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Back up datastores to Google Cloud Platform

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You can back up one or more datastores to Google Cloud Platform by integrating the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere host with BlueXP. This will help the VM administrators to easily and quickly back up and archive data for storage efficiency and accelerate cloud transition.

Before you begin

Ensure that you have met all the requirements before backing up datastores to the cloud.

  1. In BlueXP UI, click Protection > Backup and recovery > Virtual Machines.

  2. Click action corresponding to the datastore that you want to back up and click Activate Backup.

  3. In the Assign Policy page, select the policy and click Next.

  4. Add the working environment.

    Configure the cluster management LIF that you want BlueXP to discover. After adding the working environment for one of the datastores, it can be reused for all the other datastores residing on the same ONTAP cluster.

    1. Click Add Working Environment corresponding to the SVM.

    2. In the Add Working Environment wizard:

      1. Specify the IP address of the cluster management LIF.

      2. Specify the credentials of the ONTAP cluster user.

    3. Click Add Working Environment.

  5. Select Google Cloud Platform to configure it as the cloud provider.

    1. Select the Google Cloud Project where you want the Google Cloud Storage bucket to be created for backups.

    2. In the Google Cloud Access Key field, specify the key.

    3. In the Google Cloud Secret Key field, specify the password.

    4. Select the region where you want to create the backups.

    5. Specify the IP space.

  6. Review the details and click Activate Backup.