Configuring a Connection to the VMware vCenter Protect Database

 

If you want to be able to assign VMware vCenter Protect patch groups and signature groups to your VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management policies, you must be able to connect to the VMware vCenter Protect database. If VMware vCenter Protect is available when VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management is installed the program will automatically recognize the type and location of the VMware vCenter Protect database being used. You can modify this predefined information if needed.

 

  1. Select Tools > Options.

  2. Select the Protect Database tab.

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The tab contains the following options:

Server/Instance Name

The full path to and name of SQL Server used by VMware vCenter Protect . For example: (local)\SQLEXPRESS.

 

Database Name

The name of the VMware vCenter Protect database contained on SQL Server. The default name is Protect.

 

Use SQL Authentication

 

Specifies what type of authentication to use when connecting to SQL Server. If the check box is NOT enabled it means the credentials of the currently logged on user will be used to authenticate to the server (this is Windows authentication). If the check box IS enabled it means SQL authentication will be used and you must provide the following information:

  • Logon User: The user name used when logging on to SQL Server.

  • Password: The password used when logging on to SQL Server.

  • Retype Password: Retype the same password to verify it was typed correctly.

 

No Integration

Clears all boxes on the dialog. No connection to the VMware vCenter Protect database will be made.

Default Settings

Sets all boxes to the default values.

Test Connection

Verifies you can connect to the VMware vCenter Protect database using the supplied information. If the test is successful the following dialog is displayed:

 

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  1. When you are finished defining access to the VMware vCenter Protect database, click OK.