The below instructions helps to integration of Zmanda with VMware (V6.5). This will help to take VM image level backup using Zmanda.


  • Install Zmanda 3.6 in any flavour of Linux machine
  • The server vm should have good staging/Holding space. It should be able to occupy at least one full vm backup(vmdk file size)
  • The holding space path can be changed in the Zmanda management console >> staging (Backup runs staged at*)
  • Install vcli and vddk from vmware

    Note: The version matters for Zmanda. We should download vddk build version 5136645 and Vcli build Number 1384587

    Download link for VDDK:

    Download link VCLI:

  • Copy the tar file to the Zmanda server and unzip it
  • Install vddk and VCLI in Zmanda server using below command

    #cd vmware-vix-disklib-distrib
  • Create softlink to the uninstallation script

    #ln -s bin64/
  • Execute the script

  • Specify root directory: /usr/lib/vmware-vix-disklib/

    Unzip the vcli installer.
    #cd vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib

  • Ensure that the vcli and vddk is completely installed without any error. If any dependency package is missing kindly install with yum
  • Service restart

    #service zmc_aee restart
  • Now login to zmc console and configure the vmware backup

  • If any issue is observed, related logs can be found in the below location
If any issue the related logs can be found in following path.

GUI Issues: /opt/zmanda/amanda/logs

Process level: /var/log/amanda/server

Client level logs: /var/log/amanda/client

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Please follow the above steps to fixe the issue. In case if you need any assistance, kindly contact support.
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