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Hello we have been proposing a possible solution for our vmware environment by utilizing the v-motion product.  What storage solution would be a better fit for us a SAN or a NAS?

We seem to have a large volume of NAS devices but I wasnt sure if they would work like a SAN.

Second question we would like to utilize veeam for our backup solution. What file format can this software backup to?  Currently we have a Ubuntu 2.6 system with a large volume of space and formatted to (ext).
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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A SAN (iSCSI of Fibre Channel) is compatible, as well as a NAS (which supports NFS).

What is important, whatever you select, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, or NAS is that they are listed on the HCL.

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

We use SANs (FC and iSCSI) and NASes (NFS) with VMware vSphere. What is important is the number of disks, that you have in your NAS,

more spindles = more disks = more performance = more IOPS for your VMs.

Second question we would like to utilize veeam for our backup solution. What file format can this software backup to?  Currently we have a Ubuntu 2.6 system with a large volume of space and formatted to (ext).

Veeam uses it's own file format, but if you are asking, can it backup to your Ubuntu 2.6 system - the answer is yes, if it supports CIFS, NFS or iSCSI.
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