How to Configure VMware vCenter in BDRSuite v7.0.0

Configure VMware vCenter in BDRSuite v7.0.0

BDRSuite is the Backup and Disaster Recovery solution from Vembu. BDRSuite provides a data protection solution to your IT infrastructure such as VMware, Windows, Linux & Cloud environments. It also provides protection to the various critical applications. So in this post, we will see How to configure VMware vCenter in BDRSuite in your environment.

BDRSuite as you know provides the unified data protection solution for multiple supported virtualization platforms such as VMware, Hyper-V & KVM. In this, we will talk about the VMware environment.

BDRSuite provides an agentless backup & replication solution for the VMware environment. With support of application-aware backups, incremental backups and the ability to restore VMs instantly to their original or alternative locations. This helps organizations maintain business continuity, data protection, and efficient management of their virtualized infrastructure. It provides Continuous Data Protection with an RPO of less than 15 minutes.

BDRSuite uses VMware Consolidated Backup(VCB) and vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) for VMware Backup & VMware’s Changed Block Tracking(CBT) for Incremental Backups. It supports a good amount of backup storage options whether it is Local or Cloud storage options. So you have the flexibility to choose your backup storage which is suitable for your requirement.

For restoration, you can Instantly Boot VM which allows booting of VMs directly from backups in minutes on any hypervisor such as VMware, Hyper-V, KVM irrespective of the source.
Where you can also perform Granular File-level recovery for specific files or folders without restoring the full machine. It also provides the Migration functionality where you can convert VMs from VMware to Hyper-V Environment and vice versa.

Let’s see how you can configure VMware vCenter Server in BDRSuite:

First login to BDRSuite server:


Go to Data Sources > VMware vCenter.
Here you can add vCenter Server or ESXi hosts to configure VM Backups.


Once you click on Add ESXi/vCenter Server you will get prompt asking for details.
Provide ESXi/vCenter hostname & credentials.


After save you will see your vCenter is added successfully. It also provides few details such as Total number of VMs on vCenter Server, Backed up VMs & Replicated VMs count.

So in this way you can configure VMware vCenter Server in BDRSuite so you can take backup of your virtual machines. In next post we will see on how to configure VM backups in BDRSuite.

If you have not yet installed BDRSuite so you can have a look at our post :

How to Install & Configure BDRSuite 7 ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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