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NAKIVO Backup & Replication – Appliance Deployment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is one of the fast growing backup solution software for VMware vSphere and Cloud environments. NAKIVO’s initial version just provided the backup solution for Amazon cloud .From 2013 , NAKIVO  provides the Backup & Replication solutions for VMware vSphere environments and Cloud as well. According to the NAKIVO Reports Q3 2014 Results, it has  4,100+ Customers and Revenue Growth of 255%. NAKIVO web interface is  easy to use and you  can setup the backup environment in few clicks.The web interfaces provides the easy VMware infrastructure discovery, ease to use advanced VM protection features, and extensive reporting capabilities. Flash VM boot features provides the fastest VM recovery in the world.

In this article ,we will see how we can deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication Virtual appliance on VMware vSphere environment.

 

1. Download the full appliance from the NAKIVO website.

 

2.Login to VMware vSphere Client and select the ESXi host where you want to deploy the NAKIVO Backup & Replication appliance.

 

3.Right click the host and select “Deploy OVF template”

Deploy NAKIVO APPLIANCE
Deploy NAKIVO APPLIANCE

 

4. Select the NAKIVO applince’s OVA file which yo have download from NAKIVO website.

Select the OVA file
Select the OVA file

 

5. Review the template details .

Review the OVF template details
Review the OVF template details

 

6. Accept the “End User License Agreement”

Accept the License agreement
Accept the License agreement

 

7. Enter the VM name and Select the destination  Datacenter.

Enter the VM Name & Select the DC
Enter the VM Name & Select the DC

 

8. Select the datastore for the NAKIVO VM (Backup repository also going to be reside on this Datastore)

Select Thin provision
Select Thin provision

 

9. Select the VM network

Select the VM network
Select the VM network

 

10. Review the details and Click Finish to deploy the appliance.

Review & Deploy
Review & Deploy

 

11. NAKIVO Backup & replication VM is ready.

VM Appliance Ready
VM Appliance Ready

 

12. Just power On the VM and  configure the network as desired. You can see that NAKIVO Backup & Replication Virtual appliance had  Director and Transporter installed.

Network Settings Nakivo 10
Network Settings Nakivo 10

 

13. I have disabled the DHCP and set the static IP.

After changing settings
After changing settings

 

14. Access the web-portal using the configured IP address .

Login to webpage
Login to webpage

 

15. Click on “Configure Credentials” . Login using root/root (Default user name /password)

Home Screen NAKIVO
Home Screen NAKIVO

 

We have successfully deployed the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Virtual appliance.

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