forshr
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Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

Can you check the ESXi datastores for the repository VMDK under RPvStorage sub-directory.

Rich Forshaw

Consultant Corporate Systems Engineer - RecoverPoint & VPLEX (EMEA)

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shane1973
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Re: Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

this last time I was trying the Deployment manager I could see in the vSphere client that there was activity, but it still failed. Here is a screenshot of the datastore for one of the new RPAs I created.

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shane1973
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Re: Re: Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

This may or may not be useful. From the host logs

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shane1973
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Re: Re: Re: Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

One thing I was wondering. In this first screenshot it says at step 4 to make sure at least 1 adapter is 'active'. How is an adapter going to be active when you haven't even created the iSCSI ports on the RPAs yet?  If I follow the instructions, the second attachment is what I've always seen.  both ports 'inactive'.  I have manually went into the property of the ports and added the 4 iSCSI IP addresses of the RPAs to the network configuration of the iSCSI adapter under the Dynamic Discovery tab.

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shane1973
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

Just to point something else out. You had asked me earlier if I used the username/password combination of admin/admin at step 6 and I later remarked that the username was locked at 'boxmgmt' and so I used boxmgmt for the password also.  I just wanted to include a screenshot of step 6 from the blog that I mentioned earlier. This person also had 'boxmgmt' set as the username and grayed out.  So is this version perhaps bugged or something.

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shane1973
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Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

I finally got this set up.  I quit trying to configure my main site and concentrated on my remote site. It went much smoother. I don't know if it somehow had an effect on my main site, but when I went back to step 11 in the deployment manager it went right through.  One note about usernames and passwords- boxmgmt is used by default by Deployment Manager at step 6 and the password is 'boxmgmt'

At step 11.1 (the vCenter setup page) is where you should use admin/admin for the RecoverPoint credentials.

Nowhere in the instructions does it mention this. In fact, at step 13 of the install guide it says "In the vCenter Server registration screen, enter the vCenter server credentials, RecoverPoint administrator credentials, and the location of the vCenter certificate." I just searched to make sure, and nowhere does that document tell you what the credentials are for Recoverpoint, nor does it bother to differentiate between the boxmgmt and admin users. Once you get it set up you can log into the web console with either username/password combination.

On page 8 of the "RecoverPoint for VMs 4.2 Administrator's Guide"  it actually gives you the admin/admin username/password combo in reference to logging into the cluster management IP via SSH.  I think this info would have been useful during the INSTALLATION phase.

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fadliz
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Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

Hi there,

You’re correct on the admin credentials w/ the VC registration. That field will get better labeled (pre-populated) but right now it asks for the RecoverPoint Administrator’s credentials which is the admin account.

Thanks,

Zahid Fadli

EMC2

Mobile: +17347170033

Twitter: @zDataGuy

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shane1973
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Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

One other tidbit of information that might be helpful is the location/name of the plugin directory on the vCenter Server appliance.  Apparently that is one other thing that didn't work right for me. I don't see the plugin on my vCenter server

I'll try to manually get it working, but I want to make sure I name the directories correctly.

/usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/plugin-packages/????/???

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fadliz
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Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

It should get auto-pushed by the vRPAs. Logout and log back into vSphere web client and/or restart vCenter vsphere web client service. As an FYI the location is /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/

Thx,

Zahid Fadli

EMC2

Mobile: +17347170033

Twitter: @zDataGuy

shane1973
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Re: Re: RecoverPoint for VM-installer wizard error

Yes, you are correct with that location. I see it now.  However, I have done as you suggested and it still does not appear that the plugin is working.

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