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VCenter 5.1: VDP integration fails.

Hi,

I'm trying to implement VMWare Data Protection in VSphere 5.1. I used this guide: http://www.vladan.fr/vsphere-data-protection/

Everything works fine (name resolution etc) but not the integration in VSphere, I get this message:
integration

Now I found this article: http://communities.vmware.com/message/2114188
And took the steps, but without result:


vmw
vmw2

Note: what is this system-domain anyway? Never heard of it.

Please advise on troubleshooting.
J.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
once you ve added system-domain\admin to vcenter permissions

in test connection

use your domain name\admin name to login

eg if your AD domain is NET

NET\ Admin etc
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Tried that, but what is the password then? I don t have any admin user.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
admin is an example!

whatever AD user or system account you have as a VMware Administrator
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Please see http://www.vladan.fr/vsphere-data-protection/

"From the Domain drop-down select domain, server, or SYSTEM-DOMAIN (in my case I’ve selected “vladan-fr.local”  as domain."

There are 3 options (not 2, 3!), what is this system-domain doing there?
Tried any possible combination, doesn't work.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just add System-domain\admin

and then later use your domain name and vmware admin account
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
As you can see in my screenshot above, that's done already.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so what credentials have you used to test connection?

and in our opinion, VDP is worse than VDR, because very little feedback is presented to the vSphere Web Client as to what is happening in real time, and it's slow to update what is happening in real time, and the appliance needs 4 vCPU and 8GB! (a large appliance!).

and finally ideally, you would want backups off your SAN, because if you SAN fails with all your VMs, including the Backup Appliance, you've got no backups to restore because the appliance was on your SAN. Umm!

NFS or CIFS share is better for DR.

But maybe, that's because VMware want us to purchase another ESXi Server, at another location with another SAN, to use VMware Replica, and Replicate the Backup Appliance to another Server and SAN (okay no need to have SAN), but another copy of ESXi and Server!
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
These are the credentails:
logon
What do you mean worse? VDR is not supported anymore you mentioned in other ticket so I'm obliged to go to VDP ...?

If it is worse ... why didn't you mention that? VDR was already pretty unstable. Then I'l lhave to look for alternatives.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
NFS of CIFS is better, I KNOW!!!
But VDR is not supported and VDP has only storage to local disk. Then I'd better backup with Microsoft tools ...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just stating whats supported and not supported.

You did not ask, what products we think are better!?

VDR not support on VMware vSphere 5.1, you keep upgrading!

VDR has worked well for us, and our clients providing you destroy your backup repo every 6 months!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if what you have blanked out is a domain name followed by Administrator, and Administrator is a member of Administrators.

cannot verify if you SSO settings are correct.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
How can I verify sso settings myself?

Note: what would you recommend as backup solution on 5.1 then (free or vm inclusive)?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When you installed SSO, what settings did you use? e.g. ports


VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

AppAssure
http://www.appassure.com/ - Number 1 Backup and VMs and Cloud

Unitrends
http://www.unitrends.com/ - a good vRecovery Backup Appliance.

Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition
http://www.symantec.com/backup-exec-vray-edition - Unmatched backup and recovery designed for virtual and physical environments

VM Explorer
http://www.trilead.com/ - Simply, cost effective and it works.

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 Virtual Edition
http://www.acronis.com/virtualization/ - simple but effective

StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server
http://www.storagecraft.com/  - amazing but can be expensive


NAKIVO Backup & Replication for VMware
http://www.nakivo.com/ - current testing proves very postiive

vBackup - in Beta
http://www.thinware.net/Products/vBackup/tabid/202/Default.aspx
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Is there a free option too?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Veeam, and see my Backup Guide.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Same issue with Veeam as in VDP or VDR, it doesn't want to login remotely for configuring. Has to be something on my Vcenter.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
New question needed!
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