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VM positioning strategy

Veeam Logoby vChuck » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:20 pm

I have 2 VMware servers connected to the same SAN.
My Veeam Proxy server is virtual, with the repository existing off the SAN.
Is there any advantage to having the VMs I'm backing up on the same VMware server as the Veeam VM?
Is there any advantage to having them on the other VMware server?
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Re: VM positioning strategy

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi,

Is there any advantage to having the VMs I'm backing up on the same VMware server as the Veeam VM?
In case of standalone host connection (no vCenter added to the console), you can only hot add disks of VMs which are located on the same host as the proxy server.

Is there any advantage to having them on the other VMware server?
The only advantage is that the load is distributed between hosts - proxies are RAM and CPU greedy.

Thanks
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Re: VM positioning strategy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Also, just to mention, storing backups on the same storage along with the original VMs is not the best practice.
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