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Manage Data Protection Central post IDPA installation

After you successfully install IDPA, the system opens Data Protection Central in a new browser window or tab. You can perform a service backup, restore a service backup and generate reports for Protection Software and Protection Storage using Data

Protection Central.

This section contains the following topics:

Topics:

Perform a VM backup

Restoring a VM backup

Generating reports

Perform a VM backup

This section provides you information on how to backup a VMware client using the Data Protection Central UI.

VM backups overview

As soon as your environment is up and running, you can follow the steps in this section to backup a VMware client.

If you are using Protection Software for the first time, the section includes preparatory tasks, such as defining vCenter and

VMware clients and deploying a VM proxy (Service).

The entire process is organized into the following procedures:

Define vCenter and VMware clients.

Deploy the VM proxy (Service).

Create and run the backup policy

Further information about Protection Software backups is available in the Protection Software documentation, including the

Avamar Administration Guide and the Avamar Backup Clients User Guide .

Define vCenter and VMware clients

This procedure shows you how to create the vCenter and VM clients, and add a dataset to the VM client.

About this task

To create the Hypervisor Manager (Service) and serice clients and add a dataset to the service client, perform the following actions.

Steps

1. Open a browser and enter https://<ACM IP address>:8543 to access the ACM UI.

2. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

3. Click System Management on the left pane to display the Data Protection Central page.

4. Click the vertical ellipsis for the Protection Software-Protection Software and select Protection Software Restore .

The Asset Management page on the Protection Software UI is displayed.

5. To add the VMware vCenter server as a backup client,, perform the following actions.

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a. Click the vertical ellipsis beside ADD CLIENT and select Add VMware vCenter .

NOTE: Ensure that you are on the root domain.

The New vCenter Client window is displayed.

b. Select or enter the details that are required in the fields to create a vCenter client using the following table. Click Next to continue to the next page.

Table 18. Adding vCenter Clients

Page Field

Client Information Client Type vCenter Information

New Client Name or IP

Client Domain

User Name

Advanced

Password

Verify Password

Port

Auto Discovery

● Enable Dynamic VM import by rule

● Enable Changed Block Tracking

Description

Select VMware vCenter.

Client name or IP address.

Domain name.

The user name of the vCenter server administrator.

The administrator password.

Enter the same password to verify if they are identical.

The vCenter HTTPS port number.

Select the check box to enable the options. This an optional field.

NOTE: The Enable Changed Block

Tracking checkbox is enable only when you select Enable Dynamic VM import by rule .

Optional Information Optional Information

● Contact

● Phone

● Email

● Location

Enter the relevant information in the fields. All fields are optional for this task.

c. Click ADD on the Summary page. Then refresh the screen to verify the new vCenter client.

d. Click OK on the Finish page.

The vCenter client is added and the Asset Management page is displayed

NOTE: Refresh the page to verify if the vCenter client is added.

6. To add the VMware client, perform the following actions.

a. In the Domain pane, expand the new vCenter client and click VirtualMachines .

b. In the Asset Management pane, click ADD CLIENT .

The Select VMware Entity page is displayed.

c. On the Select VMware Entity window, expand the host or cluster tree and select the cluster hosting the VM that you want to back up.

NOTE: To view the host or cluster details toggle the Host/Cluster button.

The VMs assigned to the cluster are displayed in the right panel.

d. In the right panel, click the + icon to select the VM you want to back up and click YES .

7. To add the dataset perform the following actions.

a. Click Setting under the Adminstration section on the left pane.

NOTE: Ensure that you are on the root domain.

b. Click the Dataset tab in the Setting pane. and then click the plus sign ( + ) to display the Create DataSet window.

c. Click + ADD .

The Create DataSet window is displayed.

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d. In the Dataset Name field, enter the dataset name.

e. Select Windows VMware Image from the list of Plugins available.

NOTE: You can select a different plugin from the list of plugins available. The setting options and source data are different for the different plugins.

The Windows VMware Image options are displayed under the Options tab.

f. Select the Index VMware Image Backups checkbox.

g. Click Source Data tab to view the setting options.

The options available in the source data tab allows you to backup the source data based on your selection.

h. Click Submit .

The application displays Dataset created successfully message on the Protection Software dashboard page.

NOTE: Indexing is used for restoring specific files and is optional for backing up entire VMs. Selecting it here will allow you to restore specific files as described in

Restore specific files

.

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Deploy VM Proxy (Service)

This section provides you information about how to deploy the Protection Software proxy.

About this task

Deploy the VM Proxy (Service) proxy on each vCenter that you intend to protect.

