Data Protector 10.x VMware Integration (DP220)


Course Overview

This course demonstrates effective VMware Integration with the Data Protector application. It is designed for Data Protector Administrators who are responsible for protecting their VMware environment, or anyone wanting to implement and learn about the advanced and multifaceted VMware integration capabilities of Data Protector. These capabilities include the back up of: a Virtual Machine (VM), a vAPP with many VMs, or an entire VMware Data Center. This course is based on DP 10.x and it is pluggable for DP 10.90 version training.

Participants learn the advantages to performing full, optimized full, incremental and differential backups using Change Block Tracking (CBT). In addition, participants learn how the Granular Recovery Extension (GRE) is used to recover single files using either the staged non-cached method or the cached with StoreOnce and Smart Cache devices. The DP Advanced Web Plug-in allows easy single file recovery and is explained in detail. During the lab the student performs cached and non-cached single file recovery. The ZDB VMware integration allows you to back up a large number of VMs with nearly no performance issues.

During the labs, students brings back their virtual machines using Power On and Live Migrate using a StoreOnce.

Who should attend

The course is designed for Data Protector/Windows/Network administrators who are responsible for VMware backup and Recovery within their environment.


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • Completion of Data Protector 10.x Essentials course or equivalent working knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of VMware

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain Change Block Tracking
  • Explain SAN (FC or iSCSI) Transport
  • Restore a virtual machine but keeping the original machine for forensics
  • Perform a restore of a VM using Power ON
  • Perform a restore of a VM using Live Migrate
  • Perform a single file recovery using GRE, cached and non-cached
  • Explain Zero Downtime Backup which offloads backup I/O from ESX hosts

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction and Overview
  • Course overview, agenda, and logistics
  • Available Data Protector courses
  • Get additional information about Data Protector software
Module 2: What’s New
  • New enhancements and features of Data Protector 10.90
Module 3: VMware Basics
  • Core Components of a typical VMware Environment
  • Work with VMware’s vSphere Clients
  • VMware Basics like vMotion, DRS, Thin/Thick Provisioning
  • Different kind of RAW Device Mapping
  • Web Browser Access to the vCenter Server
Module 4: VMware Technologies Used by Data Protector
  • Usage of Change Block Tracking
  • Quiescence
  • Snapshot Technology
  • Different Transportation Modes
  • VMware Tools
Module 5: VEAgent
  • The advantages of the VEAgent
  • Installing the VEAgent
  • Creating a backup specification
  • The different options of a backup specification
  • The different ways to restore a VM
Module 6: ZDB Power On and Live Migrate
  • Describe the Environment required for Power On and Live Migration
  • Describe and Perform Power ON and Live Migrate restoes.
  • Power On and Live Migrate limitations
Module 7: Data Protector Granular Recovery Extension (GRE)
  • DP GRE configuration
  • Cached and non-cached GRE
  • Smart Cache
Module 8: ZDB Integration for VMware
  • Understand the concept of VMware ZDB Backups
  • Configure VMware ZDB backups in Data Protector
  • Restore VMs from an VMware ZDB Backup
Module 9: Miscellaneous
  • Understand the DP virtualization support matrices
  • VM Explorer, an overview
  • The vepa_util.exe command
  • Switch on Debugging

Preise & Trainingsmethoden

Online Training

2 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • 876.– €

2 Tage

Preis (exkl. MwSt.)
  • Schweiz: 876.– €

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