New to Azure - VMWare server backup to Azure Recovery Vault

Category: azure backup

Question

gwmurray on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:14:11


I'm new to Azure so bare with me.

We have a VMWare server running two virtual machines. We are wanting to backup the VMware system state and the virtual machines to the Azure recovery with geo redundancy.

I have read through all the documents, I have tried to follow the installation and configuration form the Microsoft help files, however, I ran into an issue. Correct me if I am wrong but the only way to do an on premise backup is by using a 2012 server or newer, install the azure backup software... the only machine on our network that is above the 2012 requirement is our virtual server 2016..  I have tried setting this up but the software requires hyper-v host role to be installed, but my virtual 2016 machine doesn't support virtual processing.

What would be my next step? Should I create a virtual machine in azure that will run the recovery software to back up my vmware on premise server and its virtual machines?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Replies

Godfrey-Glab on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:58:51


Hi Qwmurray

for step by step guide refer below link

http://godfreyonline.blogspot.com/2017/08/back-up-and-restore-vmware-server-to.html

where is the 2016 virtual Server hosted is it on VMware?

you cannot protect you VMware server but you VM on the server can be.

r you getting the Error on the prerequisites Chk? doesn't it provide you a link ?

you can have you Backup server on the azure  cloud but u need to have S2S vpn.  VMware backup happens agentless ABS talk directly to the Vcenter API for protecting VMware VMs.

can you share the Screen Shot of this error. so I can have a look at it .

rgds

glab 

gwmurray on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:10:26


Thanks for the response!

Yes, the 2016 virtual server (I am trying to install azure backup server on) is a virtual server running on my VMWare ESXI server.

When I run the installation wizard I receive a good pre-requisite check as seen below...

Pre-Requisite Check

So the issue comes in when I click next and it asks for an SQL server... I don't have an SQL server, so I select the 'recommended' option which is to install new... When I do I receive these requirements that I need...

When i try to install microsoft hyper-v role I receive an error...

"hyper-v cannot be installed the processor does not have required virtualization" 

which makes sense because we can't install hyper-v on nested VM.

So what should I do from here? Should I create a virtual server on Azure (trying not to spend too much), or can I use a standard workstation to install azure backup so I can get my VMWare server backed up in the cloud.

Godfrey-Glab on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:58:41


Hi Gwmurray

Good day  this is because you have tried installing with out the Prepequisites

install the .Net  3.5 and the hyper-v Powershell Module restart the server.

How to install hyper-v Powershell Module https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/install-hyper-v-powershell-module/

rgds

Glab