NetBackup™ Web UI RHV Administrator's Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
- Managing RHV servers
- Configuring secure communication between the Red Hat Virtualization server and NetBackup host
- Add or browse an RHV manager
- Protecting RHV virtual machines
- Recovering RHV virtual machines
- Troubleshooting RHV VM protection and recovery
- API and command line options for RHV
- Using APIs and command line options to manage, protect, or recover RHV virtual machines
- Additional NetBackup options for RHV configuration
Quick configuration checklist to protect Red Hat Virtualization virtual machines
Use NetBackup Web UI to protect the virtual machines that are created on the Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) platform.
You can also use APIs and command line options to protect and recover the RHV VMs.
For more information, See Using APIs and command line options to manage, protect, or recover RHV virtual machines.
The following table describes the high-level steps or a checklist to protect the RHV virtual machines:
Table: Configure and protect RHV virtual machines using NetBackup
Description and reference
Deploy NetBackup to protect RHV VMs
On a very high-level, to protect RHV VMs, you need:
NetBackup master and media servers are supported on any supported server platform of NetBackup, whereas NetBackup client is supported on RHEL, SUSE, or a Windows host.
NetBackup appliance including Flex appliance is also supported as a NetBackup master, media server, or as a client that can act as a backup host.
NetBackup uses an agentless architecture to protect the RHV VMs. The communication between NetBackup and RHV Manager happens throught APIs.
Configure an RHV access host for backup and recovery
An RHV access host acts as a backup host and a recovery host during backup and recovery respectively. The access host is involved in the data movement during the backup and restore operations.
If you plan to use a backup host that is not a NetBackup media server or an appliance, add the backup host to the NetBackuplist.
Enable secure communication between NetBackup and RHV
The following sections contain more information about setting up a secure communication between NetBackup and RHV:
Manage RHV servers and intelligent VM groups
Protect the RHV VMs
Consider setting global limits on the use of RHV resources
When you protect VMs automatically when they are created, over a period of time the number of VMs protected concurrently can grow large. The large number of concurrent backups can affect the RHV performance as well as backup performance.
You can set the global limits to manage the RHV resources efficiently.
The following table describes the high-level steps or a checklist to recover the RHV virtual machines and additional information:
Table: RHV VM recovery and additional information
Description and reference
Removing protection from VMs
Recover the protected RHV VMs
API and command line options to protect RHV VMs
You can use NetBackup APIs or command line options to protect and recover RHV VMs