Glossary of terms
  • Backup Desintation - backup provider or storage space holding backups on vProtect node where backup files are copied to from Staging Space - default and the only currently supported is PowerProtect DD via Boost FS
  • Backup SLAs - are responsible for automation of backups of Virtual Environments or Storage instances. Backup SLA consist of the policy and schedule.
  • Cluster - corresponds to server pools/clusters/availability zones that have been detected during inventory synchronization of Hypervisors
  • Hypervisors - a list of hypervisors automatically discovered during inventory synchronization of Hypervisor Manager or manually added to vProtect
  • Hypervisor Managers - a list of hypervisors managers added to vProtect.
  • Instances - a list of currently known virtual machines/storage.
  • Inventory synchronization - a task which index the contents of Hypervisor Manager, Storage Provider or Hypervisor (if it's not managed by Hypervisor Manager)
  • Mounted backups - a list of backups which has been mounted by vProtect and can be browsed.
  • Node - machine or VM with installed vProtect node, its main job is to execute backup, restore and mount tasks. It should have access to backup destination and staging space.
  • Node Configuration - contains settings for nodes to describe their behaviour during tasks execution such as maximum numbers of simultaneous backup tasks, timeouts or backup destinations which can be used by nodes. One node configuration can be attached to many nodes.
  • Policy - allow you to group virtual machines or storage instances. Each policy can have multiple schedules assigned.
  • Recovery Plans - are used to automate DR process, so that vProtect executes multiple restore operations to the target environment with preconfigured settings.
  • Schedule - allow you to invoke specific policies periodically. This allows you to back up multiple VMs or storage instances automatically.
  • Snapshot SLAs - are responsible for automation of creating snapshots of Virtual Environments or storage instances. Backup SLA consist of the policy and schedule. Instance has to be assigned to snapshot policy in order to execute snapshot on demand.
  • Staging Space - temporary space for backup files mounted on a vProtect Node; default and recommended configuration is shared space on a PowerProtect DD via Boost FS.
  • Storage - corresponds to datastores/storage repositories/storage domains that have been detected during inventory synchronization of Hypervisors.
  • Storage Provider - software storage platform that provides storage instances
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