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Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by leiw » Oct 14, 2010 11:46 am

Hello

I read manual already.

I want use SAN with failover mode in our envirnoment:

We have two ESX server with SAN storage, one ESX connect to this SAN storage via iSCSI, another ESX is standalone.

If we use SAN with failover mode with replication and then SAN storage inaccessible, what happen will be occur after I click failover ?

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 14, 2010 12:43 pm

Hello, SAN with failover mode means that provided your SAN connection is not accessible any more, your replication job will switch to vStorage API - Network mode automatically to continue transferring the data. There is nothing to do with replica failover option within the Veeam console. Hope it helps!

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by leiw » Oct 14, 2010 2:58 pm

Hello

So after switch to network mode, that ESX connected SAN will be use back local storage for Network mode to replica
with that standalone ESX with local storage?

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 14, 2010 3:06 pm

After failing over, your replication job will be using network stack to access VMs while transfering them to your standalone ESX host.

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by leiw » Oct 15, 2010 2:58 am

So two ESX required local storages ?

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 15, 2010 8:06 am

No, Network mode can also be used with shared storages.

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by leiw » Oct 15, 2010 9:08 am

The SAN inaccessible, how come to use this SAN switch to network mode ?

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Re: Don't understand what's SAN with failover mode

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 15, 2010 9:12 am

In case SAN direct connection from the backup console is inaccessible, VM data will be retrieved through the ESX host over LAN.

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