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NetVault Plug-in for Hyper-V 10.5 - User Guide

Configuring settings for a standalone or clustered deployment

Before you start using the plug-in for backups and restores, you must configure the Working Directory. During backup, the plug-in uses this directory as the mount folder and loads the snapshot onto it. If you are configuring the directory for a Virtual Client, this directory applies to all clients managed by that Virtual Client. In addition, this Working Directory holds all the restored files during image-level restore and recovery. This path should be a directory on the Hyper‑V® Server on which the plug-in is installed.
If you are using a Windows Server® 2012 or 2012 R2 environment, an additional option, Show VMs being managed by a cluster, might be visible on the Plug‑in for Hyper‑V tab. This option is only available for a physical machine if the host is part of a Hyper-V Cluster.
In the Navigation Pane, click Create Backup Job, and click Create New next to the Selections list.
From the Actions list, select Configure.
On the Plug‑in for Hyper‑V tab, update the path for the Working Directory if the default — C:\HyperV_APM_Working_Dir — is not acceptable.
If the Show VMs being managed by a cluster option is available, select it only if the host is not managed by a Virtual Client.
If you are configuring a Virtual Client, click the Cluster Management tab, and enter the following information:
Cluster Domain: Enter the Windows® domain of the cluster.
Username: Enter the account name that has the permission and privileges required for administering the cluster and Hyper-V®; that is, a domain-administrator account.
Password: Enter the password associated with the user specified in the preceding field.

Enabling communication between hosts in clustered environment

cd <NetVaultBackupInstallDirectory>\util
The default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\NetVault Backup\util or the corresponding directory under C:\Program Files.
nvclientaccess -client <clientName> -password <clientPassword>
where <clientName> is the name of the next physical client that was added to the Virtual Client and <clientPassword> is the same one that you specified when you added the client to the NetVault Backup Server.
For example, if you have three hosts, run nvclientaccess -client <clientName> password <clientPassword> on Host1 with <clientName> as Host2. Run nvclientaccess -client <clientName> password <clientPassword> again on Host1 with <clientName> as Host3.

Backing up data

Backing up data: an overview

Backups cannot be performed if the Hyper‑V® Server or Cluster is in maintenance mode or inaccessible.
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