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arcserve-KB : How to create a bootable D2D BMR USB stick in D2D 16.5

Last Update: 2016-04-25 14:25:42 UTC

Description: Starting from version 16.5 of CA ARCserve D2D the BMR ISO is not provided with the product and needs to be created separately by the user. This way it will help the customer create a complete and robust BMR ISO Image or BMR USB Stick both of which also includes the third party drivers and the languages of the choice.

The BMR USB stick method creates an ISO image and burns it directly onto a portable USB stick for storage. The bootable stick can then be used to initialize the new computer system and allow the bare metal recovery process to begin. To ensure that the saved image is always the most up-to-date version, it is a good practice to create a new ISO image every time CA ARCserve D2D is updated.

Note: when performing a BMR on a virtual machine (VM), the ISO image can directly be attached to the VM to start the BMR process without having to first burn it onto a CD/DVD.

Solution: Please follow the below steps to create the BMR USB Stick

Right Click on the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon which is seen in the System Tray.


 Note: - If the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon is not found in the system tray,  select it from Start -> All Programs -> CA -> CA ARCserve D2D -> CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon. Now the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon should be visible in the System Tray.

2.    Select Advanced and click on Create Boot Kit

3.    The Create boot kit option can also be accessed directly from the Start Menu

Go to Start – All Programs – CA – ARCserve D2D – Create Boot Kit

4.    The Create boot kit for Bare Metal Recovery screen comes up as below

5.    On this Screen any one of the two available options can be selected.

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 are not supported to create a BMR ISO image. For these operating systems, you can use Windows Vista SP1, Windows 2003 SP2, or a later version of Windows to create your BMR ISO image.

Windows 8

When launched, the utility immediately checks the computer to determine if the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is already installed. Windows ADK is a Microsoft tool that lets you deploy Windows operating systems to computers.

Note: The Windows ADK can be installed on the computers running the following operating systems:

-      Windows 7

-      Windows Server 2008

-      Windows Server 2008 R2

-      Windows 8

-      Windows Server 2012

Windows 7

When launched, the utility immediately checks the computer to determine if the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) is already installed. Windows AIK is a Microsoft tool that lets you deploy Windows operating systems to computers.

Note: The Windows AIK for Windows 7 can be installed on the computers running the following operating systems:

-      Windows 2003 SP2

-      Windows Vista SP1

-      Windows 7

-      Windows Server 2008

-      Windows Server 2008 R2

6.    Upon selecting the Windows 8 option, If Windows ADK is already installed, the utility will advance to the Select the Boot Kit Method screen to let you continue creating the boot kit.

If the Windows ADK is not installed the below prompt comes up informing that Windows Assessment and Development Kit (ADK) is required for this option

>   Click Next

>   If the Windows ADK (Assessment and Development Kit) is not installed on the machine then the below prompt comes up.

>   Click OK and then click Click here link on the previous screen to download the (Windows Assessment and Development Kit)

>   Install the Assessment and Development Kit ADK and click on Next

7.     During the start of the boot kit creation process the second option that can be selected is Windows 7 

8.    Upon selecting the Windows 7 option, If Windows AIK is already installed; the utility will advance to the Select the Boot Kit Method screen and will continue creating the boot kit. If the Windows AIK is not found on the machine the below prompt comes up informing that Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 is required for this option

>   Click Next

>   If Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 is not installed the below prompt appears

>   Click OK and then click Click Here on the previous screen to download the Windows Assessment and Development Kit (AIK) and click Next

9.    At this point there are two options available either to create a bootable BMR ISO image or bootable BMR USB Stick

10.    To create bootable BMR USB disk select ‘Create Bootable BMR USB disk’ and click next

Note: On this screen there is check box to specify the BMR image platform. If the required BMR is image is for x86 platform then x86 box can selected and for x64 the x64 box can be selected. If the BMR image should support both the platforms then both the boxes can be selected

Note: Please read carefully the information given on the above screen

>   Specify the path to the USB stick and click on Next

11.    The above warning comes up if the USB stick contains files. Click OK if you want to continue with overwriting the files

12.    Select the desired language or languages  and click Next

13.    On the Specify drivers screen click on the Include local drivers tab and add additional drivers into the BMR USB stick and click Next

14.    Click on Finish once the BMR USB disk is created successfully

Also refer to the link below to know how to create the bootable BMR ISO in D2D 16.5

Note: If the BMR is done using the BMR USB Stick then the BMR USB Stick needs to be prepared or made active before the BMR starts.

Please refer to the document  link below to know how the BMR USB stick is prepare or made active before the BMR is started using the USB stick

https://arcserve.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202771115

Also refer to the link below to know how to create bootable BMR ISO in D2D 16.5

https://arcserve.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201983729

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