Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide
- Required tasks: overview
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with VMware
- Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware
- Validating VMware virtualization server certificates in NetBackup
- 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)
Overview of VMware tasks
The VMware components including ESX servers and virtual machines must be set up before you configure NetBackup. Table: VMware tasks briefly describes these VMware-specific tasks; further assistance with these tasks may be found in your VMware documentation.
Table: VMware tasks
Optional: To use the SAN transport type, set up the datastore on Fibre Channel or iSCSI. In this configuration, the VMware backup host must be able to access the datastore over the SAN.
Install the VMware ESX server and virtual machines.
Install VMware Tools on the virtual machines that you plan to back up.
Optional: install a vCenter (or VirtualCenter) server.
Ensure that the hardware and the SAN are configured properly. The VMware datastore where the target virtual machine files exist must be accessible to the VMware backup host.
Note: A SAN connection between the backup host and the datastore is optional if you use the NBD transfer type or NBDSSL transfer type.
VMware has specific hardware and configuration requirements. VMware SAN requirements can be found in the appropriate VMware SAN Configuration guide.
VMware requires that ESX server names resolve to an IP address. Veritas highly recommends the use of DNS for the naming resolution among VMware servers. For DNS configuration instructions for VMware servers, please refer to the following VMware site: