-officer authorization policy set security-officer authorization policy show authorization show history

autosupport set format

cifs add cifs del cifs disable cifs enable cifs hosts cifs nb-lookkup cifs reset clients cifs reset wins-server cifs set authentication nt4 cifs set wins-server cifs share cifs show active cifs show clients cifs show detailed-stats cifs show stats cifs troubleshooting performance

cluster

ddboost

disk

enclosure

filesys

ipmi

migration

mtree

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ndmpd

net config type

net create virtual

nfs

perf

quota

replication

snapshot

storage

system option set console

system show hardware

system show ports

system status

vtl

Table B-5: Unsupported DD OS Commands (Continued)

Command

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Command-only Functionality

The following commands provide functionality not supported by the graphical user interface:

managed-system resume

managed-system suspend

managed-system sync

system show performance [duration {hr | min}] [interval {hr | min}]]

system show seria

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