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Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby marius roma » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:19 pm

I need to implement Direct Access to a VMFS datastore hosted by an iSCSI target.
How should I confngure either the Veeam Proxy and the iSCSI target?
Should I implement an iSCSI initiatior on the Veeam Proxy?
Should I authorize the Veeam Proxy access the iSCSI target?
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:34 pm 1 person likes this post

Please look into the corresponding sticky FAQ section, it contains a couple of links that will help.
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby marius roma » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:58 pm

Thank you for the useful pointers.
I understand that my Veeam server must implement an iSCSI initiator and that the iSCSI connection must be set in read-only mode.
Is there any documentation about the right way to confngure a Windows server 2008 R2 or a Windows server 2012 R2 Veeam server as a read-only iSCSI initiator?
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:59 pm 1 person likes this post

Doesn't this guide help?
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby sanjaykrk » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:54 pm 2 people like this post

I think you don't have to worry about 'read-only' part during iSCSI initiator setup.
For e.g.
- using Windows default iSCSI initiator you can connect to iSCSI target (you will need to provide target ip etc).
- You can browse to disk management and confirm if your iSCSI storage is visible. Don't INITIALIZE or DO ANY OPERATION on them from disk management. Just make sure the iSCSI storage is visible in disk management.
- Finally on Veeam console, if you wish, you can set Transport Mode for the proxy as 'Direct storage access' explicitly.
Hope it helps.
BTW the link provided by foggy is very informative.
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:02 pm

As Sanjay says you don't actually need to use read-only access, just don't allow random people to have admin access on this computer.
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Re: Direct access to an iSCSI datastore

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:33 pm

True, although I tend to be paranoid :)
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