How to : Part Two – Configuring PureStorage Plugin for Veeam
Last week, I wrote a blog on how to install the PureStorage plugin for Veeam. In this blog post, I will show you how to configure the PureStorage Plugin within Veeam. This quick and easy process is required in order to utilize all of the PureStorage+Veeam awsomeness!
Before we proceed any further, please take note of the following requirements. These requirements are necessary if you wish to utilize Storage Array Snapshots for Backups.
- Veeam Backup and Replication Enterprise Plus licensing
- Physical Proxy server with FC/iSCSI access to the PureStorage array (This proxy must be physcical and be zoned/have access to all LUNS housing VMs that you wish to backup/protect)
- PureStorage array (no additional licenses are required to take snapshots on PureStorage. Go team Orange!)
- Veeam Backup and replication server must have access to the PureStorage array over the network/Firewall. Port 443 must be allowed in order to access to the PureStorage Array
*Important Note: You can still add the PureStorage array without having a Physical Proxy setup; however, you won’t be able to backup VMs without it*
According to Veeam’s website, the following benefits are described below (Taken From Veeam’s Website)
- Reduce impact on performance of production workloads
- Enable granular recovery from storage snapshots
- Application consistent storage snapshot orchestration
- Automated restore verification and on-demand labs: “Put your data to work”
If you would like more information on this, or if you aren’t a Pure customer, reach out to my buddy Brandon @PureStorage via Twitter at @bdwill