Steps

1. Open a browser and enter https://<ACM IP address>:8543 to access the ACM UI.

2. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

3. Click System Management on the left pane to display the Data Protection Central page.

4. Click the vertical ellipsis for the Protection Software-Protection Software and select Protection Software Proxy

Deployment .

The Proxy Management page on the Protection Software UI is displayed.

5. In the right pane, click the vertical ellipsis in front of the IDPA Protection Software and select Protection Software Proxy

Deployment .

6. In the Config section, perform the following actions. Data Change Rate , and Backup Window . Then select the checkbox.

a. Select the To add the VMware vCenter server as a backup client, that you added. For more information about adding a

To add the VMware vCenter server as a backup client,, see

vCenter and VMware clients

b. Enter the data change rate in the Data Change Rate (%) field.

c. Enter the number of minutes in the Backup Window (minutes) field.

d. Select the Protect Virtual Machines on Local Storage checkbox.

7. Click CREATE RECOMMENDATION .

The Recommendations section displays the proposed new proxies under each host.

8. Expand the listings in the Recommendations section and select New proxy under the Hypervisor server host.

9. Click .

The Proxy window is displayed.

a. Enter the proxy hostname in the Name field.

b. Select an Protection Software server Domain where this proxy resides.

c. Enter the IP address in the IP field.

d. Select a datastore from the Datastore list.

e. Select a network from the Network list.

f. Enter the server name or IP address in the DNS field.

g. Enter the network gateway IP address in the Gateway field.

h. Enter the network mask in the Netmask field.

i.

Enter the IP address in the NTP field.

j.

Click SAVE .

10. Click on the Recommendations section to deploy the proxy.

The proxy deployment is displayed in the lower panel.

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Create and run the backup policy

This section provides you information about how to create a backup policy. The backup policy is created to protect the VMware client.

About this task

To create the policy, perform the following actions.

Steps

1. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

2. Click System Management on the left pane to display the Data Protection Centralpage.

3. Click the vertical ellipsis for the Protection Software-Protection Software and select Manage Policies .

The System Management > Manage Policies page is displayed.

4. In the Manage Policies page, click plus ( + ).

The Add policy window is displayed.

5. Select or enter the details that are required in the fields to create a new backup policy using the following table. Click Next to continue to the next page.

Table 19. Adding Policies

Page

Information

Clients (Optional)

Proxies (Optional)

Field

Name

Domain

Enabled

Dataset

Schedule

Retention

Available clients

Available proxies

Description

The policy name.

Accept the default entry.

Click to enable the policy.

Select VMware Image Dataset .

Select Daily Schedule .

Select Default Retention .

Select the VM client defined earlier in this guide.

Select the proxy defined earlier in this guide.

6. Click Finish .

The new policy is displayed in the policy list.

7. To run the policy, select the policy from the list and click BACKUP NOW .

8. Monitor the policy by clicking Systems under Job Activities in the left pane.

Restoring a VM backup

This section describes the three different methods of restoring the service backup using the UI.

Restore a VM

Restore using instant access

Restore specific files

Restore a VM

This section provides you information about the basic Service restore procedure.

Prerequisites

A backup of the VM must exist in order to perform a restore.

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About this task

To restore a service, perform the following actions.

Steps

1. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

2. Click System Management on the left pane to display the Data Protection Central page.

3. Click the vertical ellipsis for the Protection Software-Protection Software and select Protection Software Restore .

The Asset Management page on the Protection Software UI is displayed.

4. Expand the vCenter that you added in the Domain pane and select Virtual Machines to display the VM clients belonging to that vCenter.

5. In the client list, select the VM client that you want to restore.

6. Click VIEW MORE to view the list of all the backups.

7. Select the latest backup from the list and click RESTORE .

The Select Restore Content window is displayed.

8. Select the content that you want to restore and click NEXT .

The Restore window is displayed.

9. Select or enter the details that are required in the fields to restore from a virtual machine using the following table. Click

Next to continue to the next page.

Use following table to complete each wizard page, clicking NEXT to proceed to the next page.

Table 20. Restoring from a VM

Wizard page

Basic Config

Field

Destination

Advanced Config

Post Restore Options

Proxy

Use CBT to increase performance vCenter

VM Name

Location

Host/Cluster

Resource Pool

Datastore

Description

Select Restore to new Virtual Machine .

Select Do not power on VM after restore .

Select Automatic .

Select the checkbox to increase the performance using CBT.

Select the IP address of the vCenter to manage the restored VM.

Enter a name for the restored VM.

