Does anyone know whether the "P2V" (which I like to think of as "B2V") feature of NetBackup v7.6+ which takes a BMR style plain client backup and semi-auto creates a VM... whether this feature requires adequate NetBackup Enterprise Client licensing for target ESXi vSphere hosts?
Or, slightly re-phrased... assuming that I have adequate traditional client licensing... then... if I backup all VMs using plain client... then can I recover these using the "P2V" feature? (i.e. and not require a NetBackup Enterprise Client license for each potential target ESXi vSphere host).
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@Michal_Mikulik1 you are indeed correct. This TN:
NetBackup 7.6 Feature Briefing - Direct virtual machine creation from backup with BMR
...the PDF doc attached to the TN says this at the end on page 7:
"No special licenses are required for the BMR Physical to Virtual recovery feature. However a full NetBackup VMware backup configuration is required for the recovery process. The server that acts as the Virtual Instance Converter must be a Windows server and must have access to a copy of the VMware tools ISO from the ESX server."