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Considerations for installing third-party software on a VMware backup proxy

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Overview

We don't recommend installing any third-party software on a VMware backup proxy because it may interfere with the VMware backups and restores. However, if you must install third-party software on the proxy, we recommend excluding specific Druva binaries and directories from the third-party software. We also recommend adding the port required for communication between the VMware backup proxy and Druva Cloud to the allow list.

Port safelisting

Protocol Port Description
TCP/IP 443 Safelist all outgoing traffic from VMware backup proxy to port 443 for *.druva.com

Directory exclusions

Directories
/opt/Druva/

/var/log/Phoenix/

/var/log/Druva/EnterpriseWorkloads/ 

/var/Phoenix/

/var/Druva/

/etc/Phoenix/

/etc/Druva/EnterpriseWorkloads/

/mnt/<flr>/
/usr/lib/vmware-vix-disklib-6.0.3/
/usr/lib/vmware-vix-disklib-6.5.2/
/usr/lib/vmware-vix-disklib-7.0.0/
/tmp/vmware-root/
/etc/environment
/tmp/mount/Phoenix_*
/tmp/source/Phoenix_*
/mnt/flr*
/usr/lib/vmware*

Binary exclusions

Binaries
enable_vmotion
fileEncodingUtility
flrFuse
guestossvc.exe
Phoenix
PhoenixActivate
PhoenixClientDebugConsole
PhoenixCredMigration
PhoenixDRFailbackAgent
PhoenixFailbackRestServer
PhoenixSetKrbTicket
PhoenixSQLGuestPlugin.exe
PhoenixVMWareAgentProxyConf
ProxyConf
proxyFirstBoot
proxySetup
RoboUpgrader
set_static_ip.bat
vCenterDetail
vixDiskUtility
vmcontrol
vmFuse
vmwareDiagnosticUtility

Additional considerations

Ensure that the VMware backup proxy meets the prerequisites in Prerequisites to install the backup proxy article. Additionally, ensure that the resources on the VMware backup proxy are sufficient for the security software and itself.

 

 

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