The NetBackup & Virtualisation

Willem Essenatam
Principal Pre-Sales Consultant dinsdag 16 juni 2009

Challenges of the Virtualized Data Center New backup challenges are introduced with VMware deployment because: – Backup processing is very I/O and CPU intensive. and simultaneous backups in multiple VMs can overload the ESX server – Proliferation of servers (“VM sprawl”) increases storage requirements – “VM sprawl” makes backup configuration more timeconsuming .

Storage Foundation. VCS. Altiris. Enterprise Security Manager.Symantec and VMware + • 8+ year mutual interoperability and integration testing relationship including cooperative support for customers • Joint solutions across NetBackup. and Symantec Endpoint Protection The relationship delivers results: 3 .

Each With Different Backup Needs Mission-Critical VMs Departmental Application VMs File/Print VMs Commodity Server VMs Remote Office VMs • • • • Unique Server Image Large data sets SAN/NAS attached App integration • Unique Server Image • Outside datacenter • Local storage • Standard image • Large data sets • Need granular recovery • Standard image • Less-important data • Best-efforts recovery is sufficient • Geo dispersion • Some critical apps • Granular restores Remote Offices Standard Client Backup Dedupe Client Backup Core VMware Cluster Dedupe Client Backup w Replication VCB Backup Backup Proxy Media Servers PureDisk Backup Image Replication Backup Infrastructure VMware Granular Recovery Vault / DR Site Datacenter .Many Server Types Exist.

which executes the actual backup • Using VCB effectively minimizes the impact of backups on the ESX server Proxy Server and Storage • Running traditional (pre-VMware) backup clients risks overloading the ESX server • A deduplication client inside the guest VM is strongly preferred to a traditional client due to its much lighter profile Media Server and Storage C A C ESX Server C ESX Server Shared Storage A Application Agent C Client .Two Main Approaches to VM Protection VM Client-Based Data Backup (Normal Backup Client or Deduplication Client) Client and Application Agent Inside VM Off-Host Backup via VMware VCB (Off-Host Backup Client + VCB) • VCB (“VMware Consolidated Backup”) is VMware’s high-performance snapshotting technology that sends VM images (“VMDK files”) to a separate physical “proxy” server.

Steps to perform 6 .

VMware VCB Off-Host Backup Backup Server & Storage 6.The World’s Most Comprehensive Solution for VMware Protection Flexible Virtual Machine protection methods….5.2 VMware Incrementals A C ESX Server Deduplication/Standard Client-Based Backup A D ESX Server A ESX Server Shared Storage C C D D NetBackup for Backup Server & Storage ESX Server ESX Server VM — or — object VMware Granular Recovery VM Discovery via Virtual Center Automated Restore via VMware Converter Backup Server & Storage D A D ESX Server D Replication Vault Backup Server & Storage Auto-Discovery Deduplication Datacenter …coupled with unique enabling technologies .

Compare The Virtual Protection Options Standard Client in a VM Performance of virtual machines/ESX Server Hardware Requirements Deduplication Client in a VM Standard VCB Backup VCB Backup with Deduplication l lll llll lllll lllll ll lllll lll Storage Consumption Integrated Script-Less Application Support Auto-Discovery of VMs VM Image-Level Restore l All apps supported by NetBackup lllll Exchange and SQL Server l lll Best: lllll Worst: l 8 .

Management. & Compliance 9 . Reporting.

Reporting & Compliance Backup Inefficiency Data Protection Inefficiency Compliance Is a Challenge Data Protection Is Expensive Backup Inefficiency $ Veritas Backup 10 Data Protection is Growing .The Problem with Management.

apps • Point-click operational dashboards . services and device control • Aggregate years of historical data to identify trends and make predictions Customize & Integrate • Published database schema. build reports with SQL or a report builder Alert • Policy based SNMP & email alerting • Integrate with event frameworks Veritas Backup Reporter     Advanced reporting for stake holders outside of backup Run backup operations as a business or service Centralize reporting for Symantec & 3rd party backup apps Troubleshoot • Configurable view filters • Job-context log viewing Operations • User-defined portals 11 View backup in context of geography.Comprehensive Management & Reporting     Measure Operations Manager NetBackup Centralized monitoring across NetBackup domains/versions • View service levels. common failures in the environments Web-based interface for efficient remote administration Analyze Included with NetBackup at no extra charge Server drill-down with job. departments. charge back.

monitoring and reporting  Remote web based consoles  Common layout and UI across all interfaces  Direct cross navigation between Operations Manager and Backup Reporter 12 .Common Look & Feel  Best of breed UI’s for management.

action taken Verify tomorrow’s geographic report shows the datacenter not at risk 13 . policies executed.Veritas Backup Reporter and NetBackup Operations Manager Together NetBackup Operations Manager Veritas Backup Reporter NetBackup Operations Manager Real-time alerts to prevent further issues before they arise Veritas Backup Reporter Daily geographic report shows a datacenter with servers at risk Backups are restarted.

Diagnostics Complete Administration Service Levels. Auditors Backup Administrators.Comprehensive Management and Reporting NetBackup Operations Manager Users Veritas Backup Reporter IT Executive. Forecasting Comprehensive Reporting Product Support NetBackup Integration and Cross Navigation Included with NetBackup at no cost Backup Exec Legato PureDisk TSM CommVault . historical Multi-year view of backups Functions & Vision Multi-site. single-pane interface Monitoring. Service Providers. Legal Team. multi-version. IT Staff Backup Data Real-time 1 month view of backups Not real-time.

In Summary… 15 .

In Summary • The NetBackup Platform delivers next-generation data protection • NetBackup 6.5 unlocks the power of disk-based backup and recovery • NetBackup PureDisk leverages deduplication for remote offices. the virtual infrastructure and the data center • Veritas Backup Reporter provides advanced backup reporting for business-level trending and analysis 16 .

The NetBackup Platform CDP Backup Archive A Application Backup Snapshot Backup Standard Disk Dedupe Disk CDP Disk Dedupe Client Backup OpenStorage Appliances & VTLs Client Backup 1 --------2 --------3 --------4 --------5 ---------    Catalog Data Policy Reporting Tape Replicate System Granular Recovery Instant Recovery Search & Restore Vault .

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