Vembu BDR Suite 3.7: Installation and Configuration (Part-1)

Vembu is a strong competitor and leader in backup and disaster recovery solutions in the market for virtualization and cloud environments for small and medium businesses for more than a decade.

Since starting their journey in 2002, Vembu has delivered data protection solutions and tangible value to more than 60,000 customers worldwide in 100+ countries through 4000+ partners in the form of MSPs, VARs, and Resellers.

Vembu offers a BDR Suite of products meant for on-premise, offsite, cloud backup and disaster recovery across diverse IT environments including physical, virtual, applications and endpoints.

Vembu Technologies released their latest offering, Vembu BDR Suite v3.7  with new features which is a 5-in-1 package includes Vembu VMBackup, Vembu ImageBackup, Vembu NetworkBackup, Vembu OnlineBackup, and Vembu SaaSBackup,  that is one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu has recently released Vembu BDR Suite v3.7.0 U1 that supports latest release of VMware vSphere 6.5 for VMware environments.

                                              Figure: Thanks to Vembu Technologies

Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI.

Vembu BDR Suite 3.7 Installation

For installation of Vembu BDR Suite, you’ll have to download Vembu BDR  with following system requirements are for production environment. In my case in a home lab, I’m using Windows Server 2012 R2 and registered it with the domain (Active Directory), IE 11 for Web Console, Ci7 5th Gen CPU,60 GB HDD, and 2 GB RAM.

Vembu BDR Server

I’m not going into installation of Vembu BDR Suite, everything is explained here in details. Install Vembu BDR Server with default configuration. It will install default PostgreSQL, set installation location in c:\Program Files, and Database Storage Location. Start the installation process and have a cup of coffee as it will take some time to complete the process.

When installation finishes, it will look like this. Click Finish and start Vembu BDR Server and open web console.

Note: User recommended settings for IE11 for certificates issue, and click Continue to this website (not recommended). Security alert will be generated, click OK to continue.

Add your site in Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration by click Add button.

After finishing configuration process, web console will be launched and it looks like below. Enter default user (admin) and password (admin) and click Sign in to logged in.

Choose your time zone and click Save to continue.

Enter a unique name (i.e. machine name or FQDN) in Enter a Vembu BDR ID field then click Update

After clicking Update button, Vembu BDR user interface will be shown and looks like this:

You can further explore its menu items i-e Dashboard, Backup, VM Replication, Recover, Reports, and Management.

In next post, I’ll show you how to add VM, ESXi host into Vembu BDR Server and how a backup can be taken either a VM or ESXi host as well as manually or with schedule.

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