Local Backup at Remote Site
In this scenario, tenant VMs are running and backed up locally at the remote sites.
An Enterprise has two branch offices running VMware virtual infrastructure. The IT manager located at the headquarters is responsible for the Enterprise data protection and needs to back up VMs locally at their branch offices to ensure fast operational recovery. Employees of the branch offices should have access to their VM backups and be able to recover their files and emails.
The deployment diagram for the above scenario is as follows:
To deploy the above scenario, perform the following steps:
- Install the Director in multi-tenant mode at the master site.
- Install at least one Transporter at each remote site.
- For each tenant, prepare a separate folder at a remote site for creating a Backup Repository.
The implementation of the above scenario requires that the following connections be available:
|Connection from the machine on which the Director is installed to vCenter servers and ESXi hosts that run source VMs at remote sites. The port used for communication with vCenter servers and ESXi hosts (443 by default) is open in firewalls.
|Connection from the machine on which the Director is installed to machines at remote sites where the Transporters are installed. The port used for communication with the Transporters (9446 by default) is open in firewalls.
|Connection from the machines on which the Transporters are installed at remote sites to vCenter servers and ESXi hosts running source VMs.
For security purposes, a VPN connection should be established between the master site and remote sites.