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)
Performance recommendations for Instant Recovery for VMware
After Instant Recovery, the virtual machine is on an NFS-attached datastore that is presented by the NetBackup media server. The performance of the virtual machine and of Storage vMotion depends on the following: the network speed and latency between the ESXi host and the media server, and the speed of NetBackup storage that the backup is recovered from.
Veritas recommends the following:
A SAN connection from the NetBackup media server to its disk storage unit.
For Fibre Channel SAN, a minimum speed of 4 gigabits per second.
For iSCSI SAN, a minimum speed of 1 gigabit per second.
When you use Storage vMotion to migrate a restored virtual machine, migrate one virtual machine at a time per media server. The migration may be slow if you simultaneously migrate multiple virtual machines per media server.
For disaster recovery testing, Veritas recommends that you restore no more than three or four virtual machines per media server. The number to restore depends on the I/O load on the media server. Veritas recommends restoring each VM one-by-one, not simultaneously.
For large-scale recovery of multiple virtual machines, use the virtual machine restore feature in the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. Do not use Instant Recovery for VMware.