Solved

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

Posted on 2016-09-27
4
125 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 23

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 20

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 23

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

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

624 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