Veritas NetBackup™ 8.0 Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-07-13
  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.0
  2. Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Installation overview for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      Using consistent vCenter naming with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client on an additional vSphere Web Client server
    6.  
      Registering the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client with additional vCenter servers
    7.  
      Un-registering the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    8.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    9.  
      Disabling the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    10. Configuration overview for the NetBackup Recovery Wizard (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
      1.  
        Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      2.  
        Revoking an authorization token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      3.  
        Listing all current authentication tokens for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      4.  
        Authorizing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client to restore virtual machines
      5.  
        Permissions on the NetBackup vSphere Web Client plug-in authentication token file may need to be changed
      6.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  3. Monitoring backup status
    1.  
      Setting vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      Summary display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    5.  
      Events display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup tab for backup reporting (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  4. Restoring virtual machines
    1.  
      Configuring settings for the virtual machine recovery
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup recovery wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Virtual Machine Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      2.  
        Image Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      3.  
        Destination Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      4.  
        Transport Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      5.  
        Disk Provision screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      7.  
        Network Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      8.  
        Pre-Recovery Check screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
    5. NetBackup Instant Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Selecting virtual machines for instant recovery
      2.  
        Selecting backup images for instant recovery
      3.  
        Selecting the destination for instant recovery
      4.  
        Setting virtual machine options
      5.  
        Reviewing recovery settings
    6.  
      Cleaning the recovery environment and releasing the NetBackup resources
  5. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client does not find any backup images in the listed events
    3.  
      The NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client does not find a particular backup image
    4.  
      Mismatch in vCenter server name (uppercase vs. lowercase letters) causes the VMware connectivity test to fail
    5.  
      IR operation is not complete due to NFS mount limit exceed
    6.  
      Instant recovery-ready backup images are not available for selection
    7.  
      vCenter server and NetBackup master server names are not available for search
    8.  
      Preferred IR-destination options are not saved
    9.  
      Virtual machine display name conflicts are not shown before the pre-recovery check
    10.  
      Reasons for failure of pre-recovery checks
    11.  
      Too much time taken to populate the list of NetBackup master servers
    12.  
      NetBackup plug-in not shown in vSphere Web Client portal even after registration
    13.  
      Correct NetBackup master server does not show up for selection for a given vCenter server on the IR wizard
    14.  
      Error stack displayed in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  6. Appendix A. Instant recovery operations
    1.  
      Instant recovery events for non-available virtual machines
    2.  
      Port usage for the plug-in
    3.  
      Best practices for instant recovery operations

About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client

With the NetBackup plug-in, you can use vSphere Web Client to monitor the backups of virtual machines that vCenter servers manage. You can also recover a virtual machine from a backup.

You can use the plug-in to do the following:

  • View the backup status of virtual machines at various vSphere levels. For example: Datacenter, resource pool, ESXi host.

  • View messages that are related to backups, such as snapshot deletion failure.

  • Sort and filter the backup information and export the information for analysis.

  • Recover virtual machines. (The recovery feature and the instant recovery feature are optional and are not required for monitoring virtual machine backups.)

  • Instantly recover and power on a virtual machine.

Figure: vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in shows a NetBackup and VMware environment with the plug-in.

Figure: vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in

vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in
Support for ESX and ESXi

NetBackup for VMware supports both ESX and ESXi servers. In this document, any reference to ESXi also refers to ESX.

Note that VMware no longer supports ESX in the latest versions of vSphere.

For the VMware versions that the NetBackup plug-in supports, see the following document:

Support for NetBackup in virtual environments

See the following topics for additional information:

See Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client.

See Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Web Client.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.0
  2. Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Installation overview for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      Using consistent vCenter naming with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client on an additional vSphere Web Client server
    6.  
      Registering the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client with additional vCenter servers
    7.  
      Un-registering the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    8.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    9.  
      Disabling the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    10. Configuration overview for the NetBackup Recovery Wizard (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
      1.  
        Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      2.  
        Revoking an authorization token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      3.  
        Listing all current authentication tokens for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      4.  
        Authorizing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client to restore virtual machines
      5.  
        Permissions on the NetBackup vSphere Web Client plug-in authentication token file may need to be changed
      6.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  3. Monitoring backup status
    1.  
      Setting vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      Summary display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    5.  
      Events display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup tab for backup reporting (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  4. Restoring virtual machines
    1.  
      Configuring settings for the virtual machine recovery
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup recovery wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Virtual Machine Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      2.  
        Image Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      3.  
        Destination Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      4.  
        Transport Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      5.  
        Disk Provision screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      7.  
        Network Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      8.  
        Pre-Recovery Check screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
    5. NetBackup Instant Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Selecting virtual machines for instant recovery
      2.  
        Selecting backup images for instant recovery
      3.  
        Selecting the destination for instant recovery
      4.  
        Setting virtual machine options
      5.  
        Reviewing recovery settings
    6.  
      Cleaning the recovery environment and releasing the NetBackup resources
  5. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client does not find any backup images in the listed events
    3.  
      The NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client does not find a particular backup image
    4.  
      Mismatch in vCenter server name (uppercase vs. lowercase letters) causes the VMware connectivity test to fail
    5.  
      IR operation is not complete due to NFS mount limit exceed
    6.  
      Instant recovery-ready backup images are not available for selection
    7.  
      vCenter server and NetBackup master server names are not available for search
    8.  
      Preferred IR-destination options are not saved
    9.  
      Virtual machine display name conflicts are not shown before the pre-recovery check
    10.  
      Reasons for failure of pre-recovery checks
    11.  
      Too much time taken to populate the list of NetBackup master servers
    12.  
      NetBackup plug-in not shown in vSphere Web Client portal even after registration
    13.  
      Correct NetBackup master server does not show up for selection for a given vCenter server on the IR wizard
    14.  
      Error stack displayed in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  6. Appendix A. Instant recovery operations
    1.  
      Instant recovery events for non-available virtual machines
    2.  
      Port usage for the plug-in
    3.  
      Best practices for instant recovery operations

About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client

With the NetBackup plug-in, you can use vSphere Web Client to monitor the backups of virtual machines that vCenter servers manage. You can also recover a virtual machine from a backup.

You can use the plug-in to do the following:

  • View the backup status of virtual machines at various vSphere levels. For example: Datacenter, resource pool, ESXi host.

  • View messages that are related to backups, such as snapshot deletion failure.

  • Sort and filter the backup information and export the information for analysis.

  • Recover virtual machines. (The recovery feature and the instant recovery feature are optional and are not required for monitoring virtual machine backups.)

  • Instantly recover and power on a virtual machine.

Figure: vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in shows a NetBackup and VMware environment with the plug-in.

Figure: vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in

vSphere Web Client with NetBackup plug-in
Support for ESX and ESXi

NetBackup for VMware supports both ESX and ESXi servers. In this document, any reference to ESXi also refers to ESX.

Note that VMware no longer supports ESX in the latest versions of vSphere.

For the VMware versions that the NetBackup plug-in supports, see the following document:

Support for NetBackup in virtual environments

See the following topics for additional information:

See Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client.

See Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Web Client.

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