35866: Acronis Backup for VMware: vCenter Integration

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Back up and restore directly from your vSphere client

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup for VMware (former Acronis vmProtect 9)
  • Acronis vmProtect 8

Description

 

!Note! vCenter integration functionality is supported for vSphere "thick" Client only. It is NOT supported for vSphere Web Client.

Acronis vmProtect vCenter integration which allows for basic backup and restore functionality directly from the VMware vSphere client without having to run Acronis vmProtect 8 Web interface.

Integration with vCenter is possible if there is a vCenter registered in Acronis vmProtect Agent.

The integration is automatically disabled when a vCenter is removed from the vmProtect Agent configuration.

Enabling vCenter integration

  1. Click Configure -> ESX(i) Hosts;
  2. Select Enable vCenter Integration.

Disabling vCenter integration

  1. Click Configure -> ESX(i) Hosts;
  2. Select Disable vCenter Integration.

Viewing vCenter integration in a vSpehere client

  1. Make sure your vSphere client is connected to vCenter;
  2. In the vSphere client, click Inventory -> Solutions and Applications -> Acronis vmProtect.

Invoking backup and restore wizards

  1. Select any Virtual Machine or ESX(i) host in the vSphere tree list;
  2. Right-click on the selected item and select Acronis vmProtect -> Backup / Restore

More information

With VCenter integration enabled, all operations performed in the VMware vSphere client are mirrored in the main Acronis vmProtect 8 interface. These synchronized operations are: new tasks and the tasks' progress. The Recent Tasks section shows the progress of backup/restore/etc. tasks executed through the context menu in the VMware vSphere client. Also, when backing up to or restoring from a new location via the context menu option in the VMware vSphere client, the recent locations in vmProtect 8 are also updated.

Similarly, all backup/restore/etc. tasks performed by Acronis vmProtect are registered as Tasks in VMware vSphere client.

 

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