Veeam Direct SAN througput

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Hi all,

we have vspher 4 with EqalLogic ISCSI SAN
Veeam is installed on Win 2008 and directly connected to the SAN network using ISASI initiator with 1 Gb NIC

I setup a backup job to backup file to the same VeeaM server but the

Process rate = 52 MB/s

I thought i would see something near 1Gb. this is almost the same if we backup through the network and not use the Direct SAN

is this throughput normal?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Your throughput will increase if you enable Jumbo Frames, if supported by SAN and Networking Equipment.

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Jumbo Frames have been enabled all the way. I have done this before posting this question.
Not sure why i get this low throughput, I have 1G Network all the way and Jumbo Frames and Flow Control are also enabled.

 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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have a look at this recent question about Veeam and SAN Backups

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26801125.html
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Hi hanccocka,

Unfortunately this link does not help as i dont have Veeam on VM but it is on physical server. Aslo the Veeam backup uses the direct SAN and not the Network.

Probably i shold have mentioned this in my original question. Sorry

Thanks anyway
Commented:
After talking to Veeam support, it turned out that this is fine behaviour
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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wasn't fixed by Veeam Support.  it's just very slow! (might be normal for this particular installation!).

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fixed by Veeam support

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