An environment can consist of individual hosts or multiple hosts.
An environment can consist of individual hosts or multiple hosts. They let you manage the data protection for your individual hosts or groups of hosts. Each environment requires at least one appliance configured as the Management appliance and one or more Engine appliances to perform the backup and restore processing. A single Presentation appliance is used to view and manage data protection across all of your environments.
The Environments tab on the Configure page lists all environments in a column located on the left side.
Figure - Environments tab
Adding an Environment
You have the option to create additional environments if you have additional hosts you would like to manage. For more information on this topic see Add Hypervisor Environment dialog (8.0)
The Environment Options menu allows you to edit the environment's settings or remove the environment all together.
Figure - Environment Options menu
When you select Edit Settings, the Edit Hypervisor Environment window will open.
Figure - Edit Hypervisor Environment window
It will appear similar to the Add Hypervisor Environment window. You will be able to edit the Friendly Name, Server, User Name, and Password. However you will be unable to change the IP address of the Unitrends Virtual Backup Appliance you deployed into your hypervisor environment.
Click Submit when finished editing.
When you click Remove Environment a confirmation window will open.
Figure - Confirm Environment Removal window
Click Confirm to remove the selected environment.
Note: Once the environment is removed, the Management layer is disabled/removed from the Management VBA. Backups will no longer be processed.
Adding an Appliance
After creating an environment, you have the option of adding additional appliances to your environment manually. An appliance performs all of the work necessary for protecting your environment.
Figure - Appliances table
To add an appliance click . The Add Appliance dialog window will open.
Figure - Add Appliance window
Enter the IP Address of the appliance you would like to add and click Submit. After a brief moment the appliance is added to the appliance’s table and is ready to be configured.
Note: At least one appliance should have one Presentation and one Management role. An appliance can have multiple Engines.
Inventory Sync: If you Receive an Error
If you add an appliance and receive an error message in the table, we recommend an inventory synchronization. To do this, select the Options menu located on the top right of the banner.
Figure - Options menu
Click Inventory Sync. A message will appear in the top right corner of the banner to let you know it is running. After it is finished, the new appliance should appear in the table.
Note: When adding an appliance you must click Submit in the Add Appliance window. Hitting enter can cause an error on the web page.
For information on adding and configuring storage see Configure - Environments - Storage tab, Create/Edit Storage dialogs (8.0)
You can manage the appliance's network adapter from the Network tab.
Figure - Network tab
To edit the adapter, click to open the Edit Network Adapter window.
Figure - Edit Network Adapter window
Here you can change both the network settings and DNS addresses.
Note: The MAC Address can not be altered.
Note: If you change the IP Address of the Presentation appliance, it will be removed from the table.
Note: To create additional network adapters see Adding additional Network Interface Cards to an Appliance.