VMware 5.5 and Veeam 7.0, adding server to the VMKernel port network.

I'm trying to fix a problem with Veeam and backing up my VM's, where hotadd fails to add drives. I'm told it will increase our backup speeds.
I was asked "Add Veeam server and include on the VM Kernal port network."  I'm not sure how to do this.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAsked:
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amac81Commented:
In your vSphere client, open the VM, and click on Edit Settings and then Network adapter and change to the network which hosts the VM Kernel.  You may need to look at the host first to see the name of the network hosting the VM Kernel.  For that click on the host, then Configuration>Networking.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What you will need to do, is check, what virtual machine portgroup is connected to which vSwitch.

find the vSwitch with the VMKernel Portgroup, you may need to add a new virtual machine network to that portgroup, and select it in networking in VM Settings.

Upload a screenshot of networking, if unsure, and we can guide you.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I don't see the VMkernel network when I click network. I have the normal and an old one that is to be deleted.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, add a new Virtual Machine Network on vSwitch0, this shares the vS witch with the VMKernel Portgroup, (e.g. network which has an IP Address, e.g. vmk)

Click Properties, Add, Select VM virtual machine network, follow the wizard, give it a name, and select in the VM Network
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Andrew: added that, now how do I make it use it?
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amac81Commented:
Go to the VM Network within the VM (edit settings) and select it there.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Will Veeam lose communication with the VM infrastructure to back up? As soon as I applied, I got an IP conflict on the Veeam VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Select the Virtual Machine Network, in the VM Settings, Edit VM Settings and select that label!
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I did. It freaked me out, when the Veeam server pop up an IP conflict, when I did. Had never had that before. The backup is still running, so it's still talking to the other vSwitch. I didn't know I could do that and the the servers still talk.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Andrew: WOW, that did NOT work! I created a backup for 4 VMs, started it and the job grabbed EVERY VM on the host and started to backup everything.

Ok, this is what I found. This did not fix this hotadd problem on existing backups, but the new job I created, grabbed EVERY VM and I only selected 4.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will have to ask Veeam what they are trying to fix.

But the question...

"Add Veeam server and include on the VM Kernal port network."

that is how it's done.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
So adding the Veeam server to the same vSwtich is the same as the VMkernel?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vSwitch0 is the default vSwitch, and in your example, you have defined several VMKernel Portgroups, which all have IP Addresses, and are defines as vmk0, vmk2, vmk3, vmk4 - all these are VMKernel Portgroups on vSwitch0.

By creating another Virtual Machine Network, on vSwitch0, satisfies the solution to "Add Veeam server and include on the VM Kernal port network."

you have three defines seperate  VMKernel Portgroups networks, so your Veeam Server would also need the correct IP Address, as well as connection to that network which you have completed.

upload a new screenshot of networking for me to check, if the Veeam Server is now connected to vSwitch0.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Andrew: "you have three defines seperate  VMKernel Portgroups networks, so your Veeam Server would also need the correct IP Address, as well as connection to that network which you have completed."  correct address of what?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would ask Veeam Support, what they are trying to fix, and what IP Address, you need to give your server.
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HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew. Found out too, can't have Veeam and vCenter on the same server, causing other problems. Getting ready to post this now.
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