(I have a ticket in on this [#5209306], but thought maybe I could get some thoughts from the community as well since it's the weekend.)
Maybe a dumb question, or maybe I'm blind; but I can't find this basic info. Where do I install VBR?
I'm using the free version as this is a super tiny environment and they have no money.
1x Physical Server running 2008R2 w/Hyper-v role, *not* domain joined, hosting 3 VMs
3 VMs: AD DC, RDSH, Utility. All are running 2008R2
The 3 VMs are all joined to the domain (the AD DC handles this)
So...where do I install VBR? And, if I install it on a VM, can I backup the VM it's installed on?
Installing on one of the VMs (the "utility" VM). Cannot add the off-domain Hyper-V host due to "access denied". That's driving me crazy. I'm logged onto the VM as a domain admin, but obviously domain accounts don't work on the off-domain host, so when adding the server I enter the local admin creds. Doesn't matter; in the logs it says my domain admin account is "access denied"...even though I'm giving it local admin creds. Why is it doing that??
Installing on the physical host itself. Cannot add the local hyper-v host due to "access denied"!! Even though I'm logged into the local host as a local admin, and I'm using the same creds to add the host to VBR.
In KB1362 (and in the docs) it says: "Ensure that File and Printer Sharing is enabled in the network connection settings of the server; otherwise, the components will not be installed." The problem with that is, the hyper-v host only has one NIC, and I've got an External Virtual Network attached to that NIC, which is how the 3 VMs connect to the outside world. On the host, of course the physical nic cannot be modified, so I can't enable file and printer sharing on it. The Virtual Network Adapter *does* have file and printer sharing enabled.
This is crazy...thoughts? Links to answers?? This is the second time I've tried to use Veeam, and so far...the second time it's not worked. (To be fair, the first time turned out to be because Veeam doesn't support the free version of ESXi...however, it took 8 days and 12 emails in order for support to figure that out!)
Unfortunately, I'm not impressed so far...even though I'm a partner and a Veeam Sales Professional, I'm finding it hard to recommend this to clients.