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Download backup proxy and generate activation token

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Overview

In order to backup your virtual machines, you must first download and install backup proxy in your virtual infrastructure environment, and then register backup proxy in Phoenix Management Console. To register your VMware set up, an activation token is required. This article describes getting the backup proxy and activation token. Registering your servers is described in the following sections. 

Download the latest version of backup proxy from the following locations:

  • Druva Phoenix Downloads page - http://downloads.druva.com/phoenix/
  • Phoenix Management Console – On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click . You are redirected to Phoenix Downloads page.
    OR
    While registering a backup proxy, you can download it from the Register VMware setup wizard. For more information, see Generate Activation Token

Download the appropriate installer based on your plan to deploy VMware backup proxy and your version of Phoenix Cloud.

Generate activation token

If you are a Phoenix Cloud subscriber and,

  • You plan to deploy backup proxy through vCenter Server, download the VMware(Backup Proxy for vCenter) installer file located under Agents for Phoenix Cloud category.
    OR
  • You plan to deploy backup proxy directly on the standalone ESXi, download the VMware(Backup Proxy for standalone ESXi) installer file located under Agents for Phoenix Cloud category.

If you are Phoenix GovCloud subscriber and,

  • You plan to deploy backup proxy through vCenter Server, download the VMware(Backup Proxy for vCenter) installer file located under Agents for Phoenix GovCloud category.
    OR
  • You plan to deploy backup proxy directly on the standalone ESXi, download the VMware(Backup Proxy for standalone ESXi) installer file located under Agents for Phoenix GovCloud category.

On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click All Organizations, and then select the required organization from the drop-down list. In the menu bar, click VMware > Click Register New Setup. Register VMware Setup wizard appears.

Step 1: Backup proxy setup

  1. This section lets you download the backup proxy. If you have already downloaded the backup proxy, click Next

Step 2: Generate activation token

  1. On the Generate Activation Token page, configure the activation token behavior by specifying the following details and click Next.
Field Description
Token Description Type a description for the activation token that you are generating.
This token can activate The number of backup proxies that the activation token can activate.
Default is 25 backup proxies.
The token expires in The number of days after which the activation token expires.
Default value is 7 days.

Step 3: Backup proxy activation

  1. On the Backup Proxy Activation page, Phoenix automatically generates a token that you can use to configure the backup proxy in your virtual environment.
  2. Click Copy to copy the activation token to the clipboard, and paste it in the Activation field of the properties screen of the desktop client. 
Note: Phoenix does not save the token once generated. If you want to use the token at a later time, you must save the token on your local computer.

  1. Click Finish