3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2012 5:09 AM by stjerna RSS

OnCommand host and Vmware backups

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Just a couple of questions that came up when setting up Vmware backups with OC host:


- Any estimate on when Protection Manager is updated to support and show the Vmware jobs correctly? Currently only start/stop and SV job steps are shown correctly. The backup steps of vm's can only be seen on OnCommand web gui.


- Is it possible to get a more detailed email report with successful/failed vm's been backed up, like with VSC? Only a very generel email report is being sent.

  • Re: OnCommand host and Vmware backups
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          Yes, OnCommand also has events that are generated based on a protection jobs status. Below are some of the events you may be of interest.


    [root@10 ~]# dfm eventtype list | grep -i dataset


    dataset-backup:aborted                        Warning      dataset-backup

    dataset-backup:completed                      Normal       dataset-backup

    dataset-backup:deleted                        Normal       dataset-backup

    dataset-backup:failed                         Error        dataset-backup

    dataset-backup:prematurely-deleted            Warning      dataset-backup




    dataset-protection:lag-error              Error    dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:lag-warning            Warning  dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:no-app-policy          Normal   dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:protected              Normal   dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:protection-failure     Warning  dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:suspended              Warning  dataset.protection
    dataset-protection:uninitialized          Normal   dataset.protection





    dataset-restore:aborted                   Warning  dataset-restore
    dataset-restore:completed                 Normal   dataset-restore
    dataset-restore:failed                    Error    dataset-restore





    • Re: OnCommand host and Vmware backups
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      Those events would only tell me if the dataset has completed backup succesfully, correct?


      If I have a dataset with a NFS datastore and Vmware consistent snapshots, I can't see which individually virtual machines has succeded or failed.


      In SMVI its possible to get a email with this info.

      • Re: OnCommand host and Vmware backups
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        I have been looking at a way to achieve this. Never got around of finishing anything but just to get you an idea of how to get hold of info.

        Below is a cut and paste of my findings from back then.


        From a command promt on the OnCommand server run “dfpm backup list”. This will obviously list all backups taken.

        You have one separate backup id for each backup taken, below it is backup ids 95 and 94. 95 is the latest backup.


        If you then run “dfpm backup ls –a 95” this command will show you details of this backup job.

        Each row that contains this text “Virtualization.VMware.VM” will be a backup for a separate server. In this case below, it will be server vc1 and lnx1 that have a complete backup.

        If the column “Restorable” says “YES” the backup have completed normal.         



        PS C:\Users\Administrator> dfpm backup list

        Backup Id Backup Version        Retention Type Retention Duration (in seconds)   Node Name            Description                  Dataset              Properties(Name=Value)    Matched field

        --------- --------------------- -------------- --------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------- -------------------- ------------------------- -------------------------

        95 14 sep 2011 11:00:00  hourly         172800                            Primary data                  Dataset1            CreateVmwareSnapshot=false IncludeIndependentDisks=false

        94 14 sep 2011 10:00:00  hourly         172800                            Primary data                  Dataset1             CreateVmwareSnapshot=false IncludeIndependentDisks=false







        PS C:\Users\Administrator> dfpm backup ls -a 95

        Member Id  Type                                Object Name At Backup               Restorable?  Properties(Name=Value)


        ---------- ----------------------------------- ----------------------------------- ------------ -------------------------

        438        Storage.ONTAP.StorageSystem                      NO           system-id=1574126193 system-name=spica

        412        Virtualization.VMware.Datacenter    STO-OFFICE                          NO


        443        Virtualization.VMware.VMConfig      vc1-Virtualization.VMware.VMConfig  NO           Files=[DS1] vc1/vc1.vmx:VirtualMachine,[DS1] vc1//vc1.vmxf:Configuration,[DS1] vc1//vc1.nvram:Configuration,[DS1] vc1//vc1.vmsd:Configuration,[DS1] vc1//vmware-1.log:Log,[DS1] vc1//vmware.log:Log,[DS1] vc1//vmware-2.log:Log,[DS1] vc1//vmware-3.log:Log,[DS1] vc1

        440        Storage.ONTAP.NFSExport             /vol/esx_ds1                        NO


        444        Virtualization.VMware.VM            vc1                                 YES          PartialBackup=false SnapshotTakenForVM=false IsTemplate=false

        442        Virtualization.VMware.VDisk         Hard disk 1                         YES          Adapter=lsiLogic Bus=0 ExcludedFromBackup=false Files=[DS1] vc1/vc1.vmdk:VirtualDisk,[DS1] vc1/vc1-flat.vmdk:VirtualDisk Id=52f89d4f-be3d-281f-487f-324e49986349:6000C293-4ac3-fb7a-1c96-cc9dc3d963dd Independent=false RawDeviceMapping=false Unit=0

        406        Virtualization.VMware.Vsphere                          NO


        441        Virtualization.VMware.Datastore     DS1                                 YES          PartialBackup=false DatastoreType=NFS IsOntap=true

        419        Virtualization.VMware.HyperVisor    esx1.sto-demo.europe.netapp.com     NO


        439        Storage.ONTAP.Volume                esx_ds1                             NO           uuid=9cef0528-d016-11e0-af82-00a09817429a

        420        Virtualization.VMware.HyperVisor    esx2.sto-demo.europe.netapp.com     NO


        457        Virtualization.VMware.VM            lnx1                                YES          PartialBackup=false SnapshotTakenForVM=false IsTemplate=false

        456        Virtualization.VMware.VMConfig      lnx1-Virtualization.VMware.VMConfig NO           Files=[DS1] lnx1/lnx1.vmx:VirtualMachine,[DS1] lnx1//lnx1.vmxf:Configuration,[DS1] lnx1//lnx1.nvram:Configuration,[DS1] lnx1//lnx1.vmsd:Configuration,[DS1] lnx1//vmware.log:Log,[DS1] lnx1//vmware-1.log:Log,[DS1] lnx1//vmware-2.log:Log,[DS1] lnx1/lnx1-b13e93b6.v

        455        Virtualization.VMware.VDisk         Hard disk 1                         YES          Adapter=lsiLogic Bus=0 ExcludedFromBackup=false Files=[DS1] lnx1/lnx1.vmdk:VirtualDisk,[DS1] lnx1/lnx1-flat.vmdk:VirtualDisk Id=503ca97a-109f-56e4-18d8-7fd5201bea70:6000C29c-2c01-dcbe-bb0c-67a0ff9b5ebd Independent=false RawDeviceMapping=false Unit=0

        PS C:\Users\Administrator>

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