Free ESXi as a target for replication?

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Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby MarkLomas » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:51 am

Hi there.

I know that in general free ESXi is not supported according to the system requirements, but does this also include using free ESXi as a replication target?

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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:54 am

Hi, Mark,

Yes, it does, since VB&R stores replica restore points as snapshots and Free ESX(i) doesn't support programmatic creation of snapshots.

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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby MarkLomas » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:58 pm

Thanks.

If I license the remote server, can it be 'standalone' (ie not managed by the vCenter?).

Scenariou is that the production environment will be running VMWare Essentials Plus, with three hosts. The remote 'fourth' host can't be managed by vCenter Essentials, so as long as it is licensed (say- standard edition) then can it be a target even if it isn't managed by vcenter?

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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:01 pm

Yes, licensed host (including standalone) can be used as replication target.
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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby jja » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:46 am

The cheapest solution would probably be using the $500 Essentials pack from Vmware.
I believe it should support what you need.
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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:10 am

Yes, VMware Essentials is minimum supported license, as per sticky FAQ. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Replicate to ESXi Free

Veeam Logoby Yanish » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:00 am

Hi,
Quick question,

I know that I can not backup or replicate from ESXi Free.
Can I use ESXi Free as a target for replication?
The source will of course be a licensed server.

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Re: Replicate to ESXi Free

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:08 am

Hi,

No, you can't. vStorage API for Data Protection and other management APIs locked down specifically to prevent ISVs from being able to backup/manage such hosts. Also please see this VMware article.

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[MERGED] Replica ESXi License needed?

Veeam Logoby skydok » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:25 am

I never tried it myself so i have a small questions,

VMware License Questions:
Source Site - > 3 x vSphere ESXi with License of Essentials Plus .. Everything is ok.
Destination Site - > 1 x vSphere ESXi Free Edition ... Is supported as Target?
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Re: Free ESXi as a target for replication?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:30 am

No, it is not. Thanks.
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