This video describes a step-by-step process to deploy a Dell DR2000v within a Hyper-V 2012 Environment.
For any DR2000v deployment, the first step is to install the DR2000v license within an associated physical DR appliance. With the DR2000v license that was emailed to you from Dell, follow these steps for proper licensing.
First, log on to the physical DR appliance that your DR2000v will register with. Next, select the license option under the appliance support management branch. Under the license file location, select Choose File. Now browse to the DR2000v license file that was emailed to you. Select Install License. You have now completed the one-time licensing step for your DR2000v.
To begin the DR2000v Hyper-V deployment, a handful of prerequisites must be met. We will now walk through meeting these prerequisites for this version of the DR2000v when this video was created. For the latest details, always refer to the latest Dell DR2000v deployment guide.
Make sure the Hyper-V role is installed on your host. Also, you will need to perform the DR2000v Hyper-V 2012 deployment with administrator privileges. Extract the downloaded DR2000v appliance installation package on the desired Hyper-V host to gain access to the files.
Before we execute the installation process, the following software prerequisites for a DR2000v Hyper-V 2012 deployment are required. You can easily access the software to meet these requirements within the downloaded DR2000v appliance software, which can be found within their prerequisites folder. For your convenience, both online and offline versions of the .NET Framework 4.5 can be found along with the Windows Management Framework 4.0 update package.
Note, these prerequisite file names may change over time as different DR2000v OS versions are released. Also, other updates may be required. For the latest details, always refer to the Dell DR2000v deployment guide, which can be found on the Dell.com support site.
For this deployment, we will install .NET Framework 4.5.1 using the offline full install package. We'll skip ahead to the tail end of the install process.
OK, the install is finished. Notice for this version of the DR2000v virtual appliance, two update files for .NET are also required. The first update is now installed. We'll skip ahead to the tail end of this install process.
The second update is now installed. And we'll skip ahead to the tail end of this install process.
OK, both security patch files for .NET have been successfully installed. Now install the Windows Management Framework 4.0 update. We'll skip ahead to the tail end of this install process.
Next, the prerequisites also call for the following Windows Commands to be run. The first Command enables Windows 2012 server to administer Hyper-V. The second Command installs additional PowerShell commands specialized for Hyper-V. After running the third Command, only scripts signed by a trusted publisher can run on the Windows 2012 server. The Commands will now be run.
Now install the digital certificate from the file Dell-DR2000v.dll found in the bin directory of the downloaded DR2000v Hyper-V install package. Now with the prerequisites taking care of, we are ready to deploy a Dell DR2000v on a local Hyper-V host.
To begin the deployment, run the Dell DR2000v Command script found at the root of the install package. Once run, a Command Line Deployment Wizard is presented. Select A for a local deployment, now under Option 1, to deploy. Enter an appropriate Hyper-V VM name for the DR2000v virtual appliance.
Since we are installing a 2 terabyte DR2000v, enter Option B for the proper storage size. The DR2000v Hyper-V virtual machine code is now being deployed, and this process takes around two to three minutes. We'll skip ahead to the tail end of this process.
Since only one DR2000v will be deployed, enter N for No. The next step is to start the DR2000v virtual machine to self-extract installation packages and install all of the DR2000v components. Select Option 2 to start the DR2000v. Enter the name of the DR2000v virtual appliance to start.
Since we will only be starting one DR2000v virtual appliance, enter N for No. Next, launch Hyper-V Manager and select the host where the DR2000v resides. Now Right Mouse select the DR2000v VM and choose Connect to view the install process. Depending on your system resources, the next 10 to 20 minutes are needed to self-extract installation packages and components. We'll quickly skip ahead to the tail end of this install process.
After installation, log into the DR2000v using the default DR username and password. When logging into the DR2000v for the first time, a System Setup and Configuration Wizard is presented. Click through the Wizard to configure the necessary network values that the DR2000v will use for your environment.
Name the DR2000v virtual appliance appropriately. Now confirm the network configuration settings. Next, the configuration of the DR2000v network settings takes place, and this process takes three to four minutes, so we'll skip ahead to the tail end of this process.
At this point the DR2000v has been successfully installed, configured, and we're almost done. The last step is to register the DR2000v with an associated physical DR unit. As you can see, we can register the DR2000v through the Command line, but instead, we'll demonstrate the registration of the DR2000v from its management console.
So open up a web browser. Enter the DR2000v IP address into the web browser to gain access to its management console. Then log in using the default username and password for the DR. When accessing the management console for the first time, you are requested to enter customer registration and notification information. Verify the DR2000v software version is the latest. If a later version of software is available, now is the best time to update.
Now we'll register the DR2000v. The DR2000v registration information is entered within the License Option under the Support section of the Management console. The DR2000v requires an associated physical DR to which it will register. Select the registration button, then enter the IP address of