The VDR appliance is an optional appliance that may not be installed in your vSphere system. Verify the VDR appliance installation, install the appliance if necessary, and then connect to VDR.

You plan to take external backups of the Data Director virtual machines using VDR.

1

Log in to vSphere Client as an administrator.

2

Verify that VDR is installed.

a

Click Home.

b

Check the Solutions and Applications section for the VMware Data Recovery icon.

If VDR is not installed, follow the instructions in the vSphere Documentation Center. You must install the client plugin and the appliance.

3

Connect to the VDR appliance.

a

Click Home.

b

In the Solutions and Applications section, click the VMware Data Recovery icon.

c

In the Welcome page, click Connect to connect to VDR.