Virtual Client Summary report

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Virtual Client Summary report

The Virtual Client Summary report shows details of all virtual clients of a NetBackup master server. Using this report, you can determine whether these virtual clients were backed up by NetBackup or not. Thus, you can report on the virtual clients that need to be protected. It also shows at a glance that last time the system was backed up. .

You can also drill down in this report to see the job details of a specific virtual client.

OpsCenter can poll the ESX or Hyper-V server to determine what systems have been configured and compare that with the NetBackup policies that have been created. This helps to track those virtual machines that are not being protected by any NetBackup polices.

You can now view data in this report for a specific client view by selecting a client view from the View filter. Earlier you could only filter the report data for a master server view.

Figure: Virtual Client Summary report shows a sample view of the Virtual Client Summary report.

Figure: Virtual Client Summary report

Virtual Client Summary report

The sample report shows an example of ESX server that has a number of VM's configured. Most of the virtual clients do not exist in any NetBackup policy and need to be added or protected. It also shows at a glance the last time the system was backed up (from the Last Successful Backup Time column).

The Virtual Client Summary report shows the following columns:

Virtual Server Name

Name of the virtual server host such as VMware or Hyper-V server

Data Store

Data store associated with the virtual client. Data Store is where vmdk files are stored.


Host name of the virtual machine.

Virtual Client Name

Name of the virtual client running on a virtual server and which is connected to the NetBackup Master Server through a proxy server

Virtual clients are the physical partitions of a virtual server, such as VMware or Hyper-V.

Multiple virtual clients may have the same IP address. But they can be identified by their UUIDs. UUID is a unique identifier of a virtual client.


Click the virtual client name link to view its job details.


A unique identifier of the virtual client

Client Name

Instance ID

IP Address

IP address of the virtual client


Type of the virtual server that this client belongs to, such as VMware or Hyper-V

Server Name

Name of the NetBackup Master Server, which backs up this virtual client

This field is shown blank if this virtual client is not backed up by any NetBackup master server

Exists in a Policy

This status field that describes whether backing up this virtual client is defined in any NetBackup policy or not

If a NetBackup Master Server backs up this client, this field displays "Yes". If it shows "No", it means that this client should be backed up and be protected.

Last Backup Time

Time when this virtual client was backed up last

This field displays NA (not applicable) if the client is not defined in a backup policy or it is yet to be backed up.

The following are details for the Virtual Client Summary report:

Report Name

Virtual Client Summary

Report Category

Client Reports

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Client Reports > Virtual Client Summary

Report Purpose

This report shows details of the VMware or Hyper-V servers that you have configured with NetBackup. It also shows whether these virtual machines are protected by NetBackup or not.

Supported products

NetBackup, NetBackup Master Appliance

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display


Drill down report


See Virtual Client Job Details.

Can be scheduled


Supported export formats


Mapping with NOM report

All Reports > Standard Reports > Client > Virtual Client Summary

The following table shows the filters for Virtual Client Summary report and how you can use these filters to view specific data in the report.






Select a view to show data for the selected view in the report. By default All My Views is selected.

Master Server

Master Server

Select one or more master servers to view data for the virtual clients backed up by the selected master servers in the report. All master servers that are added to the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value dropdown list.

Example of filter usage: You may run the Virtual Client Summary report for a specific client view to view details for the specific clients.

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