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DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hello, community.

I'm trying restore VM backup created through vCenter to standalone esxi host. Restore to vCenter is working, but when I choose esxi host managed by the vCenter as client restore session fails with error.

DP is 9.07, cell is Virtual machine, MA agent is on physical host. What I have missed or what i'm doing wrong?

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi Tim,

If seems you have backed up the VM from a vCenter, but try to restore directly to an individual ESXi host. Can you try to restore to the vCenter instead?

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Yes, I restore VMs to vCenter with no issues. Also I could restore Vm directly to esxi from backup image created directly from esxi.
I'm doing DR testing, when we lost one of esxi with vCenter, but we have another esxi alive with cell server and we need to restore vCenter vm directly to esxi host.
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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi Tim,

And thanks for the clarification. What versions of Data Protector, vCenter and ESXi are used?

I've done this a few times in the past and it worked with one exception. It is not possible to restore to an ESXi host which is actively managed by a vCenter. You have to disconnect the management first. But there is a clear error message and instructions in the restore session. So this is something different.

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Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hello,  Sebastian.

Thanks for details,

vCenter and ESXi versions are 6.0, DP is 9.07. I've tried to restore VM to standalone unmanaged ESXi host, but I've got error:

[Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@02c-dp-ms01. "/00C-DС01"  Time: 14.05.2018 14:03:23
 Creating Virtual Machine '02c-dp-is01_rest' ...
  Datacenter:     ha-datacenter
  Host/Cluster:   10.182.24.107
  Datastore:      datastore1

[Major] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@02c-dp-ms01. "/00C-DС01"  Time: 14.05.2018 14:03:23
[172:172]  Error creating Virtual Machine '02c-dp-is01_rest'.

PS. I can create VM inside ESXi with credentials used for integration with DP.

 

 

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi Tim,

There have been a few issues with VEPA restores that have been fixed in A.9.09_117. Especially more current ESX versions such as 6.0 U3.

Can you check for any possible errors (e.g. failed snapshot creation) in the ESXi activity monitor while the restore is performed?

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hello.

 

I have the same problem. Do you can fix it?

 

Thanks!

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi @Elfegume, Hi @tim.tatarsky,

I'll test this in my environment and report back later this week. 

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Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

The patch 9.09 117 is for Disater recovery, the path Vepa is 116.
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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi @Elfegume,

Just install 9.09 + 115 + 116 + 117. Is it working then?

I was able to test successful with ESX 6.0 U3a and Data Protector A.10.04 in my lab. Will now build a A.09.09_117 CM and test again.

[Normal] From: RSM@jetdcm03.syncer.de ""  Time: 22.05.2018 21:02:45
	Restore session 2018/05/22-2 started.

[Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER"  Time: 22.05.2018 21:02:52
	Virtual Machine 'JETATT01': Restoring session 2018/05/21-2 ...

[Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"  
Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:25 STARTING Media Agent "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]" [Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"
Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:26 Loading medium from slot \\jepvsa01.syncer.de\JETDCM03_ESX\1db11061_5b02a186_14ec_0003
to device JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005] [Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"
Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:27 Using interface path: \\jepvsa01.syncer.de\JETDCM03_ESX\1db11061_5b02a186_14ec_0003 [Normal] From: OB2BAR_VEAgent@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:29 Starting OB2BAR Restore: jepvca01.syncer.de:/4/jepvca01.syncer.de%<UID> "VEAgent" [Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:30 Creating folder O:\OmniBack\tmp\84e8a482-8c22-47a6-8bf4-4fd8daf29715 ... [Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:30 Creating Virtual Machine 'JETATT01' ... Datacenter: ha-datacenter Host/Cluster: jetesx60.syncer.de Datastore: VMFS_LOCAL [Normal] From: OB2BAR_VEAgent@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:03:33 Completed OB2BAR Restore: jepvca01.syncer.de:/4/jepvca01.syncer.de%<UID> "VEAgent" [Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"
Time: 22.05.2018 21:04:06 Unloading medium to slot \\jepvsa01.syncer.de\JETDCM03_ESX\1db11061_5b02a186_14ec_0003
from device JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005] [Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"
Time: 22.05.2018 21:04:06 Loading medium from slot \\jepvsa01.syncer.de\JETDCM03_ESX\1db11061_5b029edd_14ec_0001
to device JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005] [Normal] From: RMA@jetdcm03.syncer.de "JEPVSA01_ESX_jetdcm03 [GW 7488:0:2476477608451346005]"
Time: 22.05.2018 21:04:06 Using interface path: \\jepvsa01.syncer.de\JETDCM03_ESX\1db11061_5b029edd_14ec_0001 [Normal] From: OB2BAR_VEAgent@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:04:09 Starting OB2BAR Restore: jepvca01.syncer.de:/4/jepvca01.syncer.de%<UID> "VEAgentDisk" [Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:04:37 Virtual Machine 'JETATT01': Creating snapshot ... [Normal] From: VEPALIB_VMWARE@jetdcm03.syncer.de "/SYNCER" Time: 22.05.2018 21:05:26 Virtual Machine 'JETATT01': Restoring ... Disk: scsi0:0 Datastore: VMFS_LOCAL Transport method: NBDSSL Disk buffer: 1 MB [...]

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

My environment is Dp 9.09 116 +117
Esxi 6.0 U3 (bundle hpe)

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hi @Elfegume,

I have installed the A.09.09_117 CM on Windows 2016 also used as backup host. Did a fresh backup of a VM from vCenter 6.0 U3e (6.0.0.30500) to a B2D library. The restore to a different ESXi 6.0 U3a (Build 5572656) host worked without problems. I'm afraid I will not be able to help. Try a different backup host, if you have one.

If not, ask Micro Focus support for help. Run manager -debug 1-331,333-500 GUI.txt from a command prompt and start the restore. Create an archive with the OB2DBG files created in Omniback\tmp and the full session report plus omnicheck -patches.

C:\>omnicheck -patches
Patch level         Patch description
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DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core Component
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core of Integrations component
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Cell Manager Component
DPWIN_20236 (A.09.09_115) Disk Agent
DPWIN_20237 (A.09.09_115) General Media Agent
DPWIN_20238 (A.09.09_115) User Interface
DPWIN_20240 (A.09.09_116) Virtual Environment Integration
DPWIN_20251 (A.09.09_117) Automatic Disaster Recovery
DPWIN_20241 (A.09.09_116) VMware Granular Recovery Extension Agent
DPWIN_20205 (A.09.09) English Documentation (Guides, Help)
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Pegasus Libraries
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Cell Server Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Application Server Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Web Services
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Java Runtime Environment Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Job Control Engine Service Dispatcher
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Job Control Engine Service Registry
Number of patches found: 18.
Generated at: 2018-05-22 22:52:50

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Thanks, I open case with support MicroFocus.

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Re: DP 9 VM restore to standalone ESXi host

Hello, 

DP 9.09 + VMware vCenter 6.0 Update 1b (3339083), ESXi 6.0 U3e (7967664) restore to standalone ESXi host doesn't work. Support case is opened.

PS C:\Users\hp_c_dpsvc> omnicheck.exe -patches
Patch level Patch description
===========================================
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core Component
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core of Integrations component
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Cell Manager Component
DPWIN_20236 (A.09.09_115) Disk Agent
DPWIN_20237 (A.09.09_115) General Media Agent
DPWIN_20238 (A.09.09_115) User Interface
DPWIN_20240 (A.09.09_116) Virtual Environment Integration
DPWIN_20215 (A.09.09) StoreOnce Software Deduplication
DPWIN_20205 (A.09.09) English Documentation (Guides, Help)
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Pegasus Libraries
DPWIN_20234 (A.09.09_115) Core Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Cell Server Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Application Server Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Web Services
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Java Runtime Environment Technology Stack
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Job Control Engine Service Dispatcher
DPWIN_20235 (A.09.09_115) Job Control Engine Service Registry

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