Veritas NetBackup™ 8.0 Plug-in for VMware vCenter Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-07-13
  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vCenter
    2.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.0
    3.  
      Notes and recommendations on the NetBackup plug-in
    4.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in
  2. Installing the NetBackup Plug-in for vCenter
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    2.  
      Configuration overview for the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    3.  
      Consistent naming for the vCenter server
    4.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    6.  
      Disabling or uninstalling the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    7.  
      Manually unregistering the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
  3. Monitoring backup status
    1. Configure the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter for backup monitoring
      1.  
        Installing an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority
      2.  
        Installing the trusted SSL certificate
      3.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Client
    3.  
      Summary display
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display
    5.  
      Events display
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup tab for backup reporting
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status
  4. Recovering virtual machines
    1. Configure the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
      1. Creating an authentication token
        1.  
          Revoking an authorization token
        2.  
          Listing all current authorization tokens
      2.  
        Authorizing the plug-in to restore virtual machines
      3.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines
    2.  
      Notes on restoring virtual machines with the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Select source virtual machine
      2.  
        Select Backup
      3.  
        Destination Options
      4.  
        Transport Modes
      5.  
        Disk Options
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options
      7.  
        Network Connectivity Options
      8.  
        Recovery Summary
  5. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      The NetBackup vCenter plug-in does not appear in vSphere Client
    2.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup vCenter plug-in
    3.  
      The Network Properties screen in the Deploy OVF Template wizard does not display properly
    4.  
      The Veritas NetBackup tab is blank
    5.  
      The Recovery Wizard does not find any backup images
    6.  
      The Recovery Wizard does not find a particular backup image

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.

See How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizard.

Figure: VMware environment with NetBackup plug-in shows a VMware environment with NetBackup servers and the NetBackup plug-in.

Figure: VMware environment with NetBackup plug-in

VMware environment 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:

Support for NetBackup in virtual environments

See the following topics for additional information:

See Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter.

See Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Client.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vCenter
    2.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.0
    3.  
      Notes and recommendations on the NetBackup plug-in
    4.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in
  2. Installing the NetBackup Plug-in for vCenter
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    2.  
      Configuration overview for the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    3.  
      Consistent naming for the vCenter server
    4.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    6.  
      Disabling or uninstalling the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
    7.  
      Manually unregistering the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter
  3. Monitoring backup status
    1. Configure the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter for backup monitoring
      1.  
        Installing an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority
      2.  
        Installing the trusted SSL certificate
      3.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Client
    3.  
      Summary display
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display
    5.  
      Events display
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup tab for backup reporting
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status
  4. Recovering virtual machines
    1. Configure the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
      1. Creating an authentication token
        1.  
          Revoking an authorization token
        2.  
          Listing all current authorization tokens
      2.  
        Authorizing the plug-in to restore virtual machines
      3.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines
    2.  
      Notes on restoring virtual machines with the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Select source virtual machine
      2.  
        Select Backup
      3.  
        Destination Options
      4.  
        Transport Modes
      5.  
        Disk Options
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options
      7.  
        Network Connectivity Options
      8.  
        Recovery Summary
  5. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      The NetBackup vCenter plug-in does not appear in vSphere Client
    2.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup vCenter plug-in
    3.  
      The Network Properties screen in the Deploy OVF Template wizard does not display properly
    4.  
      The Veritas NetBackup tab is blank
    5.  
      The Recovery Wizard does not find any backup images
    6.  
      The Recovery Wizard does not find a particular backup image

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.

See How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizard.

Figure: VMware environment with NetBackup plug-in shows a VMware environment with NetBackup servers and the NetBackup plug-in.

Figure: VMware environment with NetBackup plug-in

VMware environment 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:

Support for NetBackup in virtual environments

See the following topics for additional information:

See Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vCenter.

See Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Client.

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