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A way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environment

Post by wksantiago » Jul 20, 2011 3:49 pm

Is there a way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environment by using Veeam Backup and Replication?

We basically have two physical machines setup as an MS Cluster and we would like to make on of the nodes machines a VM. This,

to discontinue the use of MS Clustering and use the VMware virtualization benefits with Veeam Backup And Replication.

How can we use Veeam technology to keep the same benefits MS clustering has?

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Re: A way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environm

Post by Gostev » Jul 20, 2011 5:51 pm

Closest analog to Microsoft Cluster (Active/Passive) is VMware HA (High Availability) feature. This has nothing to deal with Veeam though, this is something you get from VMware. Thanks.

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Re: A way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environm

Post by Daveyd » Jul 20, 2011 8:18 pm

On top of VMware HA, you might also want to use Veeam's Replication. HA will protect you in the event of a Host failure but not of corrupt data.

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Re: A way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environm

Post by wksantiago » Jul 21, 2011 12:24 pm

Yes indeed that is what I wanted to find out.

Also, would Instant VM Recovery do the job as well, given that it would be faster since it starting the VM directly from backup?

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Re: A way to setup "windows cluster" benefits in VM environm

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 22, 2011 7:50 am

wksantiago wrote:Also, would Instant VM Recovery do the job as well, given that it would be faster since it starting the VM directly from backup?
Yes, but as soon as you start a VM from the backup storage, you will still need to replicate/move back it to the production storage.

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