Hello everyone and welcome to today's webinar titled The best new capabilities for backup and replication and VM availability sweet V 10
Whew that was a bit of a mouthful. Our speaker today is Paul Jensen, a lead instructor at exit certified
Paul has taught it training courses for the past nine years wearing multiple hats. He has been our lead VM instructor for the past four years.
In addition to teaching VMware and new tannic courses earning him the reputation of a trusted authority among the IT operations professionals. He teaches
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Thanks. Show All right, good morning everybody, or afternoon, depending on where you're at, I guess.
As Michelle said this is a bit of a mouthful. For a webinar title here, what we're going to do today and what my intention is, is to really again as the title says share with you.
Some of the neat new features and capabilities that version 10 has brought us. We're not going to be able to hit on every new feature we have
An hour ish less to go through all of this, but I do want to touch on and talk about a number of the different new capabilities of the new availability suite version 10
This is going to focus mostly on backup and replication. Most of the newer features that were introduced with the one which is the other half, if you will, availability, sweet came out really in 95 and not a whole lot of new stuff there. So, we will be focusing on backup and replication.
The first new capability is probably one of the most look forward to couldn't leave this out what's been as backup. So being with version 10 now will directly backup your file shares your network attached storage.
Have a couple of new concepts here actually number of new concepts. I'm going to demo. These and show you where some of these are
So we have now a something called a file proxy show you what that is. I'll talk a little bit as we go through this about the cash repository.
That's another new concept and the handles and the reason we have that. And is it helps handle the retention.
Which is a new method of retention where you're not doing full Liam's. So for those of you that have been doing backups with VM, or if you haven't, and you're even if you're familiar with other backup applications.
We aren't using the concepts of a full or an incremental backup with Nass backup. It's a completely different concept. So I'll talk a little bit about that and I'll show where that is configured.
So let's go ahead pop into my home lab here. We're going to talk a little bit about that. So the first thing is the concept of a file backup proxy. This is a new construct here.
We have our regular backup proxies for our VM. But we now have a file backup proxy. It's pretty much the same concept as a young backup proxy. So you are dealing with files. Still have been current tasks still have that same concept of sizing, we still have the traffic rules.
All of that still applies. But this is the designated specifically to files. And that's because we're backing up files differently.
When I add a file server.
And we're going to go out and we use the file backup proxy to scan and then we are going to use what's called a CRC the CRC check those to the cash repository. Those twits memory. This is how we determine what's changed.
We're not doing hey there's no change block tracking. There's no comparison in that regard, we compare folders and then we compare CRC some folders and files and that tells us what has changed and what needs to be pole that's done. And that's why the tasks repository is needed.
And the proxy processes concurrent tasks and that's another thing to keep in mind.
When we deal with this. We are not dealing with concurrent tasks. We can't go by Dr. Like we did with this, with regard to machines. So it is by file share
So one concurrent task is the whole file share, you might want to consider Reiki Matt up into multiple shares or possibly multiple jobs to get multiple concurrent tasks on those large shares
So the conf repository is any backup repository. It is designated
And when you create your share, you tell us which repository, which standard repository. You want to store that with you can make a dedicated one, you can use one that's already in existence. You will want to keep that close.
So the other part of this.
Free man as backup and that comes down to our retention policy. So we can choose our files and folders, but here's our retention policy. This is very different again.
With the basic licensing structure, you get to have a short term retention policy and that is based off of here soon. Man, that might be a little bit of an eye chart.
I can choose any repository. It's days.
Or months. Yeah. And then on how good your eyes aren't quite as good as they used to be. And you can select however many up to 999 fellows don't notice I would do that.
As you want
If you have enterprise plus licensing, you can go up to an increase this with a long term storage policy which is as things move off of here, they get migrated to house this retention policy. They moved to this and this becomes months and years. But that is a
License additional license feature the other cool part about that is we can now use object storage for that it does not have to be object storage for long term only, but it can be so I can do this off site.
Okay, so why don't I use a scale out because if you do choose a scale out repository for this. We do ignore the capacity or object storage tier for that so
Just keep in mind if you are deployments. If you're using it. It's a great tool. It is completely different. We're not using that same concept, I can say x number of days X number of months. I can also for my
Short term I can double it, there is the option to add secondary repositories. So when I finished the first one I make that backup. It can copy it immediately to another one with a another short term report also Tori or
You can simply add that, and you can set a custom retention policy as well. So I can keep my most recent ones on very high much higher performing storage and
build those additional ones to possibly lower performance storage with a longer retention policy.
