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ONTAP Recipes: Easily create a VM/Datastore Resource Group using SnapCenter

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Easily create a VM/Datastore Resource Group using SnapCenter

 

Before you begin: You must have at least one backup policy created before you can create a resource group.

 

 1. Log in to VMware vSphere Web Client and click on SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere on the VMware vSphere Web Client Home screen.

 

 2. Click on Resource Groups from the NetApp section of the navigation pane on the left hand side.

 

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3. Click on the + icon on the resource groups page to create a new resource group.

 

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4. Select the vCenter (in case of linked mode) from the drop down, provide a name, description and email notifications if required.

 

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5. On the Resources page, in the Available Entities list, select the resources you want in the resource group, then click > to move your selections to the Selected Resources list.

 

Note: Make sure you have added the Storage Systems before you create a resource group and they are running clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.2 or later.

 

You can also create a resource group with one resource by clicking Home -> VMs and Templates then right-click a VM or datastore, select NetApp SnapCenter from the drop-down list, and then select Create Resource Group from the secondary drop-down list.

 

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6. On the Spanning Diskspage, select an option:

 

  • Always exclude all spanning datastores [This is the default for datastores.]
  • Always include all spanning datastores [This is the default for VMs.]
  • Manually select the spanning datastores to be included

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7. On the Policies page, select one or more policies from the list

 

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8. On the Schedules page, configure the backup schedule for each selected policy.

 

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9. Review the summary, and then click Finish.

 

 

For more information, see the ONTAP 9 documentation center