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Putting a Dell PV TL 4000 tape library on an iSCSI SAN

Posted on 2011-05-05
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I currently have a Fibre Channel SAN where my ESX, backup server and tape library all connect to my Fibre Channel switches. I am now looking to purchase an iSCSI SAN environment. If I directly connect through Fiber, my TL 4000 tape library to the backup server, can I still be able to backup my VMs? The backup server will be connected to iSCSI network/
Question by:AGenMIS
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How do you perform backups of ESX currently?

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I don't backup my ESX servers. I currently backup my VM's through Backup Exec 2010. I use the BE 2010 VMware Backup Agent to take snapshots of my VM's.
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Yes, you can still backup your VMs, using Backup Exec 2010, when you move to an iSCSI SAN.

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I don't have to buy an iSCSI bridge since the drives on my tape library are fibre? The Fiber will be directly connected to my backup server. The backup server will be in the iSCSI environment.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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The Backup Server will still be able to communicate with the VM Agent in the VM via the Network.

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