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Unitrends Free Edition. Protecting your assets with Asset Protection and Job Creation.

Yesterday I write on Installing and Configuring Unitrends free edition. Today I will cover protecting your assets with Asset Protection. Then we will go over Job Creation. This allows you to have a backup of your VM’s for free!

 

Requirements:

For this scenario we will be using vCenter 5.5.

 

And we are off!

 

1. Browse to the UI.

unitrends free edition UI

 

2. Close the welcome to Unitrends free.

unitrends free edition ui welcome

3. Navigate to Configure.

unitrends free edition ui configure

4. Click on the Protected Assets Tab.

unitrends free edition ui configure protected assets

5. Click Add, and select Virtual Host.

unitrends free edition ui configure protected assets add virtual host

 

6. Put in your vCenter information and click save.

unitrends free edition ui configure protected assets add virtual host details

7. Now navigate to Protect.

unitrends free edition ui protect

8. Highlight your vCenter

unitrends free edition ui protect select vcenter

9. Check the box next to the VM you would like to Backup.

unitrends free edition ui protect select vcenter select vm

10. Click Backup

unitrends free edition ui protect backup

11. A new window will popup, titled Create Backup Job.

unitrends free edition ui protect create backup jobJPG

12. Click Define Job Settings.

unitrends free edition ui protect create backup job define

For now we are going to just run this job once. This is called a on demand job.

13. Under Schedule, Select when to run this job: check Now, and save.

unitrends free edition ui protect create backup job define on demand

 

Right away a job success window pops up.

unitrends free edition ui protect job success

 

Lets take a look at the job to verify the job’s running status.

14. Click view Jobs.

unitrends free edition ui protect jobs running

 

15. Click on the job, and click View Details.

unitrends free edition ui protect jobs running view details

 

Once it completes you will see a Successful Status.

unitrends free edition ui protect job finished 1

Congrats! You have just protected your first VM!

 

 

Roger Lund

Installing and Configuring Unitrends free edition

Last week I wrote on Unitrends offers free backup’s with Unitrends Free. Unitrends is a leader in the backup space. And they recently announced a free edition.  Today I am going to cover deploying the software via a appliance, and the post deployment configuration. This is our first Step to backing up our virtual environment, for free!

Once we finish this, we will be ready to login to the UI, setup asset protection, and create a new backup job.

 

Before we start:

This requires a windows machine to launch the setup with .net framework 4.0. Note this does not install on the device you run it from, but deploy’s a appliance.

 

 

Ready, get set, and GO!

 

1. Run the unitrends Installer.

unitrends free edition exe

2. Fill out the vCenter information, and click Next.

unitrends free edition vcenter

3. Next name the appliance and select the VMware host and Datastore and click Next.

unitrends free edition vcenter host and datacenter

 

4. Now select your network, and give the appliance the correct network information for your environment, and click next.

unitrends free edition applaince network config

5. Now Configure the disk size, select the datastore, and disk provision method, and click install.

unitrends free edition disk config

6. Now browse to the IP Address, and proceed by ignoring any SSL warning, and agree to the agreement.

unitrends accept

7. Next we will setup the Date and time on the appliance. Once you have made any adjustments click next.

unitrends free edition date and time

8. Now we set the hostname, domain name, and password. Click Next.

unitrends free edition hostname and password

9. Next we set the mail server information and click Finish.

unitrends free edition email

On the next write up. I will cover protecting assets and creating jobs.

Roger Lund

Unitrends offers free backup’s with Unitrends Free

Product overview:

Unitrends is a software company that has been doing backup’s since 1985 according to Wikipedia. On may 12th they announced a open beta to a free version of Unitrends free..

Unitrends free is a Virtual Appliance that offers data protection in the form of a Linux based VMware or Hyper-v VM. You can protect VM’s with Full backup’s, incremental backups, on demand or scheduled. You can recover individual files, the entire vm or perform a instant recovery.

 

Features in Unitrends Free include:

  • Free vSphere and Hyper-V Backup for Unlimited Virtual Machines (VMs) and Sockets. Unlike other tools that restrict usage by number of VMs or sockets, Unitrends Free provides hypervisor-level protection for up to 1 terabyte (TB) of data.

  • Instant VM Recovery. Unitrends Free makes it possible to quickly run a VM directly from a backup to reduce downtime. Instant recovery also allows users to spin up copies of their VMs for recovery verification, testing and development.

  • Automated Daily Scheduling. The product features “set it and forget it” scheduling with daily recovery points to keep a user’s system protected at all times – even when no one is around.

  • Fast, Incremental Forever Backups. Unitrends Free delivers changed-block tracking and incremental forever backups to ensure that backups complete rapidly every day – without using a lot of storage.

  • Cloud Integration. Users can also take advantage of low cost long-term storage via integration with third-party clouds such as Google Cloud Storage, Google Nearline and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

  • Unitrends Community Integration. Users benefit from limitless support provided by the Unitrends Community. Directly integrated into the Unitrends Free user interface, IT professionals can search the forum and collaborate to help one another, while also earning attractive rewards. Source http://www.unitrends.com/company/press-releases/2015/unitrends-redefines-free%E2%80%9D-virtualization-backup-w

 

Availability:

The beta version of Unitrends Free is available to download now.  Here is the Unitrends Free Administrator’s Guide

In celebration of the launch, one lucky user will win a $1,500 Visa Giftcard.

UnitrendsFree

To download the software and obtain more details regarding the sweepstakes, please visit: http://www.UnitrendsFree.com.

 

I will be following up with installation and configuration of the product.

 

Roger Lund