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)

Notes on the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client

Note the following about the NetBackup vSphere Web Client plug-in:

  • The best screen resolution for the plug-in is 1280 x 1024 or greater.

  • The plug-in does not support auto-refresh. To refresh the display, click the vSphere Web Client refresh icon:

  • In vCenter, the default retention period for vCenter events is 180 days. This value is the recommended setting.

  • If an ESXi server is removed from vCenter and is later re-added, the events for the VMs managed by that ESXi are lost. For VM status, the plug-in shows "No Backup Information." The status changes as new backup events occur for each VM.

  • See Notes on the NetBackup recovery wizards in the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client.

  • The NetBackup master server must be configured with backup policies of type VMware, with the Post events to vCenter option set to All Events.

    The plug-in monitors backups that a NetBackup VMware policy made. The plug-in does not monitor backups from other policy types.

    Note the following exceptions:

    • The plug-in does not monitor backups from a VMware policy that had Use Replication Director enabled and Application Consistent Snapshot disabled (under Options).

    • The plug-in does not monitor all the copies that a storage lifecycle policy (SLP) makes; it monitors the first image only.

  • Search for virtual machines does not support non-ASCII characters. However, the search results show the VM names that contain non-ASCII characters. Therefore, you can search for ASCII characters only and still see the VMs that contain non-ASCII characters in their names.