Bryan O'Connor | 12 June 2013
The VMware Data Protection backup problem is fairly straight forward to setup, the hardest bit is remembering the initial root password
Today on my
VMware vSphere 5.1 Install, Configure and Manage Course
been talking about the
VMware Data Protection product available as part of vSphere
My demo included importing the appliance and then configuring the appliance. It's a fairly straight forward process of importing the Virtual Appliance, giving it an IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS settings.
Once you've imported the appliance the next thing is configure appliance, this is done via a web page.
https://192.168.1.200:8543/vdp-configure (just an example)
The first thing that pops up is a login page and it prompts you to login asroot, and as it's been a few months since I last set this up I couldn't remember the default root password (you do change it as part of the config wizard).
So here you go.
Username = Root
Initial password = changeme
Then it's into a wizard, finish config and then reboot
At some point, I'll write something or do a video that covers setting up VDP start to finish.