This video describes a step-by-step process to deploy a Dell DR2000v within a VMware ESXI 5.1 Environment using the vSphere client.
For any DR2000v deployment, the first step is to install a DR2000v license within a associated physical DR appliance. With the DR2000v license that was emailed to you from Dell, follow these steps for proper licensing. First, log into a 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.
With the DR2000v OVA package downloaded, launch your vSphere client now. Within the file menu, choose Deploy OVF Template. Now browse to the location of the DR2000v OVA package that you downloaded. Define the DR2000v VM name for VMware. Select the host and/or cluster where the DR2000v template will be deployed.
Next, select the data store that meets the storage space requirements for your deployment. Then choose your disk format. Now select the virtual network for the DR to use. At this point, the deployment process takes two to three minutes. We'll quickly skip ahead to the tail end of the deployment process.
OK, the process is completed. Now power up the DR2000v and open up its virtual machine console.
Depending on your system resources, the next 5 to 15 minutes are needed to self-extract installation packages, and install all of the DR2000v components. We'll quickly skip ahead to the tail end of the install process.
After installation, log into the DR2000v using the default DR username and password. A first time setup and configuration wizard is presented. Click through the wizard to configure the necessary network values that the DR2000v will use in your environment. Name the DR2000v virtual appliance appropriately. Now confirm the DR2000v network settings. Next, the configuration of the DR2000v network settings takes place, and this takes three to four minutes. We'll skip ahead to the tail end of this process.
At this point, the DR2000v has been successfully installed and 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 the management console. Next, login using the default username and password for the DR. When accessing the DR2000v management console for the first time, you are requested to enter customer registration and notification information.
Now verify the current DR2000v software is the latest. If a later version of software is available, now is the best time to update. Notice I'm running 3.1.1066.0. Now let's 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 in which to register. Enter the IP address of a licensed physical DR system, then select the Register button.
The DR2000v is now registered, and it's ready for operation. Now we can examine the associated physical DR to ensure registration was successful. Open up the Web Management Console to the associated physical DR. Now examine the physical DR license option. Here we can see that the DR2000v has been successfully registered to its associated physical DR appliance.
As always, check the Dell DR2000v Deployment Guide before installations for the latest updates.