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Hypervisor Considerations for Application-Aware Backups

You can perform application-aware backups for VSA subclients that are configured for backups with the hypervisors listed in the overview.

Remote Installation Requirements

For the first application-aware backup of a virtual machine, the backup must be able to access the virtual machine to install the application plug-in.

See Remote Installation Requirements for Application-Aware Backups.

Amazon

Supported with streaming VSA backups.

The Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy used for an application-aware backup must meet the following requirements:

  • The proxy must be a Windows instance hosted in Amazon and must be located in the same region as the instances to be backed up.

    Important: A list of VSA proxies can be configured at the virtualization client instance or subclient level, with the list of proxies at the subclient taking precedence. Multiple proxies can be added to provide load balancing and failover capabilities. Ensure that all of the proxies that are configured to be available for application-aware backups meet these requirements, including the requirements for streaming VSA backups and IntelliSnap application backups.

Microsoft Hyper-V

Supported with streaming VSA backups.

The VSA proxy must be a Hyper-V server.

OpenStack

Supported with streaming VSA backups using Windows proxies.

The VSA proxy must be a supported instance that is deployed in the OpenStack environment, and must be part of the same project as the instance that is included as subclient content for application-aware backups.

Ensure that the operating system of the VSA proxy is consistent with the operating systems of the VMs being backed up. Use Windows proxies for a subclient that includes only Windows VMs, and Linux proxies for a subclient that includes only Linux VMs.

SSH authentication to guest VMs is not supported for application-aware backups of OpenStack instances. To enable remote installs of application plug-ins, ensure that  you configure guest VM credentials with the root user and password.

Oracle VM

Supported with streaming VSA backups using Windows proxies.

The VSA proxy must be a supported virtual machine.

Ensure that the operating system of the VSA proxy is consistent with the operating systems of the VMs being backed up. Use Windows proxies for a subclient that includes only Windows VMs, and Linux proxies for a subclient that includes only Linux VMs.

Red Hat Virtualization

Supported with streaming VSA backups using Windows proxies.

The VSA proxy must be a supported Windows virtual machine.

Enabling Application-Aware Backups for Red Hat Virtualization

  • To enable application-aware backups for Red Hat Virtualization, add the bEnableRHEVAppAware additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on adding additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

    Property Value
    Name bEnableRHEVAppAware
    Category CommServDB.Console
    Type Boolean
    Value true

VMware

Supported with streaming or IntelliSnap VSA backups.

  • For streaming backups, the proxy can be a VM or a physical machine.
  • For IntelliSnap backups, the proxy must reside on a virtual machine on the same vCenter server as the virtual machines that will be backed up.