I have used Veeam a lot in VMware but not as much in Hyper-V. We are looking at making some config changes and I wanted to get some advice first.
My work uses Hyper-V and has 2 Hyper-V clusters, each cluster is in a separate datacenter. Each cluster has 4 Hyper-V hosts. Both clusters have a Dell Equallogic ISCSI SAN for storage and all Hyper-V hosts are 2012 R2
Attached to each Dell Equallogic ISCSI SAN is an older Dell physical host. Both hosts are not being used as an off host proxy but are being used as a backup repository with a LUN from the SAN being presented as V: drive on each Dell physical host.
We also have another physical server with lot's of disk in it that we use to hold backup copy jobs from each of the 2 Dell physical host backup repositories.
We are looking at removing the 2 Dell physical host servers as they are quite old. Obviously if we do this we will lose the ability to have the backup repository mounted as V: drive.
Instead of having the physical host servers backup repository mounted via the LUN as V: drive can I build a VM inside each cluster and use that instead? Each VM would have a C: VHDX drive for the install and a separate VHDX to act as the backup repository. These would be on the CSV volume on the SAN. Each datacentre cluster would backup all of the VM's that reside on it to the backup VM located on the relevant cluster.
If I lost the SAN I would lose my VM backup repository but that is already the case with the 2 Dell physical host servers as the LUN is already on the SAN.
Can you see any problems with what I am proposing?