Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide
- Required tasks: overview
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with VMware
- Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware
- Configure NetBackup policies for VMware
- VMware backup options
- Exclude Disks tab
- Configure a VMware Intelligent Policy
- Reduce the size of backups
- Back up virtual machines
- Use Accelerator to back up virtual machines
- Restore virtual machines
- Restoring the full VMware virtual machine
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialog boxes (restore to original location)
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialogs boxes (restore to alternate location)
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using Backup, Archive, and Restore
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using NetBackup commands
- Restoring individual VMware virtual machine files
- Browse and search virtual machines for restore
- Restore virtual machines with Instant Recovery
- Use NetBackup for vCloud Director
- Virtual machine recovery dialog boxes for vCloud Director
- Best practices and more information
- Appendix A. NetBackup commands to back up and restore virtual machines
- Using NetBackup commands to create a VMware policy
- Appendix B. Configuring services for NFS on Windows
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2012 or 2016 (NetBackup for VMware)
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 (NetBackup for VMware)
- Appendix C. The Reuse VM selection query results option
- Appendix D. Backup of VMware raw devices (RDM)
Credentials for VMware server are not valid
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware.
A number of issues can prevent NetBackup from gaining access to the ESX server or vCenter server. When you add credentials for a VMware server (Add Virtual Machine Server dialog), NetBackup validates the credentials when you click OK. If the credentials do not pass validation, a pop-up message appears.
Problems can result for a variety of reasons, including the following:
An incorrect virtual machine server name. Make sure that the server name is entered correctly.
More information is available about changing the server name that is stored in NetBackup.
An invalid user name or password. Make sure that a valid user name and password were entered correctly.
An incorrect port number. Make sure that the port number is correct on the NetBackup Change Virtual Machine Server dialog. If the VMware server uses the default port, no port specification is required. You can uncheck the Connect using port number box.
For the minimum permissions needed to back up and restore with vStorage, see the following: