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Recipe: Create a New virtual Lab VMware
A virtual Lab for VMware: an isolated virtual environment in which Veeam Backup & Replication verifies VMs.
Time to complete: 10 minutes
- An ESXi host with a VMkernel interface
Before you start:
The applications and services on which verified VMs are dependent must all be virtualized.
You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed with a valid Enterprise edition license.
- Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console and select Backup Infrastructure on the bottom left menu.
- Right click SureBackup and choose Add Virtual Lab > VMware vSphere.
- Give a name to the virtual lab and click Next.
- Click Choose to select an ESXi host on which to create the virtual lab. You can also change the name of the folder and/or resource pool by clicking Configure. Click Next to proceed.
- Optionally, you can select a datastore where redo logs for verified VMs must be stored. Click Next to go to the next step.
- Flag the Use proxy appliance in this virtual lab check box and use the Edit and Configure buttons to change the name of the proxy appliance, and the network configuration. If required, you can also flag the Allow proxy appliance to act as internet proxy for virtual machines in this lab check box to let VMs in the virtual lab access the Internet.
- Select the type of network configuration between Basic single-host, Advanced single-host, and Advanced multi-host. If the latter is selected, click Choose to specify the DVS to use. Click Next when finished.
- If you selected an advanced networking option, click Add to select the the isolated networks that will be used for verification and map these to production networks, and optionally customize the isolated network name. Click Next to proceed.
- If you selected an advanced networking option, click Add to specify IP Address and Mask for every created isolated network and define the masquerade network address. Select if DHCP is used, and define DNS servers if required, then click OK and Next to advance.
- If you selected an advanced networking option, you can optionally specify static IP address mapping rules by flagging the Define static IP address mapping check box. Click Add to specify static IP address mapping rules and configure the Production Network and the Isolated and Access IP. Click OK, and Next.
- Review the details and click Apply to save the Virtual Lab and close the wizard.
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