Set up the IDrive BMR device

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Purpose

Set up your IDrive BMR device and get started with onsite bare-metal disaster recovery.

Description

Set up your IDrive BMR device and get started with onsite bare-metal disaster recovery. The detailed step-by-step instructions will help you install and start using the IDrive BMR device.

You will require the following items:

  • IDrive BMR device and AC power cable (included in the shipment)
  • Ethernet cable with RJ45 connector (not included in the shipment)

Unpack and inspect your shipment

Once you receive the BMR device and other hardware components, unbox and inspect it thoroughly for any damage that could have occurred during shipping.

The package will include:

  • The IDrive BMR device
  • A rack-mounting kit (6TB models and higher)
  • An AC power cable
  • A product information guide

Physical installation

To set up the IDrive BMR device,

  1. Mount the device using the racking guide
    Note: This step is relevant only for 6 TB and higher models as they come with a rack-mount form factor.
  2. Connect the power cable and the Ethernet cable to any of the two RJ45 connectors at the back of the device to your network switch/router. The third RJ45 connector that is a bit further from the other two is for IPMI access. Connecting an additional ethernet cable to this port is recommended but not required.
    Note: 4 TB models and below will only have 1 RJ45 ethernet port.
  3. Connect a monitor to the device and press the power button on the front panel to switch on the device.
  4. Once the device has completed the start-up process, the dashboard will be displayed automatically on the monitor along with the BMR device IP. Make a note of the IP address.
  5. You can access the web interface of your IDrive BMR device from any network via cloud manage. Sign in to www.idrive.com with your IDrive BMR credentials and navigate to the ‘All BMR Devices’ tab. All your BMR devices are listed there. Click the ‘Connect’ button corresponding to the required device to establish browser-based access to the device interface.
    (Alternatively, you can also access the device interface from any computer that is on the same LAN as the BMR device by navigating to bmrdevice.idrive.com on your browser, and clicking the ‘Connect’ button corresponding to the BMR device.)
  6. Once you set up your BMR device, you can initiate backups easily. Follow the backup instructions to add your physical machines and VMware servers and initiate a backup.
    Note: It is recommended that you change the default admin password once you log in. To update the admin password, click on ‘Admin’ in the top right corner of the dashboard, then click ‘Change Password’.

Firewall details

Following network ports are to be used for IDrive BMR device, client devices, Cloud Manage, and Cloud Replication:

For IDrive BMR device

Port

Usage

Incoming/Outgoing

55414

HTTP web interface

Incoming

35623

UDP broadcast for discovery

Outgoing

For client devices

Port

Usage

35622

UDP broadcasts for discovery

35623

Commands and image backups

For Cloud Manage

Port

Usage

Protocol

5349

bmrturn.idrivelite.com

UDP & TCP - Inbound/Outbound

For Partner Manage

Port

Usage

Incoming/Outgoing

443

us-west-1.idrivetunnel.com

TCP & TLS Outbound

443

accessbmr.idrive.com

TCP Outbound

For Cloud Replication

Port

Usage

Protocol

443

bmroregon.idrive.com

TCP - Outbound