With the recent release of the “missing chapter” for the Microsoft System Center DPM VMware Private Cloud Protection book, Microsoft has now unveiled how DPM can be used to backup and protect VMware environments.
Even though the original ebook stated that concerning chapter 6 “It will be included when this ebook is re-issued in summer 2015” this was not the case. In fact, we had to wait until the end of August 2016.
I have updated my book review/notes to include the new supplement material on Chapter 6. You can find my notes here: http://adinermie.com/resources/technical-book-reviews/book-review-microsoft-system-center-data-protection-for-the-hybrid-cloud/
With the release of Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 R2 Update Rollup (UR) 11, we now get VMware support in DPM.
Here are the official blog posts about this update:
- Announcing VMware VM Backup using System Center Data Protection Manager
- Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM
Note: The eBook download file has not been updated to include the new supplement material yet.