Posting last known good backup to vCenter Custom Attribute (NBU 7.5)

Thought this was kind of a cool function of Netbackup 7.5.  It has the ability to post last good backup date to a vCenter custom attribute.  Here is the article:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO71014

The short of it is to simply add the extensions (Register extension, Unregister extension, Update extension) permissions to your NBU role on top of those perms listed here:
http://tech.zsoldier.com/2011/06/netbackup-perms-and-vsphere-4x.html
and
configuring vmware advanced attributes in netbackup 7.5+.
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO70998#v62458854
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3 comments:

Michael said...

by 'custom attribute', does that mean an entry in the annotations field of each VM?

thanks.

Chris Nakagaki said...

Yes.

Michael said...

awesome, didn't know this functionality existed.
found the info after digging a few more links in on symentec's site

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO71007#v62836549

thanks for the tip!