Xopero can make a direct backup of the virtual machine in VMware ESXi 5.0 or newer. Xopero also supports the free version of VMware ESXi.
Xopero doesn't support backup of VMware 6.7, 7.0 version and also VMware with cluster!
To create a VMware backup set, you have to launch a Backup wizard, by clicking on New backup set in My backup sets tab.
In the What you want to backup? field, you need to choose Advanced copy and then VMware from the dropdown list. Name this backup set.
In the VMware Type-1 hypervisor filed, you have to define credentials for the hypervisor and choose a machine that will be backed up::
- Server - VMware hypervisor IP,
- User - VMware user with backup previleges,
- Password - password for entered user.
Valid credentials will allows Xopero to connect with the VMware – click Test connection and then choose one of the available virtual machines from the Machine dropdown list.
Finally, you have to define temporary directory, where virtual machine temporary files will be saved before being send to the server. Temp folder must be located on the same machine, where Xopero has been installed. Click Save backup set and the backup will be created.