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dekkar
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Eql VSM and Veeam

Post by dekkar » Sep 29, 2015 7:06 am

Hi, we recently upgraded to new Equallogic SANs and would like to use their Virtual Storage Management for easier management of datastores and LUNs.

In their user guide, it talks about providing the ability to have vSphere native snapshots become LUN level Equallogic snapshots. Will this affect the way Veeam performs its backups?

My thinking is that if a single machine is on a single LUN, then its fine, however we have a few "utility" LUNs that have multiple VMs, so Im not too sure what happens here if Veeam is performing Equallogic snapshots.

Either way, the product is great, have been using it for 5+ years, and really like what you have done with it!


Thanks,
Nathan

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Re: Eql VSM and Veeam

Post by dellock6 » Sep 29, 2015 7:19 am

Hi Nathan,
Equallogic is not among the supported storage arrays for snapshot integration, so in this scenario only vSphere snapshots are used. As long as those snapshots can be created at the hypervisor layer, there's no special requirement for a single storage model, either if a VM is using his own LUN or there's a shared LUN between multiple VMs.
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Re: Eql VSM and Veeam

Post by dekkar » Sep 29, 2015 8:50 am

Hi, thanks for the reply. That is what I was hoping. So adding the extra Equallogic functionality will not disrupt what Veeam is doing.


Thanks again,
Nathan

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