The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".
These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how Backup Exec solves these challenges.
Each Blueprint consists of:
This Blueprint is designed to help with customers who are utilising VMware technologies.
Virtualisation technology has been widely adopted by organisations of all sizes to optimise critical IT assets, such as data and application servers. As a result of this virtualisation trend, companies are looking for efficient and effective ways to back up and recover their virtual servers and the critical applications that many of these virtual machines host, such as Microsoft Exchange®, SQL Server®, SharePoint®, and Active Directory®.
Integration with the Latest Virtualisation Technology
A significant advantage of Backup Exec 2014 in virtual environments is direct integration with the VMware virtual platform. This integration enables advanced functionality built specifically for the proper and optimised protection of VMware environments.
VMware vSphere Integration
Backup Exec 2014 integrates with VMware's vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) to eliminate important challenges associated with the backup of VMware virtual machines and to provide faster backup performance with less overall storage consumption. This is accomplished through the following:
Support for the Latest VMware vSphere Environments
VMware VADP Integration
VMware Changed Block Tracking Support
VMware Block Optimisation Support
Integrated Granular Recovery Technology
From a single-pass backup of a virtual machine, recover:
Advanced Data Deduplication Support
Integration with Microsoft’s VSS API
You can use this Blueprint to better understand Backup Exec's VMware integration technologies - please download from the link below.
*For an authoritative list of platforms and applications supported by Backup Exec 2014, please refer to the Backup Exec Software Compatibility. List available here: www.backupexec.com/compatibility.