veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

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veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Veeam Logoby tranquilnet » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:28 pm

We have been using Veeam BDR for many years, CC for less than a year and just started to beta/test the Veeam agent for windows.

We also have run into issues where a single device will consume the entire bandwidth of a connection and/or consume all of the devices CPU resources.

Other solutions we have (and currently) use, typically have a bandwidth limitation feature that can be set, for example to 512Kbps at the agent level (reduces slow connection issues). They also have options to limit the amount of CPU in use or similar types of settings to manage CPU resources.

Being able to limit CPU usage for example to no more than 50% also comes in handy(reduces slow computer response issues).

Will the agent for windows have these settings? (I suggest that it does)

A more advanced setting (that I have never seen before in a backup agent but I think may be useful) is to be able to set multiple bandwidth limiting settings, each with different values based on the public IP of the devices connection.

For example:

1) If public IP is x.x.x.x then limit bandwidth to 512kbps
2) If public IP is y.y.y.y then limit bandwidth to 2Mbps
3) If public IP is z.z.z.z then do not limit bandwidth
4) If public IP is not any of the above (default) then limit bandwidth to 1Mbps

The advanced bandwith throttling option is not necessary, however, basic CPU and bandwidth throttling are in our experience.

Thanks,

-Will
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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:27 am

Hi Will,

Throttling the resources on your device is supported: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=20. This is normally on per default so if VAW consumed all CPU resources there must be something wrong and that is preferred to be investigated. That setting is introduced (even already in the first version) so that the agent can run without the user "noticing" it and he/ she can continue her work.

For bandwidth: One of the options we have is "disable backup over metered connections" (to make sure that you are not getting suddenly crazy costs :-))

Finally, configuring network throttling can be arranged if you are integrating with Veeam Backup & Replication: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=20

Hope it helps
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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Veeam Logoby tranquilnet » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:41 pm

Mike,

We will be using VAW 2.0 direct to our cloud connect server. How can we configure network throttling for these individual (or groups of) device(s) running VAW?

We have already run into issues with our testing where a single VAW agent consumes the entire bandwidth for a connection, causing the device running VAW to respond very slow as well as other device on the network. How do you suggest we resolve that issue before we mass deploy?

Thanks,

-W
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Re: veeam agent for win bandwidth and CPU throttling options

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sat May 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi tranquilnet,

Unfortunately, VAW does not provide the option to set network throttling rules. Try to schedule backup jobs to run in non-production hours to avoid interference with regular user activity.
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