Installation and Configuration Guide for vSphere Data Protection(VDP) 6.1 # Part-1 – via VMware Insight
VDP formally known as vSphere Data Protection, designed and powered by EMC Avamar. It’s fully integrated with vCenter and Web Client. VDP solution has designed for backup and restoration of VMware Virtual Machines. VDP is appliance which is build up with Suse Linux, and runs with 4vCPU and 4 GB of RAM. It’s prepackaged OVF which is very simple to deploy in environment. While thinking about sizing the datastore, make sure you to use a larger Data Protection datatastore, as it cannot be increased once application has been deployed. Refer to recommendation from VMware for VDP data sizing.