So as you can see, we did that by days or months, but when I get to the schedule. I can make a schedule as often as I want. I've made my schedule every, you know, every 12 hours. So I'm getting twice a day. Does that mean that I'm actually having that many
I'm running them. But if nothing has changed. I don't
Actually add anything more to my repository. I don't increment of that number of backup jobs. So what will happen. Go ahead and cancel this because we're already there.
Is I can come in here. Let's go down to my desk, find that
You can see which ones I've done
And you can see here I've run them.
fairly consistently since the you know the me on the 2627 28
And I get to a day even one already this morning.
However, you can see we have 12 restore points. But if I chose to restore files and folders, by the way, I've only edited one file on this will show you that file here really quick, even though I've only edited the one file and I may have so many restore points.
We can actually select to go ahead and select keep a little test file.
Oh, I didn't choose the date cancel that. Sorry about that.
There is a option. There we go. Yeah, I know.
I was the fun part of a live demo. There we go.
I can choose all times default to the most recent but now you can see I have seven different copies of that VM 12 instrumentals or 12 instances, but
The only be on the change. I only have seven because that's the number of changes there were we don't store anything
For nothing. It's also is a very different file format. There is no
No incremental forward incremental reverse incremental what you would think of as for traditional. This is all stored as what is termed as blob storage.
It's almost like an object storage you have multiple 64 main blobs that fill up all of the different files. So it's not something you can go out and browse like we would do. For instance, with an older type of VM based backup.
Pretty much the NAS in a nutshell.
And have a lot of different things.
We will not actually move anything. So one other little point about short term, long term nothing gets moved to long term unless it
has an expiration. So from the short term. So the short term actually goes through and it gets removed based on retention or if it gets deleted. So if I never change a file, it never moves the long term.
File is always the most recent one.
It's a little. It's a little different. It's why more than anything I want to bring that up. So some very cool things there.
Our NASA backup brand new can be an FS be SMB, you can add a Windows Server, you can have a Linux server.
All of the above.
A little Talia on means before I jump into our next little section. There is no snapshot. So when you do a backup if there is a file locked it may skip it, that will show up in the report at the end.
So we're not seeing anything you're familiar with the theme backup of a BM where we, as we make sure everything is nice and, you know, nothing's in the middle of a right, we're not able to do that on an ounce.
Beyond that, even if you don't need a backup bananas. There have been some really, really good features brought up into backup and backup copy jobs.
So backup jobs have additional retention policy options on the mail backup copy jobs now have new modes. I want to show you some of these things. So we're going to go ahead once more.
Over into our backups here VR system, open up my next thing, and I'm going to show you. I've got three
VMware backup jobs going on here. We'll talk a little bit about HP is we have time at the end.
But I've got to backup copy jobs based off of this backup job and go ahead and start that as we're talking here so
Topping in new features of the backup jobs.
Bring up our edit here again all deals with
And GFS which is new for backup you step to do backup copy job. Now, you can do it with a backup copy or you can do it or and or I should say, you can do it with a backup job. It's a little different with a backup job as a backup copy
But before we do that, I'm going to talk about something really cool here. It's the new retention policy. Traditionally, it's what we have it set up here seven restore points.
But there's a new poll down and I can make that seven days. So if I'm running a backup job like I was with my file job twice a day, three times a day, whatever happens to make sense in your environment.
I don't have to do the math if I need to make sure my retention policy is a week, two weeks, I can simply change this two days and it will be all retention policy all backup points through that many days. So if I had three I needed it to be a week.
Later, do the simple English math of 21
I can simply say I need seven days, regardless of how many what my schedule is
So that's a new feature.
nice feature in notes been requested, at least in my classes by a number of students.
So, you know, I like bringing that one up for that reason. The other option is down here.
But been asked this one. Why can't I do grandfather father son GFS. So for those of you not familiar with GFS. This allows me to set up so that I can keep a full backup.
On a weekly, monthly yearly schedule for that long term retention. So here you can see I can choose any given ones of these
I can set this up, you know, on just one of them. And it can be any one of them.
I can choose what
Time of the month, first, last, and choose a day of the week, I can choose
What month of the year.
