In this post, we will discuss different options that are available to the admin after the Installation of HPE VM Explorer. While the installation of the product is very easy and fast as the product's installer file is quite small, there are quite a few configuration options. Those options are accessible after login, on the right-hand side via the Admin > Settings. So this post will digg into HPE VM Explorer Product Settings.
Let's get started.
The general Menu has settings for Exchange recovery path, local path or Windows event logs. Settings > General is the place where you'll find those options. After changing some values you are prompted to save the config before going to another menu.
Export/import config file
You can export a configuration file (with a possibility to encrypt the config as well). You might want to store in a secure location in case you'll need to reinstall the server. This simply avoid doing the whole config once again. Good option IMHO.
Speaks to itself. It allows you to manage the licensing of the product. Add/remove license, etc.
Specify a network location for storing backups. Note that you have two other options to save backups to. I have discussed this in my post here – HPE/Trilead VM Explorer – Backup your first VM.
Click the Add Button and Add a network location….
And you'll open a nice assistant which will walk you through the process….
E-mail Default Settings
To be informed about failed backups, warnings, success. You need and you'll want to setup this. Note that there is a test button in order to test the e-mail settings.
You can specify several email accounts as a destination. Use of SSL is also allowed through the config.
To add e-mail reporting, you can either configure HPE VM Explorer to use e-mail notifications after performing a task or you can add a scheduled e-mail notification task.
To enable reporting API and also keys management, there is a single checkbox. You're prompted to configure your client with the information present through the screen, as you won't be able to see it again.
After validating you'll see that the API key has 90 days left…
Instant Recovery Service
Instant recovery service is important as it is used for Instant VM recovery and Instant backup test. It allows you to mount the VM via the NFS server. It will be using a default c:\Windows\temp path for the mount and cache. You can, of course, change those values to use different volume/drive.
You can provide access to VM Explorer to your AD users and groups. The First step is to configure your AD settings and Add your AD. Then, we will see it in the next section.
Here we can add our domain users to manage the product. Straightforward task. Don't forget to chose a group to which you want the user be part of. You have a choice between:
- Scheduled Task Operator
- Restore Task Operator
- Taks Viewer
Here you can basically manage the users which are currently present within a group and also if the members of this group do have an admin rights (simple checkbox). Byd efault only Administrator group has this checkbox enabled.
Password Recovery Settings
Users who forgot their passwords can request a temporary password by e-mail.
Changes the UI. There are quite a few languages now.
Allows you checking the logs. You can sort the logs by Date, source, user or by Level.
Allows generating debug report or access the HPE Program log.
Simple page listing different tutorials for enabling SSH on different versions of ESXi starting ESX 4.0 service console. Also you'll find how to enable Virtual disk service (VD service).
Well, that's about it. We've done a little tour of all options. Plenty of them are pretty much useful, so I'd recommend to check it out right after the installation. The e-mail configuration is no brainer, but for example the NFS config, you might want to use different drives/volumes. And anyway, you'll have to go to those settings in order to install your license.
Check HPE VM Explorer product page for more information.
We have more posts about HPE. Check the section below.
More posts about HPE VM Explorer on ESX Virtualization:
- Web Based Interface Only for HPE VM Explorer 6.2
- HPE/Trilead VM Explorer – Backup your first VM
- HPE VM Explorer with StoreOnce – Get 1TB of Deduplicated Storage for Free
- HPE VM Explorer 6.3 now compatible with vSphere 6.5
- HPE VM Explorer Product Settings – [This Post]