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RMC_2
Advisor

Vmware Integration

Hi all,

A client of mine has the following infrastructure:

3 nodes ESX cluster plus a vCenter, I've managed to successfully install DP/VMware integration in one of the ESX nodes and in the vCenter...having said that here're my questions:

- I don't see any kind of "vmware integration" stuff when I try to create a backup, only filesystem. Should I see something like Oracle Integration?
- I can't browse vmfs folder in the ESX server

I've been ITRCing and googleing about this issues but with no satisfactory answers.

thnx in advance

R.
23 REPLIES
Shoghi Martinez G.
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

Hi, use this guide:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01540177/c01540177.pdf


you never assign point to your answers do not forget to read this: http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

HTH
Shoghi

RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Shoghi, thnx for the advice...but,

I still can't see any VM or browse /vmfs in the ESX server, I've been reading the Integration Manual for 6.1 (sorry I omitted that before), I'm backing up the ESX and the vCenter as a F/S, but I can't get to configure any of the VM's...

any thought???

maybe licensing?

R.
Matthew Pearce
Frequent Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Under the "backup specifications", do you have folder called VMware? I'm using 6.1 on my cell manager, and I have that option, similar to oracle integration backup. It wasn't there in 5.5, I'm not sure about 6.0. So yes, this is where I create the VM integration backup specs. Installing the disk agent and VM integration on the ESX host is correct.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Matthew,


No VMware Integration found!! That's one of my problems. I installed from the manual but it seems that something is wrong...Did you apply some "special" installation procedure?

thnx for the reply...

R.
Georges Esteves
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

hi,

if you select your ESX server and V-center client in DP GUI, is the VMware integration listed in the DP agents installed ??

if not, i suggest you to delete these clients form DP GUI, without desinstalling DP software, then import them again in the DP cell.

georges.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Georges,

VMware Integration is installed in both machines...weird huh?...
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

here's my cell_info

-host "ggamma" -os "gpl i686 linux-2.4.21-57.ELvmnix" -core A.06.10 -integ A.06.10 -da A.06.10 -ma A.06.10 -vmware A.06.10
-host "vcadmacsb" -os "microsoft i386 wNT-5.0-S on microsoft i386 wNT-5.2-S" -core A.06.10 -integ A.06.10 -da A.06.10 -ma A.06.10 -vmware A.06.10

Installation on ESX...
[root@ggamma root]# rpm -qa |grep OB
OB2-CORE-A.06.10-1
OB2-MA-A.06.10-1
OB2-INTEG-A.06.10-1
OB2-DA-A.06.10-1
OB2-VMW-A.06.10-1
Georges Esteves
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

have you take a look at the debug.log file on cell and clients for any error message about VMWare integration ??

Georges.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Georges,


some errors...not very straightforward though...

In ESX:
08/18/2009 03:06:03 PM INET.3182.0 ["inet/inet.c /main/hsl_dp61/19":2861] A.06.
10 bPHSS_39510/PHSS_39511/DPSOL_00370/DPLNX_00076
mkdir /opt/omni
Command not allowed! Aborting

08/18/2009 03:06:05 PM INET.3296.0 ["inet/inet.c /main/hsl_dp61/19":2861] A.06.
10 bPHSS_39510/PHSS_39511/DPSOL_00370/DPLNX_00076
mkdir /opt/omni
Command not allowed! Aborting

08/18/2009 03:06:06 PM INET.3410.0 ["inet/inet.c /main/hsl_dp61/19":2861] A.06.
10 bPHSS_39510/PHSS_39511/DPSOL_00370/DPLNX_00076
mkdir /opt/omni
Command not allowed! Aborting

What does "Command not allowed" point to? Ok, can't create /opt/omni...but why? That directory already exists....


In vCenter...

08/18/09 14:42:40 BMA.7400.0 ["lib/ipc/ipc.c /main/hsl_dp61/dp61_patch/3":3365]
A.06.10 bPHSS_39518/PHSS_39519/DPSOL_00374/DPLNX_00080
Releasing handle 3 of unknown type.


