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Summary of Content for Dell PowerProtect 19.11 Data Manager Quick Start Guide PDF

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PowerProtect Data Manager 19.11 Virtual Machine Protection Quick Start Guide Release Type: Major (MA)

Topics:

PowerProtect Data Manager and VM Direct Overview PowerProtect Data Manager resource requirements in a VMware environment Software and hardware requirements Transparent snapshot data mover system requirements PowerProtect Data Manager VM Direct new deployment overview Where to get help

This guide contains quick start information about the prerequisites and procedures for the installation of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager with the application agent in a new or existing environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager and VM Direct Overview VM Direct is the protection engine within PowerProtect Data Manager that allows you to manage and protect virtual machine assets. Depending on the vSphere version and the virtual machine protection policy options selected, VM Direct can protect virtual machines by using traditional VMware APIs for Data Protection (VADP) snapshots, or by using the Transparent Snapshot Data Mover (TSDM) protection mechanism introduced in PowerProtect Data Manager version 19.9.

The PowerProtect Data Manager software comes pre-bundled with an embedded VM Direct engine, and allows you to deploy additional external VM Direct engines. The embedded VM Direct engine is sufficient for virtual machine crash-consistent protection policies that use the TSDM protection mechanism. It is recommended that you deploy external VM Direct engines for VADP data protection operations because the embedded VM Direct engine has very limited capacity for running concurrent backups. The embedded VM Direct engine is automatically used as a fallback proxy for performing VADP backup and restore operations when the external VM Direct engines fail or are disabled.

PowerProtect Data Manager resource requirements in a VMware environment Review the following minimum system requirements for PowerProtect Data Manager in a VMware environment (ESXi server).

CPU10 CPU cores Memory24 GB RAM for PowerProtect Data Manager Seven disks with the following capacities:

Disk 1100 GB Disk 2500 GB Disks 3 and 410 GB each Disks 5 through 75 GB each

1 GB network interface card (NIC)

NOTE: If you plan to use Cloud DR, your system must also meet the following requirements:

CPU14 CPU cores

Memory28 GB

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Software and hardware requirements The following table lists the required components for PowerProtect Data Manager and the VM Direct protection engine.

Table 1. PowerProtect Data Manager and VM Direct engine requirements

Component Requirements Notes

PowerProtect Data Manager with the VM Direct Engine

Version 19.10 or later.

vCenter server vSphere and ESXi versions 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.0 U1 or later. Refer to the VMware documentation ESXi 6.5 and later minimum requirements for physical host requirements for the ESXi hosts.

VMware has announced the end of general support for vSphere version 6.0. The Knowledge Base article at https:// kb.vmware.com/s/article/66977 provides more information.

Version 6.5 and later is required to perform Microsoft SQL Server application-aware protection. Also, file-level restore in the vSphere Client requires a minimum vCenter version 6.7 U1.

Any new virtual machine protection policies use Transparent Snapshot Data Mover (TSDM) as the default protection mechanism instead of VADP, provided that the vCenter/ESXi Server that hosts the virtual machines is a minimum version of 7.0 U3c and the policy options selected for the virtual machine crash- consistent protection policy are supported by TSDM.

VMware Tools Version 10 or later. Install VMware Tools on each virtual machine by using the vSphere Client. VMware Tools adds additional backup and recovery capabilities that quiesce certain processes on the guest operating system before backup.

Version 10.1 and later is required to perform Microsoft SQL Server application- aware protection.

PowerProtect DD System models and software

All models of PowerProtect DD System in production are supported.

DD Operating System (DDOS) version 6.2 or later and the PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC).

Make note of the hosts writing backups to your DD systems.

Web browser Google Chrome. The latest version of the Google Chrome browser is recommended to access the PowerProtect Data Manager user interface.

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Transparent snapshot data mover system requirements The following software is required to automatically enable use of the Transparent Snapshot Data Mover (TSDM) for virtual machine data protection operations.

NOTE: TSDM for virtual machine protection also requires that the protection policy is a crash-consistent policy, with the

quiescing and swap file exclusion options disabled.

Table 2. Software requirements

Software required Version supported Notes

vCenter server 7.0 U3c vCenter and ESXi 7.0 U3c is the minimum version that is required to use TSDM. Until this version is deployed in the environment, TSDM is not used for virtual machine protection policies.

ESXi server 7.0 U3c

PowerProtect Data Manager software

19.9 and later

PowerProtect Data Manager VM Direct new deployment overview The following summary provides an overview for deploying an external VM Direct protection engine in PowerProtect Data Manager to facilitate data movement.

Table 3. New PowerProtect Data Manager VM Direct protection engine deployment

Task Order System or UI reference Document reference

Design how to group your backups based on their storage requirements and retention policies.

None Your account team can help with backup storage design.

Install PowerProtect DD or PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC).

PowerProtect DD Management Center PowerProtect DD Management Center Installation and Administration Guide

Install the software. PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Deployment Guide

Add PowerProtect DD or PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC) to PowerProtect Data Manager.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data ManagerAdministration and User Guide section "Add Protection Storage"

Add a vCenter Server to discover virtual machine assets for management within the PowerProtect Data Manager

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide section "Adding a vCenter Server asset source"

Add an external VM Direct engine. NOTE: An external VM Direct engine is not required for virtual machine assets protected with the Transparent Snapshot Data Mover (TSDM) protection mechanism. For these policies, the embedded VM Direct engine is sufficient.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide section "Add a VM Direct Engine"

Add the protection policy for virtual machine assets that you want to back up.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide

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Table 3. New PowerProtect Data Manager VM Direct protection engine deployment (continued)

Task Order System or UI reference Document reference

section "Add a protection policy for virtual machine protection"

Add Service Level Objectives to the protection policy groups to verify that your protected assets are meeting the Service Level Agreements.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide section "Add a Service Level Agreement"

Wait for the scheduled full backup of the virtual machine protection policy to complete, or perform a manual (on- demand) backup of the policy.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide

Monitor protection compliance in the PowerProtect Data Manager Dashboard.

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide section "Available tools and options in PowerProtect Data Manager"

Where to get help You can use the following resources to find more information about this product, obtain support, and provide feedback.

Where to find product documentation

The Customer Support website The Community Network

Where to get support

The Customer Support website provides access to product licensing, documentation, advisories, downloads, and how-to and troubleshooting information. The information can enable you to resolve a product issue before you contact Customer Support.

To access a product-specific page:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. In the search box, type a product name, and then from the list that appears, select the product.

Knowledgebase

The Knowledgebase contains applicable solutions that you can search for either by solution number (for example, KB000xxxxxx) or by keyword.

To search the Knowledgebase:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Knowledge Base. 3. In the search box, type either the solution number or keywords. Optionally, you can limit the search to specific products by

typing a product name in the search box, and then selecting the product from the list that appears.

Live chat

To participate in a live interactive chat with a support agent:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Contact Support.

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3. On the Contact Information page, click the relevant support, and then proceed.

Service requests

To obtain in-depth help from a support agent, submit a service request. To submit a service request:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Service Requests.

NOTE: To create a service request, you must have a valid support agreement. For details about either an account or

obtaining a valid support agreement, contact a sales representative. To find the details of a service request, in the

Service Request Number field, type the service request number, and then click the right arrow.

To review an open service request:

1. Go to the Customer Support website. 2. On the Support tab, click Service Requests. 3. On the Service Requests page, under Manage Your Service Requests, click View All Dell Service Requests.

Online communities

For peer contacts, conversations, and content on product support and solutions, go to the Community Network. Interactively engage with customers, partners, and certified professionals online.

How to provide feedback

Feedback helps to improve the accuracy, organization, and overall quality of publications. You can send feedback to DPAD.Doc.Feedback@emc.com.

Related documentation

The following publications are available at Customer Support and provide additional information:

Table 4. Related documentation

Title Content

PowerProtect Data Manager Administration and User Guide Describes how to configure the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Deployment Guide Describes how to deploy the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Licensing Guide Describes how to license the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Release Notes Contains information about new features, known limitations, environment, and system requirements for the software.

PowerProtect Data Manager Security Configuration Guide Contains security information.

PowerProtect Data Manager Amazon Web Services Deployment Guide

Describes how to deploy the software to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

PowerProtect Data Manager Azure Deployment Guide Describes how to deploy the software to Microsoft Azure.

PowerProtect Data Manager Google Cloud Platform Deployment Guide

Describes how to deploy the software to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

PowerProtect Data Manager Cloud Disaster Recovery Administration and User Guide

Describes how to deploy Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR), protect virtual machines in the AWS or Azure cloud, and run recovery operations.

PowerProtect Data Manager Cyber Recovery User Guide Describes how to install, update, patch, and uninstall the PowerProtect Cyber Recovery software.

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Table 4. Related documentation (continued)

Title Content

PowerProtect Data Manager File System User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software with the File System agent for file-system data protection.

PowerProtect Data Manager Kubernetes User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore namespaces and PVCs in a Kubernetes cluster.

PowerProtect Data Manager Microsoft Exchange Server User Guide

Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore the data in a Microsoft Exchange Server environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager Microsoft SQL Server User Guide

Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore the data in a Microsoft SQL Server environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager Oracle RMAN User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore the data in an Oracle Server environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager SAP HANA User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore the data in an SAP HANA Server environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager Storage Direct User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software with the Storage Direct agent to protect data on VMAX storage arrays through snapshot backup technology.

PowerProtect Data Manager Network Attached Storage User Guide

Describes how to configure and use the software to protect and recover the data on network-attached storage (NAS) shares and appliances.

PowerProtect Data Manager Virtual Machine User Guide Describes how to configure and use the software to back up and restore virtual machines and virtual-machine disks (VMDKs) in a vCenter Server environment.

VMware Cloud Foundation Disaster Recovery With PowerProtect Data Manager

Provides a detailed description of how to perform an end-to- end disaster recovery of a VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) environment.

PowerProtect Data Manager Public REST API documentation Contains the Dell Technologies APIs and includes tutorials to guide you in their use.

vRealize Automation Data Protection Extension for Data Protection Systems Installation and Administration Guide

Describes how to install, configure, and use the vRealize Data Protection Extension.

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Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the

problem.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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