Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 installation – pt.1

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Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 is an application focused on data protection of virtual environments supporting the latest release of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Easy to use with an intuitive web interface, VM Explorer offers all the features needed by the administrators to keep data safe: backup, replica, restore, file level restore and instant VM recovery.

 

Blog series

Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 installation – pt.1
Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 setup – pt.2
Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 backup VMs – pt.3
Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 replication – pt.4
Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 restore VMs – pt.5

 

Install VM Explorer

From Trilead web site download latest release of VM Explorer then run the installer. Click Next to continue.

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Accept the EULA by flagging the I accept the terms in the License Agreement option then click Next.

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Leave default installation folder then click Next.

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Click Install to start the installation.

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Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 is being installed.

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Flag Launch VMX now option then click Finish.

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When the Starter opens, select Web Interface option.

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Setup Web Server

In the configuration window, enter the Hostname or IP and Enable https option. You can Browse for an existing SSL certificates or generate a new one. Click New to generate a new certificate.

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The application generates a self-signed certificates to be installed on the local machine. Click OK to proceed.

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The new certificate has been created and installed on the local machine. Click OK to continue.

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Click on Trilead VM Explorer HTTPS Certificate to see the details. Flag Enable automatic redirect from http port 80 to https option to establish a secure communication with the server and enable Start Web Server Automatically option as well. Click Start button to start the Web Server.

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The Web Server has been started. Click OK to continue.

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In the Running on field is displayed the Web Server address. Since the admin password hasn’t been set yet, enter the New Administrator password then click Change password.

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The new password has been updated. Click OK to continue.

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Click Start and Save to save the configuration and start the Web Console.

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A new feature of VM Explorer 6.0 is the localization of the web interface in three languages. From the menu select the preferred language.

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Click Save to set the language of the web interface.

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Enter admin credentials then click Login.

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Add license

First step to do after accessing the Web Console is the installation of the license. Click on Install License button.

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In the License Manager tab, paste the license received from Trilead then click Activate New License.  Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 is available also as 10-day trial.

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Click OK to continue.

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Under the Current License section you can see the license edition installed.

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Configure email notifications

Select E-Mail Default Settings tab to configure the email parameters to receive application alerts. Click Save when completed.

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Configure Active Directory

To grant AD users permissions to manage VM Explorer, select Active Directory tab and click Add to connect the Active Directory in use.

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Enter the Domain Name and the Domain Controller then click Test Connection to verify the specified parameters.

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Type the Domain Administrator credentials and click OK.

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If the test completed successfully click OK.

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Click Add to add the tested Domain Name.

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The Active Directory domain is now displayed in the list.

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Select the Users tab and click Add Active Directory Users to access the AD users list.

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Select the previously added Domain Name and click on Retrieve Users button.

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Type the Domain Administrator credentials and click OK.

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Select the needed Usernames then click Add.

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Select the added users and assign the correct group selecting the role from the Add selected Users to Group drop down menu.

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Click Add to save the selected users and groups.

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In the Users tab the local and selected Active Directory users are displayed.

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The Trilead VM Explorer 6.0 installation is now complete. Part 2 will cover the configuration of the virtual environment components in the application.

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