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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Integration Modes

Veeam Backup & Replication provides two types of integration for Cisco HyperFlex:

Full Integration with Cisco HyperFlex (Version 2.0)

In case of full integration with Cisco HyperFlex, Veeam Backup & Replication can leverage Cisco HyperFlex VM snapshots for backup and replication, which improves VM data processing performance.

Veeam Backup & Replication fully integrates with Cisco HyperFlex if the production environment and backup infrastructure meet the following requirements:

You can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to read data from Cisco HyperFlex snapshots in the following transport modes: Direct NFS access, Virtual appliance or Network. The recommended mode is Direct NFS access. It provides the best performance and low overhead on ESX(i) hosts. In this mode, Veeam Backup & Replication bypasses the ESX(i) host and reads/writes data directly from/to Cisco HyperFlex NFS stores.

Partial Integration with Cisco HyperFlex (Version Earlier Than 2.0)

In case of partial integration with Cisco HyperFlex, you can process VMs hosted on Cisco HyperFlex in the regular backup mode. Veeam Backup & Replication uses VMware vSphere VM snapshots, not Cisco HyperFlex VM snapshots, for backup and replication operations.

You can instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to read data from Cisco HyperFlex NFS stores in the following transport modes: Direct NFS access, Virtual appliance or Network. The recommended mode is Direct NFS access. It provides the best performance and low overhead on ESX(i) hosts. In this mode, Veeam Backup & Replication bypasses the ESX(i) host and reads/writes data directly from/to Cisco HyperFlex NFS stores.

Veeam Backup & Replication can use the Direct NFS access transport mode if the production environment and backup infrastructure meet the following requirements:

  • Backup proxies assigned for jobs work in the Direct NFS access or Automatic selection modes. For more information, see Adding VMware Backup Proxies.

If these requirements are not met, Veeam Backup & Replication will process VM data in the Virtual appliance or Network transport mode.

The diagram below demonstrates how Veeam Backup & Replication picks transport modes for processing VMs hosted on Cisco HyperFlex:

Integration Modes 

 

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