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louisji2008 Respected Contributor.
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What the configuration of the VEPA physical server should be?

One customer has 30 VMs running on 7 servers.

Is this configuration good or not?

  - 2 *Intel Skylake 4110 (8core, 2.1GHz)

  -64GB memory

   -2 * 2p 16Gb FC adapters

   -4 * 1Gb NIC

Thank you!

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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: What the configuration of the VEPA physical server should be?

Hello @louisji2008

The configuration that you need is a server to work as backup host. This server should have a connection to the vCenter or ESXi server. 

The backup host is the server who manages the request to the API of VMware. 

These characteristics look good and enough. 


Andres Fallas Salazar
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Re: What the configuration of the VEPA physical server should be?

Hi @louisji2008,

The configuration would be just fine. Some additional things to consider.

  • If the Datastores are SAN (FC or iSCSI) make them available to the backup proxy (VEPA host) to allow SAN transport mode.
  • Connect the backup devices to the backup proxy (e.g. via FC-SAN) and configure it as the primary Media Agent to prevent unnecessary network traversals.
  • StoreOnce Catalyst or Data Domain Boost backup devices offer advanced restore features (PowerOn). They can be accessed via FC or IP.
  • Make sure to verify that backups and restores use the SAN transport mode (look at the session report)
  • If most of the VMDKs are Thin, consider using OB2_VEAGENT_RESTORE_TRANSPORT_METHOD=NBD (omnirc option) on the backup proxy OR use an additional virtual backup proxy (Windows or Linux VM) to have better restore performance.

Sebastian Koehler

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