Steps To Add KVM Hosts through Manual Agent Installation

Steps To Add KVM Hosts through Manual Agent Installation

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Steps to Add KVM through Manual Agent Installation

Install BDS on KVM Hosts:

  • Download BDRSuite Delegation Service (BDS) based on the KVM host.

    • Debian Linux(64-bit): Debian Linux 11, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 - Download

    • Redhat Linux(64-bit): CentOS 8 Core, CentOS Stream 9, AlmaLinux 8, AlmaLinux 9, Rocky Linux 9 - Download

  • Run BDS setup file on the backup host and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.

  • During the installation, you will be prompted to enter the following information:

  1. Display Name: Enter a name to identify the host in the backup server.

  1. Backup Server DNS Name/IP Address: Enter the BDRSuite Backup Servers's DNS Name/IP Address to register this host with the backup server.

  • Complete the installation process by providing the necessary information.

  • Once the installation is successful, the service will automatically establish connection and register the host with the backup server.

  • To verify the installation and connection, go to the Data Sources menu on the backup server. You will see the host details, including the display name, Hostname/IP address and connection status.

Establishing Connection between the backup host and backup server:  

BDS installed on each backup host will automatically connect to the backup server.

1.If the BDS on the backup host is successfully connected to the BDRSuite Server, then the status will be shown as 'Idle’.

2.If the backup host is not connected, then the status will be shown as 'BDS Not Connected'. In this case, ensure the following on the backup host:

  1.  Make sure BDRSuite Delegation Service(BDS) is installed.
  1. Make sure the ‘BDRSuite Delegation Service’ status is running.

3.BDS installed on the backup host uses port 32004 to communicate with the BDRSuite Server. To check whether the port is open for communication between the backup host and backup server, open Command Prompt on the backup host and execute the following command.

telnet [BDRSuite Server IP Address/DNS Name] [port]

Note: If the port is not accessible, it can be due to the firewall settings. Make sure your firewall rules allow port 32004 to be open for communication.

4.If the connection to the backup host has still not been established, please check the logs on the location below for more information. The errors you may encounter in the logs while adding hosts are listed below along with the solutions.

Backup host:


Example: /home/vembuintegrationservice/Vembu/VembuIntegrationService/log/server.log

BDRSuite Backup Server:

Windows Log Location: <installation location>\Vembu\VembuBDR\log\server.log
Example: C:\Program Files\Vembu\VembuBDR\log\server.log

Linux Log Location: /<installation location>/vembubdr/Vembu/VembuBDR/log/server.log
Example: /home/vembubdr/Vembu/VembuBDR/log/server.log

How to resolve the issues you run into when adding backup hosts:

Error 117073: Unable to find the host - {Hostname/IP}. Make sure the host is added to the BDRSuite Server.  --- To resolve this issue, make sure you add the host details and save them on the backup server under the Data Sources menu

Error 117074: Unable to connect to the BDRSuite Server. Make sure the BDRSuite Server is up and running. --- To resolve this issue, make sure you have specified the valid backup server IP address/DNS name and BDRSuite service is up and running.

Error 117076: BDRSuite Server isn't compatible with the BDRSuite Delegation Service (BDS) version running on the target host. Make sure the BDS runs the same or lower version than BDRSuite Server. --- To resolve this issue, ensure the BDRSuite Delegation Service runs on the same or lower version than the BDRSuite Server.

Error 117072: Unable to register the target host as another host with the same BIOS UUID added already. Hosts with unique BIOS UUID can only be added/registered to the BDRSuite Server. --- You can only add hosts that have unique BIOS UUID.

Error 117011: Unsupported Operating System for backup. --- Check the supported OS here.

If the backup host still didn't establish connection to the BDRSuite Backup Server, please contact our support team through