Last updated on Tuesday 29th of March 2022 12:39:30 PM

©XSIBackup Installation

How to install ©XSIBackup in ©VMWare ©ESXi ©Hypervisor

©XSIBackup is installed through SSH. Before you can install the software you must enable the SSH protocol in your ©ESXi host.

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SSH is the de facto industry standard secure protocol to access any kind of computerized device. It is indeed your most secure option to access your ©ESXi server.

Here is a detailed explanation of every step you must take to install it into any ©ESXi 5.5 or above box:

1/ Download the Free .zip package from our server.

2/ Upload it to the /tmp dir in your ©ESXi Hypervisor. You can use any SSH/SCP tool, such as WinSCP. Configuring a connection to your ©ESXi system is trivial, just add the IP, user name and password choosing SCP as the connecting protocol.

3/ Use some SSH command line tool to access the ©ESXi Hypervisor's shell. It's just like accessing any Linux/Unix or MAC os using a terminal. There are a lot of SSH clients out there, our favourite tool to run from a Windows desktop is Putty.

4/ Once you are connected to the remote ©ESXi shell, cd to the /tmp dir and unzip the downloaded file that you previuosly uploaded using WinSCP.

5/ Run ./install and accept the prompts. Install to the default dir /scratch/XSI/ unless you have a very good reason not to.

6/ Change dir to /scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-DC and start using.

Below you will find the detailed text output from some installation.

Installing a license

If you have bought one or more license keys, you can install them from the command line. The process consists in generating a request.key file, uploading it to our license server and downloading the license.key file to be uploaded to the installation dir in your ©ESXi box.

1/ Generate the request.key file from the command line. You can do it as many times as you want, overwriting the existing request.key file will not invalidate a license.

From the installation dir (/scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-DC):

2/ Use WinSCP to download the just generated request.key file to your computer and use a browser to upload it to our license server from the User Area

3/ Wait some minutes until our license server generates your license.key file and download it with your browser to your computer. It will usually have a long name containing the main MAC address of your ©ESXi host.

4/ Use WinSCP to upload the license.key file to your installation dir at your ©ESXi server. Listing the contents of your installation dir should look something like:

5/ Check your license

6/ And finally rename your license key file to license.key. You can just copy it duplicating to the new name just to keep a copy of the original key.