As I choose these they do relate to each other. If I choose a lower tier, so I choose a weekly
I will pick the same
Fall that fits with my monthly. So the weekly. The first week if I choose the first this fall will be the monthly is fall for this first week of that month, so it will use one full backup to meet both those criteria.
If I'm only doing one week and the monthly will still be there at that first week in a month and then that weekly will keep moving through. So then we're stacking these as we go through.
We do not stack weeklies and yearly that those are the only two they get done on their own little schedules.
Only get stacked. If you are
All the way through. So you can again set this up, and this does not preclude you going into a backup copy job and setting up a GFS on Man, these are again two separate things. I want to keep a backup copy on keep a backup. All this is
Very separate concept.
backup job stays with the backup of the backup copy, which is where I'm going next stays with the backup copy
Again, I'm not going to save any of those changes so
Let's see. I think I've gotta know it's just that one.
Close to the wrong window. Their backups. So here's my backup job. That's this backup job here here's all the instances, I have. I also have two backup copy jobs. And there are two flavors. Now with backup copy one is immediate on one is periodic
So let's show you those so
Here we've got my me pull that out our media copy job and we've got our periodic copy job there off the same backup job. So as I look at my immediate job.
I simply come in here and this allows me to select a media. Once I choose immediate that's this backup job I can do both of them in the same job.
Doesn't really make sense.
And again, I can choose which objects. I chose both of the beams. I can choose where I'm doing sentiments.
I still do my GFS. This is still restore points to keep not days.
So there is a difference. And this is an important concept. This is the other reason I want to touch on this. So at this time with being
I show you what this looks like when I've done this immediate so when I do an immediate let's go out of here.
This job has already kicked off.
I did my backup copy this does a job. Immediately it is doing it as the files are completed. Now this has multiple files. And it's a very long retention policy.
Is a standard forwarding for medical and keeping everything the backup immediate backup copy job follows its retention policy lunch religiously. I'll show you what I mean, as well as
It just, it does the job as it shows here as soon as Amy file is ready. Now this is a per VM backup file my copy job is a PR job file. So this is going to have much fewer
Files because instead of to be
Oh, it does fall films, but they are being stored in one file each
But I want to point something out here, this is the this is the gotcha moment, I said that we're following exactly the retention policy.
So if you're familiar with theme. If I do a regular forward incremental my retention policy is a minimum retention policy because I have to be able to restore the whole thing.
At this time beings immediate job hold just the copies. So I only have a full backup.
That just Brandon, all these are incremental
Can go to these without the full backup that was prior to them. So you need to make sure you're setting your retention policy. I did this intentionally so I could show you this.
You need to make sure that the immediate copy jobs retention policy will handle all of the retention points that might be on your
backup job the base backup job should not be really an issue for forever forward reverse before a regular standard forward incremental, you can run into issues.
We're doing an exact copy of what's here except for the fact. In this case, we're moving into per job.
If I come out and I do my standard
Periodic you will see if I show you the periodic. This is set to do every other day.
So it's waving and it isn't going to kick off until that timeframe and this will always be a forever forward so it will just keep moving forward and forward and forward.
As its standard
Those are your features, if you will, the changes here are a little bit GFS days versus points when we have those two copy jobs and media and periodic
Moving on, we're going to talk about a few of the commodity enhancements specifically some new features with the scale out backup repository.
A new brand new feature for VMware proxies, we can now use a Linux proxy and instant recovery and Cynthia recovery from any sign. Sorry, I missed type fetish from me to the VMware doesn't matter what the origin backup is
We can do an instant recovery to VMware now it's another one of those features that people were waiting for. So again, let's take a look at this.
So kind of start out there with our scale or pause story down here in our backup infrastructure.
So here we've got one scale out repository. I've got some capacity tier performance tier
And here is where we get all of this hasn't changed. This is where we get our first change. We can now do and this is nothing to do with backup copy jobs. It's a little confusing, you know,
backup copy jobs have an immediate job and and a, you know, periodic this scale out was praising Dell have kind of the same thing. We can now say as you make a copy as you make a backup to your performance Tier I want you to copy it immediately out to the capacity tier
Effectively, I now have either through a backup copy jobs or through scale out the ability to meet that 321 rule, the three copies of my data to media types. And if I choose to do an onsite object storage out to say a cloud provider. I now have it off site.
I can put delays on when that gets copied out
So I can limit if I so desire.
