The Velero supervisor namespace contains a Velero pod that helps to back up metadata and stage it to the target storage in the case of a bare metal environment. It also performs PVC and metadata backup in the case of VMware Cloud Native Storage (vCNS). Velero vSphere Operator must be configured and enabled to perform backups. PowerProtect Data Manager uses the Velero plug-in to protect the Kubernetes workloads. PowerProtect Data Manager supports existing Velero deployment in the default namespace and also accesses directly Velero auto- deployed in the velero-ppdm namespace by PowerProtect Data Manager.
kubectl get pods -n powerprotect
kubectl get pods -n velero-ppdm