The NetBackup VMware Intelligent Policy (VIP) feature can select or exclude VMs for backup based on the existence of RDMs in the VM. The keyword is called:
Using VIP you can automatically select only VMs that do not have RDM’s configured.
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I am now looking at VMware Integration with vSphere 4.x and NBU 18.104.22.168.
So far tests have gone well, but I got a quick question regarding RDM's.
Essentially, I have over 1000 VM's with a mix of RDM's and no RDM's.
Question: Is there any easy method in NBU, that can help me identify a VM Guest that has an RDM?
I can use vCentre, but the sheer number of VM's we have makes it really hard to identify each guest.
With RDM, I still have to backup the machine as a "file level backup". In other words, as a Physical machine.
But This is purely for data use, as alot of our RDM's have the Data presented to the VM.
Also, I cannot snapshot Windows 2003 and 2008 guest cluster machines, due to a SCSI Bus conflict. So this would mean doing a file level backup for each node.
Any tips would be apprecaited