But it immediately handles this
And it also still works with what we've been doing before migrate backups out there over time. Once that become inactive over time.
This really just determines on instead of waiting. We now are copying everything out there and based off of, again, a retention policy. How long do I want to wait before it expires and we remove that
This is really cool. I love this. I remember seeing this, if you had a chance to go to be mine. Last year, and if you haven't done that yet. You haven't gotten to it this year because it's in two weeks, virtually
You can. You may have seen this.
This encryption. If you've heard the. So one of the things I will be talking about here in just a second. Is immutability. This is not immutability this thing's encrypting your data.
immutability means that at the S3 object storage S3 S3 compatible and your eventually storage NOBODY CAN CHANGE IT support on their end can't change it. You can change it. Nobody can change it, it is they're
Effectively, giving you an air gap. Not cool year gap but nobody can edit it. So, for all intents and purposes.
It helps with those ransomware virus issues now that isn't set in your job in your repository here your scale out repository that is set per object storage when you can figure, an object storage repository.
My credentials on
And you set up a bucket.
Where am I story, miss.
If it supports this API and currently the only API only partner that supports this is Amazon S3. I know they're working on with your as well as other partners API openapi they they just have to make sure is available, you can make your backups immutable.
Again, this means nobody has the ability to change those
You call will use Amazon, just because the only partner that is currently available you call Amazon. They can't change those they can't edit them. They are immutable.
So again, software, some ransomware comes out Christ reach out scrambles they can't do anything to them, nobody can. It is locked
You'll notice it does default the 30 days you can minimize that to one day. And of course, you can go to. No.
Limit on here and use so
So don't wait
99 days is your limit.
This limit has a buffer built in.
Beam puts a 10 day buffer in no matter what. This is so mentally prepare yourself if you create this, but if I put in the default of 30 days it's actually for
An important thing to to be aware of. Also,
This only affects from the point, you said it. So if I have backups already out there and I said this to 30 days they're still at zero.
There is no way to change those
Going forward, the next job that moves up there is immutable.
Moving forward from that point if I even decide later I want 60 days, the ones that are 30 days or 30 days 60 days is going forward. If I said this, or disable this if the ones that are already a mutable or immutable.
So changes are only made from the point of change.
They don't get retroactively applied.
But that's where that is, unfortunately, the one that I'm using here does not support that API. So again, I will just cancel this well doesn't really help.
I hit the wrong thing there.
So the other thing that is new again is our backup proxy. We now have the ability to have a Linux backup proxy. This is a
Brand new feature for adding a VMware proxy. If you're familiar with Hyper V hypervisor on hosts, they're part of a Hyper V server.
But for VMware, we can now use a Linux VM for this same concepts as far as concurrent tasks, all of that. This is for VM backups only a file proxy must still be windows. Currently, and the only option we have here. It mean to go next.
Month to highlight something
Again, the fun parts of
Going through here, the only option we have here is I'm waiting for this and I'll show you is I can't choose the transport mode. There is one transport mode.
And that is virtual appliance mode. Everything else is the same. But if you'll notice, this is virtual appliance mode or pot and if you're familiar with the different terms. So as you add new
You know this. You do this backup, it must be able to see the storage that the VM is residing on
However, again, great for those are great for those environments that maybe I don't want to pay another license that is robo maybe I am mainly a Linux offer you know limit Linux shop still need the VR as a Windows machine and we still use the Microsoft sequel database, but
I can now start using my
Proxies as Linux based proxies.
Very cool thing there.
And then last but certainly not least,
One of the very neat options here. I've got, let's see. Let's pick up
A HP, you can see, you know,
I can come in.
I can do an instant VM recovery from this one VM that is running on hv
Hear me change that.
She's a single host
That's good. I don't really care about the rest of that.
We need to set up a network, otherwise it won't work.
And of course, we can then you know customized BIOS all sorts of other things here.
Right, we're going to go next.
I can choose the right cash to a specific location.
And use that one. And then I can you know
Connect the network as I choose i can power it on, if I want
And click Finish. And now this VM that is currently running on HP
And still running on HP
pick the wrong.
You can see here it's holding three. That's the VM that is out here.
But actually, as I said as I do have three, two of them are running on VMware
But I can bring that up.
Will show up out here in my
VMware environment, you shouldn't see it does have to do some conversion. It's not as fast as an instant VM recovery that would be running on VMware already because it's not about that.
