Importing the virtual sp into hyper-v, Using snapshots – HP 3PAR Service Processors User Manual

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Importing the Virtual SP into Hyper-V


From the DVD, download the appropriate virtual hard drive (VHD) package for the Service
Processor version that you are running.


Double-click the package.


At the prompt, enter the name of the virtual machine (VM) that you want to set, and then press
Enter. The import process starts.


After the VM is imported, the script lists the available network switches. At the prompt, enter
two switches from this list that you want to connect to the VM legacy network adapters.


If the switches that you select are not present on the host Hyper-V machine, you will

receive an error message, and the process will stop.


To verify that the VSP has been imported, locate the VSP name in the Virtual Machines area
of the Server Manager dialog box in the Hyper-V Manager application.

Using Snapshots

You can use the vSphere Client or Hyper-V to take snapshots of the virtual SP. These snapshots are
useful for backups and for restoring the virtual SP to a previous state. (A good practice is to take
a snapshot after deploying and installing the virtual SP in case you need to restore it.) You can
create more than one snapshot of the same virtual SP, and you can take a snapshot whether the
virtual SP is powered on or powered off.

The following sections describe how to take a snapshot of the virtual SP and how to use the snapshot
to restore the virtual SP to a previous state.

Taking a Snapshot of the Virtual SP by Using the vSphere Client

To take a snapshot:

In the vSphere Client, right-click the virtual SP, point to Snapshot, and then click Take Snapshot.


In the Take Virtual Machine Snapshot dialog box, enter a name for the snapshot. Optionally,
you can enter a description for your snapshot.


To capture the virtual SP’s memory, click to select the Snapshot the virtual machine’s memory
check box.


To pause running processes on the virtual SP so that file system contents are in a known
consistent state when the snapshot is taken, click to select the Quiesce guest file system check
box. Make sure that the virtual SP is powered on, and then click OK.

In the Recent Tasks panel at the bottom of the vSphere Client window, you can view the list of
successful snapshots.

How frequently you take a snapshot depends on how often you need to capture data from your

Taking a Snapshot of the Virtual SP by Using Hyper-V

To take a snapshot:

In the Server Manager application, click Roles, click Hyper-V, and then click Hyper-V Manager.
Expand the Virtual Machines list.


Right-click the name of your virtual machine (VM), and then select the Snapshot option. When
you do this, a snapshot of the VSP is created and is given an automatically generated name.

After you create a snapshot, you can view it in the Snapshots pane of the Hyper-V Manager by
selecting the VM that the snapshot is associated with. Snapshots are displayed in the Snapshots
pane in the order in which they were taken. The latest snapshot to be taken or to be applied to
the VM is indicated by a green arrow.

Using Snapshots