I will be purchasing Veeam Essentials Enterprise edition shortly for an upcoming project.
I will have to install the Backup Master,Proxy and Repository roles onto a physical DC as that is all that is available outside of the Vmware HOST hardware. It will has the SAS card connection to an LTO-6 tape drive. I am aware the recommendations about SQL on a DC and they are not likely to be a problem for us:
From MS article:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... DC_support
"For security reasons, we recommend that you do not install SQL Server on a domain controller. SQL Server Setup will not block installation on a computer that is a domain controller, but the following limitations apply:
You cannot run SQL Server services on a domain controller under a local service account.
After SQL Server is installed on a computer, you cannot change the computer from a domain member to a domain controller. You must uninstall SQL Server before you change the host computer to a domain controller.
After SQL Server is installed on a computer, you cannot change the computer from a domain controller to a domain member. You must uninstall SQL Server before you change the host computer to a domain member.
SQL Server failover cluster instances are not supported where cluster nodes are domain controllers.
SQL Server Setup cannot create security groups or provision SQL Server service accounts on a read-only domain controller. In this scenario, Setup will fail."
As for Veeam One component however it looks for this article that it can't be installed on a DC due to the lack of a local security group:http://www.veeam.com/kb1581
I am assuming then I could just install the Veeam One component on a File Server VM member server while keeping the Veeam B&R component on the DC.