Protector Connector for VMware vRO prerequisites

Ops Center Protector VMware Application Guide

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Before using the Protector Connector for VMware vRealize Orchestrator:
  • Install vRO version 7.4+ or 8.x and register it for use with vSphere. Ensure the vRO version selected is compatible with your vCentre Servers.
  • Ensure any ESXi hosts are at version 6.5 or later.
  • To access workflows through vSphere, install the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for vSphere.
  • When configuring VMware Nodes in Protector, specify the VMware vCenter server using its FQDN. Using a mixture of IP address and FQDN throughout your environment may lead to name resolution issues between the various components involved in vRO orchestration.
  • For correct functioning of workflows run from a vSphere instance, it is important that when setting up a connection between vRO and vSphere, the FQDN given matches the vSphere instance name as viewed within vSphere (this is case-sensitive). If not, auto populated fields will not work (e.g. when running a workflow from a VM within vSphere, the VM name will not be auto-populated).
  • Install, or upgrade to, Protector 7.0 or later on the Master and Client nodes.
  • To use the 'Ad Hoc Backup' workflow shipped with the Protector Connector for VMware vRO you must upgrade to vCenter 6.5 or later.
  • In order for the Protector Connector for VMware vRO to make use of cascade mode TI snapshots, the block storage node must be setup such that the snapshots will reside in a hybrid pool. The data flow used by the 'Ad Hoc Backup' workflow to create those snapshots on block storage must also be configured to use cascade mode (the default setting).
    Restoring from a non-cascade mode snapshot will result in the snapshot being destroyed, and thus that restore point will no longer be available.