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IT03636: RESTORE VM TO ALTERNATE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT DOES NOT USE AVAILABLE NETWORKS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In a disaster recovery situation, an alternate VMware virtual
    environment will not have a similar virtual switch or port
    configured.  Restoring a Virtual Machine using the Tivoli
    Storage Manager client will remove any network interface which
    cannot be found on the ESX host.  This is detailed under APAR
    IC76147.
    In the event there are available virtual switches or port groups
    configured the restore processing will not select them.  The
    result is that in disaster situations, the VMs restored will
    need to have their networks reconfigured. This situation will be
    evident when seeing the following message during VM restores:
     ANS1788I The target ESX host is missing the required
     distributed virtual port group, the virtual machine NIC cannot
     be restored.
    
    Versions Affected: Tivoli Storage Manager Client 6.2, 6.3, 6.4
    and 7.1
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords: tsmve tsm4ve nic dvp dvs
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Backup-archive client versions 6.2, 6.3      *
    *                 6.4 and 7.1 on Microsoft Windows and Linux   *
    *                 platforms.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 7.1.2.                              *
    *                 Note that this is subject to change at the   *
    *                 discretion of IBM.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • New options are added for restore:
    VMDEFAULTDVPORTGROUP - dvportgroup to use, when the original
    portgroup not found,
    VMDEFAULTDVSWITCH - dvSwitch to which this portgroup belongs.
    VMDEFAULTNETWORK - network to use, when no portgroups exist on
    target host.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT03636

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    71W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-08-11

  • Closed date

    2014-09-17

  • Last modified date

    2014-09-17

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • DSMAGENT
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 71W

Reference #: IT03636

Modified date: 17 September 2014