the situation is as follows:
the virtual center server is located within network 1
the server hosting vcb and veeam backup software is located in network 2
the vm are located in various different networks, lets use network 3 as an example.
also, when using veeam vss i assumed vmare tools is not involved in the process so i did not care if vmware tools on the vm is up to date or not. in fact vmware tools on the vm i want to backup is out of date right now ...
so the question is: in order to be able to use veeam vss integration, what ports need to be open between the three different networks:
right now i have set up the following between network 2 and network 3:
- SSH (TCP port 22)
HTTPS (TCP port 443)
NetBIOS (TCP port 139, UDP ports 137, 138)
SMB (TCP port 445)
RPC (TCP port 135)
- DATA Transmission (ports from 2500 to 2520)
as said before, i assumed vmware tools are not used at all when using veeam vss integration. thus i did not care if vmware tools are up to date. the error message i get in veeam backup is as follows:
Failed to perform Veeam VSS freeze: VMware tools status is "toolsOld"
is vmware tools status checked when the job gets started even vmware tools are not used? what did i miss here?