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Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by gibsond4136 » Nov 05, 2010 1:04 pm

Which way is faster to preform replications; connecting to the ESX host through vCenter or straight to the ESX host? We are trying to replicate our ESX environment to our DR site over our 9meg WAN link and it is taking forever to finish the jobs.

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by Rohail2004 » Nov 05, 2010 2:09 pm

9MB Line? Veeam recommends to have at least 1GB line in order to work properly.

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by Gostev » Nov 05, 2010 5:55 pm

Veeam recommends 1Gb for performance considertaions. Otherwise, nothing prevents you from replicating over 1Mb link. It will be just slow - but we do have customers doing this... most are using WAN optimizers though.

Also, you might be interested in this:
http://www.netex.com/press-release/augu ... rip-bundle
This exclusive agreement entitles Veeam users to a free one-year subscription to the 2Mb/s HyperIP (VM edition), a virtual appliance that improves the performance of moving large amounts of data across a WAN. Solution provider partners will be given the opportunity to deploy HyperIP with Veeam Backup & Replication beginning immediately. New customers who license Veeam Backup & Replication after July 1, 2010 are eligible for two complimentary 2Mb/s one-year subscriptions of HyperIP. The program will be available through July 2011.
This is our own in-house experience with the combined solution:
http://www.veeam.com/success_story_backup_netex_ss.pdf

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by gibsond4136 » Jan 04, 2011 5:59 pm

We have a WAN optimizer in place now and we are getting better speeds but are still wondering if it would be faster to connect directly to the ESX host or through the vCenter server

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by Gostev » Jan 05, 2011 12:30 am

There will be no difference in speed. Recommended way is through vCenter (for reasons other than performance).

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by gibsond4136 » Jan 05, 2011 1:16 am

What are the reasons?

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Re: Connecting through vCenter or ESX host

Post by Gostev » Jan 05, 2011 1:23 am

For example, VMotion awareness.

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