Add-VNXHost

Short Description

Adds Dell VNX storage systems to Veeam Backup & Replication.

Applies to

Platform: VMware

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License

Storage System: Dell VNX

Syntax

This cmdlet provides the following parameter sets:

  • To add storage systems by user name and password

Add-VNXHost -Type {VNXFile | VNXBlock | VNXe | Unity} -UserName <string> -Password <string> [-Name <string>] [-Description <string>] [-CredentialsScope {Global | Local | LDAP}] [-Proxy <IProxy[]>] [-MountServer <CHost>] [-SkipRescan] [-Force] [-iSCSI] [-NFS] [-FibreChannel] [-AgentFC] [-AgentISCSI] [-AgentProxy  <VBRNASProxyServer[]>] [-EnableVMwareBackup] [-EnableAgentBackup] [<CommonParameters>]

  • To add storage systems by credentials

Add-VNXHost -Type {VNXFile | VNXBlock | VNXe | Unity} -Credentials <CInternalCredentials> [-Name <string>]  [-Description <string>] [-CredentialsScope {Global | Local | LDAP}] [-Proxy <IProxy[]>] [-MountServer <CHost>]  [-SkipRescan] [-Force] [-iSCSI] [-NFS] [-FibreChannel] [-AgentFC] [-AgentISCSI] [-AgentProxy  <VBRNASProxyServer[]>] [-EnableVMwareBackup] [-EnableAgentBackup]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet adds selected Dell VNX storage systems to backup infrastructure.

When you add storage systems to your backup infrastructure, Veeam Backup & Replication performs a rescan of storage systems. During the rescan Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves information about the storage system topology and adds storage volumes to the backup infrastructure.

For more information about the rescan, see the Adding Storage Systems section of the User Guide for VMware vSphere.

Add-VNXHost Tip:

Use the SkipRescan parameter to skip the automatic rescan.

To rescan storage systems manually, use the following cmdlets:

  • Run the Sync-VNXHost cmdlet to rescan of the entire storage system.
  • Run the Sync-VNXVolume cmdlet to rescan selected Dell VNX volumes added to backup infrastructure.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept
Pipeline
Input

Type

Specifies the type of the VNX storage:

  • VNXFile
  • VNXBlock
  • VNXe
  • Unity.

VBRVNXHostType

True

Named

False

UserName

Specifies the user name that you want to use for authenticating with the storage.

String

True

Named

False

Password

Specifies the password you want to use for authenticating with the storage.

String

True

Named

False

Name

Specifies the storage IP address or DNS name.

String

False

Named

False

Credentials

Specifies the credentials you want to use for authenticating with the storage.

Accepts the CInternalCredentials object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet.

True

Named

False

Description

Specifies the description of the storage.

String

False

Named

False

CredentialsScope

Used to authenticate with the VNXBlock.

Specifies the credentials scope: Global, Local, LDAP.

VBRVNXBlockCredentialsScope

False

Named

False

SkipRescan

Indicates that the cmdlet will not start the storage rescan automatically after you add storage systems to the backup infrastructure.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Force

Defines that the cmdlet will add a Dell VNX storage system without showing warnings in the PowerShell console.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

EnableVMwareBackup

Enables the VMware backup option.

If you provide this parameter, you will be able to use storage snapshots to backup and restore VMware vSphere VMs hosted on storage systems.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

EnableAgentBackup

Enables the Veeam Agent backup option.

If you provide this parameter, you will be able to integrate your storage systems with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows installed on computers in your infrastructure.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

Proxy

For the EnableVMwareBackup parameter.

Specifies the array of proxies you want to use with this storage.

If set, Veeam Backup & Replication will use the selected proxies. If not set, Veeam Backup & Replication will use automatic proxy selection.

Accepts the IProxy object. To create this object, run the Get-VBRViProxy cmdlet.

False

Named

False

iSCSI

For the EnableVMwareBackup parameter.

Defines that the storage works over iSCSI protocol.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

NFS

For the EnableVMwareBackup parameter.

Defines that the storage works over NFS protocol.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

FibreChannel

For the EnableVMwareBackup parameter.

Defines that the storage works over FibreChannel protocol.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

AgentFC

For the EnableAgentBackup parameter.

Defines that the storage works over the FC protocol.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

AgentISCSI

For the EnableAgentBackup parameter.

Defines that the storage works over the iSCSI protocol.

SwitchParameter

False

Named

False

AgentProxy

For the EnableAgentBackup parameter.

Specifies an array of proxies you want to use with this storage.

Accepts the VBRComputerFileProxyServer object. To create this object, run the Add-VBRComputerFileProxyServer cmdlet.

False

Named

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see Microsoft Docs.

Examples

Adding VNX Storage System

This example shows how to add a Dell VNX storage system to the backup infrastructure using credentials.

$credentials = Get-VBRCredentials -Name "VNX Administrator"

$proxy = Get-VBRViProxy -Name 172.16.53.5

Add-VNXHost -Name 172.16.21.105 -Type VNXe -Credentials $credentials -Proxy $proxy -iSCSI

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $credentials variable.
  2. Run the Get-VBRViProxy cmdlet. Specify the Name parameter value. Save the result to the $proxy variable.
  3. Run the Add-VNXHost cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Specify the Name parameter value.
  • Set the VNXe option for the Type parameter.
  • Set the $credentials variable as the Credentials parameter value.
  • Set the $proxy variable as the Proxy parameter value.
  • Provide the iSCSI parameter.

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