Veritas NetBackup™ Add-in for Microsoft SCVMM Console Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup Add-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    3.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.2
  2. Installing the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    2.  
      Installing the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    3.  
      Installation message: Add-in cannot be installed
    4.  
      Installation message regarding localized environments
    5.  
      Configuring the add-in for an external certificate
    6.  
      Reconfiguring the add-in for a NetBackup CA-signed certificate
    7.  
      Uninstalling the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    8. Configuring the NetBackup Recovery Wizard
      1.  
        Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup add-in for SCVMM
      2.  
        Authorizing the NetBackup add-in to restore virtual machines
      3.  
        Adding or deleting an additional host name or IP address for an authentication token
      4.  
        Revoking an authorization token
      5.  
        Renewing an authorization token
      6.  
        Listing all current authorization tokens
  3. Recovering virtual machines
    1.  
      Notes on restoring Hyper-V virtual machines with the Recovery Wizard
    2.  
      Accessing the Recovery Wizard
    3. Restore Virtual Machine Wizard screens
      1.  
        Virtual Machine Selection screen
      2.  
        Backup Image Selection screen
      3.  
        Select Another Image screen
      4.  
        Restore Options screen
      5.  
        Review Settings screen
    4.  
      Checking the status of a recovery job
  4. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      About logging for the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    2.  
      Viewing log messages for the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    3.  
      Changing the logging level for the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM
    4.  
      The pre-recovery checks in the Recovery Wizard of the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM return out-of-date information about the VM
    5.  
      Next button in the NetBackup Add-in Recovery Wizard is enabled even though required input has not been entered
    6.  
      The NetBackup Add-in Recovery Wizard does not prompt to overwrite the VM, and the recovery fails
    7.  
      Troubleshooting master server communication failures in the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM

Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup add-in for SCVMM

To allow the add-in to restore VMs, generate an authentication token on the NetBackup master server (or certificate on the NetBackup appliance as master server). When an authentication token is created on a master server and deployed on the NetBackup add-in, it allows that add-in to restore any Hyper-V backups from that master server.

To create an authentication token on the NetBackup master server

  1. Enter the following on the master server:

    Windows

    install_path\NetBackup\wmc\bin\install\manageClientCerts.bat -create clientName

    UNIX, Linux

    /usr/openv/wmc/bin/install/manageClientCerts -create clientName

    clientName is the DNS name of the SCVMM console host where the add-in is installed. The manageClientCerts command returns the location of a compressed file that contains the authentication token.

    Note:

    If the SCVMM console host is a separate host from the SCVMM server, generate the token for the SCVMM console host (not for the SCVMM server host name).

  2. Provide the compressed authentication token file to the SCVMM server administrator.

    Caution:

    Be sure to share or send the compressed file in a secure manner.

    With the master server token, the add-in can be authorized to restore virtual machines.

    See Authorizing the NetBackup add-in to restore virtual machines.

To create an authentication token (certificate) on the NetBackup appliance as master server

  1. To generate the certificate, see the "Manage > Certificates" topic in the NetBackup Appliance Administrator's Guide, available from this location:

    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000002217

  2. Provide the compressed certificate file to the SCVMM administrator.

    Caution:

    Be sure to share or send the compressed file in a secure manner.

    With the master server certificate, the add-in can be authorized to restore virtual machines.

    See Authorizing the NetBackup add-in to restore virtual machines.