What is ActiveVisor™？
ActiveVisor™ manages and monitors the state of ActiveImage Protector™ agents for system administrators to maintain system continuity. By collecting information from distributed agents over the network, ActiveVisor™ provides a visual representation of overall system protection, sends email notifications of client backup status, monitors storage space availability of devices, and can administer deployment of agents, schedules, and tasks. System administrators save time, and reduce costs by managing ActiveImage Protector™ agent settings providing peace of mind that continuous and reliable backups are performed. ActiveVisor is provided at no additional charge to ActiveImage Protector™ users who have valid annual support service contracts. ActiveVisor™ is provided at no additional charge to ActiveImage Protector™ users who have valid annual maintenance contracts. ActiveVisor™ is provided at no additional charge to ActiveImage Protector™ users who have valid annual maintenance contracts.
Advantages of ActiveVisor™
- System administrators can save time by managing backup source machine settings from a single console.
- Administrators can manage the client machines from any location by using the browser-based console.
- In the event of a system failure, ActiveVisor™ is built with a simplified user interface that displays a table with information on machine specific failures so that system recovery can be initiated immediately.
- When an unexpected delay in the backup task occurs, the console displays an easy-to-understand metric of backup status.
The dashboard window provides a graphical representation of computers on the network, ActiveImage Protector’s client machines, and visually draws attention to the status of task execution.
Managed Client Grouping
Clients can be grouped for management purposes. Groups can be rearranged, if necessary, based on changes to a systems configuration.
Detailed and Flexible Scheduling
Schedules may be configured based on individual client requirements, or apply a predefined scheduled template to deploy a pattern-based backup schedule to groups of clients.
Monitor client status
ActiveVisor™ provides a monitoring feature enabling you to monitor the backup status, task execution and client status. Using the monitoring panel separate from ActiveVisor™console displays a list of the target clients for constant monitoring of the latest changes occurring on the clients.
Collect log information
By regularly collecting information from distributed agents on client machines over the network, ActiveVisor™ displays task execution logs for managed clients, and provides pre-emptive information such as insufficient space for storage management.
Creating templates for Agentless backup
The Template Wizard guides you through creating ActiveImage Protector™ Agentless (HyperAgent™) backup templates. This streamlines the backup setting process by deploying the created backup templates with the configured settings to the selected virtual machines.
Deploy templates to client PCs
Create Backup Task, Schedule, vStandby and Client Settings Templates for deployment to the managed clients individually or in a batch to a number of selected clients at once. I
The Push Installer locates unmanaged machines in the domain or workgroup and remotely pushes ActiveImage Protector™ to the unmanaged client machine. Push installing ActiveImage Protector™ software patches and updates to client machine are also available.
In the event of a system failure, ActiveVisor™ provides table views illustrating where the failure occurred, so the affected system can be recovered quickly.
Computer Security Settings
Please make sure that the settings are configured for computers as follows before starting management/data communication :
- Firewall Setting [Windows Management Interface (WMI)] option is enabled.
- Configure firewall setting for Group Policy [Allow inbound remote administration exception] option is enabled in [Network] – [Network Connection] – [Windows Firewall].
In order to push installation / uninstallation / updating ActiveImage Protector, please make sure of the following settings :
- Firewall Setting: Allow [File and Printer Sharing]
- Firewall settings are configured via Group Policy: Go to [Network] – [Network Connection] – [Windows Firewall] and enable [Allow inbound file and printer sharing exception].