Announcing VMware Backup using System Center Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of virtual machines running on VMware platform. This will allow enterprise customers to have a single backup solution across their heterogeneous IT environment.

Value Prop

  • Agentless Backup – DPM uses VMware’s VADP API to protect VMware VMs remotely without installing agents on vCenter or ESXi servers. This frees admins from the hassle of managing agents for VMware VM backup.
  • Integrated Hybrid Backup helps customers in backing up to disk for operational recovery and to cloud using Azure Backup for offsite copy or longterm retention
  • First class integration with VMware allows customers to backup VMs stored in different storage targets like NFS and cluster storage seamlessly without any extra manual steps. vCenter’s capability to organize VMs in folders helps customers in managing large environments with ease.  DPM can discover and protect at folder level.  This enables protection of VMs that are present currently and also any new VMs that gets added into this folder in future.

Here is a short video that provides value prop and overview of VMware VM backup.

Be sure to go through 4 simple steps to protect VMware VMs using DPM.  Please reach out to VMwareVMBkp@microsoft.com for any questions or clarifications.

If you already have DPM 2012 R2 installed, please download and install UR11 to get started with VMware VM Backup.

If you are new to Azure Backup and want to enable Azure Backup for longterm retention, refer to Preparing to backup workloads to Azure with DPMClick for a free Azure trial subscription

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