08/18/09 14:44:21 BMA.7400.0 ["lib/ipc/ipc.c /main/hsl_dp61/dp61_patch/3":3365]
A.06.10 bPHSS_39518/PHSS_39519/DPSOL_00374/DPLNX_00080
Releasing handle 3 of unknown type.


08/18/09 14:46:02 BMA.7400.0 ["lib/ipc/ipc.c /main/hsl_dp61/dp61_patch/3":3365]
A.06.10 bPHSS_39518/PHSS_39519/DPSOL_00374/DPLNX_00080
Releasing handle 3 of unknown type.


R.

:(
Georges Esteves
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

did you try to delete and import back the ESX and V-center clients in DP ??

If it doesn't work, try to uninstall and install again DP on your ESX and V-center

Georges.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

mmmhhh....about three times in ESX and two in vCenter...

Is it possible that the issue has something to do with licensing? in omnicc don't see any VMware related license...
Georges Esteves
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

Vmware integration needs one "Online for windows/linux" licence for each ESX,V-center and Proxy backup, there is no "VMware integration" licence.

Licences are no needed to configure, but only to start backups, so this is no a licence related problem.

My question could sounds like stupid, but are you sure that your Cell manager is DP 6.1 and not lower ?

Georges.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Positively sure:

root@BCKDP:/:omnicc -version
HP Data Protector A.06.10: OMNICC, internal build PHSS_39510/PHSS_39511/DPSOL_00370/DPLNX_00076, built on Tue Mar 17 02:47:31 2009


I'm getting a little frustrated...

R.

ps. thnx to be so kind Georges, believe it or not you're helping me a lot....
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

No one else has something to say? :(

OK, I'got some new info, VMware platform isn't seeing the backup zone (till' next weekend)...which explains why I can't browse /vmfs... but still don't see VMware Integration under "Backup Specifications" could the zoning issue be the cause of the problem?

R.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Other thought,

being a cluster platform...is necessary to integrate all the machines involved on the solution?


R.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

I've installed the VMware Integration on one ESX server:
[root@esxc root]# rpm -qa |grep OB
OB2-VMW-A.06.10-1
OB2-CORE-A.06.10-1
OB2-DA-A.06.10-1
[root@esxc root]#
, the Vcenter Server and the (Windows) Proxy server. I can see:
[-] Backup
.... [-] Backup Specifications
........ [+] Filesystem
........ [+] VMware
.... [+] Templates

Have you already seen the document
""HP Data Protector 6.1 software VMware Integration Installation Best Practice
- c01768750"" ?
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RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Uwe, thnx for the reply...

...but, I've seen that document, and as a matter of fact, every doc that comes with DP 6.1, and none explains what is causing this particular issue...Installation was done from the c01768750.pdf...I've been reading also the Troubleshooting, and nothing yet....


R.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

Are you sure? According to my tracking, it was create in june 2009 and did not come with DP 6.1.

Did you mean this instead?
HP Data Protector A.06.10 Integration Guide for Vmware, Sybase, NNM, and Network Data Management Protocol Server
B6960-96044 (November 2008) [1ed] - c01631241
.
RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

This is the document I have, "HP Data Protector 6.1 software
VMware Integration Installation Best Practice"

Are we talking about the same one?

thnx

R.
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

Yes, although I think the Integration Guide and the Best Practices are both required.
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RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Thnx anyways...but as I've said before, I've read a lot of documentation, but nothing points out at solving my problem...

...The question remains...why can't I see the integration below "Backup Definitions"?


R.

Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Vmware Integration

What "View" type did you select?

In my example I've chosen View->By Type.

I no longer see "VMware" after I select "By Name" or "By Group". I can still configure a VMware specification:
- select "Add Backup"
- I see two tabs in the new window:
-- Filesystem and VMware
- press [OK] and I can continue
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RMC_2
Advisor

Re: Vmware Integration

Well, it seems to be a bug in xomni, I've connected to a W32 manager and there are the integrations!!!!


I'm gonna open a case in HP...


thnx


R.