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Riadh_R17's avatar
Riadh_R17
Level 4
2 years ago

unable to browse VMs when creating a VMware backup policy

Hi guys,

in order to backup some VMs, i was unable to manually browse them when creating the policy. i recieve the error (-1)

Anyone can help please ?

thanks

5 Replies

  • Have you registered the vcenter in Netbackup with a user that has adequate permissions? 

    • Riadh_R17's avatar
      Riadh_R17
      Level 4

      Thank you L_BR  for your quick answer

      Yes, i have registred the vCenter in Netbackup using a user with the following permissions

      Cryptographics Operations       
          Direct Access
          Encrypt New
          Migrate

                
      Datastore        
          Allocate space    
          Browse datastore    
          Configure datastore    
          Low level file operations    
          Update virtual machine files    
          Update virtual machine metadata    
              
      Global        

          Cancel task    
          Disable methods    
          Enable methods    
          Global tag    
          Licenses    
          Log event    
          Manage custom attributes    
          Set custom attribute    
          Settings    
              
      Host        
          Configuration     

                  Advanced settings
                  Storage partition configuration
              
      Network        

          Assign network    
              
      Resource        

          Assign vApp to resouce pool    
          Assign virtual machine to resource pool    
              
      Tasks        

          Create task    
          Update task    
       

      vApp    
          Add virtual machine
          Assign resource pool
          Assign vApp
          Create
              
      Virtual Machine        
          Change Configuration     
                  Acquire Disk Lease
                  Add existing disk
                  Add new disk
                  Advanced
                  Add or remove device
                  Change Settings
                  Change Swapfile placement
                  Change resource
                  Configure Raw device
                  Modify device settings
                  Remove disk
                  Set annotation
                  Toggle Disk Change Tracking

          Edit Inventory    
                  Create from existing
                  Create New
                  Register
                  Remove
                  Unregister

          Interaction     
                  Power Off
                  Power On

          Provisioning     
                  Allow disk access
                  All read-only disk access
                  Allow virtual machine download

          Snapshot management
                  Create snapshot
                  Remove Snapshot
                  Revert to snapshot

      vSphere Tagging
          Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag        
              
      When using the NetBackup Plugin for vCenter the following privileges can be added:        
      NetBackup Recovery        
          Add or Remove NetBackup Servers    
          Virtual Machine Recovery    

              

       the following credentials are added:

      Virtual Machine        
          Guest Operations     
                  Guest operation queries
                  Guest operation modifications
                  Guest operation program execution

      Virtual Machine
          Change Configuration 
                  Remove disk

    • Riadh_R17's avatar
      Riadh_R17
      Level 4

      Hi L_BR 

      is there other permission to add in VMware to the user?

      thank you in advance

      (from " /usr/openv/netbackup/online_util/fi_cntl # " i can see all ESXis and VMs)

       

    • Riadh_R17's avatar
      Riadh_R17
      Level 4

      i am able now to browse VMs.

      i simply refreshed.

      but when i backup the VM

      i get the error

      ERR - Error opening the snapshot disks using given transport mode: san:hotadd:nbd:nbdssl Status 23

       

      • Nick_Morris's avatar
        Nick_Morris
        Level 6

        If using NBD transport method, then port 902 needs opening up between your ESX servers and your media servers

        If using SAN transport method, then the media servers need zoning in to the relevant LUNs/Datastores and visible on the OS