After upgrading the vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller to the latest version of vSphere, new virtual machines are deployed. You must update the scheduled backup job in Region B for full image backup of the Compute vCenter Server and the connected external Platform Services Controller.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.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 mgmt01vdp51 from the VDP Appliance drop-down menu and click Connect.
  4. Click the Backup tab.
  5. Locate and update the backup job Management and Compute vCenter Server Backups to include the new Compute vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller instances in Region B.
    1. Click on the backup job Management and Compute vCenter Server Backups.
    2. From the Backup job actions menu, select Edit to run the Edit backup job wizard. 
    3. 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.
    4. On the Backup Sources page, fully expand the Virtual Machines tree.

      Object

      Value

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      LAX01

      Cluster

      LAX01-Mgmt01

    5. Locate the obsolete Compute vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller virtual machines, and deselect them.

      Obsolete Object

      VM Name

      Compute Platform Services Controller

      comp01psc51.lax01_old

      Compute vCenter Server

      comp01vc51.lax01_old

    6. Select the new virtual appliances for Compute vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller.

      Object

      VM Name

      Compute Platform Services Controller

      comp01psc51

      Compute vCenter Server

      comp01vc51

    7. Verify the following the virtual appliances for vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller in Region B have been selected, and click Next.

      Object

      VM Name

      Management Platform Services Controller

      mgmt01psc51

      Management vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc51

      Compute Platform Services Controller

      comp01psc51

      Compute vCenter Server

      comp01vc51

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