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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Deploying VMware Data Protection

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is an easy-to-deploy, Linux-based virtual appliance that leverages EMC Avamar to provide a disk-based backup of the virtual machines. Two deployment options are available. The first option is VDP, which is included free with VMware Essential Plus or a higher licensing, and the second is VDP Advanced (VDPA), which is a separately licensed product. VDP facilitates deduplicated, full virtual machine image backups. These backups can be replicated to a remote Avamar grid or to another VDP appliance. VDPA includes agents for the message-level backups of Microsoft Exchange and the database backups of Microsoft SQL Server.

How to do it…

In order to deploy VDP, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the VMware Data Protection Appliance from

  2. Deploy the vSphere Data Protection Appliance from the OVA. Enter the appliance's network configuration information during the OVA deployment as shown in the following...