VMware Data Protection Integration Overview

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VMware Data Protection Integration Overview


Paul Vasquez


Staff Technologist


Backup and Recovery


Global Strategic Alliances Organization

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VMware Consolidated Backup


Release
d in Q3/2006


Provides

off host functions
to backup provider


Included

in all “paid”
versions since 3.5


Requires Proxy Server


Command line utility
package (VCB
Framework)


Supports file and full
image backup on LAN,
FC, iSCSI, NFS storage




Note: VCB will no longer be supported in any release after vSphere 4.0.
Existing versions will be supported on 4.0 and earlier.

VCB

VCB

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Available integration options for VCB


Custom using generic scripts


For the savvy customer or low end
partner


Typically does not scale


Can be used with the Windows
scheduler


VMware / 3
rd

party script


based integration modules


VMware developed


Partner developed


Certain limitations


Requires separate installer





3
rd

party full

UI integrations


Seamless installation


UI integrated


Close to physical experience


Highly customizable


VCB + vStorage APIs


Hybrid approach

of both
technologies


Can be

leveraged while moving
from VCB to VADP


Potential

issues with mixed
environment


Potential

support issues




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VMware Supplied
Modules

Vendor Supplied
Modules

Full UI Integration

State of the VCB Ecosystem
-

Q3/2007

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VMware Supplied


Vendor Supplied

Full UI Integration

State of the VCB Ecosystem
-

Q4/2008

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VMware Supplied


Vendor Supplied

Full UI Integration

State of the VCB Ecosystem
-

Q4/2009

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vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP)


What are vStorage APIs for Data Protection?


vStorage APIs are a set of public developer tools that allow enhanced access
to virtual disks and the data within them.


Comprised of the following VMware components


vSphere SDK


Virtual Disk Development Kit


vSphere SDK


Web Services API to access and manipulate vSphere objects


Virtual Machine, Datastore, Hosts, etc.


C# or Java interfaces, Web Service


Virtual Disk Development Kit


Originally released in 2008, evangelized in 2007


A set of C libraries used to access (read/write) virtual disks


Also includes mount utilities(APIs) to mount file systems to read and write data



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vStorage APIs for Data Protection


Next evolution of VMware

Data Protection


Native integration with backup
application


Backup server is now proxy
equivalent


Supports

Windows and Linux


Improved Functionality


Support

all storage
architectures for backup
and

restore


Includes incremental

and
differential image backup
(Changed Block Tracking)


Goal is to make virtual backup
better than physical




VADP

VADP

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Adoption Strategy Points


Why should VMware partners adopt this new technology?



Partner Motivations


Remove customer confusion


Greater backup functionality for their customers


Partner has finer control of what to back up and how


Enable zero downtime backup


Create a better user experience


Have technology in place to support other VMware products


Starts the development effort for cloud backup, acceleration


Avoid the need for additional code in the VM for backup purposes


Less intrusive upgrade process since no code is in the guest

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Who loves vStorage APIs for Data Protection?

This has been our largest and most feature
-
rich release
we have attempted on the Backup Exec product line
and introduces a large number of positive changes for
our Backup Exec Agent for VMware.

Peter Imming, Product Manager, Backup Exec
Symantec


We are integrating the vStorage APIs into our 4.2
product as we speak. We will be kicking VCB to the
curb and NOT using it in our 4.x products!


Jason Mattox, Chief Technical Officer, Vizioncore


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vStorage APIs for Data Protection Solutions in Market



With more to follow in 2010 and 2011!

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