Scheduling a backup job
With a VMware® vCenter™ and a Repository configured, the next step is to schedule a backup job.
You may select any vCenter object — VM, Host, Datacenter, and so on — or a physical server.
|Click the Add
drop-down menu, and then click Backup Job
For more information about the Backup Wizard or available options, see Backup.
Scheduling a replication job
With a VMware® vCenter™ and a VA or VAs — if necessary — configured, the next step is to configure a replication job.
|Click the Add
drop-down menu, and then click Replication Job.
Differential is the most common option.
For more information about the Replication Wizard or available options, see Replicate VMs.
Before configure vRanger, confirm that you have access to all user names, passwords, and root passwords for the VMware® ESXi™ hosts that you intend to use.
vRanger requires some basic configurations to ensure that the software functions properly. You complete the initial configuration through the Startup Wizard, which starts when you first install vRanger. If you would rather configure settings through the menu commands and icons on the main vRanger screen, you can do so. In either case, you can revise the settings at any time.
After completing the basic configuration process, you can use either the Startup Wizard or the Configuration Options dialog box to manage your settings. Although the Configuration Options dialog box offers some functionality that the Startup Wizard does not, you can use either method to manage host licensing or email server data. Only the Configuration Options dialog box lets you manage resources on the task level. Given the role that tasks play in making backup and restore jobs, this resource is vital.
Configuring vRanger through the Startup Wizard
You must set up an email Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server to enable notification during job creation. Later in this process, on the Email Notification Selection page, you have the option of choosing recipients. A plain text email is sent after the job completes. The notification includes the job results, if you select that option.
To configure vRanger though the Startup Wizard, complete the following tasks and processes: