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Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by csinetops » Oct 02, 2017 6:34 pm

We're moving into the Hyper-converged space, just signed on two, two node Simplivity clusters.

Right now we use traditional architecture, servers connected to SAN over Fiber Channel. Veeam is all virtual, hot add VIA appliance mode. Works great.

Simplivity is a whole new animal to us being NFS only. It looks like I'll want to setup my Simplivity nodes management network on the 10GB NIC's and use NBD mode in Veeam to backup the VM's on NFS. Does that sound correct?

Anyone else running Simplivity and Veeam, I'd like to know your setup and how it's working out. I thought about using direct NFS but the Simplivity rep recommended against that as they wrote their own NFS stack, I guess it's not standard.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by Andreas Neufert » Nov 26, 2017 10:45 pm

Hi,
yes, this is a correct statement. Simplivity do not support anything elese in their NFS backend. So you need to backup in NBD mode or use special HotAdd mode with Reg Key to avoid VM stuns at disk unmount (general NFS + hotadd problem).
More details: https://bp.veeam.expert/resource_planni ... _mode.html

In general a lot of customers use Veeam to backup Simplivity. Please check also:
veeam-backup-replication-f2/veeam-backu ... ml#p197542

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by dcampregher » Jan 17, 2018 1:07 am

Hi,
We have notice that when we use the Veeam Replication Job to migrate the VM from the other legacy VMware vSphere environment to the Simplivity cluster, the deduplication ratio is very low if compared to use the VMware converter.

There is anything abou the use the VBR to replicate the VM to the Simplivity ?

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by Andreas Neufert » Jan 19, 2018 9:55 am

Just guessing here...
Maybe it is Thick disk vs Thin disk at Veeam. With Thick disk the dedup ratio is higher, but at the end after deduplication it should consume same stirage space.

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by balocco » Feb 27, 2018 7:29 am

Andreas Neufert wrote:Hi,
yes, this is a correct statement. Simplivity do not support anything elese in their NFS backend. So you need to backup in NBD mode or use special HotAdd mode with Reg Key to avoid VM stuns at disk unmount (general NFS + hotadd problem).
More details: https://bp.veeam.expert/resource_planni ... _mode.html

In general a lot of customers use Veeam to backup Simplivity. Please check also:
veeam-backup-replication-f2/veeam-backu ... ml#p197542
Hi, we are going to start using HPE Simplivity, as we've just bought it. So you mean that Direct NFS Access Mode won't be possible?
Thank you.

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 01, 2018 12:06 pm

It is not a question if it is possible or not. Simplivity do not support this, as they did a lot of data flow optimizations and the system do not react like a normal VMware NFS backend.
See above for implementation suggestions.

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Re: Anyone running Simplivity and Veeam?

Post by balocco » Mar 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Ok got it, thanks Andreas

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