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vCenter High Availability

Post by AndrewBk » Jul 16, 2019 8:47 am

So I asked this previously, more as a "VCHA has broken Veeam!!!" post a little while back.
It was pretty much forgotten about because the decision was made to not use it.

Now, we have had an issue and we are looking to re-instate vSphere 6.7 vCenter HA and the questions I have are, is Veeam B&R 9.5u4 compatible with the technology? Do I need to do anything special to make it work with both vCenters? What is the best way forward to use Veeam and VCSA HA?

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by AndrewBk » Jul 19, 2019 9:40 am

Follow Up...

Having had a back and forth with support with Veeam and VMware, it transpires that Veeam Backup and Replication DOES NOT support this technology.

So a warning to those using it, or wanting to, that a vCenter failover will render your hosts undetectable and will cause your backups to fail.

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[MERGED] vCenter HA backups

Post by LeeR » Aug 06, 2019 10:07 am

Hi All,

I am just setting up our vCenter 6.7 U2 backups, i've found various articles relating to vCenter backups but not for vCenters with HA configured.

Does anyone have any tips on how this should be done? :?:

Thanks in advance.

Lee

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Re: vCenter HA backups

Post by wishr » Aug 06, 2019 10:16 am

Hi Lee,

Welcome to Veeam Community Forums and thanks for posting!

Just to clarify, would you like to backup VMs or VCSAs themselves?

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Re: vCenter HA backups

Post by LeeR » Aug 06, 2019 10:19 am

Hi wishr,

Thanks for the quick reply!

I would like to backup the VM's, I have already got a vCenter configuration backup running.

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by wishr » Aug 06, 2019 12:07 pm

Dear Lee,

One more question to be sure we are talking about the same thing: are you asking about vCenter HA or vSphere HA?

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by LeeR » Aug 06, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi,

Its vCenter HA

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by sosborne » Aug 07, 2019 8:26 am

I found VCHA to be a pain as I had the other nodes on a remote site and certain conditions (high WAN load for an extended period) could cause it to failover erroneously. And if these conditions fluctuated it could try and failback but not be able to complete and end up broken.

I have a vCenter replica now (configured via a host) and run on a backup server that sits in the remote data center. Plus backups that exist on both sites.

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by Andreas Neufert » Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am

Yes, VCHA is challenging from network perspective, specificially if you use it over WAN.
It has a 10ms network latency requirement (LAN) which can be hardly achieved over WAN.

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Re: vCenter High Availability

Post by wishr » Aug 07, 2019 10:30 am

Hello gentlemen,

vCenter HA has not been tested yet in our QC labs, however, it is something we'd like to consider for the future. I'll post the results here, but please do not expect them to appear in the near time.

Opposite to the above, vSphere HA is fully supported by Veeam.

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