Veritas NetBackup™ Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1)
  1. Introduction and notes
    1.  
      About the NetBackup plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the features of the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4.  
      Updates to this guide for NetBackup 8.1
  2. Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    1.  
      Requirements for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    2.  
      Using consistent vCenter naming with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      vCenter privileges for managing NetBackup plug-in installation
    4.  
      Notes on using the plug-in in a VMware Platform Services Controller (PSC) environment
    5.  
      Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    6.  
      Upgrading the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    7.  
      Disabling the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    8.  
      Uninstalling the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    9. Configuration overview for the NetBackup Recovery Wizard (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
      1.  
        Creating an authentication token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      2.  
        Authorizing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client to restore virtual machines
      3.  
        Setting vCenter privileges for recovering virtual machines with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      4.  
        Adding or deleting an additional host name or IP address for an authentication token
      5.  
        Revoking an authorization token for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      6.  
        Renewing an authorization token
      7.  
        Listing all current authentication tokens for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
      8.  
        Permissions on the NetBackup vSphere Web Client plug-in authentication token file may need to be changed
      9.  
        Port usage for the NetBackup vSphere Web Client Plug-in
  3. Excluding virtual disks from the backup
    1.  
      About excluding virtual disks from the backup
    2.  
      Setting the exclude disks Custom Attribute
  4. Monitoring backup status
    1.  
      vCenter privileges for backup monitoring
    2.  
      Veritas NetBackup tab in vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      Summary display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    4.  
      Virtual Machines display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    5.  
      Events display (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    6.  
      Using the Veritas NetBackup tab for backup reporting (in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client)
    7.  
      How to respond to backup status with the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
  5. Restoring virtual machines
    1.  
      Configuring settings for the virtual machine recovery
    2.  
      Notes on the NetBackup recovery wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      How to access the NetBackup Recovery Wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    4. NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Virtual Machine Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      2.  
        Image Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      3.  
        Destination Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      4.  
        Transport Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      5.  
        Disk Provision screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      6.  
        Virtual Machine Options screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      7.  
        Network Selection screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
      8.  
        Pre-Recovery Check screen (NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client)
    5. NetBackup Instant Recovery Wizard screens
      1.  
        Selecting virtual machines for instant recovery
      2.  
        Selecting backup images for instant recovery
      3.  
        Selecting the destination for instant recovery
      4.  
        Setting virtual machine options
      5.  
        Reviewing recovery settings
    6.  
      Cleaning the recovery environment and releasing the NetBackup resources
  6. Troubleshooting
    1.  
      The message NoPermission appears during plug-in installation
    2.  
      Reducing the load time for the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    3.  
      A NetBackup master server is not available in the master server list when searching for VMs for instant recovery
    4.  
      The NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client does not find any backup images in the listed events
    5.  
      The NetBackup Recovery Wizard for vSphere Web Client does not find a particular backup image
    6.  
      Mismatch in vCenter server name (uppercase vs. lowercase letters) causes the VMware connectivity test to fail
    7.  
      IR operation is not complete due to NFS mount limit exceed
    8.  
      Instant recovery-ready backup images are not available for selection
    9.  
      The vCenter server and NetBackup master server names are not available for search
    10.  
      Preferred IR-destination options are not saved
    11.  
      Virtual machine display name conflicts are not shown before the pre-recovery check
    12.  
      Reasons for failure of pre-recovery checks
    13.  
      Too much time taken to populate the list of NetBackup master servers
    14.  
      The NetBackup plug-in is not shown in the vSphere Web Client even after registration
    15.  
      Correct NetBackup master server does not show up for selection for a given vCenter server on the IR wizard
    16.  
      Error stack displayed in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
    17.  
      Troubleshooting master server communication failures in the plug-in's Recovery Portal
  7. Appendix A. Instant recovery operations
    1.  
      Instant recovery events for non-available virtual machines
    2.  
      Best practices for instant recovery operations
  8. Appendix B. Installing the vSphere Web Client plug-in from a NetBackup media server and plug-in package host
    1.  
      Installing the vSphere Web Client plug-in from a NetBackup media server and plug-in package host (web server)

Selecting backup images for instant recovery

On the Image Selection screen, in the upper pane, you can view the instant recovery (IR) ready backup images. The screen only lists the images that are IR-ready and that are not more than 7 days old.

The following table describes the fields on the Image Selection screen.

Table: Fields in the Image Selection screen

Field

Description

Display Name

Name of the virtual machine that was selected and added in the previous screen.

Date and Time of Backup

Date and timestamp of the IR-ready backup image.

Age

Age of the backup image in days or hours.

vCenter Server

Name of the vCenter server.

Policy Name

Name of the NetBackup backup policy.

If the IR-ready image is not available in the last 7 days, or you want to change the displayed backup image for the VM: Click on the Change option to search for a different backup image. You can search for the backup images that were made in the last 7 days, etc., by selecting a specific date range. For the Select Date Range option, click Search Images in the pop-up to view the results. For other options, select the image from the displayed results to view the image details. The following screen shows a list of IR ready images that were backed up during the last 30 days. Click Select Image to proceed.

The Image Selection screen at the lower pane shows the backup image details and attributes of the virtual machine that is selected in the upper plane.

Table: Fields in the backup image selection screen

Field

Description

Backup Image details

The name of the NetBackup master server and the storage type used.

Note:

The time that is required to restore the image may depend on the storage type. This dependency is especially likely for a recovery that uses an AdvancedDisk storage type or a deduplication storage type.

The backup ID and the type of the backup schedule are also listed in the image details.

Virtual Machine Attributes

The attributes of the virtual machine at the time it was backed up.

Display Name

The display name of the specified VM.

Host name

The host name of the VM.

ESX server

The ESX server name.

vCenter server

The vCenter server name.

BIOS UUID

The ID assigned to the virtual machine when the virtual machine is created. This ID may or may not be unique, depending on whether the virtual machine has been duplicated. This option is included for compatibility with the policies that use the older VM UUID identifier.

Instance UUID

The globally unique ID assigned to the virtual machine when the virtual machine is created. This ID uniquely identifies the virtual machine within a vCenter server. Even if the virtual machine has been duplicated (such as within a vCloud), only the original virtual machine retains this instance ID. (The virtual machine duplicates are assigned different instance UUIDs.)

Data center

Displays the name of the data center.

Virtual Machine Version

Displays the original hardware version of the VM.

VMDKs

Displays the vmdk files of the selected virtual machine.

Click Next to proceed to the Destination Selection screen. Click Back to revisit the earlier screen in case you need to make changes.

Note:

To proceed to the destination selection, you need to select at least one IR-ready image.