Expand the tree and select the VM where you want to perform the restore.

Expand the tree and select the Hypervisor host/cluster.

Expand the tree and select the resource pool.

Select the destination ESX datastore.

NOTE: The options in the Restore wizard change based on the options you select during the restore procedure.

10. On the Summary page, review your entries and click FINISH to perform the restore.

NOTE: To monitor the results, click Activity in the Protection Software UI navigation tree and view the processing results on the right Activity pane.

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Restore using Instant Access

You can use the instant access feature to perform near real-time recovery of a service. Protection Software mounts a service backup image on a NFS share in your backup environment and powers on the service so that it can be managed in vCenter.

.

About this task

To restore a VM using the instant access feature, perform the following actions.

NOTE: After you complete these steps, you should move the service from your backup environment to the production system

Steps

1. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

2. Click System Management on the left pane to display the Data Protection Central page.

3. Click the vertical ellipsis for the Protection Software-Protection Software and select Protection Software Restore .

The Asset Management page on the Protection Software UI is displayed.

4. Expand the vCenter that you added in the Domain pane and select Virtual Machines to display the VM clients belonging to that vCenter.

5. In the client list, select the VM client that you want to restore.

6. Click RESTORE .

The Quick Restore dialog box is displayed.

NOTE: The quick restore feature restores the latest backup.

7. Click OK .

The Select Restore Content window is displayed.

8. Select the content that you want to restore and click NEXT .

The Restore window is displayed.

9. Select or enter the details that are required in the fields to restore from a virtual machine using the following table. Click

NEXT to continue to the next page.

Use following table to complete each wizard page, clicking NEXT to proceed to the next page.

Table 21. Restore Using Instant Access

Wizard page

Basic Config

Field

Destination

Advanced Config

Proxy vCenter

VM Name

Location

Host/Cluster

Resource Pool

Description

Select Instant Access .

Select Automatic .

Select the IP address of the vCenter to manage the restored VM.

Enter a name for the restored VM.

Expand the tree and select the VM where you want to perform the restore.

Expand the tree and select the Hypervisor host/cluster.

Expand the tree and select the resource pool.

NOTE: The options in the Restore wizard change based on the options you select during the restore procedure.

10. On the Summary page, review your entries and click FINISH to perform the restore.

NOTE: To monitor the results, click Activity in the Protection Software UI navigation tree and view the processing results on the right Activity pane.

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Restore specific files

You can restore specific files directly from search results.

Prerequisites

Ensure that Protection Software is indexing your backed-up service images. For instructions, see the Dell EMC Search

Administration Guide .

About this task

In this procedure, the Search application is used to search for and restore specific files in a service backup. To restore specific files, perform the following actions.

Steps

1. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

2. Click Search and Recovery on the left pane.

The application opens the Search page.

3. In the Search field, enter a query to retrieve specific files and click Search . (You can also use filter options to refine the search results.)

The application displays the list of files based on your query.

4. Select one or more files that you want to restore and click Restore to display the Restore dialog.

5. Select or enter the details that are required in the fields to restore from the search results using the following table. Click

Next to continue to the next page.

Table 22. Restore Specific Files

Field Description

Original path / Destination path Select the restore location. When applicable, click Overwrite and select Restore Access Control List to protect the file with the same access control list settings

Client

Restore to

Username / Password

When Destination Path is selected, select the client where you want to save the file.

Specify the path where you want to save the file.

Specify the service user name and password.

6. Click Restore to initiate the restore process.

7. To monitor the results, click View Jobs under the Search field, refreshing the screen to view ongoing actions.

Generating reports

This section provides information on how to generate reports using the Data Protection Central UI.

Generate a report

This feature enables you to generate reports for Protection Software and Protection Storage systems. There are 11 preconfigured reports that you can generate.

About this task

For more information about these reports, see the Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor Product Guide .

If you want to generate your own reports, see the Dell EMC Data Protection Custom Report Guide .

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Steps

1. Click DPC Web UI and log in to the DPC .

The DPC dashboard page is displayed.

2. Click Reports on the left pane.

On the right pane, each type of report is displayed. The pane displays both Protection Software and Protection Storage reports. You can select the Protection Software and Protection Storage, or both check boxes in the upper right to filter the reports shown.

The report period for each report is displayed in the lower right. The default report period is the previous week, but you can change the time period by clicking LAST WEEK list and selecting a different period.

3. To generate a report, click RUN REPORT under the report name.

IDPA generates the report and displays the View Last Report with the timestamp on completion.

4. Click View Last Report to display the report in a new window.

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