vSphere 6 Data Protection: Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain

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In the third part of the VMWare vSphere 6 Data Protection series we will integrate the EMC virtual Data Domain with VMWare Data Protection. Post series: Part 1 – Deploy VDP Part 2 – Deploy virtual EMC Data Domain Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain Configuration: First of all we have to login to the VDP Configuration Web Interface (not the one integrated in the VMWare Web Client). On the tab Storage we have to click “Add Data Domain” Enter the FQDN of the data domain system and enter the credentials of the previous created DD Boost User Enter the SNMP Community Finish – that´s it!   Create a backup job: Connect to the vSphere Web Client Enter the VMWare Data Protection section and connect to the deployed VDP appliance Create a backup job and follow the wizard Gallery: How to create a backup job in the vSphere Web Client […]

vSphere 6 Data Protection: Part 2 – Deploy virtual EMC Data Domain

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In the second part of the VMWare vSphere 6 Data Protection series we will deploy the EMC virtual Data Domain. Post series: Part 1 – Deploy VDP Part 2 – Deploy virtual EMC Data Domain Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain Introduction: What is EMC Data Domain? The EMC Data Domain is a PBBA, a purpose-built backup appliance. It has one primary task and that is to serve as backup appliance and deliver benefits in your backup environment as a backup to disk target. So what are the main benefits? Inline Deduplication: In a backup environment you backup the same data on a regular basis. With inline deduplication you save a lot of space on your appliance and even better: The more you backup the more you will save and will have a higher retention of your data. DD Boost: Even better inline deduplication is when the application/backup software […]

vSphere 6 Data Protection: Part 1 – Deploy VDP

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With vSphere 6 Data Protection all features from the previous vSphere 5.x vDPA were moved to the standard VDP without any additional costs. Post series: Part 1 – Deploy VDP Part 2 – Deploy virtual EMC Data Domain Part 3 – Integrate VDP with EMC Data Domain What’s more in the Advanced version and now with vSphere 6 available for everyone: Application-level replication Ability to expand current datastore Backup to a Data Domain Granular level restore of Microsoft Servers Automatic backup verification Application consistent backup support – guest-level backups and restores of Microsoft SQL Servers, Exchange Servers, and Share Point Servers, providing for application consistent backups of these servers. 8TB of deduplicated data for storage of backups (per appliance) Up to 400 VMs per VDP Advanced appliance Deployment: No surprise, the VDP Appliance comes in the form of an OVA template. As such the first step is to deploy this template. […]

Recoverpoint for Virtual Machines Part – What is it?

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  Recoverpoint for Virtual Machines will soon be available – but what is it doing? Protects at virtual machine level local or remote replication (sync/async) 100% software solution, no hardware appliance necessary VMWare vCenter integrated – all administrative tasks can be done from the VMWare admin Support for SAN/vSAN/NAS/DAS Recover to any point in time For those knowing EMC RecoverPoint – imagine the features of RecoverPoint as software-only solution and on a per-vm basis. For those not knowing EMC RecoverPoint – a small picture which shows how RecoverPoint delivers Continuous Data Protection And where does the magic happen? How does this work? Deployment of the recoverpoint appliances & installation of RecoverPoint IO splitters to the ESXi hosts via VIB File (next part of this series) The VMWare admin can protect a virtual machine via the WebClient through a wizard driven workflow When an IO is issued to a virtual machine […]