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Deploying the Commvault vRealize Plugin for VMware

To use the Commvault VMware vRealize Plugin with VMware vRealize Automation, you must deploy a workflow using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and then use the CommCell Console to configure supporting objects.

Note: To deploy a new version of a plugin, uninstall the previous version and then deploy the new version.

Requirements

  • VMware vRealize Appliance including the following software:
    • VMware vRealize Automation 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
    • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
  • VMware using vCenter 6.5 or later (all updates)

Before You Begin

  • Configure the vRealize endpoint. Use exactly the same name as the VMware hypervisor.

    For example, if you use the fully qualified domain name for the hypervisor or virtualization client, you must use exactly the same name for the vRealize endpoint.

  • Download vRealize Data Protection Plugin for the installed service pack from the Commvault Store at Commvault Store > Virtualization > vRealize.
  • To use data replication features, download vRealize Data Replication Plugin from the Commvault Store at Commvault Store > Virtualization > vRealize.
  • The user account specified for the workflow must have Administrative Management permission for the CommServe system.

Deploying the Workflow Using vRealize Orchestrator

Perform the following steps from the VMware vRealize Orchestrator:

  1. To import the InstallCVworkflows workflow, go to Packages view, choose Import package, and select the com.commvault.dataprotection package.
  2. Under CommvaultDataProtection, right-click InstallCVWorkflows and then select Start workflow.
  3. In the Start Workflow / Common parameters page, provide the following information:
    • vRA CAFE host: Select the vRealize server.
    • Entitlement: Enter an entitlement name to identify the permissions for the user who is running the operation. You can specify the Default Entitlement that is provided with vRealize or a custom entitlement that is created for your environment. You can specify only a single value for the entitlement.
    • CV Webservice URL: Enter an address for the Web Service associated with the CommServe system. Enter the address in the following format:

      http://web_server_host_name:81/SearchSvc/CVWebService.svc

      Where web_server_host_name is the name or IP address for the Web Service, and :81 is the standard port on the Web Service.

    • CV username: Enter the user name that will be used to access the Web Service. The user must have Administrative Management permission for the CommServe system.
    • CV password: Enter the password for the user.

      Important: For data protection operations, the vRealize Plugin always uses the first host entry found under HTTP-REST. If there are multiple host entries under HTTP-REST, plugin operations might fail.

  4. To use data replication features, perform the following steps:
    1. To import the InstallDRworkflows workflow, go to Packages view, choose Import package, and select the com.commvault.datareplication package.
    2. Under CommvaultDataProtection, right-click InstallDRWorkflows and then select Start workflow.
    3. In the Start Workflow : InstallDRWorkflows page, provide the following information:
      • VRA server: Select the vRealize server.
      • Entitlements: Enter an entitlement name to identify the permissions for the user who is running the operation. You can specify the Default Entitlement that is provided with vRealize or a custom entitlement that is created for your environment. You can specify only a single value for the entitlement.
      • Commvault WebService URL: Enter an address for the Web Service associated with the CommServe system. Enter the address in the following format:

        http://web_server_host_name:81/SearchSvc/CVWebService.svc

        Where web_server_host_name is the name or IP address for the Web Service, and :81 is the standard port on the Web Service.

      • CV User: Enter the user name that will be used to access the Web Service. The user must have Administrative Management permission for the CommServe system.
      • CV Password: Enter the password for the user.

Result

Based on the value you entered for the Commvault WebService URL (CV Webservice URL), the Commvault workflow creates a host entry under HTTP-REST for vRealize Orchestrator. You can see the host entry in Design view.

If the workflow cannot validate the connection to the Web Service host, because the URL is not in the correct form or because the credentials are incorrect, the workflow removes the invalid host entry. Run the deployment workflow again with the correct information.

Last modified: 3/14/2019 5:49:39 PM