10.2 Adding Workloads (Protection Sources)

A workload, the basic object of protection in a data store, is an operating system, along with its middleware and data, decoupled from the underlying physical or virtual infrastructure.

To protect a workload, you must have a workload and a container inventoried by (or added to) the PlateSpin Server.

To add a workload:

  1. Follow the required preparatory steps.

    See Preparation in Basic Workflow for Workload Protection and Recovery.

  2. On the Dashboard or Workloads page, click Add Workload.

    The Web Interface displays the Add Workload page.

  3. Specify the required workload details:

    • Workload Settings: Specify your workload’s host name or IP address, the operating system, and administrator-level credentials.

      Use the required credential format. See Guidelines for Workload and Container Credentials.

      To ensure that PlateSpin Protect can access the workload, click Test Credentials.

  4. Click Add Workload.

    PlateSpin Protect reloads the Workloads page and displays a process indicator for the workload being added . Wait for the process to complete. Upon completion, a Workload Added event is shown on the Dashboard, and the new workload becomes available on the Workloads page.

  5. (Conditional) If you haven’t added a container yet for use with this workload, add one to prepare for protecting the workload. See Preparing Containers (Protection Targets).

  6. Continue with Configuring Protection Details and Preparing the Replication.