Best Practices for Veeam and VXRail

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Best Practices for Veeam and VXRail

Veeam Logoby Tos » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:12 am

Our customer want to protect VM on VXRail by using Veeam. ... e=&tab10=0

Does Veeam have best pracitice document about VXRail ?
I found Nutanix and Veeam Backup & Replication for vSphere: Best Practices. ... tices.html

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Re: Best Practices for Veeam and VXRail

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:24 am

Hi Toshi,

I don't believe we have a specific Best Practices document for VXRail, but we do have a great BP document in general. You can find it here:

That should give you lots of good and practical information to design your solution

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Re: Best Practices for Veeam and VXRail

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:05 pm 1 person likes this post

Vxrail is based on vsan so even without a official document, we have some best practices for it. Because of the specific integration with vsan, we suggest:
- virtual proxies to read data locally from each host via hotadd
- ideally one proxy per host if the size of a single node is big enough to justify this
-Drs rules to stick each proxy to its node

With this design in place, Veeam reads placement data of each vmdk (it doesn't matter where the vm is running), and selects the proxy that has local access to the majority of disk data. In this way, data is read locally from the node without useless network traffic consumption.

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Re: Best Practices for Veeam and VXRail

Veeam Logoby kbergros » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 pm


support case id: 00820520
We have started to migrate our environment to Vxrail, 4 vxrail hosts I have installed one Veeam proxy for every vxrail host ( we dont use DRS, but we will make sure that every host have one veeam proxy)
Started to run backups and it works as it there anything else I should think of regarding backup of Vxrail VM's?
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