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move Veeam VM to another host to access local storage

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greetings,

I have Veeam on one host and want to move to another. I was going to just copy the VM folder from the original datastore to a new one, then add to inventory on the new host. However, I think I'm going to have to redo the IP info as I have 3 NICs (one LAN, one SAN subnet .50, and one SAN subnet .100), and then the MS iSCSI initiator. Is that correct? I also have EMC power path configured. Will I have to reconfigure that as well?

I am doing this because I am moving the current Veeam target SAN unit to our DR site and need to configure another target for Veeam Backups. I have 1.2 TB (5 x 300 GB HP drives in a RAID 5) internally on this host and thought it easier to move the Veeam server to the host with this available storage. Any other ideas? RDM maybe so Veeam can access local storage on another host?

thanks
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You should be able to copy/move the VM without changing anything providing the new host, has access to those networks.

Does the DR site have the same network access?
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the new host does have connections to both SANs and the LAN per

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_9250-HOW-TO-Add-an-iSCSI-Software-Adaptor-and-Create-an-iSCSI-Multipath-Network-in-VMware-vSphere-Hypervisor-ESXi-5-0.html

DR site isn't fully set up yet. Should it have the same network access? I planned on it. DR site will be accessible through VPN when finished. I am going to direct connect an HP dl380 g5 to the SAN unit. the server is running ESXi 5 and has an internal IP address from the office network (192.168.25.xxx) that I will leave configured. should I consider a different set up? If so, I will ask another question.

thx
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it is easier if your DR site has the same LANs extended to it, this can be achieved via VLANs. If using the same IP addressing scheme, LANs and access is easier. But this is not always achievable, depends on where DR site is, and how is connected to production.
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DR site is a couple hundred miles North of us. I was planning to use a VPN between the office and the DR site, using the same LAN addressing for both locations.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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okay, no need to change anything. Straightforward move VM to new host.

check my move and copy article if unsure.


HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0
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awesome thanks. your articles are always so helpful, BTW.
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no problems, glad you like them, got a few more to write. That encourages me to write more.
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I do. They definitely make my life easier and I learn a lot as well!
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