Solved

vROPs 6.1 how to scheudle stopping and starting cluster services for backup? vRealize Operations

Posted on 2016-09-27
4
46 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-21
Is there a way to automate stopping and starting the vrops cluster? We are using NBU to backup the cluster nodes but it is taking extremely long. According to documentation we were given the cluster services need to be taken offline during the backup.

Is there a way to schedule this or automate it?
0
Comment
Question by:REIUSA
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Luciano Patrão earned 500 total points
ID: 41824890
Hi,

You could run a script that stop the services before the Backup.

NBU is NetBackup??

Jail
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:compdigit44
ID: 41825021
Building off of what Luciano Patrão stated, maybe you could create a cron job to stop the vmware-casa service.

But there most be a better way to do this . Why does Netback documentation recommend doing this?  Can you maybe backup the passive node only??
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 41825024
Personally I wouldn't trust a Backup that says I need to stop my Cluster Services to backup.

This no way to run a backup or manage a Virtual Infraestructure.
0
 

Author Comment

by:REIUSA
ID: 41828008
Hello,
In the VMware documentation is says to take the cluster offline while the backup is running, then they don't provide a easy way to schedule that *smacks forehead*

One thing we are looking at is scheduling a maintenance window which will stop data collection according to VMware support but haven't tested that yet.

NBU = Netbackup
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Join & Write a Comment

David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now