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      The pre-recovery checks in the Recovery Wizard of the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM return out-of-date information about the VM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

Notes on restoring Hyper-V virtual machines with the Recovery Wizard

Use the NetBackup Recovery Wizard in the SCVMM console to restore a virtual machine from its NetBackup image.

Note the following about the NetBackup Add-in Recovery Wizard:

  • The NetBackup Recovery Wizard is for restore of an entire virtual machine, not for restore of individual files. To restore individual files from the virtual machine backup, use the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.

    See the topics on restoring individual files in the NetBackup for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide.

  • The NetBackup Recovery Wizard does not support restore to a staging location. To restore the virtual machine to a staging location, use the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.

  • Changes that are made through Hyper-V Manager on individual Hyper-V hosts or clusters can take up to 24 hours to be reflected in the SCVMM Console. Until then, the NetBackup add-in Recovery Wizard may not have the latest virtual machine configuration state. In that case, the Recovery Wizard's pre-recovery checks related to the VM's location may not be based on the most recent data in SCVMM. You may have to make a different selection in the Recovery Wizard.

    See The pre-recovery checks in the Recovery Wizard of the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM return out-of-date information about the VM.

  • The NetBackup Administration Console includes the following enhancements for restoring a VM:

    • A new VM GUID is generated by default when you restore a VM to an alternate location.

    • A new VM display name can be specified when you restore a VM.

    Note:

    The NetBackup Recovery Wizard does not support these restore enhancements. Use the NetBackup Administration Console or the nbrestorevm command to generate a new GUID or set a new display name when restoring a VM.

  • For the pre-requisites for using the Recovery Wizard:

    See Configuring the NetBackup Recovery Wizard.