About Vmware ESX guest operating support using AVVI (Agent for Vmware Virtual Infrastructure).

Article:TECH64306  |  Created: 2008-01-22  |  Updated: 2011-05-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64306
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



About Vmware ESX guest operating support using AVVI (Agent for Vmware Virtual Infrastructure).


Solution



Currently Backup Exec supports only Windows Guest Operating System running on VMWARE ESX server for GRT backups and restores.
 
In order to backup and restore guest operating system other than Windows, compatible agent software needs to be installed depending on the operating system.
 
Example : If the Guest operating system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), then RALUS (Remote Agent for Linux and Unix System) can be installed. This method will work just like the physical server backup works with compatible agent software running for it.
 
Note: Before installing the agent, please refer to Software Compatibility List for Backup Exec used to backup the Guest machine.
 
Please see the VMWARE Compatibility Guides at  for the list of Guest virtual machine OS's that can be backed up.



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312029


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64306


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