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Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by enoch » Oct 29, 2017 1:33 pm

Hi everyone,

Currently looking at Nimble Storage to our current hyper-V 2012r2 and upcoming 2016.

Which storage features is currently supporten with Veeam B&R 9.5U2 Enterprise Plus (and maybe 9.5U3) ?

Many features seems to be VMware only or am I wrong?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by foggy » Oct 29, 2017 9:17 pm

Hi Peter, seems you mean storage integration and ability to backup from storage snapshots that is indeed a VMware-only feature, if we're talking about features developed by Veeam. For Hyper-V, this integration is native and technically similar functionality (so called off-host backup) is achieved with the help of hardware providers, so no additional Veeam B&R features are required for it.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by enoch » Oct 30, 2017 8:37 am

Hi Foggy,

Correct I was thinking of the Storage Intefration and ability to backup from storage snapshots.

It there currently anything about Storage Integration in Veeam that can be used for Hyper-V 2012r2 or 2016?

And the question, is there any future plans for doing this in Hyper-V?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by foggy » Oct 30, 2017 1:44 pm

As I've mentioned above, similar functionality is already available for Hyper-V thanks to its native technologies.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by nmdange » Oct 30, 2017 3:02 pm

Just to clarify, the storage vendor needs to provide a Hardware VSS Snapshot Provider that supports transportable shadow copies to do off-host backups. This is supported even without Enterprise Plus licensing with Veeam. Here's the relevant documentation: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

Also, if you are using a Scale-Out File server presenting storage to Hyper-V via SMB file shares, then you can do off-host backups even without a hardware VSS snapshot provider. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by EzE » Nov 09, 2017 8:24 pm

In the exact same situation. Upgrading to a new Hyper-V 2016 environment with Nimble SAN. Are there plans to bring this ability (to backup storage snapshots on a nimble) via Hyper-V in the near future?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by veremin » Nov 10, 2017 11:40 am

In the exact same situation.
Could you elaborate on that? If you're after backup from storage snapshots, be aware that Hyper-V enables that natively thanks be to off-host backup technology. Thanks.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by L33T » Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm

Same spot as these chaps, just spoke to veeam on the phone for an hour, got told to speak with nimble who then promptly pointed me back at veeam. Spoke to veeam again, lots of urm and urm eventually to be told it`ll be escalated..

i`m on the presumption at the moment that buying the enterprise plus license upgrade is pointless unless you have vmware... How can we achieve backup from snapshot with Hyper-V, a supported hardware vendor such as Nimble and Veeam?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by foggy » Apr 19, 2018 1:10 pm

Just use hardware VSS provider from Nimble and off-host backup. You do not even need an Ent+ license for that.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by L33T » Apr 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Hi Foggy,

I have set that in the `manage volumes` section of each clustered host. I didn`t notice much different or any snapshots etc appearing on the san. At present the veeam host isn`t connected to the iscsi network, will this change when i get that connected?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by foggy » Apr 20, 2018 12:42 pm 1 person likes this post

Have you configured an off-host backup proxy (according to instructions referenced above) and selected the off-host backup method in the job?

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by L33T » Apr 23, 2018 10:24 am

Hi,

I have off-host backup set in the job with failover to on-host backup mode. I have a single host carrying all veeam roles.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by EzE » Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm

I tried to set this up a few weeks ago and discovered that the OS of the off-host proxy needs to be the same as the Hyper-V hosts. In my case that means rebuilding my Backup server to Server 2016 to match the cluster.

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Re: Nimble and Hyper-V

Post by foggy » Apr 27, 2018 11:24 am 1 person likes this post

L33T wrote:I have off-host backup set in the job with failover to on-host backup mode. I have a single host carrying all veeam roles.
For off-host backup, you need a dedicated proxy, please see the link I've mentioned above.

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