On-Demand Backup options for vRA Virtual Machines

This post provides a walk through of executing an on-demand Backup of a Virtual Machine owned by vRealize Automation, changing an existing VM Backup Policy, and adding Data Protection to an unprotected Virtual Machine using the DellEMC Data Protection Extension.

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Using VVD on VxRail as CMP-only

VMware Validated Design (VVD) VxRail for the Software Defined DataCenter (SDDC) is a prescriptive architecture whose value customers easily recognize and appreciate, but in some cases may also need to deviate-from based on their own requirements. One such use case is where existing VxBlock customers want to leverage VVD on VxRail but also want to retain their existing infrastructure.

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vRA VM Backup, Delete, Restore – What’s the Problem?

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 …

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