Tag Archives: Windows Server

Install NetVault Client On Windows Server

In the previous post, I share how to install the NetVault Backup Server and create a media target called Virtual Tape Library (VTL). I will protect the Domain Controller that I already created. Before I can backup the target client, I need to install the NetVault Client.

The trial can be download here.

Steps:

  • Run the NetVault Client for Windows.
  • Set the language and click OK.
  • Install all the required Microsoft Visual C++. If the Windows already updated, the required software will not appear.
  • Click Next.
  • Click “I accept the agreement” and click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • I left the password section blank and click Next.
  • Review the details and click Next.
  • Wait until the installation finish.
  • The installation is completed. Click Finish.
  • Below show the NetVault Service on Client.

The NetVault Client is ready. Lets add the client to the NetVault Backup Server and protect it.

Install NetVault Backup Server 13.0 on Windows Server

Quest NetVault Backup Software is a set of data protection software. It can be used to protect data and software application in physical and virtual environments from central management interface. It support heterogenous environment such as Windows, *nix, VMware, Hyper-V, MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, NDMP, Exchange, DB2, and etc.

The trial can be download here.

Network Setup:

  • Hostname: nvbu
  • IP Address: 192.168.0.200
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway: 192.168.0.1
  • DNS: 192.168.0.10

Steps:

  • Run the installer.
  • Set the language and click OK.
  • Install the required Microsoft Visual C++. If the Windows already updated, the required software will not appear.
  • Click Next.
  • Select “I accept the agreement” and click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Set the password and click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Set the password and click Next.
  • Review the information and click Next.
  • Wait until the installation complete.
  • Click Finish.
  • Run the Quest from Start Menu.
  • By default the admin username didn’t have password. Type username admin and click Sign In.
  • Below show the NetVault Backup Server Interface.

NetVault Backup Server is ready.

Configure Reverse Lookup Zone

Reverse Lookup Zone is part of DNS feature that really help during network troubleshooting. Example: Need to get hostname information based on IP Address.

Below show the nslookup result if Reverse Lookup Zone is not configure.

Steps:

  • Expand the AD01. Select the Reverse Lookup Zones. Right Click and click New Zone.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter the Network ID (Network Segment). Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • Below show the Reverse Lookup Zone successfully configure.
  • Expand Forward Lookup Zones > [Domain Name]
  • Select the record. Right Click > Properties.
  • Tick “Update associated pointer (PTR) record”. Click Apply and OK.
  • Select the zone under Reverse Lookup Zones. Refresh the zone. The record is update automatically.
  • Below show the nslookup on IP Address is work.

Configure DNS

Early setup AD DS, the DNS features is enable by default. The domain controller currently didn’t have an internet connection. The DNS value is set to loopback ip address 127.0.0.1

Steps:

  • From Start Menu > Windows Administrative Tools > Open the DNS.
  • Select the AD. Right Click > Click Properties.
  • Click on Forwarders > Edit…
  • Enter the Public DNS and click OK.
  • Click Apply and OK.

Now the domain controller have the internet connection.

Below show the ping result to yahoo.com

Add Active Directory Domain Service

Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) also known as Domain Controller. All users and computer in the domain can be manage through it. Normally administrator use it to perform activity like authorize, authenticate, security policy and etc.

Network setup:

  • IP Address: 192.168.0.10
  • Netmask: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway 192.168.0.1
  • DNS: 172.0.0.1
  • Hostname: ad01
  • Timezone: (UTC +08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singpapore
  • Domain: hadiyahyalab.com

Steps:

  • Run Server Manager.
  • Click Add Roles and Features.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Tick Active Directory Domain Services.
  • Click Add Features. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Install.
  • Wait until the installation finish.
  • Click Promote this server to a domain controller.
  • Since this is the first domain controller. Select Add a new forest. Enter the Root domain name. Click Next.
  • Select the function level and set the DSRM password. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • NetBIOS will discovered automatically the name. Change it if necessary. Click Next.
  • Click Next.
  • Review and click Next.
  • View the result and click Install.
  • Wait until the installation finish.
  • Once the installation complete. It will force signed out and restart.
  • Login with domain user.

Below show the AD DS is successfully install.

Clean Up Clone Windows Using SYSPREP

Before the clone VM with Windows Operating System can be use, it need to be “generalized”. SYSPREP (System Preparation Tool) is a tools from Microsoft.

Steps:

  • Open the Run, type sysprep and hit Enter.
  • Double the sysprep application.
  • Select as below and click OK.
  • Wait for the reboot process.
  • Complete the information require during this setup.
  • Click Accept.
  • Set the password and click Finish.
  • The guest operating system is ready to use.

By using the VMware Clone Feature and Windows Tool Sysprep the VM creation and OS installation time can be save.