I have vSphere 6.0 infrastructure & Snap Creator 4.1.2 + cDOT 8.3.1 storage.
Snap Creator server is installed on stand-alone server (windows 2k8, not vcenter server), agent is installed on another windows server.
SC is configured with configuration for netapp (svm login), vcenter server and one test datastore is selected for backup (testds01). Test datastore has one test VM named vm1.
I will give you brief overview of my test scenario:
1. Action -> Backup->Daily withouth additional parameters fails. Error vmw-00010 query of datacenter failed. (well, connection to vcenter server is OK I can confirm since I am able to choose which VMs or datastores to backup, In my case datastore is selected).
2. Action -> Backup -> Daily + sc_agent_timeout=1800 fails. Same error as in case 1.
I wait few minutes.....
3. Action -> Backup->Daily without additional parameters fails. Error vmw-00010 query of datacenter failed.
Ok, finally I have backup, now restore test scenarios.
1. Restore -> Daily -> select snapshot -> no additional parameters FAILED. Error vmw-00016 query of virtual machines failed scf-00028 Auto Discovery for plugin failed (validation failed).
2. Restore -> Daily -> select snapshot -> + sc_agent_timeout=1800 FAILED. vmw-00010 query of datacenter failed. scf-00028 auto discovery failed (validation failed) ! Not same error as in restore case 1.)
Then I restart sc agent & server...maybe it helps because of java stack.
3. Action->restore->Daily->choose snap-> no additional params FAILED. Only error CF-00028: Auto Discovery for plug-in [vibe] failed with error [validation failed] and exit code , Exiting!. No more vmw-00010 and vmw-00016! Only scf-00028
4.Action->restore->Daily->choose snap-> + sc_agent_timeout=1800 - same error as in case 3.
5.Action->restore->Daily->choose snap-> + sc_agent_timeout=1800 + vibe_vsphere_names=vcenter01:testds01:vm1 FAILED! vmw-00010 query of datacenter failed, scf-00028 autodiscovery of plugin failed [validation failed]
6. Action->restore->daily->choose snap-> + vibe_vsphere_names=vcenter01::vm1 fails with error SCF-00052: Restore handling of plug-in [vibe] failed with error [null] exit code , Exiting! in restore handling for plugin vibe phase.
Anyone had similar issues? After finally getting backup procedure to work I am not able to do restore of whole datastore that is selected in backup, nor specific (and only virtual machine) as specified in case 5 using vibe_vsphere_names parameter.
I did not try that since it is security issue to install additional software to vcsa by internal policy. Now I use sc server on standalone windows server and agent on same server as sc server. Also I tried same with agent installed on different windows server but did not help.
I can try installing sc agent on virtual center server appliance if you suggest?