Create backup / Snapshot only job
Create Application Group
Create Virtual Lab
Create SureBackup Job
Running the SureBackup Job
Before the job is started you will see a VMware resource pool and a Virtual Lab machine powered down within the environment that you created the virtual lab. First of all, when that SureBackup Job is started you will see that Virtual Lab machine power on. You will then start to see the virtual machines appear in that same resource pool residing on the newly presented FlexClone volume.
From the Systems Manager console from NetApp you are going to see am _restore volume simulating the same functions as a normal FlexVol from NetApp, Under the datastore and snapshot copies you will see a busy, vclone snapshot which is being used for the above volume. You are also going to see the exported volume in the Namespace section.
Removing and Clear up
First of all, we stop the session within the Veeam management console. In the session report you are then going to start to see virtual machines being powered off and removed from the vSphere inventory. Once all virtual machines have been removed the virtual lab will then be powered down.
From a NetApp view in System Manager you will also see the FlexClone volume has been removed and the busy state of which the snapshot showed in the last section is now back to normal. Finally, you will see the Namespace section no longer has an export for the FlexClone Volume.
The ability to spin up this test environment at a live site is one thing but adding the ability to orchestrate the snapshot, SnapMirror and SnapVault to a secondary location and then be able to spin up, test away and then spin down and leave no trace or leftovers is a priceless combination in my opinion.
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