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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 Virtualize Me 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 backupset is used to create the virtual machine.

If you want to use the data and configuration backed up by any other backupset, 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

VMWare

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. The list displays all the vCenters for which you have created the virtualization clients.

Change

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

ESX Server

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

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. 

If you select the Never check box, the virtual machine will never expire and get decommissioned.

Next

Click this button to go to next step.

Hyper-V

In this step you can select the location of the virtual machine on the Hyper-V Server.

Hyper-V Instance

Select an Hyper-V instance from the available list of instances.

Hyper-V Host

Select an Hyper-V hosts from the list of available hosts.

Storage

Type or browse the location where you want to create the virtual machine. The selected path appears in the box.

ISO Path

Browse to the location where the Boot CD image resides on the Hyper-V 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. 

If you select the Never check box, the virtual machine will never expire and get 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:

Host Name

The host name of the CommServe which is used to backup client.

Client Name

The name of the CommServe Client.

IP Address

Enter the IP Address of the CommServe which is used to backup the 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.

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 remove 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.

The Disk Configuration tab displays following lists:

List of Volumes

This is the list of volumes available on the client computer. The list has following columns:

  • Volume

    Displays the drive letters assigned to the volume.

  • Disk Name

    Displays the name of physical disk associated with the volume.

  • Capacity

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

  • Selected

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

List of Physical Disks

This is a list of physical disks on the client computer. The list has following columns

  • Disk Name - If you clear the check box for any physical disk, all the volumes on the physical disks will be automatically removed from the virtual machine.
  • Disk Size (GB) - Displays the size of the physical disk.
  • Datastore  - Displays the name of the datastore on the vCenter where the disk will be created. Click   and select a datastore where you want to create all the disk. By default all the disks will be created in the default data store.
  • Disk Provisioning - Select the disk provisioning for each physical disk. By default, thin provisioning will be used for disk space allocation for all disks.

Restore Options tab

Following options are available to restore the client configuration and data onto the virtual machine:

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.

Do not use Windows Mini-Setup

Select this check box if you do not want to run the Windows Mini-Setup Wizard. If you are performing a cross hardware restore, the Windows Mini-Setup wizard runs after the Full System Restore.

User Account

If the client computer is member of a domain, click Change to enter the credentials of the domain in which you want to add the virtual machine.

License Key

If you are converting the Windows 2003 client into a virtual machine, enter the license key for Windows 2003 operating system.

Advanced  tab

If you are creating a replica of a the client computer, following options are available:

Clone Machine

Select this check box to create the replica of the client computer. The client computer can be a physical computer or a virtual machine.

The clone computer will be a virtual machine.

New Client Name

The clone computer will automatically become the client of the CommServe. Enter the client name for the clone computer.

New Hostname

Enter the hostname for the clone computer.

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.