System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: Installing

Part 1 of 3 in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 series. In this course, you'll learn to protect your organization from disaster with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010.
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Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
2h 57m
Table of contents
Getting Started with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Lab Setup
The Course Scenario
Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2010
Planning the DPM Deployment
Installing Data Protection Manager 2010
Data Protection Manager Initial Configuration Tasks
Installing and Managing Agents
Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
2h 57m
Description

Part 1 of 3 in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 series. In this course, you'll learn to protect your organization from disaster with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010. You'll learn how to install and implement your Data Protection Manager 2010 environment and protect a myriad of Microsoft workloads, including Windows servers, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. This course is ideal for those who have little to no experience with System center products, but have some experience with Windows server products.

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Scott is the Founder and Managing Consultant of THE 1610 Group. By night (and sometimes weekends, lunch, and everything in between!) Scott writes technical articles for CNet's TechRepublic, TechTarget, and TechGenix.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Getting Started with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. You're watching the Getting Started with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training lesson in the system Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. My name is Scott Lowe and I'll be your instructor along this journey. We'll start this lesson with a discussion about what we'll be building through this course. You'll then learn a little bit about me, your instructor, and we'll talk a little bit about the course building blocks, some information that's necessary before you begin, and then we'll wrap up with a discussion about how best to use this course.

Lab Setup
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Lab Setup lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, I'm going to dazzle you with details about the lab infrastructure that we'll be using throughout this course. We'll start by talking a little bit about Globomantics, the company on which we'll focus our scenarios throughout this course so that you can gain an understanding of why I've set up the lab environment the way I have. So the first couple of topics we'll talk about have to do with Globomantics, including understanding their corporate network layout, as well as some of the locations that they service and the ones that we'll focus on in this course. We'll then talk about some specifics at each location on which we're going to focus in this course, specifically the Globomantics headquarters and their Utica, New York Regional Office. And we'll wrap up this lesson with a look at the physical lab configuration, the hardware that I'm actually going to use to go through all of the examples in this course, and this is something you can actually replicate at home. It's not all that crazy to do, it's pretty easy to do, so hopefully you'll be able to replicate it at home and play with Data Protection Manager on your own.

The Course Scenario
Welcome to Train Signal. This is The Course Scenario for the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, you'll learn all about Globomantics and what it does for a living. You'll learn about some of Globomantics current backup challenges and gain an understanding for why they're taking a look at a move to Data Protection Manager 2010. You'll look at the current Globomantics cost structure so that you can understand where Data Protection Manager and backup in general fit into that cost structure. We'll look at some of the company's immediate needs with regard to backup, and then we'll take a quick peek, again, at the Globomantics office locations and the office locations map. We'll wrap up this lesson with a look at a Data Protection Manager 2010 project plan.

Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2010
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2010 lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, we're going to start by discussing what new features are available in Data Protection Manager 2010 that have not been, necessarily, in older versions of the product. We'll then begin to discuss what DPM considers as protected workloads, and you'll understand the role of protection agents and protection groups in the Data Protection Manager infrastructure. From there, we'll move on to discuss replicas and synchronization, methods by which Data Protection Manager protects the information stored on your various machines. Once we're through with those topics, we'll move on to discuss the storage pool. This is the pool of storage that Data Protection Manager uses to store all of the information that you're protecting on your various endpoints. From there, we'll talk about the recovery side of the equation a little bit and discuss recovery points or snapshots, and what's called continuous data protection. You'll get introduced to express full backups and begin to understand what a consistency check is in Data Protection Manager 2010. And we'll wrap up this lesson by talking about some scalability limits that are important to understand in your Data Protection Manager 2010 environment.

Planning the DPM Deployment
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Planning the DPM Deployment lesson in this System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson we'll start out by talking about Data Protection Manager and how it relates to organizational data recovery policies. Branching off of that we'll talk about recovery goals and implications for those recovery goals in Data Protection Manager, and discuss risk and data loss tolerance in organizations, as well as what can happen when data loss occurs, or data loss implications. We'll then move on to discuss briefly end user recovery, and then talk about Data Protection Manager protection methods and limits that are in the product. From there, we'll move on to talk about some of the hardware and software requirements that are inherent in Data Protection Manager 2010 and then talk about some specific SQL Server requirements that the some considerations if you're planning to deploy Data Protection Manager 2010 onto a Hyper-V virtual machine. And we'll wrap up the lesson by talking a little bit about the Globomantics implementation of Data Protection Manager 2010.

Installing Data Protection Manager 2010
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Installing Data Protection Manager 2010 lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, we're going to start out by providing you with the Data Protection Manager communications diagram that shows you exactly what ports TCP and UDP are used in Data Protection Manager communications, so that you can take appropriate steps to configure local Windows firewalls. Next we'll talk about some of the differences between a local and a remote SQL Server and why you would choose one over the other. From there, we'll move on to discussing what's necessary in a remote SQL Server preparation for a Data Protection Manager installation. We'll move on to talking about some installation restrictions that Data Protection Manager has in general, and we'll finish up the lesson by going over a full Data Protection Manager server installation. As you probably know, Globomantics has decided to move full

Data Protection Manager Initial Configuration Tasks
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Data Protection Manager Initial Configuration Tasks lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll start this lesson with an introduction to the Data Protection Manager 2010 administrator console, to give you a way to start looking around the product. From there, you'll learn about some of the Data Protection Manager 2010 PowerShell commands and how you can learn more about them. We'll follow that up by talking about how to add disks to the Data Protection Manager Storage Pool. The storage pool is the basic building block for Data Protection Manager, and we'll actually add the storage pool to the Data Protection Manager server for Globomantics. And we'll wrap up this lesson by adding a virtual tape library to the Data Protection Manager server.

Installing and Managing Agents
Welcome to Train Signal. This is the Installing and Managing Agents lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll start this lesson by talking about some of the common protected system requirements that you have to have in place on any system before you can deploy a Data Protection Manager Agent to that system. From there we'll talk about some specific workload requirements such as requirements for file servers, SQL Servers, Exchange systems, SharePoint and Hyper-V, and then we'll move on to talking about some installation options that you have with regard to the agent itself, specifically manual and automatic installation. Next I'll show you a quick tip and a link to more details about a remote agent installation tip that you can use to help streamline large deployments of the Data Protection Manager agents. Then we'll talk about how you can throttle the agent network usage so that it doesn't eat up all of the available bandwidth, and Globomantics will actually use this at their Utica site to make sure that their file server doesn't overrun their WAN connection from Utica to the main headquarters. And we'll wrap up the lesson by talking about how to enable, disable, and refresh agents.