In this quick article I would like to continue the setup for the creation of a DD Boost user we can then leverage when Backup solutions like Veeam, the vSphere Data Protection and others can use to integrate with the EMC Data Domain Virtual Appliance.

The process is very easy and can be done also from the GUI that we can recall from Main Menu > Maintenance > Configure System. Let’s select a “No” for all sections until we reach the desired one for the DD Boost Protocol as per screenshots below.

In my example I will create a new Storage Unit  and a User specifically for the Veeam Backup and Replication platform. For security let’s make sure the new user we create (for DD Boost protocol purposes) has the no Management Role. This can be edited later on if required


Next is a confirmation of the settings before committing


At this point the Storage Unit and User have been created. For more information and changing details we can review all the pertinent settings from the relevant sections in Main Menu > Protocols > DD Boost


Check DD Boost Active Connections by connected clients, interfaces and Replications with other Data Domain instances


Associated IP Networks when configured to talk with different subnets


And last but not least the Storage Unit details associated with a particular DD Boost User


And this covers pretty much the creation of a Data Domain User for DD Boost protocol when integrating with third parties Backup Solutions

Posted by Michele Domanico

Passionate about Virtualization, Storage, Data Availability and Software Defined Data Center technologies. The aim of is sharing with the Community the knowledge and experience gained with customers, industry leaders and like minded peers. Always open to constructive feedback and new challenges.

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