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Virtual Appliance Model VLAN and Network Design

Veeam Logoby virtualchunk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:31 pm


iam planning a small Veeam Environment (about 50 VMs). For Data Backup and Restore its plannend to use
Virtual Appliance Mode. I have a understanding question regarding a possible Network / vlans Design:

Backup Server + VM Proxy VM:
- 1. NIC (1GBit) : VM VLAN, routed
- 2. NIC (10Gbit): Backup VLAN, non routed

The Backup process hot adds the snapshot and Transfers the data through the ESX i/o stack via the 10Gbit Backup vlan to the Backup Server.
There should be no interaction or bottleneck with the 1GBit VM LAN.

My question is, when restoring a vm (or Data) is the VM VLAN somwhow involved to Transfer Data Backup to the ESX Datastore ?
Is the VM VLAN 1Gbit NIC a bottleneck in this case ?

If the VM VLAN 1Gbit Network is a bottleneck, i would instead use a routed 10GBit Backup VLAN instead of a multihomed Scenario.

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Re: Virtual Appliance Model VLAN and Network Design

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:25 am

Hi Marcus, this actually depends on whether hotadd (aka virtual appliance) mode is available for restore task. Is is not available for any restore option, so having a faster network might be considered.
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