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Deploy additional backup proxies

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To scale up and for load balancing you can deploy additional backup proxies directly from Phoenix Management Console. After you deploy the first backup proxy, you can deploy multiple backup proxies in a single workflow. 

Backup proxies are deployed in a data center and you can specify the backup proxy pool in which you want to deploy the backup proxies.

For guidelines on how many additional backup proxies you can deploy for optimum results, see Resource Sizing for a backup proxy.

Prerequisites

Ensure you meet the following prerequisites:

  • The user must have Phoenix cloud administrator privileges.
  • The vCenter credentials, available with the older backup proxies must have permission described in the Required user permissions topic. 
  • The IP address / Network being provided to the Phoenix Backup Proxy must be able to communicate to Phoenix Cloud (phoenix.druva.com) on port 443. 
  • There is no SSL terminating proxy in the network. 
  • The backup proxy must be deployed to a datastore which has a minimum 110 GB free space.
  • Also see, Resource Sizing for a backup proxy.

Ensure you have the following information:

  •  vCenter credentials
  • Web proxy credentials (If you use a Web proxy in your environment)
  •  IP settings

Procedure

  1. On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  2. Click Protect > VMware.
  3. Select an ESXi hypervisor or a vCenter Server.
  4. Click the Backup Proxy Pool tab.
  5. Click Deploy Additional Proxies. The Deploy Proxies dialog box is displayed.
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  6. In the Backup Proxies tab, select the datacenter where you want to deploy the backup proxy.
  7. Select the backup proxy pool. You can also choose to create a new pool. See, Create a new backup proxy pool
  8. Click Add Proxy and provide the following details:
  • Name: Enter the name of the backup proxy. Ensure that the name is not used by another backup proxy. Also, ensure that the name does not use special characters:
  • ESXi Host: Select the ESXi host. 
  • Datastore: Select the datastore. Ensure that the datastore has at least 110 GB free space.
  1. Click Next.

    Provide the Network settings information:

    Network details

    Static IP

    Update the following details:

    • IP address - Mandatory 
    • Netmask - Mandatory 
    • Gateway - Mandatory 
    • VM Network - Mandatory 
    • Primary DNS - Mandatory 
    • Secondary DNS - Optional

    Consideration for VMC

    You cannot directly assign public IPs to virtual machines in VMC. You must: 

    1. Deploy additional proxies on VMC using the DHCP the option. 
    2. On VMC setup, create a NAT rule and request for public IP against the newly deployed backup proxy virtual machine.  
      For more information about configuring public IP, see https://cloud.vmware.com/community/2019/07/24/vmware-cloud-aws-internet-access-design-deep-dive/

    DHCP

    The IP address is dynamically assigned. 

    Select the VM network. 

    Add NIC 2

    Update the following details:

    • IP address - Mandatory 
    • Netmask - Mandatory 
    • Default gateway - Optional 
    • VM Network - Mandatory 
    • Primary DNS - Optional 
    • Secondary DNS - Optional

    Web Proxy

    • Choose authentication type:

      • None

      • Basic

      • Kerberos
        If you select Kerberos authentication method, provide the following details:

        • Enter KDC server name: Provide the FQDN of the Key Distribution Center (KDC) server. 

        • Enter KDC user name: Provide a user name that the KDC can authenticate. 

        • Enter KDC Password: Provide the password of the user entered in the KDC user name field.

        • Enter KDC port: Provide the KDC port. 

        • Enter FQDN of DNS Server Name: Provide the FQDN of the DNS server. 

        • Enter DNS Server User Name: Provide a DNS server user name to let the backup proxy virtual machine use the domain you provided in the DNS Server Name field. 

        • Enter DNS Server User Password: Provide the password of the user entered in the DNS Server User Name field.

          Note: Ensure that the FQDNs of the KDC, DNS server, and the web proxy host resolve to the appropriate servers. If the FQDNs do not resolve, add the FQDNs and the respective IP addresses in the /etc/hosts file of the backup proxy virtual machine.
    • 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 username. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *. 

    • Password: Valid proxy password. For a proxy that does not require authentication, enter *.

10.  Click Deploy.  

You can see the status of the deployment of backup proxy on the Jobs page.  For more information, see, Job filters.

Note: If the configuration during deployment fails, the virtual machine is powered-off. 

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