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Reconfigure backup proxy settings for vCenter server

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Overview

As an administrator, you can reconfigure backup proxy settings for ESXi managed by vCenter server, in case you want to update any of the following settings due to modifications or updates to it in your virtual environment,

  • Network configuration
  • Change in the hostname
  • Change in the vCenter Server or ESXi FQDN (or IP address) and credentials
  • Network proxy settings
  • Change the time zone for backup proxy

Reconfiguring backup proxy settings timely ensures virtual machine backups do not fail due to configuration issues.

You can reconfigure backup proxy settings on vCenter server using the following ways,

Note: If you choose to reconfigure the backup proxy setting through vSphere, you must power off the virtual machine before reconfiguring. 

Reconfigure backup proxy settings through vSphere Desktop Client

  1. Log on to vCenter Server using vSphere Client. 
  2. From the left pane, select the virtual machine for which you want to reconfigure backup proxy.
  3. Right-click the virtual machine and select Power > Power Off.
  4. On the Confirm Power Off screen, select Yes.
  5. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
    The Virtual Machine Properties page is displayed.
  6. On the Options tab, click Properties.
  7. The virtual machine property configuration is displayed in the right pane. Modify the details as per your requirement
    Field Description

    Network Settings

    Select the Static IP box and update the following details:

    • IP Address
    • Netmask
    • Gateway
    • Primary DNS
    • Secondary DNS
    • Domain
    Hostname Provide the new hostname, if you plan to update it.
    vCenter/ESXi details Type the new vCenter details on which your backup proxy resides.

    Web proxy settings

    To update or set up the web proxy, select the Use Web Proxy checkbox and provide the following details:

    • Proxy Type: Druva supports the following proxy types:
      • http
      • socks4
      • socks5
    • Proxy Server IP: Valid IP of proxy server.
    • Proxy Port:  Respective proxy port number.
    • Username: Valid proxy user name.
    • Password: Valid proxy password.

    Note: Druva only supports basic authentication with Web proxy.

    Activation

    GovCloud: Select the checkbox if you are deploying the backup proxy on GovCloud.

    Time zone: From the drop-down list , select the required time zone.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Power ON the virtual machine.

Reconfigure backup proxy setting through vSphere Web Client

  1. Log into vSphere Web Client. 
  2. From vCenter Inventory Lists,  select the virtual machine for which you want to reconfigure backup proxy.
  3. Right-click the virtual machine and select Power > Power Off.
  4. On the Confirm Power Off screen, select Yes.
  5. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  6. On the vApp Options tab, expand the inventory list.
  7. Update the following configuration, as per your requirement 
    Field Description

    Network Settings

    Select the static IP box and update the following details:

    • IP Address
    • Netmask
    • Gateway
    • Primary DNS
    • Secondary DNS
    • Domain
    Hostname Provide the new hostname, if you plan to update it.
    vCenter/ESXi details Type the new vCenter details on which your backup proxy resides.

    Web proxy settings

    To update or set up the web proxy, select the Use Web Proxy checkbox and provide the following details:

    • Proxy Type: Druva supports the following proxy types:
      • http
      • socks4
      • socks5
    • Proxy Server IP: Valid IP of proxy server.
    • Proxy Port:  Respective proxy port number.
    • Username: Valid proxy user name.
    • Password: Valid proxy password.

    Note: Druva only supports basic authentication with Web proxy.

    Activation

    Govcloud: Select the checkbox if you are deploying the backup proxy on GovCloud.

    Timezone: From the drop-down list , select the required time zone.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Power ON the virtual machine.

Reconfigure backup proxy settings through CLI

  1. Log in to backup proxy with root credentials.
  2. Select the type of Phoenix Cloud by typing the number adjacent to the cloud.
    1. Mainline Cloud
    2. GovCloud
  3. At the command prompt, enter ProxyConf.The Backup Proxy settings page is displayed.
  4. From the available options, select the setting you want to reconfigure and make the necessary changes.
    Field  Description
    1. Network Configuration Specify the updated network settings (Static/DHCP).
    2. Change hostname After the network configuration completes, you can choose to change the CentOS hostname
    • To change the hostname, provide the new hostname when prompted.
    • To leave the hostname unchanged, only press Enter.
    3. Provide vCenter/ESXi FQDN (or IP address) and credentials When prompted, provide the FQDN or IP address of ESXi server.

    4. Network Proxy Settings

    If you are using a web proxy in your environment:

    • Type yes, when prompted "Do you want to use Network Proxy Setting".  Provide the following details:
      Field Details
      Proxy Type

      Druva supports the following proxy types:

      • http
      • socks4
      • socks5
      Proxy Server IP Valid IP of proxy server.
      Proxy Port Corresponding proxy port number.
      Username Valid proxy user name.
      Password Valid proxy password.
    • Type No to continue. 

    Note:

    • Druva only supports basic authentication with Web proxy.
    • If you want to configure web proxy setting at a later stage, follow the steps listed under Configure Web proxy

    6. Change the time zone

    You can change the time zone on your system:

     Type yes, to change the time zone.

    1. From the displayed list of continents and oceans, type the number corresponding to the server location.

    2. From the displayed list of country, type the number corresponding to the country in which the server is located.

    3. Type 1, to set the selected time zone.

    The backup proxy will reboot after you change the time zone.

    Type no, to keep the default time zone.

    7. Exit Wait for the synchronization to complete and exit.
  5. Power ON the virtual machine.