Sharing SCSI Bus in VMware means you can't snapshot VM - is there a workaround?

Hi All

We use "LSI Logic SAS" SCSI Controllers (SCSI Bus Sharing = Virtual) when deploying Windows MSCS/Failover Cluster.

However, this looks to mean that we cannot create a snapshot of the VM.

This is a problem for us as we wish to create snapshots for server level backups (we use Veeam).

Does anybody know a work around for this?

Thank you very much.

John
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Does anybody know a work around for this?

There is not, and as a side note SCSI Bus sharing should not really be used in production, and should only be used for pilots, lab and test work.

You may want to backup inside the VM using an Agent. (Veeam Agent)

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