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MSA2040 SAS Controllers & Veeam

Post by jrankine » Nov 13, 2014 5:42 pm 1 person likes this post

I have an MSA2040 with 2 SAS controllers, and I have two esx hosts plugged in with a 2 port sas hba, one connection per controller.
I would like to plug my physical vcenter server that has veeam installed on it, directly into the MSA2040 as well with a 2 port SAS HBA. Will I be able to perform veeam backups in this configuration and is it supported?

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Re: MSA2040 SAS Controllers & Veeam

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 13, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi John,

Are you trying to configure something similar to this setup??

Thanks!

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Re: MSA2040 SAS Controllers & Veeam

Post by jrankine » Nov 13, 2014 9:48 pm

Sort of, in that scenario the person is connecting each host to the SAN controller via direct ethernet connections. In my scenario I am connecting directly to the hosts via direct SAS connection.

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Re: MSA2040 SAS Controllers & Veeam

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 13, 2014 9:58 pm

If this allows the vCenter server/Veeam backup server connect to the hosts and manage it/see it, then backups will be also possible. Let's see if other community members have done anything similar.

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Re: MSA2040 SAS Controllers & Veeam

Post by sdengscherz » Nov 18, 2014 9:40 am 1 person likes this post

Hello,


we run a similar setup; we have 3 physical ESXi hosts directly connected to our MSA 2040 via SAS and 1 physical veeam server also directly connected to the SAN via SAS. We had to install MPIO iirc on the 2008R2 veeam server.

Veeam runs in direct-SAN-access mode with exceptional backup speeds.


Kind regards, -sd

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