Virtualizing a Linux Computer - Online Help

Virtualize Me

Use this wizard to convert the client computer into a virtual machine. It involves following steps:

Select Recovery Points

This is the first step in the wizard. In this step you can select the backup data which you want to use to create the virtual machine.

Backup Set

By default the data and client configuration backed by the default backup set is used to create the virtual machine.

If you want to use the data and configuration backed up by any other backup set, select the backup set from the list.

Recover from the latest backup and configuration

This option is selected by default. The latest backup data and client configuration is used to create the virtual machine. You can create the virtual machine using a backup performed at a specific point-in-time.

Select Point in Time

Select this option to specify the specific point-in-time. The backup performed at the specific point-in-time will be used to create the virtual machine.

You can specify the point-in-time as follows:

Restore Data Before:

Select a date and specify the time.

Time zone

The default time zone of the CommServe is selected automatically. Select the Time zone if you want to use the backup performed in a different time zone.

Next

Click this button to go to next step.

Virtual Machine Location

In this step you can select the location of the virtual machine on the vCenter.

vCenter

Select the vCenter where you want to create the virtual machine. You can select a vCenter from the list of vCenters for which you have configured instances.

Change

Click this button if you want to select a vCenter and you haven't created an instance for the vCenter. Specify the host name and the credentials for the vCenter.

ESX Server

Click    button to select an ESX Server on which you want to create the virtual machine.

Datastore

Select the data store that contains the 1-Touch ISO.

ISO Path

Click    button to select the ISO from the datastore on the ESX server.

VM Name

Specify the name of the virtual machine. By default, the client name will be used as the name of the virtual machine.

Overwrite VM

Select this check box if a virtual machine with the specified name already exists on the ESX server. All the data and configuration of the existing virtual machine will be overwritten by the backup data and configuration of the client computer.

Expiration Date

You can select the expiration date of the virtual machine. Clear the Never check box and select the date. At the end of expiration date, the virtual machine is powered off and decommissioned. 

Next

Click this button to go to next step.

Review Recovery Options

In this step you can change the client configuration.

General tab

Following options are available to modify the client configuration:

CommServe Host Name

The host name of the CommServe for the selected client. Type or enter the IP Address of the CommServe which is used to backup the client.

CommServe Client Name

The name of the CommServe Client.

Use the currently logged in user account

This option is selected by default. The user account which you have used to login to CommCell console will be used to perform the virtualization or the restore job.

If you are using Active Directory User account to login to the CommCell console, enter the password for the user account.

If you have logged in as CommCell console administrator, the password is not required to perform the job.

Use a different user account

Select this option if you want to use a different user account to perform the virtualization or restore job. Administrator can create a separate user account to perform this job.

Enter the credentials for the user account.

Ensure that the user account has the following capabilities: Administrative management, Out of place Recover, In Place Recover.

Configuration Tab

Following options are available to modify the client configuration:

Number of CPUs

Increase or decrease the Number of CPUs.

Memory in (MB)

Specify the Memory in MB.

DNS Suffix

If you want to change the DNS Suffix of the client, enter the new DNS Suffix.

Primary DNS

Enter the IP addresses for Primary Name Server.

Secondary DNS

Enter the IP addresses for Secondary Name Server.

Network Configuration

Displays a list of all Network Interfaces available in the client. Select the interface which you want to use for the virtual machine.

Add

Click this option to add a new Network Interface.

Edit

Click this option to change an existing Network Interface.

Delete

Click this option to delete a Network Interface.

Disk Configuration Tab

Following options are available to modify the disk configuration of the client:

Automatic Disk Layout

Select this check box to increase the disk size automatically when you increase the mount point size.

List of Mount Points

The Disk Configuration tab displays a list of mount points available on the client computer. You can view following information about each disk:

Mount Point

Displays the mount points assigned to the disk/ physical volume.

Disk / PV Name

Displays the name of the disk / physical volume associated with the mount point.

MountPoint  Size (in GB)

Displays the mount point size. Double-click in this column to change the size of any mount point.

Selected

Select the check box in this column to select a mount point. The selected mount point will be added to the virtual machine. You can select only system mount points and add the non-system mount points later.

List of Disks

The Disk Configuration tab displays a list of disks on the client computer. You can view following information about each disk:

Selected

Displays the name of the disk - If you clear the check box for any disk, all the mount points on the disk will be removed from the virtual machine.

Disk Size (GB)

Displays the size of the disk. Select or type to change the disk size.

Datastore

Displays the data store for a disk. Click    button to select a data store where you want to create all the disks. By default all the disks will be created in the default data store.

Disk Provisioning 

Displays the disk provisioning method used for disk space allocation, Thin or Thick disk provisioning for each disk can be selected. By default, Thin provisioning will be used.

Restore Options Tab

Following options are available to modify the client configuration:

Copy Precedence

If you want to use the client configuration and data available in a specific storage policy copy, enter copy precedence number for the specific copy.

Advanced Tab

Following options are available to modify the client configuration:

Clone Machine

Select this check box to clone the physical client.

New Client Name

Type the name of the virtual client.

New Hostname

Type the host name of the virtual client.

Next

Click this button to go to next step.

Save As Script

Click this button to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding xml parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

Submit Job/Alert

In this step you can select the time when you want to perform the virtualization operation. Following options are available:

Immediate

This option is selected by default. A virtual machine will be created immediately after you click the Finish button.

Schedule

Select this option to schedule the virtualization operation. A virtual machine will be created at the scheduled time.

Add Alert...

Click to configure an alert from the Add Alert Wizard.

Delete Alert

Click to delete an alert.

Finish

Click this button to start or schedule the virtualization operation.