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Using the Setup Wizard for the Virtualization Application

When you log on to the Command Center for the first time, a setup wizard guides you through the core setup required by the applications available in the Command Center. After you complete the core setup, complete the setup wizard specific to the Virtualization application.

Before You Begin

  • Complete the Core Setup Wizard.
  • You will need the following information to complete the setup wizard for the Virtualization application:
    • The access point and credentials for at least one hypervisor.
    • For Hyper-V, one or more nodes on which you will install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) to create proxies for backup and restore operations.

      To use Changed Block Tracking for Hyper-V 2012 R2, select all nodes in the Hyper-V cluster.

  • At least one machine must have the VSA installed. If you installed the Virtual Server Protection package on a backup server, the VSA is included with that installation.
  • To discover Hyper-V servers, the CommServe system must have the VSA installed. If you installed the Virtual Server Protection package on a backup server, the VSA is included with that installation.
  • For the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), a VSA proxy must be installed on a virtual machine in the Nutanix cluster. If you installed the Virtual Server Protection package on a VM in the Nutanix cluster, the VSA is included with that installation.

About This Task

At any point during the setup wizard, click Finish setup later to leave the wizard. If you leave the setup wizard before it is complete, it will appear the next time you log on.

Procedure

Perform the following steps to configure email, hypervisor, storage, and virtual machine information.

  1. If the setup page is not displayed, from the navigation pane, click Guided setup.
  2. After you complete the core setup, in the Virtualization tile, click Complete setup.
  3. On the Create server backup plan page, type a name for the plan, then provide information about storage, retention, and backup schedules. For more information, see Creating a Server Plan.

    If you configured a server backup plan as part of the Core Setup, the wizard skips this page.

  4. Click Save.

    The Add hypervisor page appears. The options vary depending on the hypervisor type you select.

  5. Provide the following information:
    1. Select vendor: Select the virtualization type: Alibaba Cloud, Amazon, Azure - Resource Manager, Azure - Stack, Google Cloud Platform, Hyper-V, Nutanix Acropolis, OpenStack, Oracle Cloud Classic, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle VM, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Virtualization, vCloud Director, or VMware.
    2. Hypervisor name or Client name: Enter a descriptive name for the hypervisor.
    3. Enter host or account information:
      • Alibaba Cloud:

        Access key: Type the Access Key ID that is associated with your Alibaba Cloud account.

        Secret key: Type the Secret Access Key that is associated with your Alibaba Cloud account.

      • Amazon:

        Access key: Type the Access Key ID that is associated with your Amazon EC2 account.

        Secret key: Type the Secret Access Key that is associated with your Amazon EC2 account.

      • Azure Resource Manager:

        Subscription ID: Enter the subscription ID for your Azure account.

        Tenant ID: Enter the tenant ID associated with the Azure account.

        Application ID: Enter the application ID associated with the tenant.

        Application password: Enter the password for the application.

      • Azure Stack:

        Subscription ID: Enter the subscription ID for your Azure account.

        For the traditional method of deployment:

        Tenant ID: Enter the tenant ID associated with the Azure account.

        Application ID: Enter the application ID associated with the tenant.

        Application password: Enter the password for the application.

        For Managed Identity Authentication method of deployment:

        Connect using Managed Identity: Enable this option.

      • Google Cloud Platform:

        Project ID: Enter the Google Cloud Platform Project ID.

        Service Account ID: Enter the Google Cloud Platform Service Account ID.

        P12 key filename: Enter the Google Cloud Platform P12 Key File Name. The P12 file should reside in the following location on the proxy computer: base_folder/certificates/external.

        Private Keys password: Enter the Google Cloud Platform Private Keys password.

      • Microsoft Hyper-V:

        Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

        Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

      • Nutanix AHV:

        Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

        Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

      • OpenStack:

        Keystone Address: Enter the fully qualified host name or IP address for the keystone node. If there are multiple endpoints for the keystone URL, use the public endpoint.

        User name: Enter the user name for the keystone node user with administrator privileges.

        OpenStack Domain (optional): If a domain is configured in the OpenStack environment, enter the domain for the keystone node user.

