NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware 12.3 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware Installing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Defining a backup strategy Using the image-level backup method Using the file-level backup method Restoring image-level backups Restoring file-level backups Troubleshooting

Configuring the plug-in

Adding a server

Before you can use the plug-in for backups and restores, you must add the applicable VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Servers to the plug-in. You must then configure a user account to log in to the server.

Standalone ESXi Server setup: In a VMware environment that consists of one or more ESXi Servers, add the individual hosts to the plug-in, and configure a user account for each server.
Cluster setup: In a cluster setup managed by a vCenter Server, add the vCenter Server to the plug-in, and configure a user account for this server.
NOTE: The Plug‑in for VMware supports an ESXi Server that is in Lockdown mode if the host is managed by a vCenter Server.
Click Create Backup Job.
Click Guided Configuration. On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create Backup Jobs.
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To open the NetVault Backup Selections page, click Create New next to the Selections list.
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Click VMware Plugin, and select Add Server from the context menu.
Table 1. Add Server

Server Name

In a standalone server setup, type a name for the ESXi Server.

In a cluster setup, type a name for the vCenter Server.

The server name must be unique. If you do not provide a name, the plug-in uses the Server Address as the server name. For a cluster setup, Quest strongly recommends that you use a generic name for the cluster instead of using a name associated with the machine on which the cluster resides. This generic name improves portability and policy management across all affected clients.

You cannot change the server name after it is configured.

Server Address

In a standalone server setup, type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the ESXi Server.

In a cluster setup, type the FQDN of the vCenter Server.

You can also specify the IP address of the server, but using FQDN is the preferred method.

Port Number

If you want to use a custom port number, type it here. Otherwise, the plug-in uses 443 as the default port.

User

Specify a user account that can be used to log in to the configured server. The user account must have privileges to register or create virtual machines.

Password

Type the password for the user account.

Reconfiguring a server

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Start the Backup Job Wizard, and click Create New next to the Selections list.
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Click the ESXi or vCenter Server, and select Edit Server from the context menu.
For more information about these settings, see Add Server. In the Edit Server dialog box, the server name is displayed as a read-only setting.

Removing a server

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Start the Backup Job Wizard, and click Create New next to the Selections list.
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Click the ESXi or vCenter Server, and select Remove Server from the context menu.
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