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VCloud Director Plugin

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Hi,

We are planning to use the VCloud Director Plugin for our multi-tenant environment. So far everything looks good but some issues noted are below:
  • Backup and restore of SQL transaction logs and application specific items would require Veeam(or proxy) having access to the customer environments/subnets. I believe this to be correct?
  • Should we want to disable this functionality, is there a way to hide the option for our tenants? Having it present may cause confusion.
  • Is there a whitepaper on how this is intended to work or has anyone utilised it? It seems to present a few complexities and even security concerns.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Hello,

1) yes, there needs to be a connection somewhere to store the SQL logs. Actually it's the log shipping servers, but yes, there needs to be some network connection to get the data out / into the tenant network for backup / restore.
2) If there is no network connection, then I would disable, yes
3) I'm not aware of any whitepaper. Log-shipping is similar to "agent-based backup". If the decision is "no connection", then this is "end of the story".

Best regards,
Hannes
PS: as Veeam Cloud Service provider (VCSP), there are dedicated forums, which become visible once registered as VCSP

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Thanks HannesK,

Possible I missed this option but where can I opt to hide the application aware backup functionality from our tenants?

Ideally I’d like them not to see this option just now until we consider it further.

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Hello,
hmm, I don't know it out of my mind. I will come back on this (will take some time)

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Hannes

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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still working on it (in my initial answer, I had in mind, that it can be deactivated like for normal self-service without VMware cloud director. There is no direct option for it, but I'm still waiting whether there might be some undocumented way)

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Thanks a lot for the effort. It would be really beneficial as having it there may cause confusion to our end customers.

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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Hello,
unfortunately there is no way to hide it. I noted it as a feature request.

Best regards,
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Re: VCloud Director Plugin

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Ah ok, not to worry. Thanks a lot for looking into it!

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