NetBackup™ Web UI VMware Administrator's Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
- Managing VMware servers
- Protecting VMs
- VM recovery and instant access
- Troubleshooting VM recovery
Add VMware servers
Use this procedure to add VMware servers and their credentials.
This procedure requires the backup administrator role.
To add VMware servers and their credentials
- On the left, click VMware, then click the VMware Servers tab.
The tab shows the vCenters and ESXi servers that you can access.
- Click + Add to add a server.
- Select the server type and enter its host name, and its credentials.
- Choose a Backup host for validation..
Adding or updating VMware credentials also automatically starts the discovery of the VMware server. When backup host information is provided in the request, it is used to perform validation of credentials as well as for performing the discovery. For discovery, NetBackup 8.1.2 is the minimum version that is supported for a NetBackup media server or client that serves as a backup host. For older versions, backup host credential validation succeeds, but the discovery of VMware servers fails.
- Indicate a Port number for connection.
If the default port number has not been changed on the VMware server, no port specification is required. If the VMware server has been configured to use a different port, specify that port number.
- Click Save.
The discovery of VMs and other objects in the vCenter or ESXi server begins when server credentials are added or updated through the web UI or an API. However, the server's VMs and other objects might not appear in the UI immediately. They appear after the discovery process for the VMware server completes. Discovery also occurs at set intervals. (The default interval is every 8 hours.)
To perform autodiscovery of VMware server objects at a different frequency:
- To enter NetBackup credentials for another VMware server, click + Add.
Information is available about troubleshooting problems that may occur: