To start backing up your clusters, you must first activate the backup protection. You can set schedules to automatically kick off backups at recurring intervals or create one-time backups.

Before you start backing up and restoring clusters

If you have previously customized the Velero version in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, you must configure the following parameters in the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension CLI, after you upgrade to the latest VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension version.
oss.k8s.velero.helm-chart-tgz.url =
oss.k8s.velero.repository = v1.10.0
oss.k8s.velero.tag = velero/velero = velero/velero-plugin-for-aws:v1.6.0
If the CPU and memory settings for the Velero node agent are insufficient for the back up, you must increase the CPU and memory of the node agent by using the following parameters:
If the SSL certificate of Object Service Extension is self-signed, you must bypass the certification verification by using the following parameter:

To apply the parameters, you must perform the ose args set script and restart the OSE service. See VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension Command-Line Interface Reference.

Upgrade Velero for protected clusters

You must upgrade Velero to version 1.10 for the existing clusters.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
  2. From the More drop-down menu, select Object Storage.
  3. Click Kubernetes Clusters and then Protected Clusters.
  4. Select the cluster and then click Action > Stop Protection.
    Note the name of the backup bucket.
  5. Select the Kubernetes cluster from the list, select the backup bucket that you noted in step 4, and click Save.
  6. Click Save.