Replication, Folders, and AAIP

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Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:25 pm

Morning, all. We're diving into Replication after finding it much more attractive than VMware's SRM (nicely done, Veeam). For our source VM's we're using folders in VMware to group together VM's we want to replicate. Problem is some of the VM's in those folders aren't domain members, some are Linux machines, etc. requiring different credentials for AAIP or no processing at all. I don't find where we can select credentials for individual VM's when using a folder or disable AAIP for a given VM entirely.

Help please?
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:30 pm

At the Guest Processing step, use the Credentials button to add VMs individually and specify required credentials. The same way you can disable AAIP completely for some VMs under the Applications button.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:36 pm

Thanks foggy. Can we add this as a feature request please? Folders make it MUCH quicker/easier to group and add/remove VM's from backups/replications on the fly, but as we see here not being able to mix/match credentials and/or AAIP it could quickly become a real administrative pain. :)
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:40 pm

Could you please clarify the request a bit? Which way of specifying different credentials you find more intuitive than the current one??
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:53 pm

When selecting your Virtual Machines, Add Objects, change the view to VMs and Templates, drop down your vCenter, and your Folders appear. Select whichever folder that contains your VM's that you want. From there, down to your Guest Processing; Applications, Edit, there's no way to exclude individual VMs' processing from your folder. Credentials; it appears to apply to the Folder; cannot also exclude or choose different credentials for VM's of said folder here either.

I realize you can if you choose individual VM's for your source rather than folder, but this omission pretty much kills the purpose and use of folders if we can't take that route.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:49 pm

rreed wrote:From there, down to your Guest Processing; Applications, Edit, there's no way to exclude individual VMs' processing from your folder. Credentials; it appears to apply to the Folder; cannot also exclude or choose different credentials for VM's of said folder here either.

In both cases you can add individual VMs to the corresponding exclusion lists (regardless of the fact that folders are already added) and set AAIP settings/credentials for them exclusively.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:57 pm

Ah, we're getting warmer. I can exclude my VM(s), but in AAIP my excluded one(s) still don't show up there, nor in Credentials.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:59 pm

You do not need to exclude them at the Virtual Machines step, didn't mean this. Just click Add under Applications or Credentials at the Guest Processing step, select Show full hierarchy and add any individual VMs you want.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby blithespirit » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:01 pm

One other option is to use VMware Tags to include or exclude VMs in jobs, when you specify your VM's in Veeam you can choose the tag option, any machines tagged regardless of folders can be added, you can also exclude by Tag if you wish. juts an option to think about.
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Re: Replication, Folders, and AAIP

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Ah, perfect! Thanks foggy!!
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