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Veeam BK65 with FC

Post by Novell2 » Apr 14, 2013 10:58 am


I am wondering witch are better Veeam physical with direct SAN access or as a VM on the vSphere Host 5.1. Can I from a Veeam BK65 Server, with fibre channel, direct connect to a vSphere Host (5.1) without a SAN Switch (directconncetion Backupserver to a vSphere 5.1 Host)?
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Re: Veeam BK65 with FC

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 14, 2013 11:20 am

If you have an ability to run backup jobs via direct SAN mode, then this definitely should be considered as the best way of performing VM backups. In this case you won't produce any load on your hosts while running VM backup/replication jobs. We've got an existing topic with a similar query, please check it out: proxy phys or virtual

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Re: Veeam BK65 with FC

Post by dellock6 » Apr 15, 2013 9:25 am

About the direct connect, the SAN mode proxy needs to connect to the FC SAN, it cannot connect to the ESXi itself since it is not the ESXi itself exposing the LUNs, but the storage. At worst, you need to configure direct attach to the SAN itself...

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