Symantec has announced the development of a management plugin for its Backup Exec 2010 products which integrates into VMware vCenter. The plugin is scheduled to be available early next year.
The Backup Exec Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter Server works with the core Backup Exec virtualization features to provide a consolidated protection status view of all virtual machines within the VMware vCenter Server or VMware vSphere Client.
Customers can view:
- The last run of backup and next scheduled backup
- The type of backup (full, incremental, differential) and backup policy
- Specific information on the backup job logs
- Potential risky policies such as unprotected virtual machines