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ISCSI target software for short term lab projects….

1:44 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hi!

Just did another implementation of a DELL Equallogic PS5000XV iscsi array which is very nice and powerfull equipment well suited for the virtualisation project I'm currently working on.
I just had a "few thingies" I wanted to try out offline so I booted up my virtual lab and started to search for iscsi target software.
I used openfiler before and as this is great software (and free) I was going to build me a openfiler VM again just when I happened to cross a blogpost about the MS ISCSI target software trial software used in their storage server suite.

So i didn't have to build another VM and i could just load the trial software on a VM . 2 mins later I had a working iscsi target server. Hooray for productivity !

Download the trial by clicking here.
Source : http://blogs.technet.com/quenguyen/archive/2008/10/16/test-driving-windows-storage-server.aspx

//Bart

 

 

SCDPM2007 Feature pack installation instructions

8:36 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. To install each update, follow these steps:

  1. Install the hotfix rollup package on the server that is running Data Protection Manager 2007. To do this, run the DataProtectionManager2007-KB949779.exe file on the server.
    Note You do not have to restart the server after you install the hotfix rollup package.
  2. Update the remote SQL Server installation that is hosting the DPMDB database. To do this, run the SqlPrep-KB949779.msp file on the computer that is running SQL Server.
    Note This step is not required if you are running a SQL DPMDB instance on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
  3. Update the protection agents on the DPM Administrator Console. There are two methods to update the protection agents on the protected computers:
    • Method 1: Update the protection agents from the DPM Administrator Console
      • Open the DPM Administrator Console.
      • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab.
      • Select a computer from the Protected Computer list, and then click Update on the Action pane.
      • Click Yes in the dialog box, and then click Update Agents.
      • As soon as you receive the Enter Credentials and Reboot option dialog box, enter you credentials, select the Manually restart the selected servers later option, and then click OK.

      Note You do not have to restart the computer to update the agent. This is why the Manually restart the selected servers later option was selected.

    • Method 2: Update the protection agents on the protected computers
      • Obtain the update protection agent package from the "Data Protection Manager installation location\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8107.0" directory on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
        • x86 update
          i386\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp
        • x64 update
          amd64\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp
      • Run the appropriate DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp package on each protected computer.
      • Open the DPM Administrator Console on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
      • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab.
      • Select the protected computers, and then verify that the agent version is listed as 2.0.8107.0.
  4. Update the DPM Management Shell. To do this, run the DPMManagementShell2007-KB949779.msp file on all computers on which the DPM Management Shell is installed.

for downloads and what’s included see my previous post

//Bart Bultinck