Data can be encrypted. Data can be backed-up. And data can be de-duplicated. But can that same data be encrypted, backed up and then de-duped? As usual, it depends …
Virtual machine lifecycle management is a key feature and function of VMware vRA. Policies can be put in place to control virtual machine requests, approvals, provisioning, expiration, and reclamation. With the EHC solution, we can also include automatic backup and restore in the VM lifecycle.
But what happens when a user decides to destroy a VM, only to realise shortly afterwards their mistake, meaning they now need to restore a VM that has been destroyed? Well, that’s the thing …
The release of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud v4.0 has enabled EHC customers to leverage EHC services across multiple sites. This multi-site functionality is one of the major themes for the v4.0 release and is based upon the ability to provide EHC services to multiple vCenter endpoints.
This post will explain some of the options available to EHC customers.
The latest release of EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) for VMware vRealize Operations Manager went GA May 2nd 2016, and among the many new features and supported objects is EMC Avamar.
This post will walk through the installation and configuration of the Avamar Adapter in vR Ops and show some of the available Avamar dashboards.
After completing a system upgrade of EMC Avamar, in VMware vSphere environments the existing Avamar Proxy virtual machines should be upgraded also.
It’s a simple process, but it took a while to find the procedure. So here are the highlights …..
The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution provides fully automated data protection backup and restore services for virtual machines, with EHC Backup as a Service (BaaS).
At virtual machine deployment time, cloud users in the vRealize Automation self-service portal, can choose to protect their machines with a predefined backup service level. This automatically adds data protection backup to their virtual machine, but also enables them to initiate on-demand, point-in-time backups and restores of their virtual machines.
One of the services provided by the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution (EHC) is Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), which enables cloud users to manage and consume data protection backup services through a single user portal. The EHC solution leverages service levels throughout the solution, using policies to control resources such as compute, storage, network, and data protection.
In the EHC solution, a Backup Service Level = an EMC Avamar Backup Policy, but there’s a bit more gets configured under the covers.
The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution provides fully automated Backup and Recovery services to its users. While technically an optional add-on to the foundation EHC solution, Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) is designed for all instances and configurations of EHC.
EHC BaaS configurations range from local single-site, to replicated multi-site implementations, with fully replicated and recoverable virtual machine backups, while all the time maintaining full backup/recovery services after DR events. Every feature and function of the EHC solution takes backup and recovery into consideration.
Appearance matters, so when you make the effort to install and configure vRA itself or as part of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, it makes sense that you should customise/brand the vRA catalog services. This is especially important if the environment is customer-facing, be it a demo/PoC or a real customer environment.