The following is a detailed explanation of the available options that may be configured from the Settings menu pane on the device.
- From the left menu pane, click Settings to expose the configurable options within the main window.
- The Settings menu is universal across all device types, but not all options exist on all types of systems. (Where there are differences, the sections below have been noted as to which device types they apply to).
- The Menu pane is located along the left edge on Appliances and Vaults.
- The Menu pane is located across the top of the page on the Management Portal.
Licensing Details (Appliances and Vaults only)
The Licensing Details screen displays a list of licenses that have been assigned to the Appliance, as well as license type and usage statistics.
- Devices assigned with Endpoint licenses will list allocated, in use, and free licenses of each type.
- Devices assigned with Storage-based licensing will display the Cloud retention policy (3-year or 10-year), as well as total, used, and available licensed storage.
Note: Storage licensing applies to the size of the data on the Appliance. Cloud storage licensed usage is Unlimited for the specified retention period. Storage licensing includes unlimited endpoints.
The API (Application Programming Interface) Key is an authentication string used for gaining access to the system by third-party integrations.
Upload Logo provides for Branding of the product by replacing the logo image in the upper left corner and on the login page with a custom image. Image size should be 260 x 65 for best results.
- Click the Browse… button to select your custom logo.
- Click the Upload button once you have selected your desired logo.
Note: If the Admin (Web GUI) password is lost, you can change its password from the shell console.
See the Using the Linux Shell article for information on using shell commands.
To change the current user password:
- From the Change Password window, Current Password field, enter your Current Password.
- In the New Password field, enter your New Password.
- In the Confirm Password field, enter the New Password you just entered.
- Minimum Password Length is 8 Characters
- Click the Apply button.
Manage Users is an optional feature which allows you to create Customer login accounts on the Appliance. Customer user accounts on the Appliance have full administrative access to the device, and can perform any action available to the admin account with the exception of managing users.
From the Export Image Quota Setting window, set the maximum allowable storage space to be available for use when exporting Protected System disks for recovery. Export image quota does not apply to disks being exported to USB. The Default is 0, or no limit.
Email Notifications (Appliance and Vault Only)
- Click to check the Enabled button to enable delivery of Email Notifications for alerts generated by the device. Emails can be delivered to one or more email addresses.
- Click the Enabled button to complete the configuration of the mail server.
- Configure mail server settings, including: From Email, Username, Password, Server Name (IP address or FQDN), Port, and Security type.
- Enter the destination To Email(s) addresses that correspond to where you want the alerts delivered.
Note: To deliver to more than one address, enter multiple addresses separated by commas.
Note: Replibit requires an authenticated login to an existing mail server to deliver Email Notifications.
Email Notifications allow for granular control over which types of alerting you wish to receive.
- In the Alert Types section, select or deselect the types of alerts for which you would like to receive email notifications. All email recipients receive the same alerts.
- When you are finished, click the Save button to save the settings.
- When settings have been saved, click Test Mail to verify that email alerting can be successfully delivered using the configured mail server settings.
Job Auto Delete Settings (Appliance and Vault Only)
Use Job Auto Delete Settings to define a retention period for historical job statistics to display in the Jobs menu and Alerts menu.
- Within the Retain Jobs for text box, enter the retention period.
- Type a value or click the up/down arrows to configure your desired number of days.
- Click the Save button.
Agent Monitoring (Appliance Only)
With Agent Monitoring, you can define the scope of monitoring and alerting for the status of Agent connection states. This applies to both Email Notifications and ConnectWise integrated ticketing.
Connections Alerts are generated for a Protected System whenever an Agent installed on the specified class(es) of system have not checked in for 5 minutes. Agent Monitoring alerts are automatically closed the next time the Agent checks in with the Appliance.
- In the Run Agent Monitoring For dropdown menu, select from the following options:
- Servers and Workstation
- Only Servers
- Only Workstations
Selecting None will disable alert generation for the connection status of all Protected System Agents.
- Click the Save button.
Change Machine Name
- In the Machine name (hostname) field, enter a Name to configure the hostname of the device. This can be a simple hostname or FQDN if desired.
Note: This name is used to identify this device when reporting statistics to the Management Portal, Email Notifications, and ConnectWise ticketing. It is recommended to use a descriptive name as this will appear in the Management Portal and the subject line of emails and tickets.
For example, an Appliance deployed at Bob’s Meat World might be named BMWBDR1.
- Click the Change button.
Use the Management Portal settings tab to configure this device to connect to and be managed by a Management Portal.
- In the IP Address field, enter the public IP address or FQDN of the Management Portal.
- In the Username field, enter a configured username (typically admin).
- If you want to allow Customers to access the Management Portal to view and manage their assigned Appliances, create a Customer user within the Management Portal and use this username and its API key when connecting the Customer’s Appliance(s) to the Management Portal. Customer Users will have access to all devices registered using their account. The Admin user always has access to all devices.
- In the API Key field, enter an API key obtained from the Management Portal Users tab.
- Select the Test Connection button to verify communications.
- Click Save to complete the configuration and register with the Management Portal.
Note: Devices connected to a Management Portal will be remotely and securely accessible from the portal, without the need to configure firewall rules or port forwarding, by utilizing an encrypted SSH tunnel connecting outward from the Appliance to the Management Portal.
To access the available user names and API keys, log in to the Management Portal and select Users from the top menu bar.
The Time Settings screen allows you to manage the Time, Date, and Time Zone of the device.
The Network Settings screen manages Network Settings on the device.
- From the Appliances drop-down list, select the desired Appliance name/IP address (multiple devices will only exist if a Cluster has been configured).
- Click to check the Enable Firewall checkbox.
- From the Interface(s) dropdown list, select your Interface from the selections.
- Select DHCP or Static.
- If you selected Static, enter IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS Servers. Multiple DNS Server entries may be entered separated by a comma.
- Click Save.
Note: Additional network adapters may be configured to provide access to additional network segments, or to segregate iSCSI or NFS traffic from backup traffic using separate network paths.
The Update Manager configures and manages the automatic deployment of updates on devices and Protected Systems.
- To enable, check the Enable Auto Update checkbox to automatically install new updates during the overnight maintenance window. If available, Agent software on Protected Systems will also be updated automatically.
- To manually check for new updates and apply them immediately, click Check Updates. If new updates are discovered, the button will change to Update Now.
- Click Update Now to install updates immediately. The Device will be rebooted automatically once the update process has completed.
Factory Reset (Appliance and Vault Only)
- If you would like to restore your Appliance or Vault back to a pre-deployment state, click the Factory Reset button. This performs a complete reset of the device back to its initial, pre-deployment state.
IMPORTANT: Performing a Factory Reset deletes all data stored on the device, and releases the configured Customer location for re-assignment to another Appliance within the License Portal.
IMPORTANT: Licenses assigned to the Customer Location remain assigned. To return licenses for this customer location and remove them from Billing, visit the License Portal and remove the license assignments from the customer location.
- After performing a Factory Reset, the device is ready to be redeployed as an Appliance or Vault to the same, or other customer location.
Shutdown and Reboot
The Reboot and Shutdown functions/buttons reboot and/or shutdown the device.
Note: When performing a shutdown, if the system does not have remote power management (such as IPMI or vPro for example) there will be no ability to remotely power it back on.
A user will have to physically press the Power button on the system.