It is critical to plan for the environment that is used to deploy Data Protection Central and provide the appropriate resources to optimize its performance. This section describes how to install and configure Data Protection Central.
Before you begin deployment, review the following information:
Note: The Data Protection Central OVA does not deploy directly on an ESXi server.
For more information, see the Data Protection Central Getting Started Guide.
IDPA System Manager enables administrators to efficiently monitor and manage the software products within the IDPA from a single user interface, simplifying the data-protection experience.
With PowerProtect Data Manager and IDPA, you cannot use the embedded system manager to efficiently monitor the PowerProtect Data Manager activities. To efficiently monitor both IDPA and PowerProtect Data Manger, you must deploy an external instance of Data Protection Central.
To unregister the IDPA backup server and IDPA protection storage components from the embedded system manager, perform the following steps.
The Confirm Delete window appears.
The system is removed. A deactivation activity message appears on the Audit page.
Note: Follow the above procedure to unregister Data Protection Advisor and Data Protection Search from the embedded System Manager.
With PowerProtect Data Manager and IDPA, it can be cumbersome to manage and monitor the activities of a proven and modern data-protection solution individually.
Deploying an external Data Protection Central component enables administrators to efficiently monitor and manage both IDPA and PowerProtect Data Manager from a single user interface. This ability simplifies the entire data protection experience for the customer.
Also, registering external Data Protection Advisor and Data Protection Search components with Data Protection Central enables common reporting and search capabilities for both IDPA and PowerProtect Data Manager.
Note: Only one external Data Protection Advisor and Data Protection Search component can be configured with an external instance of Data Protection Central.
The minimum software requirements to complete this process are as follows:
This process assumes that an external Data Protection Central instance has been deployed.
To add an IDPA backup server:
Note: Operating-system root credentials are optional for Avamar 19.3 and later. If the Avamar version is 19.2 or earlier, click the toggle button to enable the field and specify the OS root > password.
Note: Allow 15 minutes for the data to be synchronized between the Data Protection Central and IDPA backup server.
To add IDPA protection storage:
Note: Allow 15 minutes for the data to be synchronized between the Data Protection Central and IDPA protection storage.
To add PowerProtect Data Manager:
Note: You can also integrate Data Protection Advisor and Data Protection Search to the external Data Protection Central instance using methods similar to the above process.
See the Data Protection Central Administrator Guide for more information.