Dell AppAssure agent installation on a Windows server

On one of your servers you’d like to back up, execute the appropriate agent you have downloaded previously. Note that .NET Framework 4.0 is a prerequisite for the AppAssure Agent.

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Click on the Next button, then accept the License Agreement.

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Install the Prerequisites, then click on the Next button.

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Default port AppAssure will use is 8006. If you have firewalls in place in between the Replay Core (AppAssure appliance) and the servers you are backing up (Agents), make sure you allow this traffic through.

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Once Agent installation has been completed, you will be prompted to restart the server.

Installation and initial configuration of Dell OpenManage Essentials

Download the installer OpenManage Essentials installer package from http://marketing.dell.com/ome-software. When you run the executable it’ll extract the installation files and start the installer.

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Check what you’d like to have installed. Dell OpenManage Essentials is checked by default.

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You’ll need to meet the prerequisites in order to complete the installation.

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To install of the software required, simply click on the hyperlink. You’ll need to install the following:

SNMP service

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Configure server with the IIS 7.0 Role

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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.NET Framework 4

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Microsoft Silverlight

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Visual Studio runtime

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IPMI Utility

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DRAC Tools

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Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2 SP1

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EMC(R) Navisphere(R) CLI application (NaviCLI)

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Once all of the prerequisites have been met, install OME by clicking on the Install Essentials button.

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Once installation has been completed successfully you’ll be prompted to start the application. It’ll take you to the web interface on the server you installed it on – http://server:2607/Web/Default.aspx.

If you opted to install Dell SupportAssist at the initial setup menu, you’ll need to install and configure it and complete the registration.

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Dell SupportAssist web interface can be reached at http://server:2607/DIS.

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Back on the OME web page, we need to complete the initial setup: specify subnets and discovery schedule as well as SNMP settings.

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Configure Link Aggregation Group on Dell PowerConnect Switch

Switch# config
Switch (config)# interface range ethernet 2/g13-2/g20
Switch (config)# channel-group 2 mode auto

Switch (config)# interface port-channel 2
Switch (config-if-ch2)# switchport mode access
Switch (config-if-ch2)# swicthport access vlan 2

Switch# show interfaces port-channel

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Switch# show interfaces port-channel 2

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More details available here.