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NetVault Plug-in for VMware 13.2.1 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault 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

Target audience

This guide is intended for users who are responsible for the backup and recovery of VMware virtual machines. Familiarity with VMware vCenter and VMware ESXi Server administration and the operating system (OS) under which the virtual machines are running is assumed. Advanced knowledge of VMware would be useful for defining an efficient backup and recovery strategy for the virtual machines.

Recommended additional reading

Quest NetVault Installation Guide: This guide provides information about installing the NetVault Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Administrator’s Guide: This guide provides information about configuring and using NetVault to protect your data. It provides comprehensive information about all NetVault features and functionality.
Quest NetVault Command Line Interface Reference Guide: This guide provides information about using the NetVault command-line utilities.
VMware documentation: You can download the complete set of VMware documentation from http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs. For updated platform-support and vSAN-related information, see the VMware VDDK Release Notes.

Installing the plug-in

About plug-in editions

The Plug‑in for VMware is available in two editions:

ESXi Server Edition: The ESXi Server Edition allows you to add one or more standalone VMware ESXi Servers to protect all virtual machines hosted by these servers. You can deploy this edition on any Windows- or Linux-based NetVault Client. The number of ESXi Servers that you can add to the client depends on the capacity specified in the purchased license.
Enterprise Edition: The Enterprise Edition allows you to add multiple VMware ESXi or VMware vCenter Servers to protect all virtual machines hosted or managed by these servers. You can deploy this edition on any Windows- or Linux-based NetVault Client. You can add any number of ESXi or vCenter Servers to a client that runs the Enterprise Edition of the plug‑in.
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