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1 Supporting Our Customers’ Journey to the Private Cloud
EMC EMEA TC Conference 2010 Supporting Our Customers’ Journey to the Private Cloud BRS Solutions for VMware

2 Image vs Guest Level Backup
Guest level backup: traditional backup type by using backup software agent inside VM to read and transfer data just like on physical system. Image level backup: backup is performed from ESX host by freezing VM and backing up its image. Image Guest Backup application compatibility Limited, but increasing Requires only qualification VM system compatibility Limited to specific guest OS types and disk formats Transparent VM application compatibility Limited Transparent, standard backup application modules can be used. Performance High to very high Low to medium Resource usage High

3 Application vs Crash Consistency
Typical image backup provides so-called crash-consistent backup. In case of restore, VM is restored to a state equal of unplanned shutdown. It does not provide application-awareness To provide application-consistent backup, application itself must be informed of backup Possible on Microsoft platform via VSS framework Generally up to backup software vendor to provide VSS integration Limited VSS integration provided by VMware starting with vSphere 4.1 Supported only for VMs running Windows 2008 Supported for limited set of applications With VSS integration, backup level reached is application-consistent, but not application-integrated For full application-integration and advanced capabilities, must use in-guest backups with appropriate application module.

4 VCB: VMware Consolidated Backup
Introduced with VMware ESX server 3.0 and still present in vSphere 4.0 Leverages VMFS snapshot technology Not stable before VCB 1.5 introduced in ESX 3.5 Latest version is VCB 1.5 Update 2 from March 2010 VMware discontinued development of VCB and existing customers are encouraged to upgrade to VADP based solution VCB is no longer present on vSphere 4.1 VCB is still supported for restore purposes even on latest vSphere versions VCB requires a separate HW proxy host VCB requires presence of VMware vCenter Converter (vConverter) vConverter version must match supported version from backup application.

5 VADP: VMware Storage APIs for Data Protection
Introduced with VMware vSphere 4.0 Leverages VMFS snapshot technology Backup flow is based on more integrated API Supports VMs based on VMware vStorage VMFS VADP cannot be used to protect pass-through disks (RDM: raw device mapped disks in physical compatibility mode) VADP cannot be used to protect network mounts (CIFS or NFS) within guest Backup solution can optionally have deeper integrated with storage arrays via VAAI: VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration This offloads VM snapshot creation from ESX host to array itself Introduces limited application-awareness starting with vSphere 4.1 Proxy host is a VM itself. Need a separate VM proxy for each OS type (Linux or Windows)

6 VADP vs VCB Quick Compare
VADP VCB Requires additional download & install No, built into the data protection software Yes Full virtual machine image backup Yes, single step copy – source to target Yes, with two step copy – source to VCB proxy and VCB proxy to the target Incremental virtual machine image backup Yes – using change block tracking No File level backup Yes, both Windows and Linux Yes, Windows only Full virtual machine image restore Yes, by using VMware Converter Incremental virtual machine image restore File level restore Yes, using restore agents CLI for image backup CLI for file backup Unlike VCB, which requires customers to download and install a separate

7 CBT: VMware VADP Change Block Tracking
VADP supports optional usage of CBT CBT is disabled by default and must be enabled per VM CBT requires that VM version is 7 or higher. Environments upgrading from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x need to upgrade each VM CBT does introduce small performance penalty on production system Not recommended for VMs with very high change rate

8 EMC BRS Solutions for VMware
NetWorker Avamar DataDomain

9 NetWorker and VMware Protection
IN-GUEST Support for vSphere (VCB support in all current versions) Deduplication support Granular and application consistent guest level backup Off-host snapshot-based backup Granular and full image recovery with single image backup Incremental and differential file backups based on full image Licensed per physical host. Not per VM. VDAP support coming in NW 7.6 SP2 OFF-HOST

10 VMware Auto-Discovery and Visualization
Automatically discover VMs Notification of unprotected VMs Visualization Visual map of the environment Interactive controls to filter display Displays relationships between NetWorker and virtual environments Helps determine load balancing Configure VM backups from map— easy, right-click-to-launch wizard

11 NetWorker with Data Domain
FILE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS Use with existing disk-based or VTL capabilities Use with DD Boost Improved performance Clone-controlled replication Automated configuration Monitoring and reporting NetWorker Data Domain Replication WAN Primary data center Remote site

12 Benefits of Data Domain Boost
Deduplication distributed to backup servers Increases backup speed Reduces network traffic Clone-controlled replication Schedules replication Catalog awareness of replicated copies Ease of use Automated configuration Monitoring and reporting DD Boost DD Boost NetWorker Data Domain

NetWorker with Avamar FILE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS Supports file systems and applications Physical and virtual Manage traditional and deduplication backup Single client or application module Common administration Full indexing and browse Common recovery NetWorker Avamar Replication WAN Primary data center Remote site

14 Avamar VMware Guest Backup
No-cost Avamar agents assure application consistency Avamar Agents Agent resides in each virtual machine Deduplicates within and across virtual machines – as if they were physical servers Reduces resource contention and speeds backups Provides file-level restore for Windows, Linux and Solaris VMware ESX

15 Avamar VMware Image Backup
Avamar integration with VMware vStorage API Resource Pool VMware Virtualization Layer x86 Architecture Physical server Virtual Machines SAN storage Avamar server Mount = Avamar Software Agent Deduplication within and across VMDK files Load-balancing across proxy virtual machines Change-block-tracking minimizes recovery time File level recovery from image backup Replication provides DR for backed up VMDKs

16 Proxy Server Load Balancing
Avamar efficiently uses available resources ESX SERVER CLUSTER Storage LUNs Virtual Machines Proxy Servers Pool Avamar DRS VMware How does this work? Avamar automatically assigns VMs backup jobs to available proxy servers using a round robin protocol Backups are distributed evenly across available virtual proxy servers Benefits Automatic and transparent More efficient backups Better use of available resources Simplifies the management of virtual proxy servers Applied either globally or in groups

17 Use Cases Clear Channel
Protecting ~90TBs/1200+ VMs using Avamar and VADP&CBT image backups Backup time range 3 min to 1 hour/VM Without CBT some very large VMs (750GB in size) take upwards of 6-7 hours to backup. Bank of America Protecting up 350TBs+/6000 VMs using guest backup Average backup time 6 min/VM GSK Protecting ~50TBs/1000 VMs using guest backups USAA Protecting ~75TBs/1300 VMs using guest backups Backup time range from 2 minutes to 1 hour

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