Amanda Enterprise Server Virtual Appliance

Amanda Enterprise Server Virtual Appliance is a 64bit Vmware Virtual Machine with Amanda Enterprise 3.0.2 images and additional patches. It includes both Amanda server and client packages. All Amanda pre-requisites to perform backups to disk are installed. This virtual machine uses CentOS 5 distribution.

VMware Images

There are two images available for download:

VMX format  This image works on VMware Workstation 5.x,  VMware Workstation 6.x, VmWare Server 1.x, VMWare server 2.x, ESX Server 3.x, VmWare Player 1.x, and VMware Player 2.x

OVF format This image works on VMware ESX 4 and ESX 4i

Please note 64bit Vmware product is required to run this appliance.

How to use these Images

  • The Image is a compressed tar ball. Extract the tar archive in a directory.
  • Importing image into 64bit Vmware Player : Start VMware player and Select the .vmx or .ovf file as the virtual machine configuration file in the pop-up dialog. If you are starting for the first time, you will prompted for unique identifier. Generate a new identifier. The virtual machine will boot up.
  • Importing image into VMware Server : Start VMware server. Select Local Host as the server to connect to.  Use File -> Open menu item, browse the correct directory and select the .vmx or .ovf file. Click on Start this virtual machine to boot the virtual machine.

Backup Server Configuration

  • When the virtual machine has booted up, you would see an informational welcome message about the configured Amanda Server.
  • The root password for the virtual machine is zmanda  Please change the password before deploying it in production.
  • The host name of the virtual machine is zmanda-aee-3  and it will obtain an IP address using dhcp.
  • Access https://<ip address of this virtual machine>:443/ from Firefox or Internet Explorer to connect to the Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) running on the virtual machine.
  • There is a Demonstration backup set configured to backup /home directory to disk virtual tapes (/var/lib/amanda/vtapes). The backups will run daily and has retention policy of 7 days.
  • Please download and install the Amanda Enterprise license file from Zmanda Network (Click Downloads tab after logging into Zmanda Network). The license file has to be installed on the Virtual machine for the Zmanda Management Console to work.
  • The Virtual machine is ready for backup set configuration and running backups using ZMC. Please see Zmanda Management Console Users Manual for more information.