By William Lam, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
A new whitepaper was recently released by VMware called Backup Design for vCloud Tenant vApps to help provide guidance to partners looking to design and build backup solutions for tenant vApps running in vCloud Director. The document covers the complete process for a backup and restore of a vApp or individual Virtual Machines running in vCloud Director. It also covers several different use cases related to the backup and restore process and provides recommendations on the specific scenarios.
The process involves leveraging three key VMware APIs:
- vCloud API – vApp Metadata processing
- vSphere API – Virtual Machine Configuration
- VDDK – Virtual Disk Content
The white paper also provides some sample code using C# but you also have the option of using any of the supported vSphere and vCloud SDKs in your actual application.
So if you are interesting in building a backup solution for vApps in vCloud Director, make sure you check out this awesome whitepaper!
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