Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Replacing a server from backup profile

The replace server task allows you to replace a production server from the backup profile. When the replace server task runs, the attributes of the source server are migrated to the target server.

Before you begin to replace the target server, ensure that:
To replace the target server from the backup profile:
  1. Click Replace Server under Manage > Configuration . Replace Server Wizard is displayed.
    • NOTE: To select an individual backup profile, in the Devices pane, right-click on the backed-up Device Name and select Replace.
  2. Enter the task name, and click Next.
  3. On the Source and Target page:
    1. Under Select Source, select the source server.
    2. Under Select Target, select the target server.
    3. Click Next.
    Note: The target server must be in the repurpose and bare metal group. To manually add the target server to the bare metal group, see Adding Devices to the Repurpose and Bare Metal Devices Group .
  4. In Review Source Attributes, the Template Attributes, the Device Specific Attributes, and the Indentity Attributes are displayed. Click Next.
    • NOTE: The attributes displayed under Review Source Attributes are read-only.
  5. On the Options page, select any of the following options based on your preference:
    • Remove target from bare metal pool — Select to remove the target server from the Repurpose and Bare Metal Devices group after the server is replaced.
    • Select Deploy to target even if virtual identities cannot be removed from the source to reclaim the virtual I/O identities of the source server, even if the source server is unreachable.
  6. In the Credentials page, enter the Source Credentials and the Target Credentials. Click Next. The Summary page is displayed.
  7. The various attributes along with their values are listed in the Summary page. Review the selections you have made, and then click Finish. The target server is replaced with the backup profile of the source server, and the replace server task is seen under Tasks > Configuraton Tasks > Restore Server Configuration From Backup . You can right-click the task in Task Execution History to view the task execution details. The virtual identities reclaimed from the source devices are listed in the Details 1 tab. The Details 2 tab lists the attributes that are deployed on the target servers.
    • NOTE: If Remove target from bare metal pool option is selected, then the target server is removed from the Repurpose and Bare Metal Devices group.
    • NOTE: The target server is rediscovered, and the inventory details are updated for the target server.

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