NVP-vProxy: Migrating from VBA to vProxy after upgrading to NetWorker 9.1

           

   Article Number:     495345                                   Article Version: 3     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


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NetWorker,NetWorker 9.1,NetWorker 9.0.1

 

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This article is for people who are currently using VMware Backup Appliance (VBA) to perform VM backups and are upgrading to NetWorker 9.1. In NetWorker 9.1, VBA is being replaced by the NetWorker VMware Protection (NVP) solution with the vProxy appliance.   
   
    For more information on the vProxy, please refer to the Introduction to NetWorker VMware Protection with vProxy appliance section in the NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration Guide.   
   
    Limitations   

      vProxy cannot perform recoveries from policies run with VMware Backup appliance      
      After upgrading to NetWorker 9.1, any policies run with the VMware Backup appliance cannot be recovered with the vProxy appliance. If you want to recover these backups you must continue to use the VMware Backup appliance.    
   
    No new policies can be created with VMware Backup appliance   
    After upgrading to NetWorker 9.1, new policies can only be created with the vProxy appliance. You can continue to run and edit existing VMware Backup Appliance policies, but once you delete a VMware Backup appliance policy, it is no longer available. You also cannot create any new policies using the VBA. A message appears each time you run a VMware Backup Appliance policy recommending that you use the vProxy appliance. For information on migrating policies from VBA to vProxy, please refer to the Migrating policies from VMware Backup Appliance to vProxy Appliance section in the NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration Guide.   
   
    For additional information on vProxy limitations and unsupported features, please refer to the vProxy limitations and unsupported features section in the NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration Guide.    
   
    Compatibility   
    NetWorker 9.1 only supports NetWorker 9.0.x VBA versions, 1.5.0.160 and 1.5.1.7. If you are upgrading to 9.1 from 8.2, upgrade to VBA 1.5.1.7, even if it is only being kept for restores and saveset deletion. For instructions on upgrading to VBA 1.5.1.7, please refer to the Upgrading the VMware Backup Appliance section in the NetWorker 9.0.x VMware Integration Guide.   
   
    - To view VBA compatibility with NetWorker, DDOS, vCenter, and ESX, access the Online Compatibility Guide and select the following:   
      - NetWorker     
      - NetWorker 9.1     
      - NetWorker Server-VBA Compatibility matrix   
   
    - To view vProxy compatibility with NetWorker, DDOs, vCenter, and ESX, access the Online Compatibility Guide and select the following:   
      - NetWorker     
      - NetWorker 9.1     
      - NetWorker NVP (vProxy) Compatibility Matrix   
                                                                                                                             

 

 

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In order to automatically remove VBA savesets from Data Domain, the NetWorker server must be able to contact the VBA when savesets reach their expiration date / end of retention policy. Unless you are deleting all VBA savesets when migrating to vProxy, you will need to keep VBA around so savesets are deleted properly from Data Domain.   
   
    The best way to find NVP / vProxy related knowledgebase articles is to include NVP-vProxy: in your search terms. All NVP / vProxy articles begin with NVP-vProxy:   

         
  •         NetWorker 9.1 VMware Integration Guide:     
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               https://support.emc.com/docu81544_NetWorker-9.1-VMware-Integration-Guide.pdf?language=en_US    
         
  •         NetWorker 9.0.x VMware Integration Guide:     
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               https://support.emc.com/docu61103_NetWorker-9.0.x-VMware-Integration-Guide.pdf?language=en_US   
         
  •         Online Compatibility Guide:     
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               http://compatibilityguide.emc.com:8080/CompGuideApp/getCompGuidePage.do?   
         
  •         VBA 1.5.1.7 Upgrade ISO:     
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               https://download.emc.com/downloads/DL71016_NetWorker-9.0.1-ISO-file-for-upgrading-the-OVAs.iso?source=OLS