Current proxy backup for a new vCenter 6.7

Last post 09-15-2019, 2:47 AM by Anthony.Hodges. 3 replies.
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  • Current proxy backup for a new vCenter 6.7
    Posted: 09-12-2019, 6:02 AM

    Hi All,

    I am not finding the clear answer to my issue hence the post. My current environment is based on vCenter 5.5 with a proxy backup (VDDK 6.0) installed on Windows machine. In the meantime there is a new vCenter 6.7 being deployed and I wonder if I am able to use the same proxy when setting up a new virtualization client for backups. OR I need to install a new VSA for the purposes.

    I am a bit confused with VDDK version to be used and do not want to be left with no backup setup for 5.5 when 6.7 starts to run the backup jobs.



  • Re: Current proxy backup for a new vCenter 6.7
    Posted: 09-13-2019, 11:58 AM



    you can check below doc for clarification. Sp13 onwards proxy will contain multiple VDDK versions as part of VSA package install. 



    VDDK Support

    For each Commvault service pack, the Virtual Server Agent includes the latest supported VDDK.

    For Commvault Version 11, Service Pack 13 and later, VDDK 6.0.2, VDDK 6.5, VDDK 6.5.2, and VDDK 6.7.1 are all included with the Virtual Server Agent. The appropriate VDDK for the vSphere version is loaded automatically when required. For more details, see VDDK Support for the Virtual Server Agent.

    Customers can also update the VDDK manually. Do not place VDDK files in the VDDK installation in the Commvault base directory. Only install a newer version of the VDDK for proxies running on Windows. For Linux proxies, use a VDDK version that is included with the Virtual Server Agent package.

    VDDK 5.5 or later is required for vSphere 5.5 support.

    With VDDK 5.5 and later, 32-bit libraries and binaries are no longer supported.

  • Re: Current proxy backup for a new vCenter 6.7
    Posted: 09-13-2019, 12:46 PM
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    You'll need to deloy proxy specific per VDDK as they cannot be combined.


    Use separate VSA proxies to support different VDDK versions

    A single physical or virtual machine can only support one active VDDK version, and different VSA proxies must be configured to support different VDDK versions. If VSA proxies are deployed as virtual machines, the VSA proxy VMs supporting different VDDK versions must be hosted on different ESX servers.

    In environments that include vSphere 6.5 or 6.7, as well as ESX hosts that are not supported by vSphere 6.5 or 6.7, configure separate VSA subclients and assign different VSA proxies to each of the subclients:

    • Configure one subclient and VSA proxy to support older hosts with proxies using VDDK 6.0.2
    • Configure a separate subclient and VSA proxy to support vSphere 6.5 with proxies using VDDK 6.5.
    • Configure a separate subclient and VSA proxy to support vSphere 6.7 with proxies using VDDK 6.7.1.
  • Re: Current proxy backup for a new vCenter 6.7
    Posted: 09-15-2019, 2:47 AM

    If you are going to VMware 6.7 U2, VDDK 6.7.2 does not need to be manually installed as it nows comes with the August 22 Hotfix pack.  VMware 6.7 U3 is not listed as being supported by Commvault yet.

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