Protect with PowerProtect Data Manager

Let’s create a Protection Policy to back up something. Login to Power Protect Data Manager (PPDM), and navigate to Protection > Protection Policies and click Add. Give the policy a name and select the type of resource to back up. I will select Virtual Machines and click Next. Select the type of protection you want. …

DellEMC: PPDM integration with DDVE

Log into Power Protect Data Manager (PPDM) GUI and from dashboard expand Infrastructure and select Storage. In this setup, I’m connecting to a Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE). Click Add to add the Data Domain. Select Data Domain System. Give this instance a name and add the IP address or FQDN of your DataDomain. For …

PPDM Plugin and Discovery for VCenter 7

I will add a vCenter server running on VCF 4 with VxRail 7. Log into Power Protect Data Manager and add a vCenter server as a assest source by expanding Infrastructure > Asset Sources. Or from Dashboard, click Add under VMware VCenter. Click Add and begin complete the vCenter add. I am going to add …

DellEMC PPDM: Power Protect Data Manager 19.5 OVA

Deploy the Power Protect Data Manager OVA. Right click you vCenter cluster and select deploy OVF from template and select your OVA from local file. Give the VM a name and click Next. Select a compute resource and click Next. Review details and click Next. Select datastore and click Next. Select your data protection network …

Deploy and initial config DDVE

I will be deploying DellEMC Data Domain Virtual Edition (DDVE) version 7.1.0.10. In the next post, I’ll deploy Power Protect Data Manager 19.5 to connect to DDVE. Login to vCenter and deploy the DDVE OVA filename: ddve-7.1.0.10-646016.ova. Give DDVE VM a name. Select your compute resource. Review details and click Next. Select the amount of …

How to deploy VMware HCX: Workload Mobility, Hybrid Cloud

My on premise datacenter is running VMware VCF 3.9.1 on VxRail 4.7.410. We want to deploy VMware HCX OVA into the on-premise datacenter and then connect to a cloud remote instance of HCX. There will be two instances of HCX. One in the cloud and one instance in your datacenter. Below is the on-prem datacenter. …

How to: VMware VCF NSX backup to external destination

By default, VCF will back up NSX configuration to itself. However, we should point it to an external location. This is a File-Based Backup of SDDC Manager and NSX Manager. When you first log into VCF SDDC manager, you will see an Orange banner with information to reconfigure it to point to an external file …

Deploy onprem cloud with VMware VCF 3.9.1 on VxRail 4.7.410

Do the VxRail bring up till you see Hooray! This assumes you have plumbed your physical networks with VLANs and an upstream router. The VxRail validation check prior to deployment verifies ip’s subnets, gateway, vlan’s and reach-ability. You will have VLAN for management, vMotion, vSAN, and guest or prod / dev VM_network. Once VxRail initial …

PowerSwitch 5248F-ON Let’s make some VLAN’s

Before we begin, it’s always a great idea to have a physical drawing or make a physical drawing based on information you eyeball or able to gather using show lldp neighbor commands. Below is a drawing I created, that I will be using for a guide. In this demonstration, we will be focused on the …

Update VMware VCF 4.0.0.1 to 4.0.1 on VxRail.

Log into VCF and put ensure there are valid credentials to download bundles by selecting Repository Settings and verify My VMware Account Authentication. Select Repository > Bundle Management and download the bundle. After bundle download completes, navigate to Inventory > Workload Domains and select the workload domain to be updated. Notice far right, there is …