Backup and Restore of VMs

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Experiment name: Backup and Restore of VMs of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Experiment content:
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a solution that can be used for data protection of VM environments (e.g. VMware and Hyper-V), and enables the data protection and availability for virtual and physical machines of database like Oracle and SQL Server. This experiment will guide you to backup and restore VMware virtual machines quickly with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus (duration: 15-20 min).

Experiment resources:
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.1 software
VMware vSphere 5.5 and VMware vCenter Server 5.5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (VM)

Backup and Restore of VMs of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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  1. Log onto the SPP Management Interface
    Open the Firefox browser and click Sign in to enter the SPP Management Interface.

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  2. Customize the SLA Policy
    You may skip this step if using the pre-defined SLA policy.
    Click SLA Policy in the left-hand navigation bar, then click
    Complete the Name field to name the SLA policy, for example, 7Days,
    where the Retention and Frequency fields refer to the quantity and frequency of copies; for example:

    It refers to that the backup is executed daily at 1:00 a.m. and each copy is retained for 7 days.
    Click Save to complete the creation of SLA polity.

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  3. Set up the SLA backup policy for VMs
    Click Hypervisor > VMware > Backup in turn in the left-hand navigation bar.
    Under the vCenter,,
    then check the virtual machine to be backed up: 01_RHEL7.4_01
    Click Select SLA Policy,
    and under the SLA Policy, check the customized policy 7Days.
    Click Save to complete the setting step.

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  4. Execute the VM backup task
    Under the SLA Policy Status, find the customized policy 7Days.
    Click Actions at the far right, and select Start to execute the backup task immediately.
    (In fact, the backup task can be executed automatically within the timeframe defined by the SLA Policy.)

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  5. Monitor the VM backup task
    Click to the left of the customized policy 7Days,
    and the first status you will see is the backup task RUNNING.
    Click on the left, and you will see the details of the task being executed.
    The backup task will be completed in 8min, and the Status will be changed to COMPLETED.

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  6. Fast recover a VM
    Click Hypervisor > VMware > Restore in turn in the left-hand navigation bar.
    Under the vCenter, click192.168.0.10 > Datacenter in turn.
    Click to the right of 01_RHEL7.4_01.
    Add this VM to the restore list.
    Click Restore to execute the VM restore task.
    The VM will be restored in about 30s.
    Click the vSphere Client in the taskbar on the remote desktop, and you will see the VM 01_RHEL7.4_01-test00.

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