NetBackup™ Web UI RHV Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 9.0)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
      About the NetBackup web UI
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. Monitoring and notifications
      The NetBackup dashboard
  3. Managing RHV servers
      Quick configuration checklist to protect Red Hat Virtualization virtual machines
    2. Configuring secure communication between the Red Hat Virtualization server and NetBackup host
        ECA_TRUST_STORE_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        ECA_CRL_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
        VIRTUALIZATION_CRL_CHECK for NetBackup servers and clients
      About the ports that NetBackup uses to communicate with RHV
    4. Add or browse an RHV manager
        Adding a backup host to the NetBackup master server
        Remove an RHV manager
      Create an intelligent VM group
      Remove an intelligent VM group
      Setting global limits on the use of RHV resources
  4. Protecting RHV virtual machines
      Things to know before you protect RHV virtual machines
      Protect RHV VMs or intelligent VM groups
    3. Edit protection settings for a RHV asset
        Schedules and retention
        Backup options
      Remove protection from VMs or intelligent VM groups
      View the protection status of VMs or intelligent VM groups
  5. Recovering RHV virtual machines
      Things to consider before you recover the RHV virtual machines
      About the pre-recovery check
      Recover an RHV virtual machine
      About the supported virtual disk formats and disk provisioning during VM recovery
  6. Troubleshooting RHV VM protection and recovery
      Troubleshooting tips for NetBackup for RHV
      Error during the RHV virtual machines discovery phase
      Error run into while backing up RHV virtual machines
      Error while restoring RHV virtual machines
  7. API and command line options for RHV
    1. Using APIs and command line options to manage, protect, or recover RHV virtual machines
        Additional information about the rename file
    2. Additional NetBackup options for RHV configuration
        OVIRT_IMAGEIO_INACTIVITY_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers
        RHV_CREATEDISK_TIMEOUT option for NetBackup servers
        RHV_AUTODISCOVERY_INTERVAL option for NetBackup servers

Recover an RHV virtual machine

You can recover a VM to the original location where it existed when it was backed up or to a different location.

To recover a VM

  1. On the left, click RHV.
  2. Locate and click on the VM.
  3. Click the Recovery points tab. In the calendar view on the left, click the date on which the backup occurred.

    The available images are listed in rows with the backup timestamp for each image. The date that is highlighted by green dot has a recovery point for that VM.

  4. On the image you want to recover, click Recover.
  5. To recover to the original location, do not modify the Recovery targets.

    To recover to a different location:

    Modify the Display name. Select the RHV manager and the RHV cluster where you want to recover the VM.

    If you are unable to change the RHV cluster, See Error while restoring RHV virtual machines.

  6. Click Add to add a storage domain and select the appropriate storage domain.

    Select different storage domain for the virtual disks or select Use the same storage domain for all virtual disks to use the same storage domain for all the virtual disks. Click Next.

  7. Review or change the following options:

    Recovery options:

    Overwrite existing virtual machine

    If a VM with the same UUID or same name exists at the destination and if this option is selected then that VM is deleted.

    If a VM with the same UUID or same name exists at the destination and if this option is not selected then the restore fails and an error is displayed.

    Power on after recovery

    Automatically turns on the VM when the recovery is complete.

    Recovery host

    A backup host that you can use during recovery. By default, the recovery host is the backup host that was used during a backup.

    Advanced settings:

    Retain original network configuration

    The restored VM automatically connects to the original network using the retained NICs.

    Do not enable this option if:

    • The network connections on the destination virtual machine have changed since the backup was made.

    • The original virtual machine still exists and a duplicate VM may cause conflicts.

    Create a new VM UUID

    Restores the VM with a new UUID instead of the original UUID.

    Remove tag associations

    Removes the tags which were associated with the VM at the time of backup.

    Format of restored virtual disks:

    Original provision

    Restores the VM's virtual disks with their original provisioning.

    Thick provision

    Configures the restored virtual disks in the thick format. The virtual disk space is pre-allocated when the disk is created.

    Thin provision

    Configures the restored virtual disks in the thin format. Restores only the populated blocks and the new blocks are allocated as required.

  8. Click Next to run the Pre-recovery check.

    The Pre-recovery check validates all the recovery parameters and displays errors, if any. You can fix the errors before starting the recovery.

  9. Click Start recovery.

    If you refresh the display, the Restore activity tab shows the job progress.

    For information on the recovery status codes, see the NetBackup administrator or the NetBackup Status Codes Reference Guide, available here: