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Dell PowerProtect 19.6 Data Manager VM Direct Quick Start Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Dell PowerProtect 19.6 Data Manager VM Direct Quick Start Guide PDF

PowerProtect Data Manager Version 19.6

VM Direct Quick Start Guide Rev. 01 October 2020

PowerProtect Data Manager and VM Direct Overview.................................................................................................................................2

PowerProtect Data Manager resource requirements in a VMware environment....................................................................................2

Software and hardware requirements.................................................................................................................................................................2

PowerProtect Data Manager VM Direct new deployment overview..........................................................................................................3

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.

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 Memory18 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

Memory22 GB

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

PowerProtect Data Manager with the VM Direct Engine

Version 19.6 or later

vCenter Server vSphere and ESXi versions 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0. NOTE: 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.

NOTE: 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.

Refer to VMware documentation on physical host requirements for the ESXi hosts:

ESXi 6.5 and later minimum requirements ESXi 6.0 hardware requirements

VMware Tools Install VMware Tools version 10 or later 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.

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

PowerProtect DD systems All models of DD systems in production are supported. DD operating system (DD OS) version 6.1 or later and the DD Management Console

(DDMC).

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Table 1. PowerProtect Data Manager and VM Direct Engine requirements (continued)

Component Requirements

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

Web browser The latest version of the Google Chrome browser to access the PowerProtect Data Manager UI.

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

Table 2. 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 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 Administration and User Guide section "Adding a vCenter Server asset source"

Add an external VM Direct appliance under VM Direct protection engine.

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

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

PowerProtect Data Manager PowerProtect Administration and User Guide 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 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 Administration and User Guide

Monitor protection compliance in the PowerProtect Data Manager Dashboard.

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

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