This section examines the steps to integrate PowerProtect Data Manager within the VMware infrastructure, including deploying all necessary components and enabling VM protection using transparent snapshots.
After VMware VMs are discovered as PowerProtect Data Manager assets, the next steps are creating a protection policy and adding the VM assets for protection.
Note: For information about the criteria for policies to be eligible for transparent snapshots, see Protection Protection Criteria.
Note: Installation or upgrade of the TSDM VIB does not require the target ESXi host to be in maintenance mode.
The VIB deployment process operates on the relevant ESXi hosts concurrently—25 ESXi hosts at a time.
The process skips ESXi hosts that are powered off or in maintenance mode. The mechanism also has integrated logic to detect and prevent upload of the VIB package to hosts that already have the package in one of their datastores.
Note: Aside from the DEL_bootbank VIB file, Figure 4 shows a metadata.zip file that contains information related to the VIB, such as dependencies on the host, system requirements, summary, and version. The files are in the Datastore Files section of the ESXi host. This VIB installation is also shown in the PowerProtect Data Manager Policy Config Job summary.