        Password: Enter the password for the user account.

      • Oracle Cloud Classic:

        End point: Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the endpoint that is used to access Oracle Cloud Classic.

        Identity domain/username: Enter the domain and user name required to access the endpoint.

        Password: Enter the password for the user account.

      • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

        Tenancy ocid: Enter the OCID for the tenant.

        User ocid: Enter the OCID for the admin user for the hypervisor.

        Finger print: Enter the fingerprint for the private key.

        Private key filename: Enter the file name for the private key.

        Private keys password: Enter the password for the private key.

        This is the passphrase that was used to encrypt the private key.

        Home region name: Select the home region for the tenant.

      • Oracle VM:

        Oracle VM Manager: Enter the fully qualified host name or IP address for the Oracle VM Manager.

        User name: Enter the user name required to access Oracle VM Manager.

        Password: Enter the password for the user account.

      • Red Hat OpenShift:

        Select one of the following authentication methods:

        User name and password: Enter the user name and password.

        A user account that is used to access OpenShift must have the storage-admin or cluster admin role assigned.

        Service name and token: Enter the service account name, and then copy the token into the Service token file path box.

        A service account that is used to access OpenShift must have the cluster admin role assigned.

        For Gluster host SSH credentials, click Add to add a Gluster host and credentials.

        The Gluster host SSH credentials dialog box appears.

        In the Host name box, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the Gluster host, exactly matching the entries that are returned by the oc get endpoints command.

        Under Authentication, select one of the following options to provide credentials:

        Username and password: Enter the user name and password.

        Username, key and passphrase: Enter the user name and passphrase, and then click Choose File to select the key.

      • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV):

        RHEV Manager: Enter the host name for the RHEV Manager host.

        Username and Password: Enter credentials for a user account with administrative privileges on the RHEV Manager.

      • vCloud Director:

        Hostname / IP address: Type a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

        Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

      • VMware:

        Hostname / IP address: Provide a fully qualified hostname or IP address for the hypervisor.

        Username and Password: Enter the user credentials to provide administrative access to the hypervisor.

    4. Access node (Alibaba Cloud, Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Nutanix AHV, OpenStack, Oracle Cloud Classic, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle VM, or RHEV): Select a pre-installed VSA proxy from the list:
      • Alibaba Cloud: Select an Alibaba Cloud instance in the zone to be protected.
      • Amazon: Select an Amazon instance in the region to be protected.
      • Azure: Select an Azure virtual machine in the region to be protected.
      • Azure Stack: Select an Azure virtual machine in the region to be protected.
      • Google Cloud Platform: Select a Google Cloud Platform instance in the region to be protected.
      • Nutanix AHV: Select a proxy in the Nutanix cluster.
      • OpenStack: Select an instance in the OpenStack data center.
      • Oracle Cloud Classic: Select an Oracle Cloud Classic instance.
      • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Select an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instance.
      • Oracle VM: Select a virtual machine hosted on an Oracle VM Server.
      • Red Hat OpenShift: Select a previously deployed proxy.
      • RHV: Select a virtual machine in the same data center.
      • vCloud Director: Select a previously deployed proxy.

      For VMware, the backup server is automatically selected as a default proxy.

    5. For a Hyper-V server, click Discover nodes. When the Nodes field is populated, select one or more nodes on which to install the Virtual Server Agent.

      Note: You can continue the setup process while the VSA is being installed on Hyper-V nodes, but you cannot perform backups until that installation is complete.

    For more information, see Adding a Hypervisor.

  6. Click Save.
  7. On the Add VM group page, type a descriptive name to identify the VM group, and then select virtual machines to be protected. For more information, see Adding a VM Group.
  8. Click Save.
  9. To finish, choose one of the following options:
    • Click Back up Now to perform an immediate backup of the virtual machines in the VM group (without requiring confirmation).

      The Job details page appears and displays job status information.

    • Click Do it later to go to the hypervisor page without performing a backup.

Note: For Hyper-V, the Back up Now option might not be available immediately. You can go to the hypervisor page.

When VSA installation on proxies is complete, perform a backup.

Last modified: 11/18/2019 2:44:48 PM