Data Domain Virtual Edition 3.0 Configure DD Boost

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. We can recall this configuration 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.

domalab.com DD Boost create User

Next is a confirmation of the settings before committing from the same wizard.

domalab.com DD Boost user summary

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

The DD Boost details are presented in different tabs:

  • Settings
  • Active Connections
  • IP Network
  • Storage Units

From the settings tab we can review the allowed clients that can connect to Data Domain Storage. For example the Backup Applications. In addition also the list of users with the DD Boost permission enabled.

domalab.com DD Boost main settings

Next it is also possible to check DD Boost Active Connections by connected clients, interfaces and Replication Jobs with other Data Domain instances.

domalab.com DD Boost connections

In the IP Network tab we can review the configuration for the network cards along with Clients and Replication paths to other Data Domain appliances.

domalab.com DD Boost IP configuration

And last but not least the Storage Unit tab details useful statistics associated with a particular DD Boost User and Storage location where that user is associated with.

domalab.com DD Boost Storage units

And this covers pretty much on a very high level the creation of a Data Domain User for DD Boost protocol when integrating with third parties Backup Solutions. We’ll definitely cover more in detail such topics with dedicated articles.

Michele Domanico

Passionate about Virtualization, Storage, Data Availability and Software Defined Data Center technologies. The aim of Domalab.com 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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