Create a scheduled job for full image backup of vCenter Server and the connected external Platform Services Controller. Schedule backups for both the Management vCenter Server and Compute vCenter Server. 

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click the VDP icon.
  3. On the Welcome to vSphere Data Protection page, select mgmt01vdp01 from the VDP Appliance drop-down menu and click Connect.
  4. Click the Backup tab.
  5. From the Backup job actions menu, select New to run the Create a new backup job wizard. 
  6. On the Job Type page, select Guest Images, and click Next.
  7. On the Data Type page, select Full Image, leave the Fall back to the non-quiesced backup if quiescence fails check box selected, and click Next.
  8. On the Backup Sources page, fully expand the Virtual Machines tree.

    Object

    Value

    vCenter Server

    mgm01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    SFO01

    Cluster

    SFO01-Mgmt01

  9. Select the virtual appliances for vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller, and click Next.

    Object

    VM name

    Management Platform Services Controller

    mgmt01psc01

    Management vCenter Server

    mgmt01vc01

    Compute Platform Services Controller

    comp01psc01

    Compute vCenter Server

    comp01vc01

  10. On the Schedule page, set Backup Schedule to Daily and click Next.
  11. On the Retention Policy page, set Keep to for 3 days and click Next
  12. On the Job Name page, enter Management and Compute vCenter Server Backups as a name for the backup job and click Next.
  13. On the Ready to Complete page, review the summary information for the backup job and click Finish.
  14. In the dialog box that shows a confirmation that the job is created, click OK.