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- Full Name: Nick Kearns
We have 4 VMware ESXi 4.1 host server with around 50 VM guests on, the 4 ESXi servers have 12 network cards in each box and are managed by vCenter
3 x network cards for (VM, FT and Console) (vSwitch 0 )
5 x network cards for (Local Area Network (split using VLANS)) (vSwitch 1)
4 x network cards for (iSCSI) (vSwitch 2)
The iSCSI network cards are VMkernal ports mapped to VMware iSCSI Software adapter.
The iSCSI network is completely separate from the Local Area Network (separate network switches to the local area network)
Here comes the question
Do I need a physical server with iSCSI initiators to be able to use direct san backup mode?
I don’t think there a way that I can present the iSCSI network to the vm guest (veeam server) as it not part of the local area network.
I am after the best way to backup these servers with in the shorts time windows.
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- Full Name: Alexander Fogelson
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Sure, Virtual Appliance mode will provide comparable performance - but it has plenty of limitations, too.