Veeam replication of VMWare servers between 2 sites

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We're looking to do the following.

Site A
2 servers hosting VMware esentials 4.
Each machine hosts 3 VMs on a SAN

Site B
DR building, 2 servers hosting VMware esentials 4 with SAN

Veeam replicates the VMS from site A to Site B.
1Gb link fibre between the 2 sites - they' renot far apart.
Question by:Majicthise

    Author Comment

    The question is, is it.
    I don't see why it shouldnt but some folk might know a reason.

    Author Comment

    Man. I so can't type.

    The question is, is it feasible.
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    Yes it would work. Veeam is highly recommended software. Glad to see you've got an SAN as well.

    Author Comment

    I have veeam and use it at the moment.

    However I have to reconfigure my vmware essentials.
    Currently I have one server being replicated to the DR site using hte same VMWare license.
    However I'm adding a second host and want it replciated - essentials only allows 3 hosts.
    So I need to have my 2 main hosts under one license and my 2 DR hosts as another
    It's complicated as we never thought we'd need 2 VM hosts. I just want to make sure
    that Veeam will replicate even thought they are sepearete sites under sperate license.

    LVL 40

    Assisted Solution

    Yes, this should work; Veeam doesn't really care about VMware licensing in the sense that you have 2 different 'kits', it only cares about total CPU sockets among all hosts involved in the backup or replication process. So, as long as you have enough licenses in Veeam to cover all hosts involved in the replication process, you should be golden.


    Author Comment

    Thanks guys
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    glad to assist ;-)

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