Who should use the Symantec System Recovery Management Solution?

Article:TECH154173  |  Created: 2011-02-24  |  Updated: 2014-05-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154173
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This document explains who should use the Symantec System Recovery Management Solution (SSR-MS)


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Who should use the Symantec System Recovery Management Solution?

The Symantec System Recovery Management Solution (SSR-MS) enables centralized management of 20 (or more) Symantec System Recovery (SSR) clients. It replaces earlier management offerings, such as Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) Manager and the BESR Solution for Symantec Management Platform.

Important Note: Customers managing smaller SSR environments should consider using the remote administration feature.  To manage a remote computer, select Add under the Computers menu in the SSR console, or select an already added computer from the list in the Computers menu. For more information, see “Adding remote computers to the Computer List” in the Symantec System Recovery User’s Guide.

SSR-MS simplifies managing large SSR environments by centralizing and automating management tasks. Some of the key features and capabilities that are offered by SSR-MS include:

Dashboard status view - Centrally view the overall status of your entire backup environment.

Policy-based management system - Create and deploy backup policies for multiple systems.

Remote client discovery - Discover systems you want to protect with SSR from a central location.

Remote recovery – Remotely recover a full system to a previous point in time.

Centralized agent distribution - Distribute agent packages across your network from a single console.

Support for SSR-Linux Edition – Manage Windows and Linux clients from the same console.

License deployment - View the license status of SSR clients and centrally deploy licenses.

Storage device monitoring - Monitor the capacity and usage status of backup storage devices.

Offsite Copy management - Centrally manage the transfer of backup data to Offsite Locations for disaster recovery.

Physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion management - Centrally manage automated conversion of Recovery Points to virtual disk format.

Reports – Create custom reports based on your environment criteria.

Remote troubleshooting - Troubleshoot and resolve problems across multiple installations of SSR.

 

 

What editions of SSR and BESR does SSR-MS support?

All core editions of SSR and BESR are supported. These include: Server Edition, Desktop Edition, and Small Business Server Edition, Virtual Edition and the Linux Edition. For more information, see the Symantec System Recovery Software Compatibility List.

SSR-MS Requirements

SSR-MS is designed for large environments (20 or more clients).  It is not recommended for small environments and may require additional hardware and more advanced systems management expertise to implement.

Please note the following system requirements for the SSR-MS:

32-bit operating systems:

Component

Requirements

Processor

Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.0 GHz or faster

RAM

2 GB or more

Available disk space

20 GB or more

Database

Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions of the following SQL servers are supported:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is included on the Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution media.  Symantec recommends that you install Microsoft SQL Server and Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution on separate computers to avoid computer performance issues.

Software

The following must be installed on the computer on which you want to install SSR-MS:

Microsoft Internet Information Services
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (and 8.0 in compatibility view)
Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 or later
Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
Symantec Installation Manager 7.0
Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP5

Note: Installation of SSR-MS is not supported on encrypted file systems.

Note: It is recommended to review the Symantec Management Platform 7 (SMP) user guide before installing.  The SMP user guide can be found at http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2139.

Internet access

High speed Internet access is recommended at the computer where you install SSR-MS.

DVD ROM drive

Required for local installation.



64-bit operating systems:

Component

Requirements

Processor

Dual Processor Dual Core with 2.53 GHz or faster
Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems.

RAM

4 GB or more

Available disk space

20 GB or more

Database

Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions of the following SQL servers are supported:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Note: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is included on the Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution media.  Symantec recommends that you install Microsoft SQL Server and Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution on separate computers to avoid computer performance issues.

Software

The following must be installed on the computer on which you want to install SSR-MS:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition, or Standard Edition
Microsoft Internet Information Services
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5
    Note: The IIS 6.0 compatibility mode must be enabled.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (and 8.0 in compatibility view)
Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 or later
Symantec Installation Manager 7.1
Symantec Management Platform 7.1.

Note: Installation of SSR-MS is not supported on encrypted file systems.

Note: It is recommended to review the Symantec Management Platform 7 (SMP) user guide before installing.  The SMP user guide can be found at http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2139.

 

Internet access

High speed Internet access is recommended at the computer where you install SSR-MS.

DVD ROM drive

Required for local installation.

 

 

 



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