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Quick reference guide to Phoenix deployment

Druva delivers data availability and governance for enterprise infrastructure with a unique cloud-first approach — combining high-performance, scalable backup, disaster recovery, archival, and analytics to simplify data protection, improve visibility, and dramatically reduce the risk, cost, and effort of managing today’s complex information environment.

Quick steps to deploy Druva

If you are new to Druva and want to understand the how-to's of Druva deployment, this guide will help you get started.  

Note: Ensure that you have valid licenses. For more information, see License consideration

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Before you deploy Druva, get acquainted with the Key concepts.

Step 1: Initial configurations for deployment

  1. Log into Management Console. Druva provides a centralized management console to manage all your configurations and administration of the server-side and the client-side resources.
  2. (Optional) Add a new organization based on the geographical location of your resources.
  3. (Optional) Create administrator accounts and roles to manage your Druva account.
  4. (Optional) Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) to access multiple Druva resources with a single login.

Watch the following video to add organizations, create administrator accounts, and configure single sign-on.

Step 2: Deploy Druva

Druva includes Druva Cloud and multiple instances of Hybrid Workloads agents. Druva Cloud is the server component in the cloud and is managed by Druva, while the Hybrid Workloads agent is the client component that you need to install on each server that you want to back up. Hybrid Workloads agent communicates with Druva Cloud to initiate scheduled backups and restores. Druva Cloud acknowledges the agent requests and assigns the request to storage within the cloud.

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Review the Support matrix before configuring hybrid workloads for backup.

  1. Configure Druva to back up and restore files and folders on Windows/Linux servers
    Watch the following video to set up Druva to back up your files and folders.
     
  1. Configure Druva to back up and restore VMware virtual machines
    Watch the following video to set up Druva to back up your VMware virtual machines.
     

    Configure Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) feature for your VMware servers to extend the cloud-based data protection for enterprise infrastructure. See Configure DRaaS for more information.

  1. Configure Druva to back up and restore Hyper-V virtual machines
    Watch the following video to set up Druva to back up your Hyper-V virtual machines:
     
  1. Configure Druva to back up and restore Nutanix AHV virtual machines
    Watch the following video to configure Druva to back up your Nutanix AHV virtual machines.
     
  2. Configure Druva to back up and restore NAS share
    Watch the following video to configure Druva to back up your NAS shares. 
     
  1. Configure Druva Phoenix to back up and restore SQL Databases
    Watch the following video to set up Druva to back up your SQL databases.
     
  2. Configure Druva to back up and restore Oracle Databases using Phoenix Backup Store and the Direct to Cloud agent.
    Watch the following videos to set up Druva to back up your Oracle databases using Phoenix Backup Store and the Direct to Cloud agent.
     
     
  1. (Optional configuration) Configure CloudCache
     CloudCache temporarily stores backup data before it syncs the data with Druva Cloud. You need to install CloudCache on a Windows server in your own environment. 

Step 3: Monitor backup, restore, and disaster recovery activities

After configuring all your required Druva components you can monitor the progress of the backup and restore activities on the workload-specific All Jobs tab.

You can access various reports to view the details of backup and restore activities. You can also download the report to your system or send the report through email in HTML or CSV format.

You can track the following reports:

  • Backup Activity Reports
  • Restore Activity Reports
  • Resource Status Reports
  • Storage Consumption by Backup Sets
  • Admin Audit Trails
  • Alert History
  • Disaster Recovery Failover Activity
  • Disaster Recovery Failback Activity
  • Disaster Recovery Replication Activity
  • Cost Allocation
  • Credit Consumption

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