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)
Primary VM identifier option and manual selection of virtual machines
This topic applies to the manual selection of virtual machines on the NetBackup Browse for Virtual Machines screen.
A change to the policy's Primary VM identifier value can affect backups. If you change this option, you may have to delete the virtual machine selections on the Clients tab and re-enter them. Otherwise, NetBackup may no longer be able to identify the virtual machines to back up.
For example, the host names in the Clients tab cannot be used and the virtual machines are not backed up in the following case:
If you change the Primary VM identifier from to , and
The display names of the virtual machines are different from the host names.
In this case, delete the host name entries on the Clients tab and browse the network to select the virtual machines by display name.
When creating virtual machines, use the same name for both host name and display name. If the Primary VM identifier is changed, the existing entries on the Clients tab still work.
If the policy selects virtual machines automatically, refer to the following topic: