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B&R on vSphere Windows VM. SAN = MSA 2000fc how to?

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I did an install of Veeam Backup & Replication on a virtual Windows server running in our vSphere4 enviroment. Our SAN is a HP MSA2000fc with HBAs connected to each ESX (HP Proliant 380).

The ESX-LUNs are not visible from the Veeambackup. I get this error when running backup:

"Direct SAN connection is not available, failing over to network mode..."

I know that i need LUN access from the Veeam machine. But how do i solve this? I saw something about enabling NPIV but what i can find NPIV and RDM does not work with VmWare LUNs.

Is the solution to install a new physical server with Windows and Veeam connected to the SAN with HBAs directly?

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Re: B&R on vSphere Windows VM. SAN = MSA 2000fc how to?

Post by Gostev »

Hi Johan, please review sticky FAQ topic for information on this. Thanks!

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