How do I determine the type of data protection used for my Intelligent Infrastructure virtual machines?

The following explains how to determine the backup type for your Intelligent Infrastructure virtual machines (VMs).

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Determining the backup type for all your VMs

  1. Go to the vSphere Web Client and log in with your Indiana University username and passphrase:
    • For your username, use the form username@ads.iu.edu.
    • Do not select Use Windows session authentication.
  2. At the top, click Menu and select New Search.
  3. In the search field, type the tag you are searching for: OSDisk, NoDisks, or AllDisks. Click Search.
  4. A list of all VMs that are tagged will display. To verify, click the name of a VM and follow the instructions in Determining the backup type for a single VM.
  5. Repeat this process for any DPS tags you wish to investigate.

Determining the backup type for a single VM

  1. Go to the vSphere Web Client and log in with your Indiana University username and passphrase:
    • For your username, use the form username@ads.iu.edu.
    • Do not select Use Windows session authentication.
  2. At the top, click Menu and select VMs and Templates.
  3. In the left column, expand the desired Data Center, find the VM folder, and select the specific VM you wish to view.

    On the main Summary tab, in the "Tags" information block, a "DPS" category tag should identify the data protection type used for this VM.

Getting help

To find out more about VM tagging and what it means for the Commvault backups of your VMs, see About Commvault backups and VM disk tagging.

If you have questions about this process, contact Storage and Virtualization.

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Last modified on 2017-12-06 15:32:31.

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