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vRanger 6.0 - Installation and Upgrade Guide

Introduction to this Guide Before You Install System Requirements And Compatibility Upgrading vRanger Installing vRanger Configuring vRanger Configuring the Virtual Appliance Using the VI Editor

Virtual Machine Backup and Replication

ESX(i) Server1
VCB integration is not supported in this release.

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For basic backup and replication functions, vRanger supports any Guest OS that is supported by VMware. For a complete list, see VMware’s Guest Operating System Installation Guide. For specific feature-level requirements, refer to the “System Requirements” chapter in the vRanger Installation and Upgrade Guide.

The vStorage API components used for Hot Add backup, restore, and replication are not supported by vSphere Standard licensing. To use Hot Add, you must have either vSphere Enterprise or Enterprise Plus licensing.
vRanger’s backup and replication functionality requires the ability to create a snapshot. In certain circumstances, the creation of VM snapshots is not supported by VMware. In these cases, backup and replication of these VMs or disks is not possible. Some common examples are:

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Physical Machine Backup


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Supported Linux File Systems for Linux File-level Recovery

Note: When performing a Linux file-level recovery from a NetVault SmartDisk repository, only the EXT 2, 3 and 4 file systems are supported. LVM is supported by NetVault SmartDisk.
vRanger requires you to recover the Linux files to an intermediate Windows machine. When you recover Linux files to a Windows machine, you will lose the file permissions.

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Feature Level Requirements

Some vRanger features and functions have requirements or limitations that do not apply to the rest of the product. Please review this list to ensure that all requirements are understood. The features and functions described here are:

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