Veritas Disaster Recovery Advisor 5.3 - User's Guide

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Table of Contents

Introducing Veritas Disaster Recovery Advisor
What is DRA?
DRA benefits
DRA components
IT Discovery and Scanning engine
Data Dependency engine
Gap Analysis engine
Gap and risk detection
Report generator
Getting started with DRA
Installing DRA
Configuring DRA
Full scan cycle
Data discovery and collection
Gap analysis
Viewing, investigating, and tuning
Monitoring the Dashboard
Handling a ticket
Topology module
Ticket lifecycle
Automatic opening and closing of tickets
Handling an open ticket
Installing or upgrading DRA
Installation procedure
Pre-installation requirements
Preparing the computer for installation or upgrade
Installing or upgrading DRA
Logging in
Security considerations
DRA security
User management
Oracle database security
Server hardening
Data collection
A quick tour of the DRA interface
Main window
Topology module
Tickets module
Reports module
SLA module
Configuration module
Session pane
Controlling the window display layout
Controlling table displays
Using the Dashboard
Viewing Dashboard information
Protection Summary area
Ticket Summary area
Ticket Tabs area
Scan Summary area
Configuring DRA
DRA probes
Configuration Wizard
Management console definition – configuring EMC ECC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
HiCommand, and VMware vCenter
Configuring EMC ECC consoles
Configuring HDS HiCommand consoles
Configuring VMware vCenter consoles
Adding hosts
Storage discovery – configuring EMC SYMCLI, EMC NaviCLI, Hitachi
HiCommand, and NetApp proxies
Configuring EMC SYMCLI proxies
Configuring EMC NaviCLI proxies
Configuring Hitachi HiCommand proxies
Configuring NetApp proxies
Site definitions – configuring sites
Hosts groups and policies – configuring hosts
Managing host policies
Managing host groups
Adding databases
Database groups and policies – configuring databases
Managing database policies
Managing database groups
Managing automatic association of databases to groups and policies
Viewing the status of an entity
Configuring standby host definitions
Configuring high availability (HA) clusters
Scheduling full system scans
Email report deliveries
Adding a new email report schedule
Email settings
Configuring policies
Adding a policy
Editing a policy
Configuring credentials
Configuring a proxy
Configuring sudo
Configuring business entities
Defining SLA policies
Defining business entity types
Defining business entity roles
System log
Scan troubleshooting
Configuring advanced settings
Configuring user management settings
Configuring user roles
Configuring gap management settings
Configuring licenses
Viewing license details
Configuring system properties
Active directory
Automatic update
Email settings
Gap rules
Rule engine
Tickets module
Configuring system tools
Using the support tool
Performing automatic updates
Using the analyzer
Restarting DRA
Using the Tickets module
Searching for a ticket
Tickets in the Topology module
Performing operations on tickets
Adding a note to a ticket
Adding a rating to a ticket
Generating a unique ID for a ticket
Sending tickets directly from the application
Exporting tickets directly from the Tickets module
Performing operations on multiple tickets
Using the Topology module
Topology graphical view
Topology details tabs
Topology toolbar
Topology tree
Accessing the Topology module
Opening the Topology module from the Tickets module
Opening the Topology module from the Dashboard
DRA object model
Item display methods in the graphical view
Connection display methods
Direct connections
Indirect connections
Searching the topology
Performing Topology module operations
Filter displayed content
Hide Selected Entities
Expand Entity
Collapse Selected Entities
Expand Selected Entities
Display Connected Entities
Display Storage
Display Replications
Displaying item details in the Topology module
Properties tab
Related Tickets tab
Connections tab
History tab
DRA reporting
Exporting reports
Report types
Scan Status report
System Event Log report
Ticket Details report
Optimization report
Structure of the report
Unused storage grouping criteria
Summary of storage per criterion
Distribution analysis of unused storage by array
Distribution analysis of unused storage by host/cluster
Unreplicated Data on Replicated Hosts report
Filer Replication Summary report
Unsynchronized Remote Replication report
Old Replicas report
Standby Pairs report
New Databases Notification report
Host Data Protection Path report
Host Configuration Differences report
Infrastructure Change Log report
Database Replica Synchronization report
Unscanned Servers/Arrays report
SAN I/O Single Path report
Storage Summary report
Scan Troubleshooting report
Database Storage Utilization report
VMware Summary report
Host HBA Comparison report
MS SQL Server Backup Summary report
Replicated Temporary Databases report
Viewing DRA SLA information
Using the SLA window

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