Virtual Machine Backup / Recovery with VMware Data Protection

Safely and reliably back up, recover and perform file level recoveries of your Virtual Machines | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

Sometimes, things happen... and when they do, you need to be prepared by ensuring that you have consistent, reliable back ups of all of your critical virtual Machines. VMware Data Protection (VDP) is a Virtual Machine backup and recover service that lets you safely, consistently and reliably perform Virtual Machine backups, recoveries and individual file level recoveries.

In this course you will learn:

  • The new features and capabilities of VMware Data Protection in vSphere 6
  • How to import and configure the VMware Data Protection appliance
  • To size and upgrade your VMware Data Protection virtual appliance
  • How to perform post installation configuration tasks that will get your VMware Data Protection appliance ready for service
  • To create back up jobs and add your Virtual Machines to back up jobs
  • How to review and set back up policies such as setting production (don't back up) versus non-production (OK to backup) hours
  • How to check the status of VM backups
  • Virtual Machine recovery options including in-place recoveries and recovering to a new Virtual Machine
  • How to perform a Virtual Machine bare metal recovery
  • How to perform individual file and directory recoveries using the VMware Data Protection self-service web portal
  • To review, configure and administer VMware Data Protection

By the end of this course you will know how to install and configure VDP, how to create back up jobs, how to back up and recover Virtual Machines, how to perform File Level Recoveries and how to administer VMware Data Protection.

Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

Get VMware vSphere & View Training... for less!

Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized VMware vSphere training? 

A: Enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6.5 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

Many name is Larry Karnis - and I create courses that will help you start your career as a VMware vSphere 6.5 administrator, and help you build you knowledge and skill in vSphere 6.5 advanced features and capabilities. 

With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goals are to:

  • Give you a better training experience than classroom training
  • Help you learn more than you can learn in a 5 day class
  • Give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • Provide you to supporting books and hands-on lab rentals

At price points that you (or your boss) will appreciate.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 14 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn -



Larry Karnis

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Course Curriculum

Virtual Machine Backup / Recover with VMware Data Protection
Virtual Machine Backup / Recover with VMware Data Protection FREE TRIAL
VM Backup and Recovery - Overview FREE TRIAL
ESXi 6 Host Configuration Backup FREE TRIAL
Repairing a Damaged ESXi 6 Host FREE TRIAL
vSphere Data Protection FREE TRIAL
VDP Is Based On EMC Avamar Technology
VDP Base Feature Set
VDP Virtual Machine Hardware Requirements
Importing The VDP Appliance Into vCenter
vSphere Data Protection Lab -Part 1
VDP Virtual Appliance Console
VDP - Initial Setup
VDP - Web Configuration Wizard
VDP Wizard - Networking Step
VDP Wizard - Set New Password
VDP Wizard - Connecting VDP to vCenter
VDP Wizard - Create Backup Repository Storage
VDP Wizard - Storage Allocation
Configuring VDP With Web Client
VDP Configuration Tab
VDP Configuration Tab - Agents and Schedule
Configuring vCenter E-mail Gateway Settings for E-mail Notifications
VDP Mail Configuration
Data Protection Lab - Part 2
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 1
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 2
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 3
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 4
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 4 - Continued
New Backup Job Wizard - Step 6
New Backup Job Specification - Completed
Restore a VM From Backup
Restore a VM Wizard - Step 1
Restore a VM Wizard - Step 2
Restore a VM Wizard - Step 3
Virtual Machine File Level Recovery
Monitoring File Recovery
VDP Management Portal
VDP Storage Properties
VDP Performance Analysis
VDP Configuration Roll Back
VDP Emergency VM Restore
vSphere Data Protection - Benefits
vSphere Data Protection - Concerns
What's New in vSphere 6
VDP Site to Site Replication
VDP Limits
Virtual Disk Restrictions
VDP Virtual Appliance Sizing
VDP Best Practices
vSphere Data Protection Lab FREE TRIAL
vSphere Data Protection - Review and Questions FREE TRIAL
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