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NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers the following solutions:

  • Full Solution
  • Full Solution without Backup Repository
  • Transporter-only
  • Transporter with Backup Repository
  • Multi-tenant Director  

The Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserve space on your datastore and will only consume space when actual data (such as your backups) is written to disks.

Deploying Virtual Appliance with vSphere Web Client

  1. Log in to vSphere web interface and choose Deploy OVF Template from the Actions menu:

    Deploy OVF Template
  2. On the Source step, click Browse, locate and select the file with the template, and click Next.
  3. On the OVF Template Details step, review the template details and click Next:
  4. On the End User License Agreement step, read the license agreement. If you agree to its terms, click Accept and then click Next
  5. On the Select name and folder step, specify a name and location for the Virtual Appliance and click Next:

    Specify a Name and Location for the Virtual Appliance
  6. On the Select resource step, select the resource pool within which you would like to deploy the Virtual Appliance and click Next:
    Select the resource pool

    Important

    If you use thick provisioning instead of thin provisioning, keep in mind that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can take 0,5 of data. Check if it is 0,5 TB by default for all cases.

  7. On the Select storage step, select a datastore where you would like to keep the Virtual Appliance disk, virtual disk format ( Thin Provisioning is recommended), VM storage policy and click Next:

    Deploying VMware Virtual Appliance in vSphere

  8. On the Setup networks step, select a network to which the Virtual Appliance will be connected. Choosing a network with DHCP and Internet access is recommended. Click Next.
  9. On the Ready to Complete step, review the summary of the setups you have configured and select the Power on after deployment option. 
  10. Click Finish to complete the deployment. 
  11. After the Virtual Appliance is deployed, you may need to configure it. 

    Important

    If you plan to expose the Virtual Appliance to the Internet, change the default credentials and set up a login and password for the Web interface.

Deploying Virtual Appliance with vSphere Client

1. Log in to vSphere Client, go to File in the top menu and select Deploy OVF Template.


 2. On the Source step, locate and select the file with the template, and click Next:


3. On the OVF Template Details step, review the template details and click Next:


4. On the End User License Agreement step, read the license agreement. If you agree to its terms, click Accept and then click Next:

5. On the Name and Location step, specify a name and location for the VA and click Next:

 6. On the Host/Cluster step, select the host or cluster on which you want to run the deployed template and click Next.


 7. On the Storage step, select a data store where you would like to keep the VA disk and click Next:


 

8. On the Disk Format step, select a virtual disk format (Thin Provision is recommended) and click Next:

Important

If you want to choose one of the Thick Provision options instead of Thin Provision, keep in mind that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can take 0,5 of data. Check if it is 0,5 TB by default for all cases.

9. On the Network Mapping step, select a network to which the VA will be connected. It is recommended to choose a network with DHCP and Internet access. Click Next:


10. On the Ready to Complete step, review the summary of the setups you have configured and select the Power on after deployment option:



11. Click Finish to complete the deployment.
12. After the Virtual Appliance is deployed, configure it if necessary. 

After the installation is complete, you can log into NAKIVO Backup & Replication by opening the following URL in your web browser: https://machine_IP_or_DNS:director_https_port

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