EMC NetWorker 7.6 SP2 GA release with support for VADP

Posted: June 29, 2011 in EMC Networker

Well its finally arrived, NetWorker 7.6 SP2 with support for VADP is now GA.

I’ve got a number of posts about this coming up, but for the moment, just a quick one to say it’s here, and to list some of the published features.

It’s fair to say that existing NetWorker customers have been waiting for VADP support for a considerable time now, so its great to finally see it arrive. However without putting a damper on things I would like to suggest customers do not rush off and upgrade without reading the release notes and considering there are still a number of open escalation’s in this build which are logged for issues with VADP.

VMware: vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP)

  • Integrated with vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP)
  • Change block tracking (CBT) support (file-based)
  • Single-step image-level backups & restores
  • Support for file level recovery from Windows VMs

 Flexible Single Step VM Recovery

  • To the original, new, or configure a new virtual machine
  • Recover the VM to the same/different vCenter, ESX Server, or ESX datastore

 NetWorker VADP proxy options

  • Physical or virtual servers
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003

DD Boost or Avamar Grid deduplication backups

  • DD Boost on VADP Proxy with Dedicated NetWorker Storage Node
  • Support for Global Encryption and Compression Directives for  NTFS image and file level backups
  • VMware VADP and In-Guest backups of the same UNIX/Linux based virtual machine
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