Tom Hepner, IBM.
When clients use VMware "virtualization" to provide multiple operating systems, many questions arise about backing-up and management of "guest" data. Additional concerns come up with protecting the "guest" virtual machine. VMware users can protect both data and environment using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Bare machine recovery generally includes the overhead of performing a re-installation of the virtual machine guest operating system. Using TSM on the host system, recovery of the virtual machine's operating system is possible without reinstallation. This talk explains backup methods for the complete restore of VMware virtual machines as well as individual "guest" data. It also covers implementation hints and new VMware utilities written to improve and expedite data and environment protection.