Data Domain DD3300 – Setup Finalization and Customization
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Data Domain DD3300 – Setup Finalization and Customization


In this video we cover the finalization and customization steps for DD3300 following the physical racking and initial network configuration of the system. Using your browser open and log into the DD3300 System Manager UI. The initial sysadmin password will be your DD3300 system serial number. The configure system option uses a wizard style workflow that takes you through all of the required steps and customization options to get your DD3300 up and running. Locate the license file you were provided with your DD3300 system and upload it to the DD system. As you can see here we have licenses that enable a 16 TB active tier and an 8 TB cloud tier. In addition, Boost and other protocols are licensed. Adjusting Network settings, is optional, but we recommend to review them. During the intial setup we already set an IP and other settings. Additional network interfaces can be configured. For example, if your environment uses separate backup, management, and replication networks this is the place to add connectivity to those networks. For our purposes, we just have the one network so we are going to click submit. Next configure the DD3300 file system. Starting with the active tier, we’ll select four 4 TB devices so as to match up with our 16 TB licensed capacity. Note: It is not recommended to select the 1 TB drives as they are normally used for cloud tier storage. Click Add to tier and then review your selection to ensure the desired drives were added. Click next to add the drives to the active tier. Once the active tier completes, move on to creating the optional cloud tier metadata storage. It is ok to skip over this step if cloud tier storage is not used initially. There will also be a follow on video that covers adding cloud tier to DD3300. For the system settings there are several important values that should be checked and updated as necessary. The sysadmin password should be changed, the administrative email address and smtp info should be provided and alerting info should be selected. It’s also a good idea to provide the system location or other information to make identification of the system as easy as possible when alerts or status reports are being sent out. Review the changes and click submit. Depending on your backup software and environment the next 3 sections may or may not need to be configured. Typically, however, DD Boost is configured in all situations as both Dell EMC and 3rd Party backup applications using the DD3300 system will take advantage of DD Boost integration. Boost provides a mechanism that accelerates backups for various clients. Since we have licensed DD Boost, we simply add an existing user and click next. 3rd party software and Dell EMC software products will use this user to communicate with the DD system and to perform backups and other administrative activities. If you’re planning to use windows file shares for backups, the CIFS section is where you create the share by providing a windows workgroup name, a share name and a folder on the DD system for the backup data to be stored in. This share can be used as a backup target Windows networked backups. Similar to CIFS shares, NFS exports can be created on a DD3300 system. In this example, we are creating an NFS export named ‘nfs1’ and storing it on the Directory Path ‘/data/col1/nfss1’. After clicking ‘Next’ we can confirm that we wish to create this share using the mtree shown and finally given a quick summary to review before clicking submit. Once you’ve completed the NFS step, you’ve completed the initial system configuration using the DD 3300 system and start sending it backups from your backup client(s) of choice. For more information about setup and upgrade processes for the DD3300 visit support.emc.com

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