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      The pre-recovery checks in the Recovery Wizard of the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM return out-of-date information about the VM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

Authorizing the NetBackup add-in to restore virtual machines

The NetBackup master server initiates and controls the backup of virtual machines. To use the add-in to restore virtual machines, you must obtain a master server authentication token from the NetBackup administrator. Then you can authorize the add-in to restore the virtual machines that were backed up by that master server.

To authorize the add-in to restore virtual machines (or to edit or delete an authorization)

  1. Ask the NetBackup administrator to provide an authentication token file.

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

  2. Copy the authentication token file to the computer or laptop where the SCVMM console is launched.

    Make a note of the location.

  3. In the SCVMM console ribbon, click the NetBackup option.
  4. Click Manage Master Servers.
  5. Enter the following under Add Master Server to specify a NetBackup master server and its authentication token.

    Add Master Server

    • Master Server Name

      Enter the fully qualified domain name of the master server.

    • Web services port

      If the NetBackup administrator has not changed the port, accept the default (8443). Otherwise, contact the administrator for the correct port number.

    • Authentication token

      Click Browse to select the authentication token file that the NetBackup administrator provided.

      Click Add. The server is added to the list of master servers that the add-in can communicate with.

  6. To verify that the SCVMM console can communicate with the master server, click Check Status.

    If the communication is successful, the Connection Status field reads Connected.

  7. To add other master servers and their authentication tokens, click Add Master Server in the upper right and repeat step 5 and 6.
  8. To delete an authorization, click the delete icon next to the master server name.

    When the authorization is deleted, the add-in can no longer restore from the backups that the master server performed.

  9. To edit an authorization, click the edit icon opposite the master server name.

    You can enter a different web services port, or click Update Token to select a different authentication token.

  10. Click Save.
  11. Click Close.