[GUIDE] How to deploy CDP v.11 step by step

  • 22 April 2022
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Hi all, I share the lab I created to test the CDP feature.

HW List:

Vmware

  • Server: 4 UCSC-C220-M5SX - VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 15256549
  • VCSA 6.7.0 15129973
  • Storage: Dell Storage SC 5020
  • VBR+CDP-Proxy Source 1x4 vCPU – 16 Gb RAM
  • CDP-Proxy Target 1x4 vCPU – 16 GB RAM

 

  • Deploy & Configure  CDP proxy VBR on source & target Vmware datacenter
  • Deploy & Configure  CDP proxy on Target DC
  • Installing I/O Filter

Installing I/O Filter - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com)

KB4096: VeeamCDP I/O filter installation fails with “The agent’s workflow is blocked” error

  • esxcli software acceptance set --level CommunitySupported on all your Esxi.

07/10/2021 10:53:39 Error    Installing CDP components on cluster: CDP-Source... Error: The operation is not allowed in the current state.

The operation is not allowed in the current state.

 

For CDP to work properly all Veeam components and ESXi components need the following:

  • Insert record and fqh in c:\windows \system32\etc\hosts
  • Or an a record configured with a FQDN
  • A ptr (dns) record
  • All Veeam components and vSphere vCenter/VCSA and ESXi hosts must be able to resolve each other by IP address and FQDN

Misconfigured DNS records for Veeam and ESXi cause about 99.9% of the problems with installing the CDP IO Filter driver.

0x/xx/2021 16:07:54 Error    Installing CDP components on cluster: CDP-Source... Error: Cannot complete the operation. See the event log for details. (Failed to modify installation status of I/O filter, VEE_bootbank_veecdp_11.0.603-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673, on all hosts.)

Cannot complete the operation. See the event log for details. (Failed to modify installation status of I/O filter, VEE_bootbank_veecdp_11.0.603-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673, on all hosts.)

  • After installation fail , Veeam side suggest upgrade I\O filter successfull

 

  • Check installation
    • Cluster  Source
  • Cluster  Target

 

  • Configure CDP Policy

Creating CDP Policies - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com)

  • Test VM failover

Enjoy


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Awesome Share !

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