Installing the SYMCquiesce utility
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware.
To install SYMCquiesce in Linux virtual machines
Make sure that VMware Tools are installed and that the VMware Tools services are running in the virtual machine.
On the virtual machine, run the ps command as follows:
ps -e | grep vmtoolsd
If VMware Tools are running, the command returns something similar to the following:
3068 ? 00:00:00 vmtoolsd
For assistance with installation of VMware Tools, refer to your VMware documentation.
Copy the SYMCquiesce ISO image into the virtual machine ESX datastore.
On the installed NetBackup packages for Windows (master server and client), the ISO image is located in the following folder:
Attach the SYMCquiesce ISO as a CD-ROM device on the virtual machine.
The guest OS should mount the CD-ROM automatically.
From the mounted CD-ROM, install the SYMCquiesce rpm version that is appropriate for the virtual machine platform.
The SYMCquiesce utility is installed in /opt/SYMCquiesce/.
In the NetBackup policy for the virtual machine, make sure that the Virtual machine quiesce parameter is enabled.
On the policy Attributes tab, in the Snapshot Client area, click .
If the Virtual machine quiesce parameter is not enabled, NetBackup cannot quiesce the file system before the snapshot occurs. As a result, the data that is captured in the snapshot may not be complete.
See Virtual machine quiesce parameter.
See SYMCquiesce logging and troubleshooting
See Configuration options for the SYMCquiesce utility
See Configuring a VMware policy from the Policies utility.