Our very own Shane Brasher just released another new video, this one covering the steps to perform a System State restore using DPM 2010 to a target server should it need a system state repair. You can view it here below or at the link here.
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This video clearly shows that booting off the MS windows 2008 R2 System disk will allows the user to direct or “point to” a windows share that contains the recovered vhd file or files generated by DPM for system recovery. Ten minutes in, you can clearly see the user typing in the network share location, the user gets the prompt to enter the credentials for that share, the system connects to the share and the recovery process continues. This entire process is predicated on the fact that this instance of the VM has access to a DHCP server so all virtual network cards can be assigned an IP address and intern connect to the network share.
What can be done in an environment that doesn’t contain a DHCP server? Can you list KB articles that address this issue or any other material that is designed to support this circumstance?
How can a recovery disk be built that will have the correct network configurations to connect to an off site network?
Is there any process that will allow DPM the ability to build a single VHD file from the myriad of files bare metal recovery creates? This will, of course, then allow me to move this file access the network to an available Hyper-V server and intern be connected to the associated VM?
If you do not have access to a DHCP server, then right before choosing to search the network, add the following steps:
1. Press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt window.
2. Type ipconfig <enter> and note the network connection name (most likely "Local Area Connection" and possibly a number.
3. Type Netsh <enter>
4. Type Interface <enter>
5. Type Tcp <enter>
6. Type Ipv4 <enter>
7. Type set address "Local Area Connection" static 10.0.0.10 255.222.255.0 10.0.0.1 <enter>
In the last line:
"Local Area Connection" = the adapter name discovered in Step 2
10.0.0.10 = IP address you want to use
255.255.255.0 = subnet mask for the IP
10.0.0.1 = default gateway
Once done, you most likely need to connect to the IP address where the files are but this should get you connected without a DHCP server and you can then continue on from there.