backing up via multiple vCenter servers

Last post 07-02-2018, 2:30 AM by aldog24. 3 replies.
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  • backing up via multiple vCenter servers
    Posted: 06-17-2018, 6:30 PM

    version: v11 SP10

    Hi,

     

    I currently have a media agent also acting as VSA. I am in the transition of migrating from vCenter to another vCenter on the VMware side. During the transition, some of the subclients are moved to the new vCenter but other VMs remain on the old vCenter. Is there a way to configure the VSA to talk to both vCenter? I can't find a way to add the second vCenter under the current media agent/VSA.

     

    thank you.

  • Re: backing up via multiple vCenter servers
    Posted: 06-18-2018, 5:28 AM

    Hello ACPP,

     

    Unfortunately this is not possible.

     

    Each virtualization client, will only be able to backup VMs in one vCenter or vCloud.

     

    What you would be looking to do here, is to set up a new Virtualization psudo client, BUT you can still use the old VSA proxy as long as it has the required ports open to communicate to the new vCenter server.

     

    Please see:

     

    Creating a virtualization pseudo client http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=32165.htm

     

    System requirements for ports required: http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=3368.htm

     

    I hope this has answered your question!

     

    Kind regards

     

    Allister

  • Re: backing up via multiple vCenter servers
    Posted: 06-28-2018, 5:30 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 08-17-2019, 3:28 PM Liam
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    If the migration was completed quickly, you would just update the psuedo client's vcenter name and credentials to pick up where it left off on the new Vcenter.

  • Re: backing up via multiple vCenter servers
    Posted: 07-02-2018, 2:30 AM

    Hello Liam,

     

    This may not be possible if the VMs are located in both vCenters>

     

    During the transition, some of the subclients are moved to the new vCenter but other VMs remain on the old vCenter. Is there a way to configure the VSA to talk to both vCenter?

     

    My recommendation would be to set up another pseudo client.

     

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.

     

    Kind regards

     

    Allister

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