[Howto]Manage Isilon Snapshots with Networker 8.2 in networker2go

This Post contains Screenshots of upcoming networker2go. it is subject to change !

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First of all, Virtual Geek  posted a nice Update Update on how to get EMC´s Scaleout Fileserver  iSILON as a Virtual Appliance for testing.

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/04/love-isilon-want-to-play-merry-xmas.html

Good start for those who want to Test Isilon with Networker Snapshot management for NAS that is currently in Beta!

 

Here is a Brief Walkthrough .

First off all we specify a new Networker Client.

In my Lab, i connect to Isilons Smart Connect Address:

Make sure to check NAS Device

 

 

Next, we have to specify the Credentials for management,

NDMP if we like to do a Rollover to a NDMP Device or Data Domain :-) ,

and the File Server credentials when we like to Mount the Volumes for restores

 

Next we can select the Snapshot Configuration.

In the beta, only Local is available.

We create a new Group with an 2 Hour Schedule starting from 00:00

 

Next i create a new Snapshot policy, 12 Snaps daily, every 2nd backup

 

 

As for now, we leave NDMP to Dump ....

 

 

 

 

 

This si our Summary:

 

 

 

 

When you start the group, you will see the Snapshots automatically Created on the Isilon.

 

You can also Import the Existing Snapshots into NSM:

A run Discovery from Devices in the NMC will discover all Snaps created by SnapIQ:

 

 

Now, for a recover, i can select to recover from the Snapshot or from the NDMP Backup.

In this Example i will retore from a Snapshot and use my Networker Server as Recover target.

 

 

I can now select the Saveset to Recover and the Mount option to Browse the Saveset:

 

The Snapshot get´s mounted:

 

And is Accessible from the Mounthost:

 

I will post a Howto for configuring Isilon into Networker2go soon.

[howto] Creating a Hyper-V Server including SQL and SCVMM for Networker Backups in a Custom Configuration Part 1

This is a small howto for a low-footprint Hyper-V / SCVMM / networker Demo Szenario.

 

Upon Completion, you will have 3 VM's:

  • one DC Node
  • one Hyper-V Host
  • one Networker Server

The Install Domain in this Example is NW82. We use vmnet10 as a Custom Network with subnet 10.10.0.0, as the Master we use the Master2012R2Update. Networker id going tpo

With the Option -nmm_ver and -nw_ver we can select different

The installation process  starts with:

.\networker2go.ps1 -HyperV -SCVMM -HVNodes 1 -Master 2012R2UMASTER -BuildDomain NW82 -NW -nmm_ver nmm82 -nw_ver nw82 -VMnet 10 -MySubnet 10.10.0.0

 

Please Note, Without Customizing you may want to use

.\networker2go.ps1 -HyperV -SCVMM -HVNodes 1 -NW

 

The Installation Process starts. Depending upon you machine Speed, the Install may take up to one Hour.

 

scvmm_hv_nw.png

Once the Networker Server is installed, the Installation is Finished..

You will have a View of 3 VM´s in VMware Workstation:

 

node1.png

 

Let´s go to node1. You may notice the new Server2012R2U Start Menue with Groups. Start the Virtual Machine manager Console from the Start menue

scvmm.png

In the Connect Dialog, check "Automatically connect with these Settings" and click ok.

 

connecttoserver.png

VMM will open.

vmm_start.png

Right now, no Fabric Elements are configured.

To add a Host to  SCVMM, go to the Fabric View and Select Add --> Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters

 

Next Dialog

 

 

In the Select Run As Account, Click Create run As Account

 

 

In the Details, Give the name SCVMMRUNAS

As Username, use domain\Administrator, Password Password123!

Note: Normally we would create a Special RunAs Account in the Domain, we use the Domain Admin here for Ease of use :-)

 

 

Select the newly Created RunAs Account

 

next, in the Specify Search scope, select Specify Windows Server by Name and enter HVNode1 as Computername and Click next.

 

 

Select the Discovered Host to add

 

Click OK to Continue

 

 

Add the Host to the All hosts Group

 

 

Confirm the Settings and Click finish

 

Monitor the Jobs Dialog for completion.

 

 

 

In the VM´s and Services View, you can see the newly Added host with the BRSVM.

 

This will Finish Part 1 of the Walkthrough,

Part 2 is on Configuring a Networker Saveset

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012R2 Update

What, R2update ? Youre kidding ?

Yes, Windows Update for Server 2012R2, 8.1 and 8.1 RT will be General Available by April 8th.

Subscribes can already download the Updates // New Install Images from Microsoft.

 

What´s in it ?

 

Very Simple, a set of KB´s, the largest 700Megs in Size:

Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

 

Important All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. We recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.

 

A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: March 2014

 

Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

 

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Enables a more familiar mouse and keyboard functionality for modern apps and controls.
  • Improves the web application compatibility of the Internet Explorer 8 emulation mode in Internet Explorer 11 F12 Developer Tools.
  • Increases performance and reliability when you use multi-display configurations for portrait-first device experiences.

 

 

OK, keep calm and Get your HoHoHo ........

Providers, ready To Patch your Installed Base ?

 

There is not even a Installer for All Packages, it comes with a Simple Readme:

 

update.png

 

The Update comes with a new Image Version:

 

 

After Applying, my Image Master went from 9GB to 16GB .....

Also cleaning up with dism and Trimming does not seem to shrink the master ....

 

Master before Update:

 

Master after Update

 

It took MS three releases of Modern UI to bring Power and Search to the Startmenu for Amins not used to work wit Modern UI :-)

Have fun Patching :-)

Provisioning EMC Storage for Windows 4X Faster with ESI

The EMC Storage Integrator for Windows was made to simplify and automate many of the mundane tasks associated with provisioning storage in a Windows environment. It is a free download and comes complete with a simple MMC interface as well as PowerShell commandlets, SharePoint provisioning wizards, and System Center plugins for Ops Manager and Orchestrator. Good stuff here.