The empty cave format. So it does have to do a few things here in order to get that to show up.
My VMware is logging in.
Over here you can see I've got
So it's running.
Waiting for login
Again, very quick, very easy.
To actually kick those off.
Doesn't matter what the sources. We can do this from agent, which is probably where most of you might do these things from
If I've done a backup of an agent an agent physical box. Hey, I need that backup and running.
But I don't have another physical box. Get it out on right now. Let's get it up and running temporarily inside a virtual environment providers. We have access to all the requirements and then we can go out and eventually restore to a physical environment.
So very cool again anything. It doesn't matter if it was an Amazon. It doesn't matter if it's your Hyper V. He
can restore to anything.
With the instant VM recovery into the Mr.
One questions. That's an old habit of mine.
Bad Habit of mine. So I want to switch gears for this last little bit here and this is specific to HB because this is a new integration Vivas introduced between version 10 and HP and as a mechanics instructor and the beam instructor
I do get these questions and I, and this is probably one of the again those areas that doesn't get addressed very often often
So we now have the ability from mean the br backup and replication to add and deploy an actual HP host and proxy.
This used to have to be done inside HP and then you would add that proxy and community that communication and connect them. I'll talk a little bit about backup job configuration. This is still done through the proxy. However, anything else can now be done through
The DVR system.
One more time, back to the demo.
All that still are still running job post that it'll come back up here.
And choose one of our old ones here.
So if I want to do a new backup job. Well, let's do this. First, I should start here, I can come in here and I can add a new HP server.
Yes, if I had a it's not set up as fully qualified. So, you know,
Using an IP. Do as I say, not as I do FQ DNS better
So it's going to go ahead and go through an added I can create a a NFL file. Well, restore
So that's what this is for that allows me to deploy on the fly a file level recovery.
Well, tiny VM to restore files back into my hv mediums.
And then as it goes through
It's going to deploy that and then it's going to prompt me to create a proxy now much likely baking show this takes a while, so I'm not going to go through all that I want to finish all this
And create a proxy here because the proxy is will take a bit to do
So rather than do that, because prompt you to create one.
We're gonna just pop up here. And I have a proxy this proxy does have to have
Resolution on a DNS resolution.
Because what's going to happen is we're going to add it in to a backup job automatically
And in order to do that we can use periods with being settings in it IP address here for the VM name.
But we deploy the proxy. Same concept. This is a virtual machine sitting inside HP I can change my number of concurrent tasks, if I have this it will up the number of cross virtual processors and amount of memory, apply the will reconfigure that VM.
Again, wanted to see it.
It is actually this VM right here.
It's deployed with that but the name inside
The that it can resolve to is the HP proxy.
And it is actually set up again to
Be backed up but it's backing it up as a what they call a protection domain based backup not going to get into protection domains in here because that's a HP concept, not a mean concept.
However, once I've got all of that I am able to create
A new new technics backup backup job it has to be created from the proxy, which is a web interface. So here you can see backup job. What we can give it a name.
Mr one demo description I can choose a backup or I can choose it to run snapshots inside HP or what they call a protection domain snapshot job.
Again within HP plain old snapshot job is just going to take snaps of whatever BMI tell it to
Know, I can choose my folding three
Days and then I can choose a schedule.
Put any scheduling want if it is a regular backup job. It is a forever forward going forward incremental. That is one of the few limitations here.
But not a big limitation, once I've got a backup job which I have here, I can create any kind of backup copy job I want off of this. So there's my backup copy job of the test VM backup job.
Again. Now this particular there is a limitation. Here we are only able to do the periodic at this point, there is no immediate option with the HP yet.
So again, little bit of a limitation there but not much. This is what we've been used to up to version 10 but now I can create these I can choose to
I can restore it to wherever I want to I can restore to easy to assure I can restore to VMware, I can also restore obviously to hv
Any one of these. I can also one more little thing here, restore to
The young restore anything, including. There's my VM. Wonderful. The ones.
I can restore those
If you look up here at
I can instantly cover those to be HIV, but I can restore anything to a fee. And as you might run into more and more new tactics people partners, a nice part about this is your old backups are still available to be used even if they migrate to its new hypervisor.
So couple of really cool options for this.
So that covers pretty much everything I wanted to cover as far as a demo.
Are there any questions out there. I don't see anything pop up in the morning again.
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