Data Protector with granular recovery extension on vCenter 5.1

Dear All,

 

I am starting to integrate the DP GRE with vCenter 5.1. 

 

I am using the evaluation license on vCenter 5.1 at t his moment, can I use install GRE web plug-in compoent in this vCenter?

 

Why I ask this because I got the error message as below

 

 There was a problem during VMware Granular Recovery Extension Web Plug-In installation. Check if the target system has VMware vCenter Server installed and configured

 


Would you mind to share your valuable experience if have this error occur before?

 

Thanks.

  • 1.Add VC host as a client.

    2.Import the same VC as a VC client.

    3.Now try to add plugin component again.it will work.

  • Thanks both of you. 

     

    I found that vsphere 5.1 seems not in the support matrix of gre. I can do it with vsphere 5.

     

    I will wait for the support of vsphere 5.1 with DP.

     

    Thanks!

  • Hi, no matter if supported or not... Please follow explicitley the documentation how to integrate VMware and GRE, otherwise the installation always might fail. I had the situation very often in the past. Best regards Daniel
  • Hi Brian,

     

    Thanks for your recommendation!

     

    I followed the document but failed in plug-in remote installation.

     

    So I just ignore the plug-in,  only use the vm backup feature.

     

    Thanks!

  • Local installation workaround


    1. To install this extension on a Data Protector cell system, follow these steps:


    Install the VMware Granular Extension Web Plug-In component or the VMware Granular Recovery Extension Agent component by changing the directory to:


    Insert the Windows installation DVD-ROM by changing the directory to:
    32–bit Windows: \Windows_other\i386
    64–bit Windows: \Windows_other\x8664

     

    2. Run the VMware Granular Extension Web Plug-In component installation:

     

    The \ denotes continuation of the command line.


    csetup.exe /quiet ADDLOCAL=core,vmwaregre_webplugin \
    INSTALLATIONTYPE="Client" \
    CELLNAME="CellManagerSystemName" \
    CELLCLIENTNAME="VirtualCenterSystemName" \
    INSTALLDIR="InstallationPath"\
    INETPORT=InetPort OPTDNSCHECK=1 OPT_MSG=1 \
    PUSHADDUPG=1


    Run the VMware Granular Recovery Extension Agent component installation:
    csetup.exe /quiet ADDLOCAL=core,vmwaregre_agent \
    INSTALLATIONTYPE="Client" \
    CELLNAME="CellManagerSystemName" \
    CELLCLIENTNAME="TargetSystemName" \
    INSTALLDIR="InstallationPath" \
    INETPORT=InetPort OPTDNSCHECK=1 OPT_MSG=1 \
    PUSHADDUPG=1

  • Hi All

     

    I have the same problem as described here.

     

    Followed the installation as statet in the doc and here

     

    - Added vCenter Server as "Disk Agent" Client

    - Added vCenter Server as VMware vCenter

    - Try to install GRE Extension > i receive the same error

     

    I tried to install the extension with cli on the CM Server and on the vCenter server. Allways the same error.

     

    Additional the second (or third) time i tried to install the extension, I receive following error

    "{30692C3E-7A60-4BD4-B021-213055B1810F}: related product unexpectedly absent from the system."

     

    Unfortunately there is not much information in the web about these problems.

     

    If I try to install the GRE Extension on the vCenter by running setup.exe (from the x8664 folder on installation disk) I can not find the GRE Extension (there is the Sharepoint and Exchange GRE, VMware legacy integration, VMware VAE Integration, with others but no VMware GRE Extension).

     

    If I look at the vCenter drive, i do not see the "webapps\VMWareGRE" folder.

    Also I don't find the "vmwgre_wp.cmd" script, neither on the CM nor on the VC Server.

     

    I use following Versions:

    - vSphere and vCenter Server : 5.1

    - DataProtector : 7.0 with Patch DPWINBDL_00701

     

    As said, everything works fine

    - VMbased Backups

    - VMware Site Recovery Manager

    - and so on

     

    The question(s) I have:

    - is there anything else I can make?

    - cause security requirements, the vCenter server is not part of the domain (just a workgroup server)

     

    Any input will be appreciated.

     

     

    regards

    giusi

  • Hi ,

     

    Could you please try delete the vCenter server delete and add it again?

    0.delete the directory webapps\VMWareGRE and remove gre plugin from http://Vc/mob ->content->extension manager.

    1.Add the VC server as a client with Virtual Environment Agent.

    2.Import the same client as Virtual Center server.

    3.Now add components for Vmware GRE and extension.

     

  • Hello Ranjit -

     

    I am having exact issue with DP 7.00 and vCenter 5.1 (cab't install web plug in). the solution you provided isn't working, In fact it does not apply for vCenter 5.1 I guess. 

     

     

    Thanks,

    ~Bish 

    EMC Corp.

  • Hi

     

    try if You can get following patches:

    SSPNT700_014

    SSPNT700_017

     

    After installing these patches, I could install the GRE Plugin

     

     

    gruss

    giusi