Veritas NetBackup™ 8.0 Plug-in for VMware vCenter Guide
- Introduction and notes
- Installing the NetBackup Plug-in for vCenter
- Monitoring backup status
- Configure the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter for backup monitoring
- Recovering virtual machines
- Configure the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
- NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vCenter
With the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter, you can use vSphere Client to monitor virtual machine backups and 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 is optional and is not required for monitoring virtual machine backups.)
The backup information appears on the Veritas NetBackup tab in the vSphere Client interface.
You can start a virtual machine recovery from any of several points in the vSphere Client interface.
Figure: VMware environment with NetBackup plug-in shows a VMware environment with NetBackup servers and the NetBackup plug-in.
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 topics for additional information: