Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
jbarrow.viracoribt
Expert
Posts: 184
Liked: 18 times
Joined: Feb 15, 2013 9:31 pm
Full Name: Jonathan Barrow
Contact:

ESXi Maintenance Mode During Backup/Replication?

Post by jbarrow.viracoribt » Nov 06, 2014 9:21 pm

Here's a scenario.

Site A
-Cluster A
--Host1
--Host2
--Host3
--Host4

Site B
-Cluster B
--Host1
--Host2
--Host3
--Host4

Let's say you have replication or backup jobs configured in Veeam, pointing to the Cluster Node objects.
Now let's say those jobs are running 24/7, always having disks mounted via HotAdd at Site A pushing data to Site B via NBD.

Now, what would happen if you threw one of theses hosts into Mainteance mode from within vCenter but kept the jobs running in Veeam?

dellock6
Veeam Software
Posts: 5709
Liked: 1608 times
Joined: Jul 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Full Name: Luca Dell'Oca
Location: Varese, Italy
Contact:

Re: ESXi Maintenance Mode During Backup/Replication?

Post by dellock6 » Nov 06, 2014 9:56 pm

Even if the replica job is continuos, at every run cycle it checks the infrastructure to determine where the VM is running, because the informations are coming from vCenter but the actual data flow is from the ESXi running the VM. So when you put an ESXi in maintenance, vmotion will move it, and the VM will be then "mapped" to a new ESXi. That one will be the source for replica operations.
Luca Dell'Oca
Principal EMEA Cloud Architect @ Veeam Software

@dellock6
https://www.virtualtothecore.com/
vExpert 2011 -> 2019
Veeam VMCE #1

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Andreas Neufert, Google [Bot] and 36 guests