Virtual machine conversion options

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Virtual machine conversion options

The options for virtual machine conversion vary depending on whether you choose to convert for a Hyper-V environment or a VMware environment.

See Creating a backup job with a simultaneous conversion to a virtual machine.

See Creating a backup job with a conversion to a virtual machine after the backup.

The following options appear when you select a virtual machine conversion for a VMware environment.

Table: VMware virtual machine conversion options

Item

Description

Convert for

Lets you select conversion for either Hyper-V or VMware.

ESX / vCenter server name

Lets you specify the name or IP address of the ESX or vCenter server. After you type the name or IP address, you should select the appropriate logon account for the server before you click Select to choose the datastore or datastore cluster. After you select these items, Backup Exec fills in the remaining information for the server.

Logon account

Lets you select the appropriate logon account for the ESX or vCenter server.

Data center

Indicates the name of the datacenter that is associated with the ESX or vCenter server that you selected.

Datastore or Datastore Cluster

Indicates the name of the datastore that is associated with the ESX or vCenter server that you selected.

Host or cluster

Indicates the name of the host or cluster that is associated with the ESX or vCenter server that you selected.

Virtual machine folder

Lets you enter the name of the virtual machine folder that is associated with the ESX or vCenter server that you selected.

Resource pool

Lets you enter the name of the resource pool that is associated with the ESX or vCenter server that you selected.

Virtual machine name

Shows the name of the virtual machine. Backup Exec generates this name automatically by adding "VM-" before the name of the physical computer.

For example, if the physical computer name is Server1, then the virtual machine name is VM-Server1.

Note:

This name is the display name and not the actual machine name.

Overwrite the virtual machine if it already exists

Indicates whether Backup Exec can overwrite a virtual machine if a virtual machine with the same name already exists.

If this option is not selected and the virtual machine already exists, then the job will fail.

Full path of VMware Tools ISO image

Indicates the location of your VMware Tools ISO image.

This path should be accessible with the default credentials. The ISO image is needed to make the virtual machine bootable.

 

Server configuration

Shows the CPU count and the amount of physical RAM on the physical computer and the amount on the destination virtual machine. You can change the amounts for the virtual machine. However, the amounts are limited by the amounts on the host server.

Disk configuration

Lets you view and edit the properties of the disks for the virtual machine.

Edit disk configuration

Lets you change the disk type and the virtual disk name for any disk in the list. You can also set the datastore to which each virtual disk is sent.

See Disk configuration details.

The following options appear when you select a virtual machine conversion for a Hyper-V environment.

Table: Hyper-V virtual machine conversion options

Item

Description

Convert for

Indicates whether the conversion is for Hyper-V or VMware.

Hyper-V server name

Indicates the name of the Hyper-V server where you want to create the virtual machine.

Destination drive or path

Indicates the location on the physical computer where the virtual disks should be located. Enter a UNC path.

Logon account

Indicates the logon account for the Hyper-V server that was selected in the Hyper-V server field.

Virtual machine name

Shows the name of the virtual machine. Backup Exec generates this name automatically.

For example, if the physical computer name is AccountingServer, then the virtual machine name is VM-AccountingServer.

Overwrite the virtual machine if it already exists

Indicates whether Backup Exec can overwrite a virtual machine if a virtual machine with the same name already exists.

If this option is not selected and the virtual machine already exists, the job fails.

Full path of Hyper-V Integration Components ISO image

Indicates the location of your Hyper-V Integration Components ISO image.

The ISO image is needed to make the virtual machine bootable.

 

Server configuration

Shows the CPU count and the amount of physical RAM on the physical computer and the amount on the destination virtual machine. You can change the amounts for the virtual machine. However, the amounts are limited by the amounts on the host server.

Disk configuration

Lets you view and edit the properties of the disks for the virtual machine.

Edit disk configuration

Lets you change the disk type and the virtual disk name for any disk in the list.

See Disk configuration details.


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