44183: Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud: Integrating Acronis Management Server with vCenter Server

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Integrating Acronis Management Server into vCenter Server

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud

Introduction

Acronis Management Server has to be integrated with the vCenter Server for the resource group.

Solution

  1. Start Acronis Management Console and connect to Acronis Management Server.

    Acronis Management Console is automatically installed with Acronis Management Server. See Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud: Installation of Acronis Management Server.

  2. Click Virtual machines and then click Configure VMware vCenter integration.
  3. Select the Enable integration with the following vCenter Server check box.
  4. Specify the IP address or name of the vCenter Server for the resource group. Provide access credentials for the server.

    This account will be used for deploying agents from the management server. This means the account must have the necessary privileges for creating virtual machines on the vCenter Server. We also recommend that the account have the necessary privileges for backup and recovery, because the agents will use this account to connect to the vCenter Server by default. For the exact list of the necessary privileges, see Privileges for VM Backup and Recovery on vCenter Server or ESX(i) Host.

  5. If a DHCP server is present on the network, you may want to leave the Automatically deploy Agent for ESX(i) (Virtual Appliance) check box selected. When a backup is about to start, the management server will automatically deploy Agent for ESX(i) to every cluster that has virtual machines to be backed up but does not have the agent yet.

    If the network uses static IP addresses, or if you prefer to deploy the agents manually, or if the automatic deployment fails, clear the Automatically deploy... check box.

  6. Click OK to confirm the changes.

The virtual machines managed by the vCenter Server appear in the Virtual machines section. The virtual machines are shown as grayed out if Agent for ESX(i) has not been deployed yet.

More information

See also Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud.

 

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