Integrated Data Protection

Integrated Data Protection can be used on a VxBlock System 1000 with VCF for the management workload and the VI workload domain. Data Protection strategies range from basic backup and recovery to multisite data replication to support point-in-time recovery or an active/active data center. There are multiple solutions and strategies available for RTOs and RPOs.

Integrated Data Protection solutions with the VI workload domain

The following backup and recovery solutions are supported:
  • Avamar Virtual Edition with Data Domain
  • Avamar Single Node system with Data Domain
  • Avamar Mulitnode system with or without Data Domain
  • NetWorker with Data Domain
  • PowerProtect Data Manager with Data Domain
  • PowerProtect Cyber Recovery
The following business continuity and disaster recovery replication solutions are supported:
  • RecoverPoint Classic
  • RecoverPoint for VMs
  • VPLEX
The following management solutions are supported:
  • Data Protection Advisor
  • Data Protection Central
  • Data Protection Search
  • PowerProtect DD Management Center

For additional information about Integrated Data Protection, see the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Product Guide.

Integrated Data Protection solutions with the management domain

Integrated Data Protection configurations within a VxBlock System back up and protect the AMP Central core management workloads. During deployment, the backup software is configured to perform VMware image level backups and file level backups. Backups run a full backup once per day and retained for 14 days.

A custom set of data protection backup scripts performs backups for a specific set of workloads. These scripts are on a Windows Server based element manager dedicated for Data Protection. Microsoft Task Scheduler is used to create tasks to run the various scripts once per day during the appropriate backup window. The backup files that are created with the scripts are programmatically moved to the Data Protection element manager. Those backup files are backed up daily by Avamar or NetWorker.

The following Integrated Data Protection configurations are supported:
  • Avamar Virtual Edition with Data Domain
  • Avamar Single Node system with Data Domain
  • Avamar Mulitnode system with or without Data Domain
  • NetWorker with Data Domain
Avamar and NetWorker performs image and file-based backups for the following workloads:
  • All VMware vCSA instances
  • PowerPath Management Appliances
  • Element Manager for Storage Arrays
  • Element Manager for Data Protection
The following backups are performed with the scripted, native command line:
  • VMware vCenter file backups
  • VMware vCenter Database backups
  • VMware VDS exports
  • PowerPath Management Appliance backups
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator instance
  • VMware NSX Manager
  • VMware SDDC Manager