Vembu BDR suite 3.7 overview and setup – pt.1

vembubdr37install01

Vembu BDR Suite is a Backup and Disaster Recovery software solution for the virtualized data centers and supports VMware and Hyper-V platforms.

Based on snapshots technology, Vembu can be deployed in Windows or Linux platforms or as a virtual appliance for both VMware or Hyper-V environments. Backups can be saved offsite, cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud.

vembubdr37install02

 

Blog series

Vembu BDR Suite 3.7 overview and setup – pt.1
Vembu VMBackup 3.7 backup and restore – pt.2
Vembu VMBackup 3.7 replication and offsite copy – pt.3

 

Supported platforms

Vembu BDR Suite supports the following environments:

 

VMware

  • VMware: vSphere 4.x, 5.x, 6.0
  • Hypervisor: ESXi 4.x, 5.x, 6.0
  • Management Server: vCenter Server 4.x, 5.x, 6.0

vembubdr37install03

 

Hyper-V

  • Virtual Infrastructure: Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012/2012 R2, 2016
  • Hypervisor: Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2, 2012/2012 R2, 2016

vembubdr37install04

The recommended configuration for the BDR server is the following:

vembubdr37install05

 

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite can be used to protect virtualized data centers or simple IT environments in small and medium businesses, including Service Providers that offer offsite backup services to small businesses.

Vembu BDR suite includes:

 

Vembu VMBackup

Provides protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments by taking the snapshots of the VM images at the host level. Supports Application-aware image backup processing to ensure application consistency and no agents are installed on virtual machines.

Vembu uses VMware CBT technology (VMs with hardware version 7 and later) to improve VMware backups speed by reducing workload and time taken for job completion. A proprietary CBT driver is used in Hyper-V to track changed blocks during the incremental backup instead. Backup copies can be sent offsite or to Vembu Cloud for data redundancy and disaster recovery.

vembubdr37install06

 

Vembu ImageBackup

It’s a BDR solution for Windows Servers, Desktops and Laptops. You can perform a Bare-metal Recovery into the same or different Windows machine hardware.

It supports also P2V to migrate Windows machines from physical environment to virtual.

vembubdr37install07

 

Vembu NetworkBackup

Designed for small medium businesses, this application offers an Hybrid backup solution (On-Premise with optional cloud storage) for desktops/laptops, file servers, applications like Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Active Directory and Outlook. Systems can be backed up to a central location making the administration easier.

vembubdr37install08

 

Vembu OnlineBackup

It allows to backing up business critical data into Vembu’s cloud. This cloud solution can protect File Server Backups, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Outlook Backups.

vembubdr37install09

 

Vembu SaaSBackup

It’s a backup solution for Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps and it has been designed to backup emails, drives, contacts and calendar. The backup data will be sent to the Vembu Cloud storage over secured network.

vembubdr37install10

 

Pricing

Vembu license is based on number of CPU sockets and includes unlimited product upgrade and 24/7 email and telephone support. Every year the license has to be renewed.

Check out current princing at Vembu website.

vembubdr37install11

 

Install Vembu BDR

To proceed with the installation of the product, download Vembu BDR from Vembu website and run the installer. When the installation wizard starts, click Next to continue.

vembubdr37install12

Accept the EULA then click Next.

vembubdr37install13

Select Let me customize the configurations option and click Customize.

vembubdr37install14

Specify the Installation Location and DB Storage Location then click Next.

vembubdr37install15

Leave default installation folder and click Next.

vembubdr37install16

Select Choose network drive as your Storage Repository option and click Next.

vembubdr37install17

Specify User Name and Password to access the web console and click Next to continue.

vembubdr37install18

Click Install to proceed with the installation.

vembubdr37install19

The application is being installed.

vembubdr37install20

When the installation has been completed successfully, leave both options enabled and click Finish.

vembubdr37install21

 

Access the web console

To access Vembu’s web console, open your preferred browser and type the address https://IPAddress_DNSName:6061. Enter the credentials previously specified and click Sign in.

vembubdr37install22

Select the desired Time Zone and click Save.

vembubdr37install23

Enter a unique name (i.e. machine name) in Enter a Vembu BDR ID field then click Update.

vembubdr37install24

 

Configure the Storage Repository

First time you access the Vembu Dashboard, you have to configure the storage devices. Click Add Network Drive button to add the devices used to store the backups.

vembubdr37install25

Vembu supports different storage media such as Local drives, NAS (NFS and CiFS) and SAN (iSCSI and FC). In the Management > Storage Management section, enter the parameters in the required fields and click Save.

vembubdr37install26

The drive has been added successfully.

vembubdr37install27

Go to the Dashboard to check the global status of the system. Since no backups have been configured yet, no data are displayed except the storage devices.

vembubdr37install28

Vembu installation is now complete. Part 2 will cover the configuration of the backup and restore jobs.

signature

Leave a Reply