To update the iDRAC firmware on the Dell M1000E blade chassis first you’ll need to log in to the CMC (Chassis Management Controller) web interface.
To recover a server from snapshot, you’ll need to navigate to the AppAssure web interface at https://servername:8006/apprecovery/admin/Core#. There are two ways to do this. If you are trying to recover a physical machine click on the Tools tab, and select Boot CDs. Next click on the Action drop down menu, and select Create Boot CD.
By default, AppAssure is configured to perform 3 concurrent actions. So let’s say you have a schedule in place for snapshots of 7 servers to be taken at the same time. Three of those snapshots will be taken simultaneously; fourth (fifth, sixth and seventh) server snapshot will be queued and executed later.
To modify this setting (change the number of concurrent tasks AppAssure will run), click on the Configuration tab, then select Settings on the left, and hit Change in the Transfer Queue section.
Let’s apply the license key we’ve obtained from the licensing portal.
We can do so by clicking on the Configuration tab, then selecting Licensing from the left side menu, and clicking on the Change button.
Download the Broadcom Windows 64bit driver update utility from the Dell website.
You’ll need to get both the Network_Driver_GPJ8K_WN_18.2.2_17.8c.4.3.exe and Bcom_LAN_17.8c.4.3_Windows_64_188.8.131.52.exe files.
Dell AppAssure solution we’ll be deploying consists of two pieces of hardware. A Dell PowerVault DL4000 and a Dell PowerVault MD1200.