WD Arkeia vmOneStep™ appliances permit agentless backups of vSphere hypervisors (both ESX and ESXi). All WD Arkeia appliances, beginning with the third-generation appliances delivered in 2011, are WD Arkeia vmOneStep appliances. See Arkeia's four series of appliances.
Install the appliance, assign an IP address, and the appliance will auto-discover VMware hypervisors on the network. Use your web browser to define a storage target and schedule backups. No operating systems to deploy and configure, no software to install, no tedious declaration of hypervisors. It’s one step.
All Arkeia hardware appliances delivered since 2011 are Arkeia vmOneStep apliances.
These appliances embed WD Arkeia's backup server and VMware's Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) libraries, licensed from VMware. See a table of features of WD Arkeia's four series of appliances.
As shown in the diagram to the right, the WD Arkeia vmOneStep appliances can protect a variety of environments including multiple virtual machines on multiple VMware hypervisors. Read more about how WD Arkeia protects VMware hypervisors, vCenter deployments, and individual virtual machines using Changed-Block Tracking.
vmOneStep Appliances Protect More Than Just VMware
All vmOneStep appliances can also
- Protect Microsoft Hyper-V environments (using image backup and recovery),
- Protect Citrix XenServer environments (using image backup and recovery),
- Protect over 200 physical platforms,
- Protect popular databases, applications, and directory servers.