SnapProtect - Microsoft Hyper-V - Configuration

Once the Virtual Server iDataAgent has been installed on all the hosts in a Hyper-V Cluster, create a Hyper-V client for the Hyper-V Cluster and a subclient to facilitate backups.

If you plan to use SnapVault or SnapMirror, use the appropriate storage policy based on the type of snapshot, such as NetApp 7-Mode and Cluster-Mode snapshots. For NetApp 7-Mode snapshots, use storage policies associated with OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2. For NetApp Cluster-Mode snapshots, use storage policies associated with OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 6.3P1, 6.4P1, or 7.0.

Most capabilities of data ONTAP 7-Mode apply, however cascaded replication of primary to snapvault to snapmirror on a single policy is not supported.

The following sections provide the necessary steps required to create and configure these components for a first backup of a single virtual machine.     

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client Computers node and click New Client | Virtualization | Microsoft Hyper-V.

  2. On the Create Microsoft Hyper-V Client dialog:
    1. For Client Name, enter a unique client name to describe the virtualization client. Do not use the host name of an existing client.
    2. Enter the credentials required to access the Hyper-V server or cluster.

      Ensure that the user name you enter is part of the following administrator groups on the Hyper-V host:

      • Local Administrators group (for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2)
      • Any user that is part of Hyper-V Administrators group (for Hyper-V Server 2012 and later)

      For a Hyper-V cluster, the user account must have full Cluster Permissions (Read and Full Control). 

    3. Click Add to identify one or more Hyper-V client nodes.

  3. Select the host from the Exclude list.

    The list displays all the computers which has Virtual Server iDataAgent installed on it.

    You must include all the hosts from the Hyper-V cluster as the nodes of the Hyper-V client.

    Click Include.

    Click OK.

    Once you click OK, a virtual client gets created.

  4. Click OK.

    Once you click OK a virtual client gets created. As this virtual client includes all the nodes in the Hyper-V cluster, the data in the cluster will be seamlessly backed up even if the virtual machine migrates from one host to another.

  5. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Microsoft Hyper-V  Client> | Virtual Server | Hyper-V | defaultBackupSet.

    Right-click the defaultBackupSet and click All Tasks | New Subclient.

  6. Enter the Subclient name

  7. Click the Content tab.

    Click Browse.

    Navigate to the virtual machine which you want to backup and select the virtual machine.

    Click OK.

    The selected virtual machine appears in the Contents of a subclient list.

  8. In the Subclient Properties of dialog box: Click Storage Device tab. Ensure that a Storage Policy is selected.

    Click OK.

Proceed to the Backup page.