Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Creating a new VM for DPM

To begin the process of setting up DPM in Azure, you need to first create an Azure IaaS VM. The following steps walk you through the process of creating a VM using the Azure management portal.

1. Go to http://manage.windowsazure.com and log in to the Azure management portal.

2. Click New at the bottom-right corner of the management portal, click Compute, and then click Virtual Machine. You will have two options for creating a VM: Quick Create and From Gallery. Click the From Gallery option to open the Virtual Machine Creation Wizard.

3. Search for the image named Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, and click the arrow to go to the next screen.

4. The second page of the Virtual Machine Creation Wizard collects the VM name, size, and login information. Ensure that you pick the Standard tier. The size of the VM should be at least A2 (2 cores, 3.5 GB of memory). The size of the VM can be changed later; choosing the right size.

5. The third page of the Virtual Machine Creation Wizard has the most important configuration settings. You can retain the default values for most of the inputs. However, pay close attention to the Subscription, the Virtual Network, and the Storage Account options.

6. If you have multiple subscriptions, pick the subscription that also contains the VMs and workloads that need to be protected. The DPM VM should be placed in this subscription.

7. The DPM VM should have an independent storage account. Select the Use An Automatically Generated Storage Account option. To find the generated storage account name later, you click the VM to show the details and then navigate to the Disks section on the Dashboard tab.

The default replication setting for the automatically-created storage account is Geo-redundant. This setting is also recommended for your backup data because it acts as insurance against Azure disasters. Even if your production data is stored on locally redundant storage and is lost when a disaster strikes the Azure datacenter, the backup data is replicated to another region and is available to you.

8.The DPM VM should have proximity to the workloads that need to be protected. Atthe very least, the DPM VM should be placed in the same region as the VMs whoseworkloads need to be protected.
If you have created a virtual network for your VMs and workloads, the DPM VM mustbe placed in the same virtual network. Between selecting a region and a virtualnetwork, a virtual network gets preference.

9.In the Region/Affinity Group/Virtual Network combo box, enter the option that bestfits your deployment.

10.Complete the remaining fields and finish the Virtual Machine Creation Wizard.

NOTE: DPM uses the Active Directory domain controller to identify servers that are joined to the same domain. You can then select a subset of these servers to protect by installing the backup agent. When adding the DPM VM to a virtual network, you must ensure that the domain controller is accessible.

Source of Information : Microsoft System Center

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