how to install v-ray agent on vmware

Hi, We recently bought a BE2012 v-ray edition and installed it on a windows 2008r2 VM hosted on ESXi. We couldn't realize how to connect to a ESXi and select VMs for backup. As we read from forums there is an agent for v-ray to be installed on host but didn't find how. Can you please provide us with a How To doc to install that agent on esxi. Appreciate your quick reply.
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There is no V-Ray agent. 1)

There is no V-Ray agent.

1) All you need to do is to install the V-Ray licence on the media server

2) push out the remote agent to all your VM's.

3) Add the VMware host to BE using the Add VMware Server button on the ribbon bar on the Backup and Restore tab.

We recently bought a BE2012 v-ray edition and installed it on a windows 2008r2 VM hosted on ESXi

I hope that you are aware that you are using an alternative configuration with all the problems that that entails.  See these documents

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH70246

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH146293

Symantec recommends that you use a physical machine as the media server.

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There is no V-Ray agent. 1)

There is no V-Ray agent.

1) All you need to do is to install the V-Ray licence on the media server

2) push out the remote agent to all your VM's.

3) Add the VMware host to BE using the Add VMware Server button on the ribbon bar on the Backup and Restore tab.

We recently bought a BE2012 v-ray edition and installed it on a windows 2008r2 VM hosted on ESXi

I hope that you are aware that you are using an alternative configuration with all the problems that that entails.  See these documents

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH70246

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH146293

Symantec recommends that you use a physical machine as the media server.

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Thank you for quick

Thank you for quick response. You mean that v-ray options don't appear in the trial until we install the license?

Vray edition consists of 4

Vray edition consists of 4 licenses

1 BE

1 Agent for VMware and Hyper V

1 Deduplication

1 Agent for Application and databases

 

You can trial of these by putting a check the these options at the licening page of Backup exec

yellow button > Install agent and options on this media server > Next> Next

Later you can add your vcentre host/esx and backups VMs out of them

You dont any agent to be installed on VMs if you are doing file level GRT restore

You need remote agent to be installed on the VM if you backing up applications like exchange sql sharepoint and active directory (DC)

 

The user already has the

The user already has the V-Ray licence so why are you talking about a trial?

 You dont any agent to be installed on VMs if you are doing file level GRT restore

Can you provide some documentation to support this statement?

You need remote agent to be installed on the VM if you backing up applications like exchange sql sharepoint and active directory (DC)

You only need to install the remote agent in the VM if you want to do GRT restores of these applications.  Otherwise, without installing the remote agent, you just backup and restore the entire VM including the applications 

Correction for the typo "You

Correction for the typo

"You dont any agent to be installed on VMs if you are doing file level GRT restore . "

should be

You dont need agent to be installed on VMs if you are looking for file level GRT and not application level

For application level you do need a remote agent installed during the backup.

 

 
 
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However, installing the

However, installing the Windows agent in a VM for file GRT will give you the ability to restore files directly back to the same VM. Without the agent, you can only carry out a redirected restore of files to a machine which does have an agent. It is also Symantec best practise to install the agent on VMs.

We were trying to install in

We were trying to install in our lab prior deployment in production. That's why we are using the trial. More, the iso file we downloaded from symantec doesn't mention vray edition nor something relative. We weren't sure of the iso we have too. On Monday we'll try to install the license and see if the vray options appear.

The iso will not say VRAY

The iso will not say VRAY edition . The ISO is the same for all the editions. Its only licenses those change.