Veeam Replication Jobs for Standalone Esxi Hosts.

We are using vcenter server at our remote site for managing VMs over the LAN there and WAN.  Maybe not the best for performance or if VPN/Wan fails.  However, i'm going to replicate locally over LAN from host 1 to host2.  In the event the vcentre server fails, can/should i point the source and destinations of the replica jobs at the esxi hosts instead of the vcentre box?
Any reason to use the vcentre server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server is just a management server.

If it concerns you in a DR situation, replicate Host 1 --> Host 2

e.g. no vCenter Server.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
will do.
compression seems pants?

19 March 2015 11:43:52
Success      1      Start time      11:43:52      Total size      40.0 GB      Backup size      23.8 GB
Warning      0      End time      12:56:07      Data read      36.0 GB      Dedupe      1.0x
Error      0      Duration      1:12:14       Transferred      23.8 GB      Compression      1.0x
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
One of the most spread users' concerns about Veeam is:

"I added vCenter Server to my backup infrastructure, but I'm unable to add the standalone ESXi hosts because if I try to add them, Veeam said that those server are just in the server inventory"

What happens if in the future I will have to restore/create/manage something without Vcenter Server? (It could happen for some many reasons....)

Here is a trick: modify your Veeam Backup Server file host adding some custom entries to identify your ESXi host.
Eg.
192.168.200.1       host1.vsphere.local
192.168.200.2      host2.vpshere.local
Add now your hosts in the Veeam Backup Infrastructure entering those names (instead of IPs) and you we’ll able to perform a restore a VM without Vcenter Server (Vcenter Server VM included) :-)
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
its ok, i have vcentre and standalone host showing.
thanks
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
managed to add the standalone hosts and vcentre to veeam.
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